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      02-26-2008, 10:28 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by skierman64 View Post
My dad has an early production SMG on a 2001 M3. He's never had a problem with it in the 7 years he's owned the car.

I have to say I'm a little more optimistic about this than you are.
We've also seen posts from early SMG owners who have said that their cars spent significant time at the dealer getting fixed. So, there must a statistical spread. But I still agree with Hans that the "chances" of a brand new transmission causing trouble is higher overall. It would be good to have the actual data to say how high that chance has been exactly for early SMG cars. Only BMW knows that.