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Headsup Fabulous
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By Carmelcarol
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2008 BMW 6 Series 650i 2dr Convertible (4.8L 8cyl 6M)


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This is one sweet automobile. So responsive, amazing comfort in the driver's seat ( great lumbar and head support). And the headsup display is invaluable - what a car. Can't wait to really get it on the road for a trip. Love it, love it, love it.


Best Features

the whole thing, period.


Worst Features

Make the seat extension automatic, elimination that awkward drop off area that catches sand, whatever.


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650 convertible 2008
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By AMM
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2008 BMW 6 Series 650i 2dr Convertible (4.8L 8cyl 6M)


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I had the 650 for 12 months and I regret getting it: Too much money for what you get. I paid $90K+, includes: conv, auto, sports pckg, head-up display is an absolutely stupid option, convenience key is not necessary and HD radio that never worked right; dealer said it works best in the city but not in the suburbs where I live, thx and heated seats. I could have gotten a better car for $90K or a great car at a much lower price but not $90K+ for 360 HP. This is my 3rd BMW; I have a 01-740i and a 05-330cic; both are great but the 650 at this price level is a disappointment, not only in lack of HP but in technology/computer etc. Take your time, compare and shop wisely before you commit to a 650.


Best Features

Excellent road handling, responsive and feels glued to the road.


Worst Features

Computer/Engine Technology adjustable to driver's habit is nonsense if the car can't shift gears and gets confused at a tiny climb/20 degrees - GPS Headup display is truly useless - HD Radio: Discontinue it - Paddle shifters: Waste of space - Insanely a gas guzzler - Lower the price tag


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Fun to Drive
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Stuboat
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2008 BMW 6 Series 650i 2dr Convertible (4.8L 8cyl 6M)


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I have had lots of cars in my life, including MBs, other BMWs, a Porsche but none have been more fun to drive or more luxurious. The 6spd manual is terrific and the sport mode just adds a little more sports car feel. The iDrive complaints I've heard don't register with me. In less than a day, my phone was working with bt, I was using voice commands and the navigation system. This car is a head turner and all the gadgets are fun to play with, including the convertible top. I also like the throaty sound, especially in sports mode. There is no question that the backseat is next to useless but I intend to use this car as a two-seater any way.


Best Features

6spd manual, convertible top, overall look, iDrive, comfortable front seats, luxurious interior, voice commands, driveability, adjustable trunk space when top is up.


Worst Features

More interior storage space since glove compartment is very small and so is center console.


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What a beauty
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By Frank Black
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2008 BMW 6 Series 650i 2dr Convertible (4.8L 8cyl 6M)


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This is by far my favorite car. The handling and power are outstanding. With the top dropped, my passion for driving fast can be fully realized. I would highly recommend this car to anyone who enjoys open air driving.


Best Features

Heads up display is a feature I thought was useless... until I found myself doing 100+ without realizing it.


Worst Features

The paddle shifters can be a problem if you are clumsy.


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What a Kick
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Eric Corkhill
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2008 BMW 6 Series 650i 2dr Convertible (4.8L 8cyl 6M)


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Got an '08 Sapphire Black convertible with saddle leather. Awesome to drive. Extremely responsive steering and brakes. Doesn't feel like the heavy car that it is. Ample power and acceleration through all gears although could be quicker off the line. First time user of iDrive and find it to be much more intuitive then car magazine editor's complaints. Fuel economy is better then expected. Getting 26+ mpg on highways with 18 in city driving. Interior noise is also better then expected. The back panel window really cuts down on both noise and turbulence. Only complaint is that the rear speakers seem to be under amped and some navigational clumsiness between iDrive commands.


Best Features

Driving this car is a blast. It is very responsive to driver commands and feels well connected to the road. Quiet interior. Not many of these models around so you get noticed.


Worst Features

Speaker amplification and fader balance. Easier transition between iDrive components such as moving from Entertainment to Communication screens (admit that I haven't programmed many voice commands though).


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