Last post on Sep 14, 2010 at 5:05 AM
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BMW 6 Series, Coupe, Convertible
Sep 02, 2010 (4:32 am)
I need some overall info about this model. I'm looking at one with 122k on it. For example; electronics; mechanicals; suspension; engine; etc. How have they faired over the years? What are the problems that pop up on these cars? Thanks!! dontnonuttin
#289 of 291 Re: 1985 635csi [dontnonuttin]
Sep 07, 2010 (5:04 am)
122k is quite a bit and hard to find CPO. I never had any major issues with mine at all while I owned it. I drove it like it was meant to be - it was NOT babied.
That said, the electronics could be problematic IF you get one that is buggy (mine was not). My only issues were iDrive related and the dealer did iDrive upgrades as part of my warranty. NO mechanical issues at all, but if the model you have has Active Steering and such, again something more complex than you may want to mess with if there is an issue.
More importantly, you may want to check your area for BMW technicians NOT associated with the dealership.
The 4.4 and 4.8 engines are VERY solid engines as long as you maintain them. Mine used synthetic from day 1 and I changed every 7500 miles despite the 15k recommendation from BMW. Mobil 1 only for me. I did every other change myself - it's easy to do. Suspension was not a problem at all, and I ran the M6 wheels on mine. I did change from the runflats to the non-runflats and kept an air compressor, can of fix-a-flat in the trunk.
#290 of 291 Re: 1985 635csi [erickpl]
Sep 13, 2010 (3:35 am)
thanx for the info.... what's CPO?
#291 of 291 Re: 1985 635csi [dontnonuttin]
Sep 14, 2010 (5:05 am)
CPO = Certified pre-owned.
I misread your post and saw you were talking about a 1985 6 series, not a 2005. I must have needed more coffee that morning!
I have no insight on the 80's era 6 series.