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1997 Bmw 740iL Luxury Luxury And Performance
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By bmwenthusiast7
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1997 BMW 7 Series 740iL 4dr Sedan


Review

I recently bought a 1997 Bmw 740iL Luxury Sedan with 154,000 original miles. I bought it for $1,500 and all it needed was a hood latch. Then I finished it off with fifteen inch chrome and black wheels and a premium navigation system. The power is amazing and it has all the options to make it considered a luxury vehicle. It is simply five out of five stars.


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Piece of junk
4 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By lousy cat
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1997 BMW 7 Series 740iL 4dr Sedan


Review

This is the only car I have ever owned that literally falls apart before your eyes. BMW should be ashamed to put such a poor quality car on the market. It's only redeeming quality is that it looks good. The list of things wrong with my car are incredible for a car that has just over 100k on it BMW shame on you.


Favorite Features

sunroof and sound system


Suggested Improvements

Air conditioner, trans, suspension. Etc, etc, etc. Ad nauseum.


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Great Car!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By JoeyJ
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1997 BMW 7 Series 740iL 4dr Sedan


Review

Great car fun to drive but when something breaks prepare to spend at least $200 in repairs.


Favorite Features

room, sound, stance, aggressive look


Suggested Improvements

better gas mpg, cheaper parts


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Love our Bimmer
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By Reston
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1997 BMW 7 Series 740iL 4dr Sedan


Review

We bought the car used and had to sink some money into it right off the bat, for items not covered by the seller's warranty. Wondered about the choice for the first year. Then the car settled down and we've had routine maintenance since. It's a joy to drive, city or highway, and it's a joy for passengers. If you don't keep up with routine maintenance, and replace things at the first sign of trouble, expect to sink a lot of money into repairs. We do routine maintenance, and change the oil frequently, and we've been very satisfied. We plan to run the car for ten more years at least.


Favorite Features

Adjustable, programmable driver's seat. The sound system is a marvel. And room, room, room.


Suggested Improvements

Had to replace driver's console -- that was a bummer. The electrical system seems a little shaky sometimes - - lights burn out awfully quickly. Would be nice if the CDs were in the cabin, not the trunk, for changing CDs while driving.


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Good Car, High Cost to Own
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By Chicago Bimmer
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Vehicle

1997 BMW 7 Series 740iL 4dr Sedan


Review

Love the car, hate the car. Most beautiful car I've owned. A joy to drive, when everything works. Replaced 4 window motors, 1 seat motor, a radiator, 2 water pumps, an alternator, a drive shaft, a CD player, and dash read outs. The other day the exterior door handle just came off in my hand. This car has been maintianed by BMW and certified mechanics, yet the build quality work against the owner. It's a shame considering the cost of the car.


Favorite Features

Style. Handling, interior comforts, and surprisingly good mileage for a car of this size.


Suggested Improvements

BMW should admit to common fails and reimberse owners. Some of the these repairs are completely uncalled for, when you consider that we paid >$60K when new. Old Nissans I've owned have had better repair experience.


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