Great, great car, big comfortable, gets 23 mpg at 75mph. Problems have been with the cooling system, mostly raditor and associated parts. Next problem is the double-pane glass that discolors from separation between the two panes. Company will not replace, even though all had been replaced under warranty the first time. Expensive to maintain, hard to work on the engine because of tight spaces.
Speed, handling, quietiness, comfort, sound of the exhaust, classic looks, stereo sound system.
Improvement in the windshield and side glass, especially the side double-pane glass (the fog and air bubbles destory the looks). One size larger (wider) tires.
Bought used with 52,000 miles. Car
looked and drove new. After two
months, I can say this is the finest
car I've ever owned. Although I'm
partial to high end Toyotas, this
vehicle drives like a dream. Comfort
front and back are superior, wind
noise is low, and it attracks looks
everywhere, even in the church parking
lot. Great fun to drive at higher
speeds (80-90). Gas mileage hwy 23 mph.
Powerful, smooth engine. Dash layout.
Outside body styling is pure BMW. Road
Handling is great and rough roads are
smoothed out magically by suspension.
My teenaged son loves the expansive
Cupholders look fragile and not very
capable. Pixels on odometer readout
are missing at times. Otherwise,
still my favorite vehicle.
I bought my 740IL when it was 5 years
old with 1 year of CPO warranty left.
It was love by first sight. It looks
gracful on the outside, and
unblieveably spacious in the inside,
much more than the 96 Deville it
replaced. 10 months passed, it has been
smooth running and problem-free.
With it, I have been looking forward to
my daily one-hour and a half commute.
So much fun and comfort.
Premium DPS sound system, the 10
speakers + diversity antennas beat
LS400's Nakamichi by miles, not to
mention BOSE. The limo-like back seat.
The parking assitance and security
glass. Quick accelaration when you
need it. Comfortable seats. Reasonable
21.5 MPG mixed driving.
The ride is excellent but too many
gadgets have had to be repaired: rear
and front cup holders, rear glass
window up and down, car phone
electronics still do not work, glove
compartment latch. I could go on, but
the smooth ride is still the best.
The seats are very comfortable and the
ride is great.
The inside components: cup holders are
not secure enough to hold drinks, even
when they do work. Telephone worked
very short time. Decided my cell would
do just fine when BMW Service couldn't
fix the intergrated phone.