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BMW 650i Convertible
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By monteshere
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2006 BMW 6 Series 650i 2dr Convertible (4.8L 8cyl 6M)


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After driving a Lexus SC430 for 6 years, the only other reasonably priced car that caught my eye was the Beemer 650i Convertible. I was sold the minute I test drove it. My biggest concern was wind noise through the soft-top. That concern evaporated at 110mph on the freeway. This car is quieter than the Lexus with a hard top!!! Secondly, the car excellerates very well. Almost as well as my '66 Big Block Vette (but it's far quieter). I do miss the 4-speed shifting, but the sport mode while in the manual shift mode makes up for the need to clutch. This car handles like a dream. Lexus, take note: When you hard steer into a corner, the tires don't even while a bit. I love this car!!!


Favorite Features

Comfortable Front Seats, Power!!! Handling!!!


Suggested Improvements

None, I'd have to drive the 2013 to see what they have done already. I know the HP has been boosted to 440HP.


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Best bang for your buck.
16 of 16 people found this review helpful
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By sigma95
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2006 BMW 6 Series 650i 2dr Convertible (4.8L 8cyl 6M)


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First of all, you have to know what the 6-series is and is not. It is not a canyon-carver w/ it's porcine weight, but a GT rocket ship most comfortable near three-digit speeds on open road. It's the 2nd most depreciating car on the market, so if you find a good used example, snatch it up quick and thank the previous owner for taking the full brunt of depreciation. No problems and smooth. No car for this $ gets the nods, 2nd looks, thumbs ups, and in one case actual cheers, for it's mere presence. If you're a DIY'er, get on bimmerfest and learn the easy maintenance steps and save even more $. Note: 0-60 is nothing remarkable. 60 - 120 is absolutely frightening.


Favorite Features

Upper end thrust. Front row parking w/ any valet in town. Miles of smiles. Truly the ultimate tannin machine.


Suggested Improvements

Improve suspension feel over bumps. Typical convertible shakes. i-Drive takes some self-study to master.


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It's been fun
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Ernie Loynaz
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2006 BMW 6 Series 650i 2dr Convertible (4.8L 8cyl 6M)


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After my 4-years with the SC430 from Lexus, I was unhappy with its soft steering - heard the purr of the 650's engine and fell in love - at last the muscle car I could not afford as a teenager, with the class that comes with maturity (OK agreed - if I was so mature, I wouldn't care - right?).


Favorite Features

Handling, sound of the engine, Heads-Up display, keyless entry, the freedom of a convertible. Even today, I get a lot of great compliments about the car - it has a very elegant look - it'd be a definite killer with a hard top.


Suggested Improvements

The car was for the most part, very relaible, but once in a while, the interface would go bonkers - nothing to die for. The Service at South Motors has improved, BUT at first, they were VERY annoying - asked for a 5 rating, everywhere, but did nothing to earn it; they've improved. NEEDS HARD TOP.


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Very happy
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By Marc Weiss
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2006 BMW 6 Series 650i 2dr Convertible (4.8L 8cyl 6M)


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This car is a true driving experience. It is very comfortable even with lower back issues. It has more power than we can use on most California highways. The stereo and blue tooth phone systems are outstanding. A truly wonderful ride in either Sport Mode or Comfort. Recommend that all new car purchases have a complete detail outside their respective dealership and do not forget to include a "clay" of the finish. This brings out the full metallic or standard colors in a beautiful way.


Favorite Features

Styling, audio and telephone systems, performance.


Suggested Improvements

Cannot think of any improvement.


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6 series convertible
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By bobp
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2006 BMW 6 Series 650i 2dr Convertible (4.8L 8cyl 6M)


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This car MUST be driven to be appreciated. Once test driven, I had to purchase it. Acceleration is awsome. Dynamic stability control keeps the car perfectly level in corners, as they say, like riding on rails! And BMW quality speaks for itself! Now thinking about the M6, but that may be too much power. This car is the perfect performance luxury vehicle!


Favorite Features

Voice activated commands.


Suggested Improvements

None!


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