Hi All,

After a long hiatus from coupe ownership, I'm happily back in the market! While S54 would be a dream come true, I'm tempted by the S52s out there that are selling for the low-mid teens. The cars are all obviously well used, but look otherwise well cared for.

I owned an S52 that had 60k when I bought it and about 80k when I sold. Had to get a new transmission for the shift pin issue, but that was covered under CPO warranty. I shudder to think of the cost out of warranty....

Any thoughts on buying a high mileage coupe and what problems/costs I can expect to encounter? I am prepared for certain wear and tear stuff, but it's the big stuff (like transmission replacement I mentioned) that gets me worried.

thanks!

Oz