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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 10-28-2015, 08:34 PM
mmirin mmirin is offline
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How would a 2009 rank for reliability?

I am a longtime BMW owner (3 e36's, an e34, and finally, my current DD, an e38 sport).

A buddy of mine owns a 2009 650i convertible. Its his second car and consequently has ~30k miles on it. It just went out from under its warranty and I took it to my shop and they said it was the cleanest one they'd ever seen.

Is there anything in particular to watch out for? He's giving me an ok deal, close to the trade-in. I'm more interested in the fact that I know the cars history for the last 4 years (he bought it with 18k miles on it). Or would I be better off buying another year of the 6? I know in 2010 they upgraded the idrive, which this one obviously doesn't have. Probably my biggest wish.
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Old 10-28-2015, 10:57 PM
FredoinSF FredoinSF is offline
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Generally with BMW, the later years of a given model are better than the first years. 09 would be a good bet for an E63/4.

You're still looking at a car with the N62 V8 which means you have high likelihood of expensive leaks as the car gets closer and past 100k miles. Plenty of runway...

FWIW I've had 6 trouble free years with my 07. I am just now experiencing my first problem but I think I know which part is the culprit and it's only $100 so not worried.

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Old 10-29-2015, 03:43 AM
theworkerb theworkerb is offline
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I think you can't underestimate the fact that you 'know' the car. That for me means more than the iDrive, and with 1200ish you can have the CIC retrofitted
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