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I have had my M6 almost a year now and about a month and a half of that has been spent at the dealer during repairs. I had the HUD replace which took 1 week and didnt fix anything. Then they reprogrammed the car about 10 times because it kept failing. That fixed the HUD but took another week. Then the car started shift rough like if you bounce your foot on the clutch of a manual, but its an SMG it is subtle but makes still noticable. They said it was a piece of rubber on the ujoint for the diff which needed to be replaced. After a week in the shop they said it was fixed but the problem was still there just slightly better. The shift lights didnt work when i bought it but i didnt even know they were supposed to exist until a month after. The car shakes at 70 like a tire is unbalanced, and makes a whining sound like crappy supercharger. I bought the car in Chicago and i live in the Detroit area. After how long the car spends at the dealer i am afraid to take it in because they hold onto it while parts come in from Germany, and i am last on the list to get a loaner because i didnt buy the car from them. I have no idea what else is wrong with the car but i want it fixed. Does anyone know how to get the dealer to fix things quickly and give me the car while parts are coming in? Is this a lemon, and if so what can i do about it?
 

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From the sounds of it, you could have a Lemon.
Dealers/automakers tend to fight tooth and nail on lemon laws so you will need to find a really good attorney that specializes in Lemon Law cases. It will not be an easy fight. I had a Porsche that was a Lemon and it wasn’t worth the fight or cost to fight it. So I sold the car and cut my losses where I could. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com<img src=" /><o:p></o:p>
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Before you go that route, I would take your M6 to another dealer. There is no reason your current dealer puts you last on the list for a loaner. <o:p></o:p>
 

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Unless they are willing to give you a loaner...there is no reason why they need to keep your car while they are waiting on parts for weeks on end.
My dealer orders the parts, then I leave with the car, and return when the parts come in. They've never kept the car while parts are on order
 

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OP,, is your m6 bought new?? or was it used?? it still sucks what you are going through,, but i would like to know the status of your car before you got it... if it was a used car, did you get the carfax??

good luck with you endeavors
 

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Carfax is basically a scam IAUO.
 

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I bought it used with 15000 miles. the previous owner lived in cali. I am speaking for my dad here, he actually owns the car but i try to ensure it is taken care of. he signed the carfax without really looking at it.
 

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What model year is it? Earlier cars had some issues that (so far, knock on wood) seem to have been fixed on later model year M6s. 15K miles is that that many, so no one can blame high mileage for your unfortunate problems. Suck, 'cause when everything works, they are a kick to drive.
 

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You may have a "lemon", but if you didn't buy it new, you have no grounds for a buyback. MAYBE if you got a good lawyer and had the disposable income to file a case. I had numerous problems with my 745LI that I bought used. BMW NA was absolutely no help at all. I fought with them for the better part of 2 years to get a buyback. It looked like they were going to do something at first, but it was all talk. They did offer me 2 BMW polo shirts and some key chains for my troubles though... I can't remember exactly what I called the rep on the phone after he said that, but I think it rhymed with DOCK MUCKER! I swore off the BMW brand after that, buy hey, I missed the way the car felt when it operated properly, and low and behold here I am again! Good luck!!
 

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I really do like to drive the car, as far as performance goes i think it works to its fullest potential. the problems with the clutch are generally when shifting in the 2000 to 4000 rpm range. if i shift at 7500-8000 it shifts nicely. It is a 2008 btw.
 

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this is one of the reasons i chose to get a 2010.. last year of production of the e63, so "all" of the kinks should be worked out.. knock on wood,, hopefully i'll have no issues.. i figure i have 4 yrs still of maintenance free protection,, and i highly doubt i'll have it for the term of the warranty..
 
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