The car overall is fantastic.
Itís an almost do everything type of vehicle if youíre looking for something to be a commuter by day and sports car by night.
Do your homework (service records) before buying one and make sure able to afford the maintenance required for this car.
Itís not a Toyota.
If you can at the time of purchase buy and extended or aftermarket warranty.
The parts for this car are a little pricey but when itís all said and done, itís hard to find anything else out there that drives and handles like it.
The logic 7 surround sound, Sport Mode, The handling (sports package) and the sound of the V8 at high Rpms.
Adaptive rear brake lights. The stopping power!
Interior and leg room, leather quality.
Parts availability, better interior door plastics, durable front and rear windshield molding as they seem to deteriorate, break and fall apart while washing the car.
The 745i is a great car when I am able to drive it. I've spent countless hours driving back and forth to the dealership because of malfunctions. It's great they give free maintenance for the first 50 thousand miles because you will need it. My gripe is that I maintained my car with regular service. The "check engine light" came on. I thought it would be some minor repair. Turns out the repair cost is $12000 for "CARBON' on the cylinder head!!!!-not a blown head gasket, but CARBON!! That's like telling me the brake dust on my rotors require a new axle! The ULTIMATE MACHINE has a poorly designed engine if carbon build up requires 12 grand of service. No More BMW for me - Honda/Infiniti here I am.
drives well on the road
Improve the engine. There's no way a car on the level of the 745i should have carbon buildup that would cost the owner that much money.
As my first entry into the BMW line-up
it's hard to beat. I was looking at the
new 5 but found it's size may not meet
the needs for a family of 5 (even
though the kids don't see much of the
back). A perfect match of perfomace
(19" wheels, 325HP) and Luxury. i Drive
should take about 1 week to master
(going through each menu screen) and
loading some favorites then it's a
matter of how much you want to know
while your drivig. If you have trouble
with Windows XP maybe maybe you should
think about a Lexus & touch screen.
Security Glass - not so much for
security but to eliminate road noise.
Along with the 13 speakers of the Logic
sound system you can forget you're
driving. Park Distance Control - great
in tight pots - also the ventilated
seats & butt massager are nice to
entertain the front passanger
Park Distance Control - should mute
the stereo when in operation (much like
as the phone and Navigation system do)
Why doesn't the integrated phone have a
MUTE function ?Carful with your front
seat passenger when ejecting the 6 CD
cartridge - the ejection force will
This is the best car I have ever owned
dollar for dollar. It is truly a joy
to drive and ride in, despite what has
sometimes been reported in the news.
The I drive is a challenge to learn,
but once you read the manual it is easy
to use. The cabin is spacious and
provides ample room for both the front
and rear passengers of various heights
Interior and exterior design is
execellent. The sound system is superb.
Under the hood is a wonder for the car
The alloy wheels hold a lot of break
dust, so the rims always seem to look
dirty. There needs to be an
improvement in this area.