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


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This is a great car! Especially powerful and classy. However, BMW has done some cheap things - like window shades and rear cup holders that fall apart the first time you use them. And the "Certified" warranty does not cover them. Also, the door jams are PAINTED and scuff easily. Within days your BMW will look scuffed up! BMW will not sell any touch-up paint for them. All BMWs are the same way. Good fuel economy for a heavy car. Lots of trunk space. The GPS is hard to use and built in phone sytem unusable with today's technology. VERY expensive to repair. Uses high-octane fuel. After 12 months it started to lack power and act sluggish. Needed some dealrer maintenance.


Best Features

Power. Lots of rear legroom. Superb space for four adults!


Worst Features

Door thresholds need to be made with the color they want, not painted. Build better interior quality parts.


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U gotta get one to understand
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By Oregon 7
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2001 BMW 7 Series 740i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 5A)


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This is my second 7 series. Last one was '00 iL. I now have '01 "i" sport in silver. Awesome car that has short comings like expensive repairs and some reliability problems but I wouldn't trade it for anything. I disagree with some of the posts here. If you pay $300/ tire, you are getting ripped off and oil changes don't cost $200. Matter of fact, I have coupon from dealer for $51 with synthetic oil. Ride is rough but it's the sport package and I love it. Keep in mind these cars orginally cost 70K plus, and this particular body style is no longer made so make sure you inspect them really well. Look for bad instrument pixels, Power Steering leaks, radiator fan replacement. Great cars though.


Best Features

The look of the car w/ 18" wheels and Mparallel rims is timeless. Has plenty of power, 282HP does not seem like much, but I tell people that BMW horsepower is different... I think they understate it. Seats are really comfortable too.


Worst Features

Better radio (it has 14 speakers they say)-it's very bad with no bass. Better Nav with DVD. Better cupholders. Headlights don't turn off when you remove key. CD player in dash. Better reliability cause this is wonderful car.


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


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Have found that this 740I has all the pleasures as the 740IL has to offer but with less bulk to handle. Have been driving it for over three years and been trouble free with 50M miles plus and the handling the roads in the mountains have been what BMW noted for on curves etc. The gas mileage on long trips avg around 22 to 23 miles per gal. I have found that the 2001 is the last of the old style and possibly most of any problems they have had been cleared up. I have noted that you do not see many resales for 2001 and they have been holding up in value. Would I buy another BMW 7 Series, Yes.. A Good 05 or 06.


Best Features

The seating is correct. Park Distance Control is very helpful and a must to have. The rear & side sun shades are nice to have when in the south.


Worst Features

Need to improve the vision for the dash and computer screen when wearing polarized glasses.


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7TH HEAVEN
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By 7TH HVN
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2001 BMW 7 Series 740iL 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 5A)


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COMFORTABLE, safe, reliable (thus far!) roomy, untouched by Mr. Bangle, almost quiet,and a bigger trunk than the S, but not the dazzling interior or tech goodies of a A8 (we owned one--it saved me form a 55 mph moron). The 7 is more fun to drive than the A.The Ultimate .... you know.


Best Features

exterior styling handling, personality, acceleration, stopping, the Bimmer stuff....


Worst Features

boy, the Audi guys do interiors well.the & suffers only by comparison.but it sure drives better!


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


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You need to remember that you are buying a luxury car and with that comes very expensive repairs / diagnostics. I have the 740i sport and the top of the line tires cost $300/each to replace. The cost to replace a battery is over $300. Synthetic oil changes cost around $200. Prepare to spend a least a few thousand dollars on upkeep of this car and also, be very aware that it's rear- wheel drive. If you live anywhere that is prone to ice/snow, think twice about this car! Fun to drive / nice looking car did not outweigh the costs associated with ownership for me. I seem to be one of the few dissenters on how great these cars are.


Best Features

Looks great, heated front seats, memory seat positions, NAV system.


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