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1997 BMW 7 Series

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The Ultimate Ride & Repair Costs
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By DarkShark
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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)!


Favorite Features

On board computer, digital sound,


Suggested Improvements

BMW warranty up to 100k instead of 50k miles


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lots of fun/problems
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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.


Favorite Features

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


Suggested Improvements

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!
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By 1997 BMW Owner
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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!


Suggested Improvements

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.
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By Enjoyment
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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.


Favorite Features

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


Suggested Improvements

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!!!
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By wvangosen
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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.


Favorite Features

Computer control console and self- adjusting passenger mirror.


Suggested Improvements

Ability to lock the car without using the remote


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