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1998 BMW 7 Series Sedan - Consumer Reviews

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BMW--NO OTHER
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By lionel
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1998 BMW 7 Series Sedan 740i 4dr Sedan


Review

Smooth,strong, silent ride;low maintenance.


Best Features

strong build, sleek lines, braking ability


Worst Features

gas mileage, weight


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A nice experience with my 740i
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By the MB
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1998 BMW 7 Series Sedan 740i 4dr Sedan


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I bought this car certified-pre-owned with 36k miles on it. It is a blast to drive and I get a lot of compliments on its styling from clients. I appreciate the fact that it can hold three car seats across in the rear. It has had two repairs in 12 months; new ventilation fan motor, new fuel injection o-rings. This would have totaled about $1,000 without the warranty. While this kind of thing seems typical, and is certainly not cheap, a used 740 has a great overall value proposition.


Best Features

styling, power, interior materials quality


Worst Features

reliability


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Absolutely Love It!!!
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By beemerguy
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1998 BMW 7 Series Sedan 740i 4dr Sedan


Review

I have owned several BMW's, but this is by far the nicest most pleasureable one to drive. Maintaining it is worth it since it has all the attributes of a sports car and the accomodations of a luxury sedan. Super for business or family.


Best Features

There are too many! The CPT8000 phone and the integrated controls do it for me, along with the steering wheel controls.


Worst Features

Only thing I would improve on is dead stop acceleration. Otherwise it's a gem!


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my 740i
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By rickter
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1998 BMW 7 Series Sedan 740i 4dr Sedan


Review

It is an awesome vehicle, but it costs to keep them going. I had the same problem with the "check taillight" alert. It is due to water getting in the rear light assembly. Costs about $300 to get both fixed. This car really scoots and is very fast and fun to drive. It's worth the $


Best Features

Handling: speed and sound


Worst Features

taillight assembly system


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too many problems
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By johnfra
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1998 BMW 7 Series Sedan 740i 4dr Sedan


Review

This is an absolutely incredible driving car, nothing can touch the BMW driving experience. However, as exceptional as this car is in driving and performance it's equally disappointing in it's reliability. My car has been in the shop for so many issues I can't recall them all. The majority of the problems were fixed under warranty but I had to have the radiator replaced,new suspension components, a complete new ignition system ( this one was especially fun since the car would not shut off with the key completely removed from the ignition,)along with just nagging problems.


Best Features

performance, handling, stereo, styling


Worst Features

better quality


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