1986 BMW 6 Series Reviews

1986 BMW 6 Series CSi 3.5 litre petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1986
Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 3.5 litre petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired226000 kilometres
Most recent distance238000 kilometres
Previous carFord Falcon

Summary:

Great to look at, but even better to drive

Faults:

The vehicle was originally auto and made into a manual. Tail-shaft was a Frankenstein made from an auto - replaced with a proper manual shaft.

Driver's side seat has a broken hoop and will require fixing.

General Comments:

The car was bought in November 2012, and driven 9,900km to its new home and didn't miss a beat.

European air-conditioning handled the Australian heat well.

Fuel consumption averaged 9L/100km - ~ 30MPG.

Excellent handling, comfortable ride with some days covering 1,000km plus per day, and at the end of day, I had no back pain.

Unknown what the top speed is, except it's higher than 210kph.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th March, 2013

1986 BMW 6 Series 3.5 from North America

Model year1986
Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership1988
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 3.5 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired29600 miles
Most recent distance123700 miles
Previous carChrysler New Yorker

Summary:

Awesome

Faults:

I purchased this car from a dealer with extended coverage to 75,000 miles and 4 years.

Oxy sensor replaced @ 30,000 miles. It stopped dead in rain storm.

Connection shorted out. Oxy with long harness connected at firewall, kept connection dry, problem fixed forever.

Trans @ 34,000 miles.

Steering box @ 63,000 miles.

Water pump @ 97,000 miles.

Starter @ 102,000 miles.

I fixed the rust on the corners after 20 and again at 25 years old.

I replaced the drivers seat after 21 years.

I will keep this car for an eternity.

General Comments:

It is the best motor car I ever owned. Fast, great handler, best looking BMW ever made.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th August, 2010

1986 BMW 6 Series 635 csi from UK and Ireland

Model year1986
Year of manufacture1986
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission csi Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired142000 miles
Most recent distance147000 miles
Previous carFord Fiesta

Summary:

Pure luxury and style. Just make sure you find a good one

Faults:

The distributor and rotor arm has been replaced.

One of the tires blew out at 70mph.

Both front wings have been repaired/replaced.

General Comments:

The car is very solid feels very well built and is, in my opinion, the last BMW with shape. It's also very fast. I suppose it's relatively expensive to keep and run (especially when comparing to my previous car) but it gives me a lot of pleasure so them's the brakes.

Rust was a big problem, the two front wings are often weak points with these cars. I had them repaired/replaced at a great cost.

It uses metric tires which are insanely expensive.

The car is also deceptively long. It's as long as my friend's 4-door Jaguar. It sometimes feels unwieldy and cumbersome.

Apart from that, it looks gorgeous and it drives and handles beautifully.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th March, 2005

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 3 reviews