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1997 BMW 7 Series

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The Ultimate Ride & Repair Costs
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Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By DarkShark
on

Vehicle

1997 BMW 7 Series 740i 4dr Sedan


Review

Fantastic car to drive! Plenty Leg Room
and comfort features but don't plan on
leaving the repair shop for less than
$1,000 per visit (for instance, I
needed $30.00 in parts and the total
bill was close to $900.00). If you buy
one, do yourself a favor and STRONGLY
consider getting an extended (high
performance) warranty...You WILL forget
about the repair costs while driving
though! The best of the best (unless
you have the pleasure of driving the
2004 535i)!


Best Features

On board computer, digital sound,


Worst Features

BMW warranty up to 100k instead of 50k miles


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lots of fun/problems
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
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By sanjaysp
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Vehicle

1997 BMW 7 Series 740i 4dr Sedan


Review

Great drivers car!!! pleasure to drive,
get lots of looks.


Best Features

4.4 liter V8, 282 hp, exterior styling, interior styling


Worst Features

reliability!!! 2 cat. converters ($3000), dashboard led's ($2500) xenon's ($2000) a/c does work, sunroof broke I can go on!!


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No more MBZ for me!
Performance
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By 1997 BMW Owner
on

Vehicle

1997 BMW 7 Series 740i 4dr Sedan


Review

I had always owned MBZ and although I
was quite happy with what I drove, it
wasn't until I got behind the wheel of
this 740i that I understood the meaning
of the ultimate driving machine. What
a pleasure!


Worst Features

Although the trunk changer is great, it would be nice to be able to insert a CD in the dash once in a while. Front cup holder is not up to the task of anything large than a dixie cup.


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Great car but not cheap to run.
Performance
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By Enjoyment
on

Vehicle

1997 BMW 7 Series 740i 4dr Sedan


Review

I love my 740i. With the Dinan engine
upgrades and stage 1 suspension it is
like a large sports car. Smooth and
powerful with a navigation system/TV.
So far, only the cooling system
(radiator, water pump and resevoir) has
broken. I hope that will be all but
that is a lot for a 1997 with 60,000
miles on it. Certified warranty keeps
costs down up to 50,000 miles.


Best Features

Navigation system, Engines High-End Torque, Comfortable Seats.


Worst Features

The closer to 2001 for this car the better. Digital phone, Xenon headlights and more powerful bass in the stereo are nice late-model improvements.


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NICE!!!
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By wvangosen
on

Vehicle

1997 BMW 7 Series 740i 4dr Sedan


Review

I love this car! When I purchased it
though, it had some problems and
slightly abused. Digital displays not
functioning properly, radio buttons
broken, no floor mats, paint splatter
on the side, etc... However, the ride
and performance of this car have more
than made up for these minor glites
(not to mention the great price I got
on it). Center console should have a
hidden compartment for the phone and
be covered with the same soft leather
that the seats are covered in.


Best Features

Computer control console and self- adjusting passenger mirror.


Worst Features

Ability to lock the car without using the remote


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