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.
Safety, luxury, fun to drive. Long trip comfort, all the power anyone could want and you still get 25mpg at 80 mph.
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.
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.
Automatic power windows redisign. Fix wheel alignment problem.
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
Seats!!! Sound system and just plain
Cup holders, beter catalytic converters
also a problem on my 1991 750iL, and
stronger front end