1980 BMW 6 Series Reviews

1980 BMW 6 Series 633 CSi Straight Six from North America

Year of manufacture1980
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission Straight Six Automatic
Distance when acquired155000 miles
Most recent distance155268 miles
Previous carToyota Long bed pick-up

Summary:

Engine seems respectable, and I appreciate the quality of the build, but hey, it's old

Faults:

Rust issues - driver's side door - metal around the hinge is separating due to rust/fatigue, and there are several less serious rust spots in wheel wells and around the edges of the engine bay. Leaks noted in boot - seal may need replacing.

Power windows inoperative. Power mirror motors weak.

Exhaust needs replacing - haven't driven the car due to this.

General Comments:

Not a huge fan, initially. I once owned a '72 3.0 coupe, and this car doesn't seem as nice. At this point, I'm hoping to sell it before it starts seeming like a good car to restore!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd July, 2012

1980 BMW 6 Series 633 CSI Straight 6 from North America

Model year1980
Year of manufacture1980
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission Straight 6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired200000 kilometres
Most recent distance340000 kilometres
Previous carBMW 6 Series

Summary:

There exists no other car like it

Faults:

Front end suspension.

Brakes.

Carpet damp (leak).

Power windows.

Leaking transmission seal.

Rear end gear lash.

Loose steering.

General Comments:

All of the above repairs were worth it, and taught me a great deal about auto mechanics. Amazing car, so much character. Very smooth on the highway.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st June, 2010

1980 BMW 6 Series 635CSi Euro British M30 Engine 3.5 litre from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1980
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission M30 Engine 3.5 litre Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired145000 miles
Most recent distance148781 miles

Summary:

Love it

Faults:

Bought as a weekender project car.

Have replaced entire suspension, lowered 1 1/2 inches.

Complete brake rebuild and overhaul of brake lines.

Rust removed from floor pan drivers side, rear right hand guard, front bumper.

Steering box collapsed 2nd day of ownership. Complete steering rebuild.

Driver's seat needs replacing. Front passenger seat looking tired.

Has had the paintwork touched up by the previous owner.

Boot needs re trim.

General Comments:

Absolutely love driving the car when it's not being repaired.

2/3 thirds complete from being restored to as it came off the assembly line. Have found some parts hard to obtain.

Handles like a new car. Loves a drink when pushed.

General feedback from other people is positive, and the car is a bit of a rarity in my area.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 3rd March, 2009

1980 BMW 6 Series 635 CSi 3.5 6 cylinder from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1980
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 3.5 6 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired92000 miles
Most recent distance100800 miles
Previous carAlfa Romeo Sprint

Summary:

Fast, fat and furious

Faults:

Split power steering hose.

Clutch bearing.

General Comments:

The most beautiful car I've driven. Much more poke than the current 850 up to 100kmh and still got the looks to go with it.

Superb rear end action, slides round the corners magnificently. Only drawback is it goes like a V8, but also drinks like a V8.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th November, 2000

11th Sep 2009, 05:08

I own one of these in Malaysia. Beautiful is one word to describe it. Passion is something you need to maintain it. And most of all, stay committed to the car because you're not going to find that many cars which can fit this description!!

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 4 reviews