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A Masterpiece by DM from Victoria BC, Canada on 11/10/2009. Trim: 1988 BMW 635 CSI, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Everything. Silky ride, awesome performance, build quality, reliability, comfort, phenomenal breaking power, panoramic views (absolute visibility), and of course ... style ... the most beautiful BMW coupe ever. The original BMW sound is better than any contemporary CD or MP3 player, three-dimensional, with pristine treble and warm bass. Not for everyone though, this very special car, as with good architecture or music, needs someone special to appreciate it. If you are an art-lover, if you value beauty, you will adore it. Expect these discreet cars to raise in value, future classic status guaranteed. If you have one, take good care of it, if you don't, find a good one and resurrect it.
Cons: Good on gas in proportion to performance, but, with a capacity of only 63 litres, the fuel tank is too small (it has an average range of approximately 400 kms per tank.) Also, I wish BMW engineers of that era had included the adjustability of the instruments dashboard and steering wheel that the Porsche 928 had ... the steering wheel is a little too high, which nullifies the telescopic adjusting capability. Other than that, expect perfection.
Overall review: It is the year 2009 and my 1988 635 CSI looks more modern than most cars today (including the mediocre-Hyundai-looking newer BMW's). It also has something that they don't have: Character. Its geometry and architecture are a masterpice, the interior space seems to have been designed by Mies Van Der Rohe, Le Corbusier, or Charles Eames (my car has the black leather option with sports seats, in like-new condition). Just look at aaaall this green glass around you, a continuous, uninterrupted window to contemplate the world go by silently, so gorgeous! ... a vessel of freedom. Now, drive it ... oh yes! ... you are going to want to move to the countryside ... faaaaar away from your work, so that you can drive it, and drive it, and drive it ... forever.
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The great modern classic by An MSN Autos Consumer on 08/01/2012. Trim: 1988 BMW M6, Owned more than 10 years.
Pros: All class, smooth looks, great engine, extremely fun to drive Even my 20 something sons yearn to drive it I just can't give it up, even after 15 years of owning it.
Cons: Get rid of the self leveling system, be sure you do it right and you will not be sorry it is gone. 2 AC units are difficult to maintain
Overall review: What can I say, rated a top ten supercar in it's day, still looks great and runs strong
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The Shark by ScottDRDOS on 04/23/2010. Trim: 1988 BMW 635 CSI, Owned more than 10 years.
Pros: Every BMW guy looks, A real head turner, I have had people say that it is a dream car.
Cons: Cost to repair
Overall review: Fast, great style, timeless, ahead of it's time still today Next to the ugly vehicle of today this car is the sleeping beauty of the auto industry
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my beautiful bmw 635 by joe on 01/08/2009. Trim: 1988 BMW 635 CSI, Owned 2 years.
Pros: I love my bmw and what it has to offer the comfort and reliability is nice to have and it's a very smooth car
Cons: brakes are not really powerfull enough and performance parts are very hard to come by
Overall review: i love it.
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A Beautiful BMW. by An MSN Autos Consumer on 03/22/2008. Trim: 1988 BMW 635 CSI, Owned 1 year.
Pros: The look, drive, and handling. This is indeed a beautiful car. You develope a love for the vehicle. Also all the comments I get at the gas station or anywhere else I go is nice.
Cons: Gas Milage.
Overall review: Wonderful. If you buy this car, you most likely will not regret it.
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