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u got 99 bmw? hey is there mechincal problem that i should be aware or other problems ? more feedback appreciate it
My best advice would be to read this, pay special attention to anything labeled with 1999-2000 model.
BMW E46 - BimmerWiki
Preventive maitanence and service at proper intervals is the key to everything.
Key spots to look at.
window regulators tend to fail.
rear subframe damage
Some Auto Trans failures with VF trasmition.
In my opinon its a great car. If your good with a wrench, a lot of the common probelms are relativly easy to fix, and if you buy parts online they are considerably cheaper than the dealer. It's an easy car to work on.
The transmition problems are mainly if not only associated with the VF Auto trans from model years 99-01 or 02. They have been know to go out around the 100k mark signified by a loss in the reverse gear. If you go with a manual there is no risk with this problem. It is hard to say though whether or not this problem will occur. It's a hit or miss if it should go out. Go manual you'll have more fun.
BMW used two Auto transmissions, one made by VF and one made by GM. This problem is associated with the VF transmission for these years. I tried to find the actual names of the manufactures instead of the acronyms, sorry.
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