Hi all, new to this website.. Have just introduced myself on the newbie forum.
I'm looking at purchasing a 6 (E63) series BMW as my next car. I currently have a '57 reg Ford Focus ST-2 (225 model), but I'm after something a little more comfy and refined, and specifically automatic.
I had an E39 523i SE a few years ago and im quite interested in owning another BMW. I was initially looking at the E60 5 series but the 6 is really growing on me...including the controversial rear end.
Fuel economy isn't a big problem as I only average around 8/10k a year, and I'm used to the ST which returns on average 26-28mpg. I also have a TVR which can drop into single figures regularly!
I will take my time and read through this informative forum.. But what to look out for, any fundamental problems to be aware of? What's the consensus on preferred model? I would consider the 635 diesel over a petrol, would it be the better choice? My preference is for the V8 model though.
Budget including the sale/px of my standard (except Cobra stainless exhaust) 41,000 mile FSH ST-2 is around £10-12k..could maybe squeeze a couple more £K on that if needed. Is that enough to consider the facelift model, or is that not such an issue?