This car is awesome! It was my fiance's pick, but I have fallen in love with it, too. Pros: The ride is so smooth, it's hard to feel how fast the car is going without constantly checking the speedometer. Sound system is very good, and there's actually more trunk space than I thought there would be. Interior is very sleek and well designed and the front seats are very roomy - and very posh. 3 driver seat memory settings are easy to set, and the leather seems to have been maintained pretty well by the previous owner. This car definitely turns heads and receives countless compliments. Cons: Setting the car's computer is a little complicated, but my fiance has figured it all out. There's no point to having a backseat, because, even if the driver is under 5'3", there is not enough room in the back seat for anyone except a small child (or a sideways-sitting, law breaking adult). Only drawback to the dash is the fact that the sight lines to the turn signal indicators are covered by the thick steering wheel (both I at 5'6" and my fiance at 6'2" have the same problem). The turn signal bar only requires a very light touch, so there have been a few times that I accidentally drovee a few blocks without realizing it. The GPS system control is pretty outdated - no touch screen, just a push knob that takes a while to input addresses. The convertible top seems to wear at the joints - might have been strained by weather in it's previous owner's location.
This car is very comfortable for the 2 front drivers and delivers a an exciting driving experience. Although it is no light weight, the power delivery is very smooth, specially with the SPORT mode selected. It looks great with the Top down or up. There are some minor annoying things about the idrive that causes some confusion with the radio/Nav settings. The owner will also have to be careful with the Bluetooth setting; as leaving it on in the vicinity of connected devices, such as cell phones, may drain the battery with the car turned off. However, none of these issues takes away from the smile I get when I hit the gas.
Thought 650 would be attractive replacement for my 528xi. It rode harder,steered harder,and had less comfortable seats.Can't blame anyone but myself since I never drove this model before buying.A lesson learned! Owned car for 4 months and lost $9000 when I traded it ( not for another BMW)