I was looking at this 2002 325 I , w something
wrong w sensors , and 162,000 miles one it is it a
reliable car if I take it by auto zone and it checks ok
on an inspection ?
The 2.5 is a very good engine. With proper maintenance will go 500k km without a problem. There are 2 types of gearboxes: (auto), the gm ones are prettybad. After 2002, in usa, i remeber putting the good one. If you buy one, better buy a good diagbnostic tool and learn to work with it, often they develop strange sensor problems.
Keep shopping. It's 15 years old and sounds like it's starting to be a money pit! BMWs aren't cheap to fix AND you'll want to take it to a shop that specializes in imports. A gas station or chain type of garage will NOT be able to service and repair this vehicle! They'll have absolutely no idea of what they're looking at!! My Nephew learned that lesson the hard way with his '98 528i. HTH. -Jim
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