1983 BMW 6 Series Review

1983 BMW 6 Series 635CSi 3.4 from UK and Ireland

Model year1983
Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.4 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired93000 miles
Most recent distance146300 miles
Previous carAudi 90

Summary:

Utterly, absolutely fabulous

Faults:

The car underwent a partial body refurbishment between October and December 2002 and both front wing panels were replaced, as well as the nose panel.

The front steering sub-frame was also replaced in 2002.

The cylinder head and head gasket were replaced at the 130,000-mile stage in September 2003.

All brake discs and pads were replaced in February 2005.

General Comments:

This twenty-two year old car with its distinctive shark-nose profile has become a classic in every way.

It has a serious amount of power and easily keeps up with many newer performance cars despite its own age.

The handling can be slightly untidy round corners, but gives you plenty of warning!

The luxurious interior has room to seat four people adequately, despite being a two-door coupe.

If used daily, a full tank of petrol will only last one week!

The original metric-sized tyres are very expensive and are usually priced at between £130 and £180 sterling per tyre.

Changing the oil and servicing the car every 3000 to 5000 miles is a good habit to acquire.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th April, 2005

12th Jun 2009, 09:45

My first car was an 83 633 csi and it was the coolest little sports car ever. Sad that they're hard to find nowadays.

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 1 review