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2008 Bmw 650

2008 BMW 650

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Everything you could want in a Luxury Sports Car

by from San Jose, CA on December 16, 2008

Luxury or performance, that is the question. In this case you get both, without compromise. This car is so understated in it's raw power and low end torque; yet so smooth, quiet, and comfortable that...
Luxury or performance, that is the question. In this case you get both, without compromise. This car is so understated in it's raw power and low end torque; yet so smooth, quiet, and comfortable that there is scarcely a sense of speed at all. At higher speeds it hunkers down, becomes very stable and predictable, and remains as quiet as a concert hall before the tap of the conductor's baton. Unless you watch the speedo (and I love the heads up display) suddenly you'll be backing down from the brink of a very big ticket. It's pure joy to drive on a winding back country road but equally enjoyable on an uninhibited freeway. Performance is where this car excels. Craftmanship inside and out is top notch. There is a pervasive feeling of control and security, luxury and comfort. I must confess however, I've never spend time in the rear seat. Any shortcomings seem to disappear with time and experience. My 650i is the 6 speed manual and it runs through the gears so quickly one needs to work at the throttle and stick shift to get it right. Next time I'd be tempted by the paddle shift. The visibility is not great. Outboard mirrors are small and tinted which makes driving at night in traffic a bit tentative at first. There's in overly impressive array of electronics that take some time to learn. My suggestion is to master the driving of this car first, then learn the electronics and the I-Drive system later. Better yet, have your passenger handle the entertainment, navigation, and climate control while you devote undivided attention to the many elements of mastering the road at high speed. As a former owner of a 330i, I found the 650i more difficult to drive because everything happens quicker yet the details are more subtle. But dang if it isn't a whole lot more fun to drive. And after all that you'll arrive in comfort and style.
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best bmw i have owned yet!

by from cancun mexico on October 17, 2008

Fantastic machine. From the styling to the performance I have been impressed with this car. The concrete highways in the Mayan Riviera can get incredibly dangerous when wet, or at high speeds and need...
Fantastic machine. From the styling to the performance I have been impressed with this car. The concrete highways in the Mayan Riviera can get incredibly dangerous when wet, or at high speeds and needing to stop or slow down quickly. The performance enhancements incorporated into the power performance leave peace of mind for weekend trips :)
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Luv this Car

by from shreveport, la on June 24, 2013

I absolutely LOVE my car! I drive it on my off days. I've never had a true love affair with a car, but now I do. The BMW 650 is awesome! My family (uncle, mom, cousins) luvs it too. Im having trouble ...
I absolutely LOVE my car! I drive it on my off days. I've never had a true love affair with a car, but now I do. The BMW 650 is awesome! My family (uncle, mom, cousins) luvs it too. Im having trouble connecting my music to the idrive because I have a android phone. Also, although it has a back seat, the back seat is null & void. Other than that, its an awesome toy
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Most fun

by from Cinn on April 16, 2012

This car is the most fun you could have , with 4 seats . The back are ok for kids only. Fast and nimble , looks are it's best feature . I get told "nice Car " everywhere I go .
This car is the most fun you could have , with 4 seats . The back are ok for kids only. Fast and nimble , looks are it's best feature . I get told "nice Car " everywhere I go .
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Best ride

by from California on May 24, 2012

Awesome drive and great handling. It defines the Ultimate Driving Machine.... Fun, Fast, and a Convertible!!!
Awesome drive and great handling. It defines the Ultimate Driving Machine.... Fun, Fast, and a Convertible!!!
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Uses car for Commuting

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Most fun car, ever

by from CA on December 23, 2007

Amazing car, in love with the performance, interior very classy, and brakes are excellent!!! " I love traffic, now that I have my BMW..650 conv......." Basic Package is fully loaded, Who could want an...
Amazing car, in love with the performance, interior very classy, and brakes are excellent!!! " I love traffic, now that I have my BMW..650 conv......." Basic Package is fully loaded, Who could want anything more??
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08 junky

by from los angeles,ca on December 23, 2013

got this car with 29k at about 31k the top did not open or closed took to a dealer they fixed but it continued to do the same, the next problem was transmission noise when shifting .
got this car with 29k at about 31k the top did not open or closed took to a dealer they fixed but it continued to do the same, the next problem was transmission noise when shifting .
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Worth the cash & the wait

by from Northwest, OH on March 27, 2011

Purchased an '08 black/black convertible at 15K miles in late 2010. Have driven for 3K miles, and could not be happier with my purchase. I am coming from large SUV's (Denali/QX56), and have never miss...
Purchased an '08 black/black convertible at 15K miles in late 2010. Have driven for 3K miles, and could not be happier with my purchase. I am coming from large SUV's (Denali/QX56), and have never missed them for the type of driving I do most. Car was very stable in the snow with the addition of OEM 18" rims and new Dunlop snow tires. This car also has the cold weather package, and the heated steering wheel and seats make a huge difference when the snow is flying. Have been continuously impressed with the driving feel of this car, as it is both heavy enough to handle all road types, and responsive to even the most aggressive driving styles. Have yet to try sport mode, as the 6 speed manual is enough to enjoy the power and refinement of the engine and transmission. One feature that I really enjoy is the heads up display, though I never would have thought it would be of any real use. It is great for both speed and nav assistance, and is one of those gimmicky options that actually is worth the hype. The back seat is small, yet enough for 1 or 2 child booster seats when needed. Unless you are under 5' 10", I highly doubt hat you could fit any larger car seats in the car.....but probably not an issue as this is not meant to be the "grocery getter". Interior sound is much better than expected, and the upgraded sound system does an excellent job, even with the top down and at high speed. The only complaint I have is the lack of any aggressive exhaust notes. Even with the top down, the overall note is a bit too subdued.... It hides the audible aspect f the power of the ride, and could use a bit of after market help without even approaching obnoxious. Waited for this car, and paid less than half original sticker after 15k miles.....a great car and a great deal. This may be the one I keep stored for the summers, after I decide on a different daily driver in a couple years. BMW does not disappoint with this total package....
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

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BMW 650i Convertable

by from Phoenix on September 12, 2011

I purchased my 650 used with 16,000 miles on it. It is an incredible car that I would recommend to anyone. I am currently getting 20 miles to the gallon. The idrive is very easy to figure out and I do...
I purchased my 650 used with 16,000 miles on it. It is an incredible car that I would recommend to anyone. I am currently getting 20 miles to the gallon. The idrive is very easy to figure out and I do not understand all of the complaints that I have read on the internet. I do not have any problems with it yet but it is a car.
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Top of the Mountain of Motorcars

by from El Paso, Texas on May 11, 2011

Have owned hundreds of high end luxury and sport automobiles and this gorgeous convertible beats them all in every category. Best bolted together and leather wrapped coach work. Just the right sized m...
Have owned hundreds of high end luxury and sport automobiles and this gorgeous convertible beats them all in every category. Best bolted together and leather wrapped coach work. Just the right sized motorcar, admirable appearance, and more performance and handling than anyone ever needs. Know of no others built so that weight distribution is exactly 50% front axle, 50% rear axle. The price of admission is relatively high, but compared to others it's unquestionably worth it. At least in this case, one simply cannot dispute the old saying that one gets exactly what one pays for.
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