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Posted by Jim on April 15, 1999 at 15:45:35:

In Reply to: From one who Knows (unfortunately) posted by SR on April 15, 1999 at 15:12:39:

No offense SR, but you would still buy the car if it started shaking on your test drive? Would you still buy your car at the same price knowing what you know now?
And of course I would fight for my deposit, but I wouldn't hire a lawyer and go to court over it.
Just looking for your opinion.

: I didn't see the problem till 700 miles, and going 65 may not trigger the symptoms. Since I have had 4 repairs with know luck I can tell the way I test the E-46 each time I get it back. My dealer does it the same way. Take the car up to 75-80 (make sure the road is a staight away) hit the breaks soft to moderately not hard. The shaking if present will start immediately, and start to diminish at 55-60 you can feel it a lower speeds but you really have to pay attention(very minor almost not present).

: The shaking sensation is very similar to a mild rotor warp. BUT IT IS NOT THE ROTORs have had them replaced.

: I would not buy the car if I experienced this at the initial test drive and I had the car out over 1 hour on the highway. Also I can't belive you would forfeit the deposit.

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