Originally Posted by skalogre
What about clutch and stuff like that that will probably give out before the whole engine?
I think this depends more on the driver than anything else. If you put your DSG in S6 and/or powershift all the time, then you're going to break your tranny faster. I've heard stories of many E39 M5s with premature clutch failure due to driving style. It gets worse with BMW's new lifetime fill policy so people aren't regularly changing their tranny fluids anymore.
OTOH, my 8-year-old 328 has about 107k miles and around 6K track miles, and the clutch and synchros are still fine (but they will fail now that I've typed that). I've also been changing the fluids every 30K miles or so.
Originally Posted by billiebob
So what do you drive if you need a sedan and like to drive like a nut and don't want a japanese car?
Drive what you like. The first step to douchedom is worrying about what other people think about your car.