I have owned a '79 320i and a '84 528e. I bought my beautiful white 740i back in 2002 - it had 123,000 miles and cost only $9,000. That was less than I paid for my 1 year old 320 in 1980! I put Bilstein shocks on it as I did my others. It handles like a dream - it is the perfect mix of size and power. Drives like a magic carpet on the freeway and a sports sedan around town and on the open road. It isn't fragile with super low profile tires and low front air-dams like cars of today - I don't slow down for dips driveways or speed bumps.
I drove this car for 5 years and over
50,000 miles until it had about 95,000
miles. Never a problem until about
90,000 miles and then there were all
too many. Wonderful car to drive.
Problems later were a/c and
suspension. When I bought at 44,000
miles, it had a new short block,
courtesy BMW recall.
Style. Ride. Comfort. Engine and
transmission still strong at 95,000