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1998 BMW 7 Series

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By M. Young
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1998 BMW 7 Series 740i 4dr Sedan


Review

She isn't the least expensive car to own, but she's worth the price. If you love driving, the flagship 7 Series is a dream. Sure afoot, "broad-shoulder" powerful, smooth, quiet, and regal. This is before Bangle. No iDrive either! 14-speaker sound and top quality materials everywhere you look. It always feels like it could be driven across the country with ease. Only 10% of BMWs are 7 Series so you don't see them everywhere when you're driving. Very advanced tech for a 1998 car. Most 2006s still can't compare. Change oil often, replace radiator, treat her nice and she will make you happy.


Favorite Features

Rich leather, real wood, clever lighting, handles like a smaller car, beats WRX STIs (I've done it). 20 mpg. Utterly delightful to view and to drive. Best interior in its class even today. No gimmicks. You'll wonder why you waited so long to get one. You'll always volunteer to be the driver.


Suggested Improvements

Better quality radiator (most leak by 100,000 miles - replacement is $600.00 incl. labor), it could use a more sturdy parking brake release handle (mine snapped off at 75,000 miles), less brake dust, and simplify the graphic equalizer (I've just left it at the last owner's settings.)


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BMW 7 series
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By Doug1958
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1998 BMW 7 Series 740iL 4dr Sedan


Review

This Car is so fun to drive the way it handled around big bends is legendary.


Favorite Features

I loved the ride.


Suggested Improvements

If only it had real wood.


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Second best way for long distance
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By bugatti46
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1998 BMW 7 Series 740i 4dr Sedan


Review

I have owned over 20 European cars and this is without a shadow of a doubt, the Best driving, most powerfull ball of fun I have ever driven. Elegant and sporty. The only thing I would do different would be to buy the "S" version next time... I will buy another. I have put over 150k on this one and things may start to wear out.


Favorite Features

Power is extreme,, style is great handling is superior


Suggested Improvements

Plastic seat switch surrounds are cheap junk


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Great ride, but expensive
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By TAT
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1998 BMW 7 Series 750iL 4dr Sedan


Review

I bought my 750iL five years ago on eBay. First I test drove the 740 at delaer but it lacked power and acceleration. Thought the standard features like 12-cylinder engine, GPS and double thick glass made it a good choice. I love this car's performance! Sound system is the best I've ever owned. I commute 100 miles a day on the highway at 80 mph and it feels like I'm taking a race horse out for daily exercise. Have put 70K miles on the car since owning it and plan on driving past 200K. My only reservation is that it has cost me dearly to maintain at the dealer. Too many things needed fixing to detail here but all told I probably have put at least an additional $10K into maintainence.


Favorite Features

Power, comfort, sound system


Suggested Improvements

Had to buy a cup holder and mount next to the shift lever to accomodate large cups. Console cup holders are small and in the way of controls.


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The Ultimate Disaster Machine!
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By Lucian
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1998 BMW 7 Series 740iL 4dr Sedan


Review

Looks can be deceiving! Let's see, purchased car at 58k, coolant sensor broke at 59K, tire alignmnet at 60K, fuel pump 61K, cat converter at 63K, sealant around windows at 63K all that in one yr. That yr i only put on the car 8k miles in hot weather! It has been nighmare after nightmare. Thanks BMW i hope ur happy in Stuttgart. Hire new engineers? That would be a good start.


Favorite Features

Interior was excellent, and fun to drive when it works.


Suggested Improvements

Warranty should last at least 10yrs or 100k miles...if they say the car is reliable then show me with a better manuf. warranty?


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