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Old 10-09-2019, 10:27 AM
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Effect of 6 Series Coup going out of production

I was considering buying a 640 or 650 coup. What does the end of production mean to buyers of this car? For example, effect on parts, prices, etc?
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Old 10-10-2019, 06:30 AM
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Difficult to say as they just stopped the model series and moved to the 8 Series which is a lot more expensive, here in the Uk depreciation makes a massive difference to long term values, but sometimes when a model comes to an end it has it's own lifecycle where it becomes desirable. Personally I would not buy a new 8 Series for a multitude of reasons, that is not saying it is not a desirable car, but not my choice. Reputation for good cost of ownership, good reliability all come into the equation, compared to the E63/E64 the F12/13 has much better reliability, but then again look at the early years cars of the F12/13 the V8 engine has had very poor reliability with oil leaks etc. Not sure if these thoughts help?
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The problem with an older car is getting trim parts. BMW's pretty good about that, though. They usually build up a stockpile of spare parts while the car is still in production. Then, when they're gone they're gone. A big, expensive BMW will need those parts longer than a 3 Series, because expensive cars are generally driven less and maintained better. So, they stick around longer.

Don't wait too long to get your NAV updated. There comes a point where you can't anymore.

I'm having a hard time getting trim parts for my 2007 Chevy Cobalt. Cobalt's went out of production in 2010. The original stockpile of parts is dwindling down and there's no motivation for GM to start making more. The typical Cobalt owner is more interesting is getting more meth', crack, or booze than he or she is in finding a passenger's sun visor or passenger's leather seat cover.
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Thank you. These were very helpful suggestions.
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You could also peruse through the part database for the e24 6 series and the e31 8 series...both were 1 generation models that have long been out of production. Look up some parts that may generally need to be replaced...and this can give you a good idea of the stock BMW keeps for chassis models that are no longer in production...but may still need parts.

Examples below...are direct links to 3 of my favorite online part database sites...using a 1989 e24 635 (which would be a 30 year old model):
  1. https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/par...E24-BMW-635CSi
  2. http://bmwfans.info/parts-catalog/E2...0/1989/browse/
  3. https://bimmercat.com/bmw/en/search/...odel+47205/USA

BMW Mobile Traditions used to supply parts up to 20 years after production. I'm not sure if that is still something BMW provides in regards to the current economic climate. I've seen discussions that this has been cut back to 8 years of support after EOP {end of production} and this is to push owners into buying a new BMW vs holding on to them for 20 years or longer. But also consider one of the tenets of economics...and that is "supply and demand". If there's no demand...supply will dry up.
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