640i Cabriole

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640i Cabriole

Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:31 pm

hello all,

My mission to buy a mid-life crisis car went from SLK or Z4 (posted here sometime back) to Porsche Boxter to Merc E350 cab to now finally in the process of purchasing a BMW 640i :P

The pre-owned 2011 car just came into the dealership is still being 'prepared' by BMW, est. 1 1/2 weeks before i  get it into my hands.

In the meanwhile would like to know if anybody has any experience with the F12, any pitfalls to watch out for..

Appreciate all words of wisdom :)

j
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Re: 640i Cabriole

Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:47 pm

The only pitfalls are:

Everyone will hate you......  :))

Jealous?  Me?  Nah....  :whistle:




I very very very nearly bought a 640d back when I ordered the F46 220xD as there were some really silly offers on brand new cars back in May (and probably still are).  May be next time as our little man will be that much older.  Then again perhaps and 8-series convertible may beckon.... O:-)
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Re: 640i Cabriole

Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:59 pm

[emoji23] I'm used to being hated - having had an X5 for long enough lol

Btw I can't believe u bought an F46[emoji12] I'm guessing u r loving it.

I so wanted to buy the Merc E350. Head was saying Merc but the heart kept insisting it had to be the beamer.


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Re: 640i Cabriole

Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:22 pm

I think we are going through our ‘sensible’ phase.

It is an M Sport though, with sport automatic and xDrive.  ‘Sensible’ has limits (and we still have the other two cars as well so not a total loss  8) )
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Re: 640i Cabriole

Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:42 pm

and the baby comes home  :-[ 

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Re: 640i Cabriole

Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:43 pm

Very nice......shame ‘convertible season’ is coming to an end.  :(
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Re: 640i Cabriole

Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:49 pm

That looks lovely
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Re: 640i Cabriole

Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:05 pm

Hi

Definitely looks nice and tidy and probably a mid life crisis car but hey you have to do it otherwise you can easily regret the missed opportunity.

You just need to wait for the summer and hot weather

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Re: 640i Cabriole

Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:03 pm

Looks really nice! Love the SE spec with those wheels - they make the car. I don't think there's really much to look out for on these. Lots of electrics in them though, that would be my only worry over the years!
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Re: 640i Cabriole

Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:07 pm

thanks yeah, I do love the wheels... it is a rough ride being 20"s with runflats.. not that I care much

electronics, turbo, gearbox etc are standard worries I guess, plus the roof. I have a BMW warranty to hopefully save myself

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