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E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010)
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 04-13-2016, 08:27 AM
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So hard to say goodbye..

Sold my 650i last night. Bitter sweet moment. Though I know it was time to let it go we had an amazing run. She was like part of the family. I wish her the best in all her future travels and I hope her new owner cares for her as much as I did.
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I hear you, I said goodbye to my 6 at end of last year. After 6 years of ownership it was tough! What is the replacement?

My 2012 Jaguar XK has been phenomenal, a completely different animal. There are some things I miss from the 6 but in the end we have no regrets.
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Old 04-14-2016, 08:35 AM
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Sold my 650i last night. Bitter sweet moment. Though I know it was time to let it go we had an amazing run. She was like part of the family. I wish her the best in all her future travels and I hope her new owner cares for her as much as I did.
Well congrat's - good luck to you and come back to visit any time. I've had my six for 5.5 years and I'm starting to feel the slightest little itch ... doing a little research on the M6, maybe a 2013 or 2014.
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That sucks, is it worth selling tho'? I think of selling mine at times, but I still love the way it looks. Are you leaving BMW?
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I hear you, I said goodbye to my 6 at end of last year. After 6 years of ownership it was tough! What is the replacement?

My 2012 Jaguar XK has been phenomenal, a completely different animal. There are some things I miss from the 6 but in the end we have no regrets.
Mark, prob have to replace my 09 conv....found a local '10 XKR conv....60k miles...what would you do and why?
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I seriously considered selling a few weeks ago. It's beautiful but I'm not into the Jag and the F series 6ers are about the only thing I'm interested in for now.

I looked and researched and the new 650 8 Cyl engine is not a good product with a LOT of issues.

The 640 is better but there have been many issues there too.

After priced them used, and considered the value of my E64 650 and the fact that it has been has been bullet proof, I decided to just hold it till the wheels fall off.

Actually I still like this body style better anyway.

In the end I felt that spending another 25-30K for a used 6 series was not worth it. Like anything, the choice is yours to make.
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Mark, prob have to replace my 09 conv....found a local '10 XKR conv....60k miles...what would you do and why?
Ouch!
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Well congrat's - good luck to you and come back to visit any time. I've had my six for 5.5 years and I'm starting to feel the slightest little itch ... doing a little research on the M6, maybe a 2013 or 2014.
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You might want to read up on the 2013 to 2014 engine problems. Not sure about the M6 engine, but the N63 has problems! We all get the itch, but they are hard to replace!
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Mark, prob have to replace my 09 conv....found a local '10 XKR conv....60k miles...what would you do and why?
Not to hijack BK's thread, my reason for the XK was that I needed a change. After watching the Jag board for years I was safe that the 8 cylinder engine was bulletproof. No leaking or coolant pipe issues! Really there are no issues that are a "common" complaint for the 5.0 liter XK.

I really wanted the XKR but just didn't trust myself with 500hp. I already have a leadfoot. I test drove one and it was FAST which I am a big fan. After further reading there are some issues to worry about on the XKR, but that is to be expected of a high hp engine. The M6 you have to worry about rod bearings, for the XKR a timing chain tensioner and water pump. Read this for a start:

http://www.jaguarforums.com/forum/xk...g-tips-161163/

Personally I don't purchase high mileage cars. The Jag interior is just magnificent. Standard vented/cooled/heated seats, heated steering wheel, all leather dash, differentiated stitching. The technology portion is weak compared to the BMW CIC though, for me it is no big deal. It handles great but compared to my 6, which had the active stabilizers, I feel more roll. The XKR has an E-Diff, which is an electronic LSD.

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I seriously considered selling a few weeks ago. It's beautiful but I'm not into the Jag and the F series 6ers are about the only thing I'm interested in for now.
I love the speed, the sound, and the style of new F series. But it is small like a Boxster so it just doesn't work for me! Jag is no longer going to produce a GT Cruiser XK style car, so going forward there will be no competition to the 6 series.
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Thanks Mark! I still love the 650i, and am comfortable with its mechanics...so I think I'll stay with what I know. I just wish they made one with an LS7 under the hood.....oops...think I just even further off topic....
Why the F didn't they make more red ones!
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That sucks, is it worth selling tho'? I think of selling mine at times, but I still love the way it looks. Are you leaving BMW?

Yea I am leaving BMW for now the current line doesn't excite me like the previous. I dont find them unique enough. I like the f12 and considered it but at the autoshow i saw a Lexus i fell in love with the LC500 so in 3-4 years ill probably pick one up off lease. In the meantime im still searching.
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You might want to read up on the 2013 to 2014 engine problems. Not sure about the M6 engine, but the N63 has problems! We all get the itch, but they are hard to replace!

Herb - yep I've seen the issues with the N63 engine in the 2012 650 (and other models) and the BMW "customer care campaign" which was really a recall, so I would not buy one. I understand that many of the N63 problems were fixed the next year with the N63TU, so the 2013 and later 650 could be an option but at the moment I agree with Gary that it doesn't make sense to me to go to the next model 650. The F series M6 engine has been better but still not bulletproof given the performance output as Mark mentioned. Just starting to think about it so that means I won't pull the trigger for quite some time. At the moment I'm in lust with the F-type SVR vert but cannot justify the cost and its not very GT style which I need a little bit of given my daily commute of 55 miles.
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Sounds like a good decision!

The F-Type jag looks sweet, but there is no one near me for service or parts. My next 750 replacement will most likely be a Lexus, for a car with better reliability. I hate to give up on BMW, but there are to many problems with their reliability. I think they are not testing their cars for problems, before releasing the new models. It has been this way for years, with no improvement!

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Decided on this for now

So I picked this up. Fell in love with the color. Ive had it for a few weeks now and I must say its really nice. I plan on getting a tune sometime this summer to see what she can really do. The MB forums suck so ill prob be hanging out around here if you guys dont mind.
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I seriously considered selling a few weeks ago. It's beautiful but I'm not into the Jag and the F series 6ers are about the only thing I'm interested in for now.

I looked and researched and the new 650 8 Cyl engine is not a good product with a LOT of issues.

The 640 is better but there have been many issues there too.

After priced them used, and considered the value of my E64 650 and the fact that it has been has been bullet proof, I decided to just hold it till the wheels fall off.

Actually I still like this body style better anyway.

In the end I felt that spending another 25-30K for a used 6 series was not worth it. Like anything, the choice is yours to make.

Thank goodness you didn't go to the dark side! Just kidding

The F12/F13 650i would be a nightmare to own out of warranty.
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So I picked this up. Fell in love with the color. Ive had it for a few weeks now and I must say its really nice. I plan on getting a tune sometime this summer to see what she can really do. The MB forums suck so ill prob be hanging out around here if you guys dont mind.

Nice ride - very sleek. You're always welcome here!
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sad to see you leave! I fell in love with the e63/e64 since they came out and haven't been afford one until about a year ago! it does look dated compared to the f12/f13 but i see so many f12/f13s on the road so the rareness factor of the e63/e64 makes me love the car even more!
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sad to see you leave! I fell in love with the e63/e64 since they came out and haven't been afford one until about a year ago! it does look dated compared to the f12/f13 but i see so many f12/f13s on the road so the rareness factor of the e63/e64 makes me love the car even more!
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So I picked this up. Fell in love with the color. Ive had it for a few weeks now and I must say its really nice. I plan on getting a tune sometime this summer to see what she can really do. The MB forums suck so ill prob be hanging out around here if you guys dont mind.


sweet ride contgz - miss the 6 yet?
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