by mike_petersen on Jul 26, 2012 Vehicle: 2000 BMW 7 Series 740i 4dr Sedan
This is my 5th BMW, and also my favorite. Ive owned several 3 series and 5 series. All great cars but the 7 series of this E38 generation is truly special.
The powertrain is strong by the standard of the 00, for 99% of your driving the power is more than adequate. The lines are classic, I still think the best of all BMW and the car continues to turn heads like no other. Clean, taught, uncluttered, and purposeful.
The true sport package on the 740i is tighter than most would like, would recommend the non-sport for most people.
If you are not mechanically included, or do not have a mechanic you trust and dependent on the BMW dealership, you may want to step with caution.
by bmw37 on Apr 17, 2012 Vehicle: 2000 BMW 7 Series 740i 4dr Sedan
This car is awesome no other way of saying it. it is better than any 7 series for sale today. the styling is classic. the interior is perfect and doesnt have any bmw i drive nonsense
just a good sized navigation system that matches perfectly in the center, the driving feel is awesome too. the leather quality is excellent and the rear seat leg room is something the be seen. the engine may be short of 300 hp
but you wouldnt be able to know once you floor it. the engine is perfect, the transmission is one of the smoothest out there. the car may be long and heavy but bmw has managed to make it feel only slightly short of an M3's handling capabilites. this car is a joy to drive.
by Ricks 740i sport on Mar 8, 2010 Vehicle: 2000 BMW 7 Series 740i 4dr Sedan
i have owned more than 10 cars and for some reason they all get played out and sold. i got offered a reasonable price but could not sell it. i owned it for 5 years now. performance love it, still looks better then the 745il models. drives fast with out realizing (bad in some cases). maintenance is not bad at you local mechanic (water pump & fan with belts tune up and other few thing ran about 1200, same price as my 2001 Honda prelude) and no time seeing my self getting rid of it.
The Premium Package is standard on the 740i and 740iL and the Cold Weather Package now includes heated rear seats. Two new "Protection" trim levels are also available that provide light armor, bullet-resistant glass and run-flat tires.