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1998 BMW 7 Series - Consumer Reviews

1998 BMW 7 Series

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Walk Don't Run
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By lsudad
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Vehicle

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


Best Features

Seats!!! Sound system and just plain driving


Worst Features

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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Vehicle

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.


Best Features

Premium Sound system, unbelievable engine performance.


Worst Features

Eliminate plastic in dash area.


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The Best BMW ever Built?
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By sfrei850
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Vehicle

1998 BMW 7 Series 740iL 4dr Sedan


Review

Had a 1980 528i-loved it. Had a 1989 750il-loved
it too but it was an expensive relantionship. My
current 1998 740il, bought used in 2000, has been
very reliable and loads of fun to drive to the store
or head down to LA from the Bay Area. The ride
quality on the 89 750 was a bit harsh in retrospect
while the 98 740 has that "feel the road" bmw
steering with a much more comfortable ride, and
more of a sports car feel. Hard to believe for such a
big car but it's true! Love it so much I bought
another one for my wife. The V8 has loads of
torque and reminds me of the great muscle cars of
the 60's.


Best Features

Loads of room with a sports car feel. Great power.


Worst Features

Parking brake


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Why Did I Wait So Long
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By csabo
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Vehicle

1998 BMW 7 Series 740iL 4dr Sedan


Review

We were looking for a car for my wife
to drive on business. She's an artist
and fell in love with the styling and
interior. I'm an engineer and fell in
love with the performance and
handling. It didn't hurt that we got a
great deal on the car. The owners
groups on the 7 Series are second to
none! We've had a couple of small
problems and the forums have allowed me
to fix the problems myself. Saved many
dollars. We wouldn't trade the car for
anything else on the road!


Best Features

Long distance highway cruiser! You can drive 500 miles in a day and get out rested and relaxed. Back seat you can stretch out in. Fit and finish to die for!


Worst Features

Cup holders that hold cups. Less expensive keys. A "Max" button on the A/C (newer models have this).


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Disappointed in Certain systems
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By Disappointed_in_BMW
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Vehicle

1998 BMW 7 Series 740iL 4dr Sedan


Review

The BMWs I have owned have specific
weekness that should be corrected by
BMW rather that by consumers post-
warranty. Condensation in tail lights,
electronic readout cluster, cup holders
are junk that should be upgraded by BMW
due to poorly engineered and produced
parts.


Best Features

Integrated/voice activated phone system.


Worst Features

BMW should assume responsbility for faulty - designed parts and systems.


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