by mrduck1 on Jan 18, 2012 Vehicle: 1993 BMW 7 Series
I've enjoyed a wonderful 17 yr relationship with this 20-year old car. Purchased with 40k mi for $35k back in 1995. I've spent $40k since then maintaining. So when they say your purchase of a 7-series is just the beginning they're not kidding. You should locate a trustworthy independent BMW technician before you buy used. Nevertheless, at 230k mi it continues to deliver a great driving performance... 90+ mph feels like it's on a rail and could easily go faster. Wherever I go people comment on how good it looks.
This is my 3rd BMW. Having owned 2 6-series in the past I wanted a big sedan to haul the family and clients. This was a cream puff with only 78000 miles after 13 years and has been very dependable and comfortable. I have replaced the front brakes and driveline as both were causing vibration and now it's as smooth as silk. Perfect blend of luxury and performance. I have installed aftermarket wheels and performance tires which made a big difference. 25 mph corners at 65 mph NO PROBLEM! 0-60 in a blink and I still get 19 mpg in all around driving. I had it detailed recently and it looks like new. I love this car!
by philly350zr on Apr 9, 2008 Vehicle: 1993 BMW 7 Series
I have owned this Classic since Aug 2005 and I confess I've spent 7800.00 restoring her to greatness. These are some of the best engineered cars in the world. The car is almost 15 years old and it still turns heads and performs close to the way it did when it came from the factory. This was the last year that these cars were hand made and designed by engineers and not the marketing guru like today's BMW. It has a strong road feel and power to burn when you need it. It hugs the open road and if you don't have a heavy foot I can get 25 miles on the highway doing 70 MPH. Maintenance must be done on a regular basis and parts are not cheap but this 7 series is a true driver's car.
by David Rosa on Jul 16, 2004 Vehicle: 1993 BMW 7 Series
I really like this automobile. The
engine is about right for the size and
weight. By the way at 4200lbs it is
similiar in weight to my 91 50ft long
caddy. I love the ajustable seats that
heat up, and the leg rm in back is
endless, maybe a 500 series will be
plenty next time. Great ride and drive.
Love the sun roof on a shaded road. I
plan to keep this one for a while. Only
real draw back, the dealer and their
repair and parts prices. My foreign
born mechanic as saved me several
occassions. Wheres the cup holder?
by raiderwes on Oct 1, 2003 Vehicle: 1993 BMW 7 Series
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.
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