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1998 BMW 7 Series - Consumer Reviews

1998 BMW 7 Series

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Fun to drive but expensive to maintain
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By Dillon Lim
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Vehicle

1998 BMW 7 Series 740iL 4dr Sedan


Review

It's a blast to drive this car. But reliability is a big issue. Common problems are radiator and reserviour, water pump, window regulators, O2 sensors, fading pixel displays. Great car if you can afford the maintenance.


Best Features

The short block V8.


Worst Features

Better reliability.


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Best car ever owned
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By Judith Speth
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1998 BMW 7 Series 740iL 4dr Sedan


Review

Since I've owned this vehicle I've had only one repair. Take it in annually for an oil change, but that's about it. It's fun to drive and I've yet to be beaten in a race. We abuse it since we own rentals and load it up to drive the 300 miles to our rentals. My husband owns 2 vehicles but my BMW is our car of choice and he's trading his Audi All Road for a 750li. We always vacation in the Beamer.


Best Features

Speed, handling, prestige, dependablity, appearance, and sound system.


Worst Features

Needs a visor w/and extension to block the sun. I don't wear sunglasses and this would help my enjoyment.


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1998 740IL
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By Larry Dunbar
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Vehicle

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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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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Vehicle

1998 BMW 7 Series 740iL 4dr Sedan


Review

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.


Best Features

Smooth ride


Worst Features

Automatic power windows redisign. Fix wheel alignment problem.


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Beware
Performance
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By Bibel
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Vehicle

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.


Best Features

Brakes every 20 000 miles - $750.


Worst Features

Sell it soon.


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