In Reply to: HELP! posted by MichaelR on April 17, 2000 at 13:41:43:
: I'm not an expert driver but I never (well almost never) experience missed shifts in my other cars and I find this gearbox a bitch to shift well quickly.
: Am I just in need of an education or does anyone else have a similar viewpoint.
: I mean 2nd to 3rd seems like a damn mile to me and ends up a dead end when I get there.
: Missing a shift is embarrasing enough so go easy..
: 99 Evergreen M Coupe
Michael, I haven't ground a shift yet but I have accidentally ended up in 5th instead of 3rd. That was my fault, not the car's! I find the gearbox a bit notchy but I am growing to appreciate it. When I went back to drive my '86 535i the gearbox felt loose as a goose! Perhaps the dealer should make sure things are in good shape with yours?