by shame on Feb 2, 2013 Vehicle: 2002 BMW 7 Series 745i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6A)
I want to buy a 7 Series but I have been told by many BMW salesmen that if I'm going to get one, by a 2003 or newer. They say that the 02
had several problems. I like the 2002 and newer body style. I Never cared for the 2001 and before body styles. But what I don't understand is for such an expensive car why did it come out with so many problems. Most of the reviews on the car from anyone who has owned one seemed to be very mixed reviews. People keep complaining that the car has several mechanical problems, but also say that they've kept the car for 5 to 10 years. So it must not be that bad. What changes were made in the 2003 and newer models to improve all the problems?
by enzo360 on Sep 4, 2012 Vehicle: 2002 BMW 7 Series 745i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6A)
After 7 years of ownership, finally had enough of the continual issues with this car and traded it in (not a BMW).
Only drove the car in the summer but that did not prevent many costly repairs once the warranty was over.
Major coolant leak leading to engine damage (covered by warranty), cooling fan replaced, passenger window motor, 2 batteries, alternator, 6 CD changer malfunctioned, steering alignment could never be done properly leading to uneven tire wear on expensive Dunlops, bad sunroof windnoise that "could not be fixed", excessive road noise, clunky transmission, check engine light "forever" ON, low battery warning would appear often.
Each dealer visit; minimum $1000.
by viola128 on May 6, 2012 Vehicle: 2002 BMW 7 Series 745i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6A)
I had the 745i for 10 years and at only 80 thousand miles, i finally decided to get rid of it.
Fortunately, I sold it for a pretty good price and I was being very honest to the guy who bought it about the problems I had with the car before (they were fixed).
I love the driving and I do agree that it's very addictive and this is why it took me so long to sell it.
But, after 6 years, it started to need my attention and i have not stop paying money to keep it running in good shape.
I had 3 oil leaks, coolant problems, vacuum failed twice, power window, shade, door lock, power button for the seat etc....and, I had the service engine lights on as well.