Joined: 04 Feb 2002
Location: San Jose, CA
|Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:59 pm Post subject: 650i convertible
|Next door neighbor has one. I took it for a spin today. Most impressive.
Good solid chassis, LOTS of power! Just enough engine noise to know it's jammin' when you punch it!
Run-flat tires ride like solid rubber. Harder than my 540i Sport. Gotta put the fob in the hole on the steering column, and step on the brake to start the engine, with a pushbutton! I thought that went out with Hupmobiles! I didn't even touch the iDrive! Luckily, the A/C controls have been put back on the dash.
All in all, a great car, but a little Hinky, vis-a-vis the electronics. Oil temp gauge, but no coolant temp gauge.
Ed BMW CCA member since 1987 (Nr. 62319).
'97 540i 6 speed Aspensilber over Aubergine interior.