by rhs408 on Dec 23, 2013 Vehicle: 2001 BMW 7 Series 740iL 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 5A)
I see a lot of great reviews about this car, and not surprisingly, most of them were written within 5 years or so of the car being born - the others must just be those really lucky ones (laugh). I bought this car in 2008 with 120k miles on it, it now has 210k. In that time, I've spent roughly $15000 on the various repairs and upkeep of the car. I'm not a wealthy man, and in short, this car has ruined me financially. I'm going to be selling it soon for a Camry or Avalon - I just want something reliable, first and foremost, after having the unfortunate experience of dealing with the expensive repairs needed to keep this beautiful car running.
by thecarguy112 on Jun 12, 2013 Vehicle: 2001 BMW 7 Series 740i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 5A)
Just bought a used one with 110,000K on it a week ago, and LOVE it. The power is surprising for 282HP, but 325LB FT of torque is sweet. I don't have the contour seats, but the basic seats are great. This car handles great for its size. I have a rare Slate Green 740i with Oyster Nappa leather, and english green dashboard and carpet. It truly is a joy to own. There are a couple little problems but cheap to fix. GREAT car.
by edh8 on Mar 21, 2013 Vehicle: 2001 BMW 7 Series 740i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 5A)
This is one amazing car!! for what you can pick up a nice clean 01 740i for today everyone should try it out.
The motor is bulletproof the trans is the weak link, however rebuilt it and the car will run to 200-300k easily.
Getting there might not be cheap, radiators, water pumps, expansion tank, suspension parts will break down and random sensors and gaskets will leak.
Despite all that this car is tight as a Drum at 125k miles, handling is amazing for a car this size. I installed some 18 M- Parallel staggered wheels.
The power delivery is fast and linear, only 282hp but feels faster than my friends 550i. Car is a beast, a tank call it what you will, no body roll on highway!! Buy one
by nycgal2 on Mar 19, 2013 Vehicle: 2001 BMW 7 Series 740iL 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 5A)
About 6 years ago my husband bought me the 2001 740i.
I have put over 75,000 mile on it in 6 years and when I reached 210,000 miles I decided to give it to my son and go buy a "new" car.
Not because I needed to as my "baby" still looks and handles and runs like a brand new car but I do alot of driving and thought a newer car would be more reliable on long trips. Well I looked at all the newer model Bimmers, test drove them, kicked the tires, walked around the outside, sat in the back seat....and guess what? Forget the new car. I bought a 2001 BMW 740iL with 85,000 miles on it!
I loved the 740i...I adore the 740iL!
by idcraig on May 15, 2012 Vehicle: 2001 BMW 7 Series 750iL Protection 4dr Sedan (5.4L 12cyl 5A)
There is not a finner car on the planet I have owned MB S series (close) BMW 740iL very nice Volvos, Cadillacs, Infinitys and the list goes on my 2001 750iL has it all Fun, comfort, power (WOW) I live in the snow belt and I drive my 750 all year without snow tires. You cant own a better car I swear.
by tadros on Jun 7, 2011 Vehicle: 2001 BMW 7 Series 740i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 5A)
I purchased my 740i the summer of 2007 with 122K, it now has 170k. Mechanically i have changed a suspension component ($250), brakes($1100) battery($150) and tires($1100) otherwise just oil service.
Recently it has began to slowly leak coolant. The reliability has been excellent and it still feels very much like a new vehicle. Preformance is Great but remember it is a large sedan The interior is beyond expectations. Exterior is beautiful with the sport package!!! Overall it is a great vehicle to enjoy for many years. I would never consider trading for anything else of similar value,
All 7 Series models receive an integrated Motorola StarTAC cell phone with BMW's Mayday function. Body-colored rocker panels and lower-bumper valances, as well as white turn signal lenses, enhance the 7 Series' exterior look. Sport Packages are now available on the 740iL and 750iL models.