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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 06-14-2015, 12:16 PM
irvchilichill1 irvchilichill1 is offline
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Should I buy 2005 BMW 645ci?

Greetings,

I am inquiring as to whether I should buy a 2005 645ci with 117,000 for $8,000...

I know all of the pitfalls and I know I may need to change a number of parts but thankfully I got a cert. Mechanic who has an independent shop and charges me way less than dealer prices. However Im not naive to the possible costs that undoubtedly will present itself.

Wanted to use this vehicle as an every day car and save miles on my 2012 X6... what yall think?

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Old 06-14-2015, 01:57 PM
FredoinSF FredoinSF is online now
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The 6 series is a fantastic car to drive, however if you are familiar with the N62 then you should already be aware of the leaks. Impossible to tell from the keyboard, but it's at the mileage where:
a. All the expensive leaks have happened and the it's a great buy.
b. None of leaks have been taken care of and then you need to setup a hefty leaky N62 fund.
c. Somewhere in the middle.

2004 is the first model your for the E63/4 so there were more teething issues on the earlier models than the later ones, typical of BMW's. Again, it's possible that PO already ran into those problems which would make a really great buy. I'd have the mechanic you speak of do a thorough inspection, pull codes, test all the iDrive features, etc...
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Old 06-15-2015, 06:27 AM
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Yeah make sure there are no leaks... I didn't when I purchased my 05 with 104000 miles last year, and I will be paying for it soon because of the damn oil that's leaking... There were also other issues, but I was able to fix those myself..
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Old 06-15-2015, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by irvchilichill1 View Post
Greetings,

I am inquiring as to whether I should buy a 2005 645ci with 117,000 for $8,000...

I know all of the pitfalls and I know I may need to change a number of parts but thankfully I got a cert. Mechanic who has an independent shop and charges me way less than dealer prices. However Im not naive to the possible costs that undoubtedly will present itself.

Wanted to use this vehicle as an every day car and save miles on my 2012 X6... what yall think?
If you are getting the car for 8k, something is most probably wrong with the car. As stated, have your mechanic look it over closely!
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