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Hey guys, I've been reading for a while now and finally pulled the trigger. Just wanted to introduce myself and my new girlfriend. She's sapphire black with black Dakota interior.

Scott over at Coast BMW in San Luis Obispo gave me this CPO 2006 BMW 650i (with 42k miles) for $39000. I live in Los Angeles and had to drive 3 hours to get there (and like 2 hours back :angel:), but it was worth saving about $5k over LA prices for a 6, especially a CPO in this color combo. I know this recession sucks, but without it I wouldn’t be able to drive a near $100k car for less than half the price.

I'm upgrading from a 1995 Mercedes E320 with 250k miles and a 1994 Acura Integra with 189k miles before that... boy-o-boy am I loving it. I saved my allowance for a while now but it was well worth the money.

First question ... is $2500 a good deal on the extended 2 year maintenance warranty? Can I get it cheaper if I shop around (with different dealers)?
Second question ... I want to add an aftermarket exhaust... any local 6ers know a good shop where they can do a quality install? How much does it cost?
Last question ... How about tint? Any locals know of a good tint shop? $?

Thanks so much in advanced.
 

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nice classic color combo. can't beat black on black.
 

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Congratulations! I'd say you got a good deal on the car and nicked just a little bit on the extended warranty. Did you get the wheel and tyre hazard insurance? If not, you want to get that, as the Bridgestone run-flats go for about $450 per tyre; not to mention that just one of those wheels will set you back $1100. It's been my experience that this insurance literally pays for itself.

Welcome!!!
 

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Welcome!
Second question ... I want to add an aftermarket exhaust... any local 6ers know a good shop where they can do a quality install? How much does it cost?
Last question ... How about tint? Any locals know of a good tint shop? $?

Thanks so much in advanced.
Question Two:
I highly recommend these two body shops.
WestCoastMotorSport
http://westcoastmotorsport.com/contact.htm
Platinum Motorsports
http://www.platinummotorsport.com/contact.html
http://www.platinummotorsport.com/blog.php?blog_id=121

Question Three:
Looks up Ultimate Shield on Google. They are one of the best. I got my tint from them.
 

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Nice car congrats.

A side note, some of the sigs on this forum are obnoxiously large. Glad I found the option to disable sig viewing. :rolleyes:
 

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Thanks for the warm welcome and all the replies. You guys are great.

Congratulations! I'd say you got a good deal on the car and nicked just a little bit on the extended warranty. Did you get the wheel and tyre hazard insurance? If not, you want to get that, as the Bridgestone run-flats go for about $450 per tyre; not to mention that just one of those wheels will set you back $1100. It's been my experience that this insurance literally pays for itself.

Welcome!!!
I actually didn't buy the maintenance warranty yet. Just wondering about prices. What should I expect to pay?

Didn't get the tire warranty... I'm planning on upgrading my wheels soon :) (plus they didn't mention this coverage during the sale)

Welcome...let the modding begin!!
….AMEN!

Welcome!

Question Two:
I highly recommend these two body shops.
WestCoastMotorSport
http://westcoastmotorsport.com/contact.htm
Platinum Motorsports
http://www.platinummotorsport.com/contact.html
http://www.platinummotorsport.com/blog.php?blog_id=121

Question Three:
Looks up Ultimate Shield on Google. They are one of the best. I got my tint from them.
Awesome!!! Thanks!!!!!!! I'm on it.
 

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Congrats on the 650! I just bought mine 3 weeks ago... '06 with same colors, 17k miles... and absolutely love it! FYI, I got the $2500 warranty for $1895 and the 5 year road hazard warranty for $950 from Center BMW in Van Nuys.
 

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Make sure to add pics to the 6 series picture thread!
 

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Welcome
Upgrade wheels soon & post pics!
 

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Congrats on the 650! I just bought mine 3 weeks ago... '06 with same colors, 17k miles... and absolutely love it! FYI, I got the $2500 warranty for $1895 and the 5 year road hazard warranty for $950 from Center BMW in Van Nuys.
1895 plus tax you looking at about 2040 dollars in change but its worth it bro
Hey guys, how did you get the maintenance warranty for $1895?
Coast BMW and New Century both quoted me ~$2500 for +2 years/100,000 miles.
Is it because my 650 has above 40,000 miles?
 

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I think that's the sticker price. But you can call around the country to see if a bmw dealer will sell it to you for cheaper. If I recall, it is okay to buy it anywhere and the dealership close to you will honor the work since BMW NA ends up paying for it anyways.
 

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I think that's the sticker price. But you can call around the country to see if a bmw dealer will sell it to you for cheaper. If I recall, it is okay to buy it anywhere and the dealership close to you will honor the work since BMW NA ends up paying for it anyways.
Sweet! I'm calling around in the morning....

Congrats on the 650! I just bought mine 3 weeks ago... '06 with same colors, 17k miles... and absolutely love it! FYI, I got the $2500 warranty for $1895 and the 5 year road hazard warranty for $950 from Center BMW in Van Nuys.
... starting with Center BMW.

Thanks guys!
 
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