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
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.