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17000 miles in 6 months
By Ralph in TN on
2001 BMW 7 Series 740iL 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 5A)
The car has been a great road car. It is comfortable, easy to drive, reliable, and has more than enough power to handle any highway. The reliability and BMW assistance are noteworthy. I ran into a large pothole and despite major damage to a wheel, the car (using run flat tires) got all passengers back home (about 10 miles) safely so a tow truck could come and install the spare. The BMW dealer in Ft. Lauderdale got the car up and running like new again.
The power and handling of the car are impressive. I like the style of the car; it is a sophisticated, strong design without being flashy or using gimmicks.
The navigation system has been useful but had to be replaced; apparently because the selling dealer has installed the wrong system. It does not list a number of state highways ("you are off of the digitized road network") which need to be added to be a first rate navigation system.