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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 08-03-2019, 06:10 AM
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Pros and cons of 650?

Hi all. I am new to the forum but was a lurker for some time. I have a dilemma that I can't find a straight answer myself. I have a little money on the side that I assigned for bying a car. I always wanted a BMW 6 series but older one E63-E64. They are most visually attractive to me at least. I didn't have much experience with BMW except owning a 530d E61 for a short time. So what I am really wanting to ask is, what can I expect from this car? I heard they have problems with caps (oil leaks) but that it's more of an inconvenience than a problem. I don't mind taking care of a car but not paying it three times over. I am a newly BMW enthusiast so any information would be very respected from you expirianced folks.
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Old 08-03-2019, 06:46 PM
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The 6 Series is a very attractive car, but can become expensive at times. If you can turn some wrenches, that will keep cost down on repairs. A cheap 6 Series can be a very bad buy, if someone is trying to dump the car. You really have to pay very close attention when buying one, to make sure it is actually a good buy. There are tons of threads to read here on the forum, on what to look out for, & what common repairs cost.
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Old 08-04-2019, 02:26 AM
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Thank you. I will be sure to read through it all. I can do some stuff and I own a car wash business so I have a canal too. Thanks again mate
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Greatest car I've ever driven! It'll put a smile on your face every time it starts

If you know what you're getting yourself into they are great to own as well. Yes you'll throw money at parts, but they are cheap comparatively. Especially if you have a parts dealer that knows the difference between OE, OEM and 3rd party.

My car has 158k miles on the dial and there is not a rattle or squeak to be heard on a bumpy road. I have been driving it with no payment for 6 years so when a parts bill comes up it's no big deal.

Good luck with your purchase. But before you go READ READ READ! It's all here. I've kept my car running for the past ten years with knowledge from this board as my go-to recourse.
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Well said Chris. Good to see you posting again.
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Old 08-05-2019, 01:27 AM
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Thanks. Yep, I have a friend who is working at bmw service centre (he's a grease monkey) so he will be my main consultant about parts and repairs. I was mostly worried because I am buying a used car. Mostly because of the mileage and how far it will go. Most cars that I look already have about 100k and more mileage on them. I want this car to serve me for at least 6 years, of course properly serviced and taken care of. That's what bothering me mostly. Can it take a few more years or even ten if properly yakne care of. I don't want the newer 6's because frankly they are ugly to me. Sorry but to me they are, of course its a matter of taste.
Anyway thank you all for answering my question!
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Thanks. Yep, I have a friend who is working at bmw service centre (he's a grease monkey) so he will be my main consultant about parts and repairs. I was mostly worried because I am buying a used car. Mostly because of the mileage and how far it will go. Most cars that I look already have about 100k and more mileage on them. I want this car to serve me for at least 6 years, of course properly serviced and taken care of. That's what bothering me mostly. Can it take a few more years or even ten if properly yakne care of. I don't want the newer 6's because frankly they are ugly to me. Sorry but to me they are, of course its a matter of taste.
Anyway thank you all for answering my question!
Buy a car as close to 2010 as possible. They will have the fewest imbedded issues. After 2008 you get the LCI update. Coolant return pipe and valve stems are probably your two biggest (potentially hidden) issues that you don't want to buy into. Make sure they have been done or are not currently a problem.
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Well said Chris. Good to see you posting again.
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