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Old 11-21-2010, 11:14 AM   #4
ScotcH
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Originally Posted by Eurostyle View Post
Manual is 10 times more reliable then the SMG...I dont know one SMG owner that didnt have problems with it...and most of the time its not an easy fix.
Actually the transmission itself is identical, and just as reliable. It's the horrible SMG hydraulics system that is prone to failure

But yes ... get a manual!

Other than that, the M3 is just as reliable mechanically and elecrically as any other e46, which is pretty damn good.
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