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Old 07-13-2017, 03:02 AM   #1
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My 1996 5-speed is getting tired at 273k miles. It still runs really good and gets 28-30mpg but the clear coat is peeling off. Thank goodness it's white.

I am picking up a Green 1998 with 155k miles with automatic transmission as a daily beater and some occasional hiking trips.

Any maintenance tips on the automatic transmission?
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Yes, swap it for the 5 speed from your 96. You will be terribly disappointed with the auto after driving the 5 speed for so long.
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I am getting tired of driving the manual. I guess getting older. (turned 60)
I might give the 5-speed to my son if he wants it or just sell it.

I like the little TI with the big space in the back with the back seats folded down. For $1200 I will not hesitate.
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I started out with an auto and then went to the 5 speed that my son & I use for autocross. I still love the 5 speed so much more than the auto but I see your point. I as well love the versatility of the hatch and fold down seats. I still use it to move stuff even though its a fully prepped autoX car. Good luck & enjoy!
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I picked it up today.
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Sweet! Have fun with it!
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Front shocks are gone.
Rear bushings are shot.
Exhaust leak.
Pass window is not working.
Headliner sagging.

I will be busy.
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That's OK, all pretty easy stuff to do!
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Easy stuffs I agree.
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On my e46 steptronic, a fluid and filter swap on the transmission did make it nicer. Just don't flush it.

ps. If you decide to sell it, PM me. My dad wants a ti now.

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On my e46 steptronic, a fluid and filter swap on the transmission did make it nicer. Just don't flush it.

ps. If you decide to sell it, PM me. My dad wants a ti now.
Which one?
The 5 speed or the auto?
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Mine has auto dim and is heated on drivers side and just heated on the passenger side. I dont believe they did the auto dim on pas side. Not really necessary in my opinion
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