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2001 BMW 740i (sprt pckg) End of an Era
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By AMM
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2001 BMW 7 Series Sedan 740i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 5A)


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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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Sheer elegance.


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The true Ultimate Driving Machine
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Terry B.
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2001 BMW 7 Series Sedan 740iL 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 5A)


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This is my second BMW. I have a '98 5 series which was the best car I had ever driven. Compared to the 740iL, the 5 series is very pedestrian. I have never driven a more responsive, agile and comfortable car. Its a true sports sedan. The interior, while not overly exciting to the senses, has a refined, rich feel. It has all the bells and whistles. The stereo is nice but not conducive to bass heavy music. Also, back up the Brinks truck when its time for repairs. If you can find a good mechanic, avoid the dealership. However, the real fun begins when you sit behind the wheel. A lot of power. I cannot describe the driving experience. You have to live it. Forget Mercedes, Lexus, Audi.


Best Features

The power, handling, and suspension is impeccable. This car is a beautiful car thats great to look at. Huge trunk.


Worst Features

Better sound system. The GPS system is limited.


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Best 7-series ever
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Erik
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2001 BMW 7 Series Sedan 740i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 5A)


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I've owned my 740i sport edition (black/black) for 4 years and put about 40K additional miles. This car is the most stylish 7 ever. Sports edition with 19" rims and slim muscular looks. I've had minor issues with mine (cup holder broke, engine opening cable issue, radiator crack (covered under warranty). Always a nice drive, and acceleration is awesome, particularly from 40 to 80 mph. I've had the car up to 110 mph and it seems to want to live at that speed. Extremely smooth drive. Traction control helps in snow, but forget about this on any substantial ice/snow. The 282 hp is deceiving, torque is calibrated perfectly to compensate. I love my 740i Sport Edition. A classic car some day.


Best Features

I'm 6'5" and seat controls include the ability to lower the top part of seat back, but then pull the upper section of top seat forward. I've yet to see another car do that (ex. not in Merc CL). Styling of course w/ sport pkg. knobs to tweak everything. Acceleration from 30 to 70 mph range.


Worst Features

1. Embedded phone/address system works with one BMW-Motorola antiquated phone - can't find anywhere. 2. Cup holder. great for 12 oz can only, forget your coffee mug. 3. You will inevitably get scratches under the door handles which are lift kind - lights highlight. Full bar handles would be better.


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By CB
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2001 BMW 7 Series Sedan 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
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By Oregon 7
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2001 BMW 7 Series Sedan 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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