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  • 05-31-2006, 01:52 PM
    biztraveler

    Re: Several Questions

    I have a 650i which I got about 4 weeks ago. I love it! I have never had a car like this. I did a lot of research before I bought this car, so here are some potential answers to my questions.

    1. Will my Verizon Treo 650 work with Bluetooth? Go to bmwusa.com/bluetooth. There they have a list of phones that are compatible. I have a t-mobile mda that is not listed and it works fine. Sometimes it is a little slow but when it works there has been no problem. I think as long as you have a late model phone you should have no problem. Just be prepared to not get help from BMW. I would suggest going to a dealer and seeing if it works.

    2. Is the car quiet when roof is up? I live in SoCal so rarely have the roof up (LOL), but when I do it is quiet even on the Freeway.

    3. Is there a photo of the Windscreen somewhere? Yes,. go to bmwautowebaccessories.com. This is where I bought mine. I saved money and the service was great. Definitly get a wind screen! I don't know how it works but it is amazing. I can be doing 80 on the fwy and able to talk on the phone.

    4. Is Nav same as 745/750? Never had one so I do not know.

    5. What is a good deal? Example on 3 year, 45K miles, lease? I believe there is not much dealing on these. I did a lot of web search to find a deal and then took it to my dealer who matched it. I have a 4 yr 48K lease.

    6. Currently have 2003 745iL. What will I miss when I go to 2006 650convert. Can't help you there.

    7. Is it clear when IPOD interface will be in this car? We have been told July. Therefore I am going to wait until other people are guinea pigs and look in September.

    Hope this helps

    650i blk metallic saphire, blk int, dark wood trim, auto with premium sound package.
  • 05-19-2006, 01:43 PM
    XZLR8

    You're absolutely right... 650 Nav is much better.

    Easier to use, understand, etc.
    '05 BMW 745i Sport (TiSilver/Black)
    '06 BMW 650i Coupe (TiSilver/Black)
    '06 BMW 325xiT (SpGraphite/Beige)
  • 05-18-2006, 05:08 PM
    goalie27

    No Regrets

    My new 650i Convertible has been built and is "awaiting transport" right now. So by June 10 or so, I expect to be behind the wheel of my new baby. I'm coming out of a 745i, and the biggest concern I had going from a large car to a 2+2 was the small rear seat of the 6. If you can get over that, then you'll be fine. I got over it. The iDrive is better in the 6 than in the MY2002-2003 7 Series, including Nav (I tested it at the dealer, and others should verify this based on real-world experience). Your questions are all good ones, and it looks like the others here have addressed them pretty well. Just don't expect some big discount off MSRP for the Convertible -- ain't happenin'. But I think it's worth it.
  • 05-18-2006, 04:23 PM
    kingoye

    Re: Several Questions

    Dave have no fears.. several of us made the jump from the 745 to the 650. I personally went for the convertible and the excitment is tremedous. I do recommend that you test drive the car before you order or buy one though. I miss my 7 for the space but nevertheless I can't get enough of this convertible... it is soooo sweet!

    You will take the long paths home everytime you get behind the wheels of this bad boy. BMW outdid themselves with the 650.. my only complaint is that it is not a hardtop convertible...
  • 05-17-2006, 06:45 PM
    sweet545

    I'll take a stab at a few.

    1. Will my Verizon Treo 650 work with Bluetooth?

    Don't know about the Treo, other strings will have more information

    2. Is the car quiet when roof is up?

    When the roof is up it is suprisingly quiet, although not as quite as a coupe. no complaints from me

    3. Is there a photo of the Windscreen somewhere?

    I believe this is what you are referring to, there is one currently on ebay

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-6...39632097QQrdZ1


    4. Is Nav same as 745/750?

    Don't know, I had a 5er first and it is identical.

    5. What is a good deal? Example on 3 year, 45K miles, lease?

    I negotiated an 06 MSRP at $85k to $80.5k before I found a CPO 2004 645 with 2,600 miles for $67k. Didn't discuss lease options

    6. Currently have 2003 745iL. What will I miss when I go to 2006 650convert.

    Don't know had a 5er.

    7. Is it clear when IPOD interface will be in this car?

    Currently no true interface (should be available in mid summer according to recent reports). However, I have the aux audio jack installed and my iPod sounds great even if I can't control it through iDrive.

    In my optinon only, if you want a true sports ride the 6 is the way to go. If you want the size and more refined soft luxury ride stick with the 7. Really can't go wrong with either one.
  • 05-17-2006, 01:01 PM
    XZLR8

    Re: Several Questions

    1. Will my Verizon Treo 650 work with Bluetooth?
    Yes, I have paired a Verizon Treo 650 with no problem. Only the "Favorites" contacts transfer to the car's address book, not your entire contact list.

    4. Is Nav same as 745/750?
    No. I like the Nav in the 6er better, personally.

    6. Currently have 2003 745iL. What will I miss when I go to 2006 650convert.
    Back seat, a few fluff options like soft close doors/trunk, etc. Mostly, for me, it's the back seat.

    7. Is it clear when IPOD interface will be in this car?
    Rumor is this summer.
    '05 BMW 745i Sport (TiSilver/Black)
    '06 BMW 650i Coupe (TiSilver/Black)
    '06 BMW 325xiT (SpGraphite/Beige)
  • 05-17-2006, 12:46 AM
    pan

    I'll take a shot at some of your questions...

    1. Will my Verizon Treo 650 work with Bluetooth?
    Try this link Bluetooth Phones

    2. Is the car quiet when roof is up?
    I have a coupe and can't answer

    3. Is there a photo of the Windscreen somewhere?
    I'm sure your looking for something specific with the windshield but I don't know what.

    4. Is Nav same as 745/750?
    No, the Nav and the iDrive are like the 5 series. It is better than the 7 in some ways, in some ways the same and others slower.

    5. What is a good deal? Example on 3 year, 45K miles, lease?
    no answer

    6. Currently have 2003 745iL. What will I miss when I go to 2006 650 convert.
    I made the same switch except from a 745i to a coupe. I like both cars. The 650 is a tremendous car, fast handles like a thoroughbred. The 7 is poised, smooth and handles like a much lighter car than it is. Inside you will miss storage, and some subtle touches. As an example: In the seven when you press the voice command button you hear a pleasant chime and the car is immediately ready to listen to you. It may not understand you every time but it's there and waiting. The 650 there is an ugly sounding beep that is very much like the old beep you heard in an early vintage computer in a flat note, a pause and its ready to hear you. It will understand you with but with a rare mistake.

    7. Is it clear when IPOD interface will be in this car?
    According to the BMW Press and the dealer July.
  • 05-17-2006, 12:17 AM
    David1051

    Several Questions

    I have read threads but still have following questions:
    1. Will my Verizon Treo 650 work with Bluetooth?
    2. Is the car quiet when roof is up?
    3. Is there a photo of the Windscreen somewhere?
    4. Is Nav same as 745/750?
    5. What is a good deal? Example on 3 year, 45K miles, lease?
    6. Currently have 2003 745iL. What will I miss when I go to 2006 650convert.
    7. Is it clear when IPOD interface will be in this car?

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