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6 Series
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 12-02-2011, 09:56 PM
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I'm In the market for a 6 series but i have a baby on the way

I just have to get this car. I love it. Can a baby seat fit in the back? If so, what would be the best year and are there any issues with the vehicle? I.e...transmission?
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Old 12-24-2011, 02:35 AM
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I just picked up a 04 BMW 645ci 6speed 12k just wanted know if it's better then the AUTO??
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Old 12-24-2011, 12:24 PM
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I just picked up a 04 BMW 645ci 6speed 12k just wanted know if it's better then the AUTO??
My opinion- hell yes. I have exactly the same car and when i compare it to my brothers 05 auto, i think mine is faster off the line in 1st gear. His seems sluggish...then again it could b other factors...
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Old 12-25-2011, 06:23 PM
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my advice is to get a cls63 benz and keep your sanity. my 650 is a blast to drive but i would never attempt a road trip with it.
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Old 12-26-2011, 06:36 AM
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...my 650 is a blast to drive but i would never attempt a road trip with it.
Then you will miss out on the best reason to own a 650.
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Old 12-26-2011, 10:31 AM
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Then you will miss out on the best reason to own a 650.
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The 6er is one of the best GT cars on the road. Floats like a butterfly and stings like an M3.
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Old 12-26-2011, 01:06 PM
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Then you will miss out on the best reason to own a 650.
what is that? driving the 3 series loaner.
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Old 12-27-2011, 08:42 AM
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I just have to get this car. I love it. Can a baby seat fit in the back? If so, what would be the best year and are there any issues with the vehicle? I.e...transmission?
To answer your 1st question, yes, a baby seat can fit in the back. I have a 3 year old & she fits fine in the back. I have to push the passanger seat up a bit, but that's mainly to keep her from kicking it, although they are hard plastic on the back so it can't really get damaged. I have a 2005 645ci & so far so good, but I bought it w/ very low miles. I got it in a great deal from a local dealer, it was well taken care of by it's prior owner. Off the top of my head I can't list "known" issues, but do some research & read car reviews about the 6. Bottom line is it's a pricey car to own & maintain (a tire alone can be $450+), but there are warranties available. I think it's a great vehicle, my 1st BMW & I can't see myself going back to any other car.
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Old 01-11-2012, 06:59 AM
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Run like the wind!!! $$$$ maintenance!!!
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Old 01-11-2012, 04:18 PM
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Run like the wind!!! $$$$ maintenance!!!
I'd rather pay $$$$ in maintenace for an older car than $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ in depreciation that comes with new high-end cars.

But you are right, older versions of this car are not a good fit for ex-Lexus drivers who expect Toyota-like reliability.
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Old 01-23-2012, 12:12 PM
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It is not a toyota at one point that car was 80K+ expect to pay maint for a car that cost 80k. Good news is since they have been around for so long many indies are well versed, get u a good one it will save you alot of money.
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:23 AM
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2006

Been looking for awhile and don't find the prices coming down to where I had hoped. So I'm looking at an '06 650i vert with 23k miles, asking price 36K. Do you think that is too steep a price? Also looking at an '08 with same mileage for 44K but that's a bit out of my range. What do you think, 2006 or hold out for a better deal?

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Old 02-04-2012, 05:14 AM
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I'm looking/shopping for a 6 series

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Been looking for awhile and don't find the prices coming down to where I had hoped. So I'm looking at an '06 650i vert with 23k miles, asking price 36K. Do you think that is too steep a price? Also looking at an '08 with same mileage for 44K but that's a bit out of my range. What do you think, 2006 or hold out for a better deal?

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fogger, if you're asking me, I'm no way an expert at this. However, it makes sense to me to get the newer model, which should certainly have a better resale down the line. In a couple years, the 06 may be considered a dinosaur. An '06 with only 23k miles would cause me to ask questions. Has it been damaged and a new engine installed? If so, what else was replaced? On the other hand, if all that is true, you may be getting a new car in an "old" body, not necessarily a bad thing.
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:24 PM
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I thought about it and the 08 made sense but I didn't really want to fork over the extra $$. When I actually got to see both of them, the 06 was the cleaner vehicle, if you can imagine that. I'm probably one of the few that likes the older style wheels...they seem beefier to me, if that makes sense. I'll try to get some pics...right now I'm dealing with blues jeans dye on the drivers seat..it's never happened to me before and I've had a bimmer with the same color seats. Oh well, from my experience, seats are often the last thing to get detailed in most owners vehicles that I know. I get to do that, which of course I'll thoroughly enjoy. Nice cruiser, sport, winter pkg, active steering, logic 7, nav, vert, sirius and HD radio. Way more fun than my 550i was!
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Old 02-06-2012, 12:25 PM
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Man, Ya'll talk a lot of smack on Lexus. Why all the hate? We barely ever talk about bimmers over there...Must have better things to talk about :P
Here cuz I'm thinking about grabbing a 650 in addition to my is350 and wanted to hear what owners had to say but you guys talk about JDM cars more than your own lol. All the same I'm grabbing my 650 tomorrow. It's no LFa (No I've never owned, driven or even SEEN and LFA, but I mean neither have you guys lol) but for the cash There just isn't a realistic alternative to a a 650i. Anyway, Proud Lex owner and future 650i owner saying Hi.

Oh, before I forget, anyone every had their car reupholstered? I can't STAND the red on my car even with a black vinyled exterior (origionally silver- yack-) it's disgusting.
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Old 02-06-2012, 12:36 PM
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And While I'm at it...Where's ya'lls tuning threads/forum? I'm talking owner made, no m-sport or schnitzer/dinan/g-power junk.
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Old 02-07-2012, 03:35 PM
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Fogger, I would go with the '08. I just picked mine up in November and love it. if you're a person that pays attention to detail then you'll love the following differences which made me want to go with an '08 (not a stabb on the previous years). And i'm sure the others will add any items i've missed

I love the
-cleared out headlamps with the LED turn signals. looks cleaner and more modern in my opinion as many manufacturers are moving to LEDs
-updated interior with the adjustable head restraint and the electronic shifter (i have the automatic)
-next generation i-drive which i had heard gets better with every year
-The LED brake light in the trunk, which was only available in the convertible up until 2008
-The 5 star wheels in the sports package
-the extra year 2 years of maintenance that you get with a more recent year

Also, $36k sounds a bit high for a 2006. I remember seeing a 2007 coupe basically fully loaded for $37k last summer. Depending on color, i've seen some 2008s going for as low as $41k.
The best thing is to stay within budget, because unless you get the wheel/tire protection package, you will be paying either $50 to fix or $400 + to replace those run flats, so factor that in as well. Wheel/Tire protection is about $3600 extra (at least thats what my dealer told me).

Hope this helped. Good luck!
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:53 AM
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Hey guys I just picked up my 2004 645CI with 37,000 Miles for 24,650
1 Owner with a very extensive service history at my local BMW dealership.
Clean car-fax as well.
I am a first time buyer and am very excited.

I understand this is the first year and may have problems, but I want to hear inputs on things to look out for.
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Old 02-21-2012, 12:58 PM
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Hey guys I just picked up my 2004 645CI with 37,000 Miles for 24,650
1 Owner with a very extensive service history at my local BMW dealership.
Clean car-fax as well.
I am a first time buyer and am very excited.

I understand this is the first year and may have problems, but I want to hear inputs on things to look out for.
Congrats on the new purchase! You'll love her! We all do lol

I bought a '05 645ci w/ 29k, last summer. I'm at about 40k & so far all that I've had issues with was low power steering fluid ($20), a patched tire (free) & a thermostat replacement ($250 at an indy mechanic)

Being you got your car with low miles also, it should be sometime before things start going a miss. Did you get any kind of warranty? I was able to purchase one (for about $3k) through the dealer I bought my 6 at & it covers her 60k miles on top of purchased mileage, so around 89k total. Covers the major things like engine, transmission, electrical. Anyway, there's a lot of info around here, just try & search what you can. There's also plenty of members here that are very knowledgeable & can help lend a hand if you need.

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Old 02-21-2012, 02:10 PM
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Congrats on the new purchase! You'll love her! We all do lol

I bought a '05 645ci w/ 29k, last summer. I'm at about 40k & so far all that I've had issues with was low power steering fluid ($20), a patched tire (free) & a thermostat replacement ($250 at an indy mechanic)

Being you got your car with low miles also, it should be sometime before things start going a miss. Did you get any kind of warranty? I was able to purchase one (for about $3k) through the dealer I bought my 6 at & it covers her 60k miles on top of purchased mileage, so around 89k total. Covers the major things like engine, transmission, electrical. Anyway, there's a lot of info around here, just try & search what you can. There's also plenty of members here that are very knowledgeable & can help lend a hand if you need.

Welcome aboard


Thank you for your input, I am loving it so far and am glad to be apart of a movement of enthusiast like myself. I did purchase a 48,000 mile or 48 extended K Warranty through Mercury.
I purchased the platinum protection plan for about 2K and that covers everything except: regular maintenance(Brakes,Oil changes,Wheels Ect.. and emissions.

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Old 02-29-2012, 04:48 AM
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Hey guys I just picked up my 2004 645CI with 37,000 Miles for 24,650
1 Owner with a very extensive service history at my local BMW dealership.
Clean car-fax as well.
I am a first time buyer and am very excited.

I understand this is the first year and may have problems, but I want to hear inputs on things to look out for.
Congratulations!!! Your excitement and happiness is infectious. May you have many happy miles in your beautiful new baby.

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Old 03-12-2012, 07:28 PM
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Quick question I'm pretty sure all 6 series come with navigation. But someone please correct me if I'm wrong. Sorry newbie. Lol
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:49 PM
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Quick question I'm pretty sure all 6 series come with navigation. But someone please correct me if I'm wrong. Sorry newbie. Lol
Yes, in North America all 6ers have navigation.
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:49 AM
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Yes, in North America all 6ers have navigation.
Thank you sir.
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:42 AM
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