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1998 740IL
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By Larry Dunbar
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1998 BMW 7 Series 740iL 4dr Sedan


Review

Puts a smile on your face every time you drive it. A big fast effortless cruising machine with loads of safety features. The interior room makes a long trip very comfortable. The drive fun factor is only exceeded by my wifes 2001 530I Sport.The car now has 47,000 miles on it and so far I've replaced the A/C pump, radiator, expansion tank, water pump, thermostat and it's housing. In additon a complete fluid change on everything. The cooling system componants were replaced as preventive maintainance measures with the exception of the water pump that had failed. All of the preceding is part of the price of owning one of the finest, safest, rides available.


Favorite Features

Safety, luxury, fun to drive. Long trip comfort, all the power anyone could want and you still get 25mpg at 80 mph.


Suggested Improvements

Accessory componants need serious improvement, cup holders, seat side panels (they break where the electric seat controls are, disabling the power seat and steering wheel adjustments. The biggest item that needs improvement though is radiator life, they're 50,000 mile radiators.


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Needs Minor fixes on Design
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By Sandy
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1998 BMW 7 Series 740iL 4dr Sedan


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Probably one of the best driving cars on the road in its category. The engine /power and stability is excellent. Like a mistress , it is expensive, stylish and requires constant attention. Brakes are the best .. comes with the cost of replacing the rotors and pads very frequently. Tire alignment is a problem- so there is uneven wear of tire and they needs to be replaced more frequently. Automatic power windows are problem. They break very easily.. apparently there is a plastic part attached to the cable that breaks very easily.


Favorite Features

Smooth ride


Suggested Improvements

Automatic power windows redisign. Fix wheel alignment problem.


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Beware
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By Bibel
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1998 BMW 7 Series 740iL 4dr Sedan


Review

Back at dealership 8 times over 7 years. Currently there (4-th week). Bad car .Bad dealer.


Favorite Features

Brakes every 20 000 miles - $750.


Suggested Improvements

Sell it soon.


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Walk Don't Run
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By lsudad
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1998 BMW 7 Series 740iL 4dr Sedan


Review

I love to drive this car. Reliability is not good however. Radiator neck (plastic!!!)broke off at 1 am 200 miles from home. Both catalytic converters failed. Eats tires due to bushings wearing out like plastic on front end. Cup holders are poorly designed, break often and are in the way of AC controls. Fuse problem left me stranded at night also. Only ORR BMW service brings me back to another BMW


Favorite Features

Seats!!! Sound system and just plain driving


Suggested Improvements

Cup holders, beter catalytic converters also a problem on my 1991 750iL, and stronger front end


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'98 Bimmer
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By tex2007
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1998 BMW 7 Series 740iL 4dr Sedan


Review

..enjoyed the car more than any I've owned. Problem areas are :cupholder, driver's seat brackets,electronic control panel...wish BMW had not been so in love with plastic.


Favorite Features

Premium Sound system, unbelievable engine performance.


Suggested Improvements

Eliminate plastic in dash area.


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