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The 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 07-23-2010, 06:37 AM
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uhh, ok.

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Agreed, good choice. Audi has come on strong recently and I really like its offerings.

I'm probably two years away from trading the 645 and so far (knock, knock) nothing major. We're a two Bimmer family, currently, but given BMW's lack of dependability and long-term cost, I doubt seriously that I'll stay with the brand.
Sorry your experience has been "lack of dependability". I drove the $hit out of several BMW's over the years and had little or no problems. As far as "bulletproof" the only cars I know of that come close are the Honda Accord and the Toyota Camry.
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:48 AM
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So sorry to lose you Solution Six but you have made a damn good desision on the trade. Best of luck with the new ride and enjoy it. Audi has come a long way and is doing their thing. Beautiful cars.
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Old 07-23-2010, 02:11 PM
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Sorry your experience has been "lack of dependability". I drove the $hit out of several BMW's over the years and had little or no problems. As far as "bulletproof" the only cars I know of that come close are the Honda Accord and the Toyota Camry.
I think it was this specific car, not so much the brand that drove me away. I think the water problems I had definitely had something to do with it as well -- which made me very paranoid about keeping the car.

I don't think any car with as much technology as the 6 series (or the S5 for that matter) can be without gremlins, and I definitely don't have a problem with a few. It had gotten to the point though with my 6 where I'd be leaving the dealer from getting 1 problem fixed and 2 more came up.

I never once was able to roll my windows up without tapping the switch over and over due to the false "anti-trap" alarms popping up. The dealer tried to fix it 3 times but to no avail... I'm sure eventually it would have been fixed but wow, that was eating at me -- I'm a "windows down" person.

Either way, I'd have no qualms about buying another 6 series in the future even with this experience under my belt... each car has its own history and issues. It was an excellent driving car, and... even though on paper the S5 is supposed to be quicker, I still question it after driving both.
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Old 07-23-2010, 02:55 PM
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Beautiful new car! and an excellent choice no doubt. Love those headlights....
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Old 07-23-2010, 07:45 PM
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I looked at the A5 before I bought my 6. Not really a fan of the quattro system and decided a 6 convertible was the way to go. But it is an awesome car. Congrats.

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Old 07-23-2010, 08:02 PM
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When I bought my 6er, I took a very long hard look at the S5. It was a very very difficult, vascillating and agonizing choice between these two. I'd been pining for the S5 ever since I test drove it in late 07 when the car first landed, but Audi's limited supply, and waiting list games really made it difficult to get into the car. It was a last minute test drive of the 6er (the car was literally nowhere on my radar even the day before I was about to sign for the S5) that complicated the decision. In the end, the 6er driving experience won me over, but that S5 design still tugs at my heart strings whenever I see it.

The S5 is a very good car. Congrats.
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