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E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013)
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 12-19-2012, 09:54 AM
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Frame damaged 6 series. Buy or no?

I really like a 6 series I found and the deal seemed really good... but then I found out it has frame damage. I'm thinking about getting this vehicle inspected at BMW or a collision repair shop with laser technology to check if all the damage was repaired and checks out compared to original manufacturer specifications. I live a 1000 km away from where it's being sold so I would need someone we know to take it to a shop. Here is a link to the car:

http://www.companyofcars.ca/used/BMW/2007-BMW-6+Series-
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The vehicle was sold at an auction in the states with announced unibody damage. When the car was in BC there was another damage to the front frame and the repair estimate was $844.
What advice could you guys give me? Should I go ahead with the inspection or avoid this car at all costs?

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Old 12-19-2012, 10:55 AM
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I would avoid buying this. Personally, I only buy accident free cars. Just piece of mind, but I guess it won't hurt to have it checked out.
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:52 PM
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Another angle: The used car market in the US is not that great right now; most folks are getting new vehicles with affordable leases and great deals. Where I'm going with this is the following: In the future, when you try to sell or trade this car, there will by a CARFAX report on this car that will like that this 6 was parked next to the Chernobil nuclear plant; which in turn, will leave you holding the bag on a bad investment.
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:10 PM
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:50 PM
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Noooooooooo! There are plenty of cars out there with no damage history. The risk is too great compared to the money you would initially save.
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:24 PM
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Should I go ahead with the inspection or avoid this car at all costs?
Well you have to define "All Costs". It's possible it could be a decedent car at a bargain.

At $12k-$15k I would buy it. At $25k it's a no brainer, RUN!

It's way over priced for that history.
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:21 PM
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Thanks for the help guys. I won't be getting that car for sure. I found another 6 series with RWD (I think they're pretty much all RWD). I live in Western Canada in Alberta and the winters suck. We get lots of snow. If I were to get this car I would get really good winter tires for it but I'm still not convinced this is a good decision since it's rear wheel drive and generally a summer car. What would you guys advise. I'm starting a new thread about this too so feel free to either reply here or in the new thread.

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Old 12-24-2012, 07:31 AM
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Try to stay away from anything with frame damage..It may seem like a good deal but in the end it will cost you for example frame damage is not something buyers want to hear if and when you decide to sell it...IMO
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