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      07-06-2019, 08:17 PM   #1
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I recently bought a 2009 335xi sedan as a "daily driver"... about 120 miles per week. My wife and I like it a lot, it's a very comfortable highway car and nice size on the streets. I have been thinking of selling my Porsche and buying an M6 convertible. I'd like something a little more sedate, but I don't want to give up the performance of the Porsche.

So, I have considering this car: https://www.motorwerks.com/searchuse...e=BMW&Model=M6

I expect I would keep it 4 or 5 years and put about 20k miles on it. I have several concerns, or questions.

1. Given the age and mileage of the car (2013 with 33k miles) should I expect any major repairs in the time frame and mileage I mentioned?

2. I have always had bad luck buying cars from Chicago area dealers. The cars usually have low mileage, but have had hard lives with Chicago streets and traffic. Is asking for a PPI a common practice for a BMW?

3. Is anyone familiar with this car or dealer and can offer any comments?

Thanks.
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      07-06-2019, 08:29 PM   #2
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There are many reports of high mileage M6's, and at least one thread on this board. I bought a 2013 with 28k mikes in March of '18 from a Chicago dealer and so far I've had no problems, I'm now at 40k. <knocking on wood>

Yes, you absolutely should have a PPI done. Locate the dealer and see how far he is from the nearest BMW center or certified indy shop. If they're not willing to take the car in, or let yiu do so, walk away. Don't accept any claims that they did their own inspection, or "their shop" gave it a pass. Pay for your own work. A $350 investment can prevent a $37k mistake.

No, sorry but I don't know anything about this dealer. The one thing I'd do, no matter from whom you buy a car, is to change the oil as soon as feasible. You never know when it was done last, who did it, or whether they used the correct oil.

Good luck!
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      Yesterday, 04:24 PM   #3
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I recently bought a 2009 335xi sedan as a "daily driver"... about 120 miles per week. My wife and I like it a lot, it's a very comfortable highway car and nice size on the streets. I have been thinking of selling my Porsche and buying an M6 convertible. I'd like something a little more sedate, but I don't want to give up the performance of the Porsche.

So, I have considering this car: https://www.motorwerks.com/searchuse...e=BMW&Model=M6

I expect I would keep it 4 or 5 years and put about 20k miles on it. I have several concerns, or questions.

1. Given the age and mileage of the car (2013 with 33k miles) should I expect any major repairs in the time frame and mileage I mentioned?

2. I have always had bad luck buying cars from Chicago area dealers. The cars usually have low mileage, but have had hard lives with Chicago streets and traffic. Is asking for a PPI a common practice for a BMW?

3. Is anyone familiar with this car or dealer and can offer any comments?

Thanks.
Hi ! I've just purchased a 2014 640d M Sport Convertible (F12) in the UK with 67k miles - it's a diesel and generally as long it's serviced regularly then it will purr into the 100k miles plus quite happily ! Guess the petrol (gas!) version will be different - that being said my main concern is not the mechanics but it's so full of tech and gadgets that I suspect these will cause problems first !

I think this car will be a perfect fit for your requirements - I switch from Eco mode when on motorways and switch to sport whilst spinning round country lanes

I ended up getting mine from a specialist dealer - I looked at the main BMW dealerships but each car I looked had "problems" after they did the pre-sales inspection. IMHO specialist dealers will sell good cars but you'll have less come back if anything goes wrong whereas main dealerships will just flip trade-ins but you'll have a better warranty etc.

If you have any other questions etc. just let me know!
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      Yesterday, 04:32 PM   #4
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Forgot to say if you take any for a test drive take a sneaky note of the VIN and then you can get a lot of history online - this worked for the UK but might not for the US.

https://decoder.bvzine.com/

For example service history :

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