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E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013)
The E63/E64 BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 12-24-2005, 09:13 PM
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Can I add HD radio

Hey everyone this is my first post on this site. I have been a previous owner of bmw's... 2000 328ci and a 2003 330i Performance Package. I ordered a 650I white/red lthr smg on November 2nd. I was suprised to hear that my car will be arriving on the 26th of this month. I was expecting it to arrive mid January. When I ordered my car the HD Radio option was not available, so my question is... Can I add this when I get my car? Also I built the car with all the options it ended up $82,000.00. With 5000.00 down 36 months they are asking 1300 a month. I know I am paying more than I should but are the prices really that high because of the demand or are they ripping me off on this lease?
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Old 12-24-2005, 09:37 PM
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Nice Specs. Should be great color combo. An almost Christmas Present. Congrats and welcome.

cannot be sure on HD, but it should only be a different receiver from the regular top end receiver, so chances are good that you might be able to retrofit. Just not sure. And if you can probably nearly anybody could.

I think you guys in CA just have a harder time, although not impossible, to get anything off MSRP. Most successful ones have shopped the many dealers in the major metropolitan areas. If your happy, that's all that counts.
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Old 12-25-2005, 08:10 AM
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Congrats on your new 650i. You're one of the few who have SMG. It sounded like your salesman didn't know of the availability of the HD radio when you placed your order, but I ordered mine on Oct 26th and I've got HD radio. I am not sure if it can be retrofitted, but keep checking this site and ask around.
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Old 12-25-2005, 01:37 PM
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Congrats to you too buddy, I was wondering if your 650 has arrived already?
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Old 12-25-2005, 04:50 PM
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Hey everyone this is my first post on this site. I have been a previous owner of bmw's... 2000 328ci and a 2003 330i Performance Package. I ordered a 650I white/red lthr smg on November 2nd. I was suprised to hear that my car will be arriving on the 26th of this month. I was expecting it to arrive mid January. When I ordered my car the HD Radio option was not available, so my question is... Can I add this when I get my car? Also I built the car with all the options it ended up $82,000.00. With 5000.00 down 36 months they are asking 1300 a month. I know I am paying more than I should but are the prices really that high because of the demand or are they ripping me off on this lease?
how many miles/year?
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Old 12-25-2005, 05:00 PM
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The Functional Equivalent of a Lease

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I built the car with all the options it ended up $82,000.00. With 5000.00 down 36 months they are asking 1300 a month. I know I am paying more than I should but are the prices really that high because of the demand or are they ripping me off on this lease?
If you don't have to lease, you can do the functional equivalent of a lease (except for some of the risk) and finance for 6 years through Capital One via the Internet. Your payments will be about the same, but you can get out of the car sooner without paying a hefty penalty. At the end of 3 years your buy out price will be about the same as the depreciated price of the car under the lease. Unless these cars drop like rocks in value (and, so far, they have held their value very well), you don't have to lease to get a low payment.

Also, if you go to your dealer with alternate financing arranged, you would be surprised at how quickly your dealer will find something better. Your dealer makes money not only on the car (and service and parts) but also on the financing and all the junk he sells you aftermarket while you are signing your paperwork.

Whatever you do about financing, be sure to go to your dealer with a list of things to bring and do before you take your car home. There is a recent thread on this forum about that. For example, bring a tire gauge, because all your tire pressures will be wrong. It's part of the Delivery Experience with the 6er model. Then, after you bleed the extra air out of your tires, you can also have the dealer show you how to "re-initialize" the FTM (flat tire monitor). Do your "welcome call" to BMW Assist at the dealer, too, because I didn't and my iDrive failed after trying to call BMW Assist.

Congratulations.
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Old 12-25-2005, 06:24 PM
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My lease deal is for 12k miles, I'm not sure about financing because of the troubles of selling. I know I might save maybe even 5k, but I would not like to go through the experiences of selling a car. I have done it many times and I usually end up losing more money than I expect to. Thanks for your reply, MERRY CHRISTMAS!
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Old 12-25-2005, 07:10 PM
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My lease deal is for 12k miles, I'm not sure about financing because of the troubles of selling. I know I might save maybe even 5k, but I would not like to go through the experiences of selling a car. I have done it many times and I usually end up losing more money than I expect to. Thanks for your reply, MERRY CHRISTMAS!
If you are leasing your 650i, don't put any money down. Go to www.leasecompare.com and run some numbers to see where your payment would be. Then print it out and show it to your dealer. They will match it in a heartbeat. Tell them if they won't match it, you'll go with LeaseCompare
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Old 12-25-2005, 10:50 PM
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What ever you do, you can tell us, but don't tell the dealer! Go in prepared. If you can't run the "I'm buying it" gambit (bluff), at least do as IFly suggests and get some better lease quotes.

However, nice and concerned you think your dealer's representatives are, they are looking upon you as a mark to make money. If you come in with alternate financing or leasing, then they willo respect you a bit and give you a better deal.

And there's no requirement you accept your dealer's financing/lease. It looks like you're paying close to MSRP (nothing wrong with that; a lot of us have), so your dealer is already making lots of money off you. And will make more when you bring the car in for service and buy parts. So now is the time for you to try to save some money.
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Old 12-25-2005, 10:52 PM
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yup, when leasing always try to put as close to 0 down as possible. i learned the hard way on my last car
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Old 12-26-2005, 07:12 PM
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I went to Leasecompare.com and the prices in my area are about the same as what I'm offered at the dealer. Do you guys think that 5k is to much for a down? When I put the down to 2k I'm losing 240 measly dollars. How do you benefit from putting 0 down?
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Old 12-26-2005, 08:17 PM
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I went to Leasecompare.com and the prices in my area are about the same as what I'm offered at the dealer. Do you guys think that 5k is to much for a down? When I put the down to 2k I'm losing 240 measly dollars. How do you benefit from putting 0 down?
If your car is totalled, that $5000 is a wash. Remember when you lease a car, the lease payment will include the gap insurance. For the sake of this discussion, let's just say that you owe $80,000 and the value of the car is $75,000. If it is totalled, the insurance company will only pay $75,000 (the market value of the car). That's where the gap insurance comes it; it pays the difference of $5,000 to the lessor and you walk away. OK, now let's say you put $5,000 down, you only owe $75,000 to the lessor and the car is totalled so the insurance will pay $75,000. Everything is squared away, but you don't get your $5,000 back, do you? Get my point?
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Old 12-26-2005, 08:19 PM
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...When I put the down to 2k I'm losing 240 measly dollars...
Not just $240. It's $240 plus usage (sales) tax in your state
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