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    Considering 645ci, Need help

    Hi everyone.

    I currently own a 1999 540i Sport 6spd E39 but I am considering buying a 2004 645ci (produced 02/2004) with 55,000 miles, sport package, 6 speed manual, black on black. It has a Certified Pre-Owned warranty that expires in March of 2010 and the car is in very very good condition. A very well regarded BMW independent Service shop in the DC area that also sells a lot of BMW's, Porsches, and Audis is selling it for $32,600. I have owned 6 BMW's (E30, E24, E36, E34, E31, E39) and I am pretty familiar with them.

    My questions are:

    First, does this sounds like a good deal? I have checked around and it seems to be market value but I am not as familiar with these cars as most of you are. How much room is there for negotiation?

    Second, once the warranty expires, is it a must that I purchase an extended warranty? The warranty in my e39 expired about 5 years ago and running costs have not broken the bank at all so far. I have probably put abut $500-$1,500 on it per year in repairs and maintenance and the car has 100,000 miles. Do E63's have a lot of expensive problems? From my research, they do not seem to be that problematic.

    Third: I understand that with a production date of 04/2004 neither Bluetooth or iPod module were available. Can they now be retrofitted? The car does have a telephone integration and the communication menu on the Navigation.

    Please feel free to make any comments or recommendations.

    Thanks for your help.

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    I love my 05 645ic. good luck. eom

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    Re: Considering 645ci, Need help

    That is about as early production as you can get in US. Yes you can retrofit Bluetooth, but pretty expensive in this build date as you have to pay for the TCU ~$2000 for it plus some other work lake software update at 1.5 to 2 hours labor. I would think, although I have not looked personally, that a MY05 with a build date of at least 1 Jan would be better option, even if slightly higher miles. However, given it is an e63 it will still be a fun car


    Do you know if sport package or not? That is worth a few $$, better seats, larger wheels and in MY04 and 05 automatically gives you Adaptive steering (AS). Some like it and some really hate it. I like and have not found it al all troublesome on twisty roads (like TOD)

    I am at 87k miles now and will probably keep even when I go to the F12 6er in 2011. I need a beater and what better beater than a 6er;-). I will be shopping for warranty over 100k miles if I can get electrical covered such as idrive/TCU etc. If not I probably assume the risk as you did. Drive train has been solid.

    Let us know what you do and good luck.


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    Re: I love my 05 645ic. good luck. eom

    good point...electrical coverage. Anyone know who covers electrical components after warantee coverage runs out?

    I too am looking at used and my concerns are around the complicated electrical systems. The 04's are very tempting (price reflects lack of certain options).

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