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.
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.
sunroof and sound system
Air conditioner, trans, suspension. Etc, etc, etc. Ad nauseum.
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.
Adjustable, programmable driver's seat. The sound system is a marvel. And room, room, room.
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.
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.
Style. Handling, interior comforts, and surprisingly
good mileage for a car of this size.
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.