Had the rear differential reconditioned at 200,000 miles cost £250.
Broken spring at 220,000 miles £80.
The dash packed in at 230,000 miles, managed to find secondhand one, £45.
Gear selector cable at 235,000 miles,£100.
Wiper linkage broke at 240,000 miles, repaired myself, part cost £8.
Rusting fuel pipes which go around the fuel tank still to fit parts cost £21.
It may seem as if there has been a lot of things went wrong with this car, however, it does 1000 miles every week and has never let me down once.
It gets a set of plugs when it misses at 100 MPH. although I have treated it to a couple of timing belts.
If the car was regularly serviced then I would say that you would expect reliability from a BMW. I am afraid it does not get serviced very often.
It gets hammered every day and never misses a beat.
I will be changing the car soon as it cannot possibly last forever and I feel its starting to look a bit dated now.