I bought my 740 used with 65k mi. Have had two years and have loved car. Amazing comfort on highway. Huge back seat. Good handler. Amazing ride. Great seats, precise steering. Engine is quiet and smooth but could deliver more power. Car still looks great after 11 years. However if you buy one of these, be pepared to spend a lot of money to repair and keep it going. I've spent $3000 on maintainance and repairs in the past 30 months. I've purchased 2004 Lincoln LS V8 to replace BMW because tired of the big repair bills. Even though my BMW is 11 years old, it still is in many ways a nicer car to drive than the almost-new Lincoln.
After trading a fairly new GS 430, I
must admit I'm quite taken w/ my used
740IL. It handles every bit as well if
not better than the Lexus. It
accelarates smoothly coupled with
generous torque. My only concern is the
higher miles/reliability factors. So
far so good.
Accelaration, handling and road feel.
Radio is poor at best and the car has
some strange sqeaks...not a big deal.
The 1996 bmw 740il is one of the
greatest cars ever made. The handling
is superb, the performance is great,
and it is a very good investment. The
car holds it value, and still is a
sweet looking car today.
interior and exterior design. It is
excellent on the car.