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Absolutely Fabulous!
By thecarguy112 on 06/12/13 12:12 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2001 BMW 7 Series Sedan 740i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 5A)

Review

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.
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful
Best bargin on the road!!
By edh8 on 03/21/13 11:24 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2001 BMW 7 Series Sedan 740i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 5A)

Review

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
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13 of 13 people found this review helpful
Best in its class
By tadros on 06/07/11 06:29 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2001 BMW 7 Series Sedan 740i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 5A)

Review

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,
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Best 13K I've ever spent
By Scott C on 10/21/09 14:22 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2001 BMW 7 Series Sedan 740i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 5A)

Review

Bought an 01 740i w sports package 100K on the odometer. Put $2K into Trans fluid, Belts, Oil leak all other fluids, new plugs etc... I drive over 150 miles per day in it at 80mph and it still averages 24 mpg! Build quality is unmatched, engine is so quiet at idle I need to look at the tach to see if it's on! These cars are made to last (if you take care of them). Seats look unworn due to the incredible quality of the leather on an 8+ year old car. Oh, and buy the warranty, It'll save you!
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2001 BMW 740i
By MotorStreet on 03/08/09 19:06 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2001 BMW 7 Series Sedan 740i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 5A)

Review

This car is one of the best cars of all time. It can be smooth and quiet on the highway , but when you put your foot down its 4.4L V8 surges forward with 324lb.ft. of torque and 282hp. The steering is heavy and responsive. The suspension soaks up bumps, but delivers sharp handling when you want it. In 5 years of owning this car the only problem was getting the handsfree phone setup. Our car had an outdated navigation system and the rear cup holders once broke, but there were no other problems. This BMW is in my opinion one of the best cars ever overall. This one of the last real BMW's from before the new bigger Bangle designed BMW. It has a classic look, but appears modern.
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Exhilarating 740i M sport package
By AdrianA on 11/29/08 21:35 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2001 BMW 7 Series Sedan 740i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 5A)

Review

Took delivery of a low mileage, (52,300) sport sedan, thanks to all the advise, blogs, concerns and messages from well-wishers who opined if I chose to indulge in the 7 Series cadre, I should pay considerable attention to the 2001, and more particularly the M Sport package. Being used to the size of the two 3er I own (90 & 94), the size is imposing and the MPG disastrous, to say the least. But once I sat in the "cockpit", which was a significant upgrade from the 3er, powered it on, quiet, and provided the ambiance to carry on a conversation at normal levels. I was impressed. The compromise for what it delivers in driving pleasure feels compensates for the not so good gas mileage. A delight
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The Cliche Holds True
By matt laguardia on 07/04/08 12:35 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2001 BMW 7 Series Sedan 740i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 5A)

Review

This car makes for a wonderful driving experience, especially on long trips. The sport package is a must have. These cars can be fairly reliable if scheduled maintenance is kept up, however, it's not a Honda Accord. If you're planning on purchasing a used E38, do your research. Suspension, cooling, and braking system repairs can be costly, and it's very helpful to know how to tell if the previous owner has kept up on these things. If you're an educated and savvy vehicle owner, you'll find that a used 7 series is a nearly impossible to beat combination of styling and performance for the price, even when figuring in maintenance
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My 01 Big Bimmer 740i
By bigmikeG on 02/08/08 15:24 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2001 BMW 7 Series Sedan 740i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 5A)

Review

After 108K miles, the paint still looks great it accelerates wonderfully and the 18"-M parallel wheels still are timely. I recently change (6 liters) the tranny fluid and filter. No one could tell me what "life time fluid" means in miles or years. belts, O2 sensors and A/C blower have been replaced. Of course, you 01 owners know about the radiator and expansion tank problems (50k miles and death sets in). The display still has all the pixels and the Bose system still rocks. Try Toyo Proxos tire if you have a 7. They are the best tire I have bought. I love this car, costs a few bucks to keep going. But doing 79 on th highway and getting 25 to 26 MPG is pretty good for a 2 ton, V8 hoss
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
2001 - 740i - Sports Package
By BMWOWNER on 01/03/08 15:34 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2001 BMW 7 Series Sedan 740i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 5A)

Review

Best built sedan by far; the sports package makes it even better. An absolute dream machine to drive for the past 6 years. Unmatched style and performance compared to any new BMW sedan or other comparable sedans don't even come close. Great MPG on highways. Without a doubt a better car for you than new, if you find an 01 one with low miles (40k to 60k) get it. You won't do better money wise or performance wise anywhere else at this price level, around $20k.
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2001 BMW 740i (sprt pckg) End of an Era
By AMM on 07/19/07 18:08 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2001 BMW 7 Series Sedan 740i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 5A)

Review

Best sedan ever made in general and best by BMW: style, comfort, performance and reliability. The 740i is a true dream machine. Goodbye to grace and hello to hideousy!! Whatever they replaced it with - a total disappointment with the introduction of the new 7 series, six years later, they still can't get it right.
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