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post #1 of 17 Old 28th January 2013, 10:15 AM Thread Starter
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Should i go with the M6

I have been toying with the idea of an M6 for well over a year now and the time has come in the next month or two to make a decision.fficeffice" />
The issue I have is that after reading this forum, a lot, it seems that the E60/E63's seem to have a lot of issues.
When I got my Z4M it was the same - as far as the forums are concerned. However; it hasn't missed a beat and has been a brilliant car. I would recommend it to anyone who wants fun, if it was bigger and not getting on in years I would keep it.

I have always wanted the M6 and now they are reasonable and my insurance isn't stupid. However I have a friend who works for Mercedes and have driven the C63, CLS63 and ML63 (the c63 is the one i would be interested in). he reckons the reliability is better with Merc' allow for bias.
I would be interested to hear from people, who have the mighty V10 and not too many issues, obviously other than standard servicing, brakes etc.
can you use this every day? i can afford the repairs but i can't afford the time without a car as it will be my daily driver.
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post #2 of 17 Old 28th January 2013, 10:48 AM
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I have been toying with the idea of an M6 for well over a year now and the time has come in the next month or two to make a decision.fficeffice" />
The issue I have is that after reading this forum, a lot, it seems that the E60/E63's seem to have a lot of issues.
When I got my Z4M it was the same - as far as the forums are concerned. However; it hasn't missed a beat and has been a brilliant car. I would recommend it to anyone who wants fun, if it was bigger and not getting on in years I would keep it.

I have always wanted the M6 and now they are reasonable and my insurance isn't stupid. However I have a friend who works for Mercedes and have driven the C63, CLS63 and ML63 (the c63 is the one i would be interested in). he reckons the reliability is better with Merc' allow for bias.
I would be interested to hear from people, who have the mighty V10 and not too many issues, obviously other than standard servicing, brakes etc.
can you use this every day? i can afford the repairs but i can't afford the time without a car as it will be my daily driver.
many thanks

I have a 2007 M6 with 62,000 kms on it. I do track days, auto x, etc. etc.

I have never faced any issues except for a failed SMG pump; which in all honesty is a consumable part like the clutch and flywheel. This happened at around 60,000 kms, which is quite early for the mileage, but then I drive the M6 like it should be.

I also own a 2008 E63 AMG, and I am more afraid of the M6 breaking down than the AMG. The AMG is a much simpler car with much less that can break down.

Hope this helps.

Good Luck!
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However, the AMG will not provide the same thrill.

The gearbox is lazy at best and suspension is too soft and wobbly.

Also, there is no V8 on the planet that can match the sound track of a V10.

I will not choose an AMG over my M6.
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+1 to all that Hasan says.

I also drive my car as it was meant to be driven and nothing satisfies like the M6. The specter of the car breaking down is a bit of an issue but can be managed. Get the car's complete history and do a thorough pre-purchase inspection. If it's possible to purchase a warranty, please do so.

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I have a 2007 M6 with 62,000 kms on it. I do track days, auto x, etc. etc.

I have never faced any issues except for a failed SMG pump; which in all honesty is a consumable part like the clutch and flywheel. This happened at around 60,000 kms, which is quite early for the mileage, but then I drive the M6 like it should be.

I also own a 2008 E63 AMG, and I am more afraid of the M6 breaking down than the AMG. The AMG is a much simpler car with much less that can break down.

Hope this helps.

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I have been toying with the idea of an M6 for well over a year now and the time has come in the next month or two to make a decision.fficeffice" />
The issue I have is that after reading this forum, a lot, it seems that the E60/E63's seem to have a lot of issues.
When I got my Z4M it was the same - as far as the forums are concerned. However; it hasn't missed a beat and has been a brilliant car. I would recommend it to anyone who wants fun, if it was bigger and not getting on in years I would keep it.

I have always wanted the M6 and now they are reasonable and my insurance isn't stupid. However I have a friend who works for Mercedes and have driven the C63, CLS63 and ML63 (the c63 is the one i would be interested in). he reckons the reliability is better with Merc' allow for bias.
I would be interested to hear from people, who have the mighty V10 and not too many issues, obviously other than standard servicing, brakes etc.
can you use this every day? i can afford the repairs but i can't afford the time without a car as it will be my daily driver.
many thanks

I had a 06' Z4M just like you before getting in the M6 7 mos ago...so far i LOVE it!!! I was also considering the C63 AMG just like you when i was shopping around.

The M6 is great (and not because i now drive one) the C63 is good, is a lil less $$ and is almost just as fast in terms of speed and acc.....in terms of handling....well the BMWs should have a slight leg up.....but the biggiest problem i have is the interior of the C63AMG vs the M6....no matter how you put it....the C63 AMG is a C-class and the interior reflects it (plastic, fake leather and more plastic) where as the M6 interior reflects that its one of the most $$ BMWs

I think that's the biggest reason why i decided against the C63 AMG.....the second reason is the depreciation of AMGs.....not sure how it is in the UK but here in the US the AMG are horrible (yes even worst than the Ms)

The key is to have a good extended warranty on the M6 and you'll be golden :-)

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...can you use this every day? i can afford the repairs but i can't afford the time without a car as it will be my daily driver.
The M6 is a great daily driver, but might not be the best choice if it will be your only car. Of course, this generally applies to most expensive cars.
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+ 2 On everything Hasan says.


I daily my M6 it is my only vehicle and I have not had any major problems with it. Besides a dead windshield washer fluid motor (replaced for free under warranty) the M6 has been a dream from the first day I purchased it. I have had it for about 8 months now and put about 11K miles on it.

Go for the M6 you will be very happy!

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Just got one. Had a Z3 M Coupe, an E39 M5, a Lotus Esprit Turbo, a Lotus Exige previously

I love the M6. I think the reliability issues are overstated since you only see the guy swho had problems here. I also think if you avoid the SMG you avoid most of the problems with the car.
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Definitely go for it. As most people have said, the engine sound is addictive. Get a warranty - the BMW insured warranty is a great option and is relatively inexpensive if the car's done less than 60k miles.

Worst case, you don't like it - you sell it on - but at least you've had the M6 on your "CV" and you've experienced it. That alone is worth whatever you might lose selling it on, should you decide to do that....

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