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2003 BMW 7 Series

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7th Wonder?
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By shinjitsu
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2003 BMW 7 Series 745i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


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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.


Favorite Features

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.


Suggested Improvements

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.


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I can't believe
7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By l. conroe
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2003 BMW 7 Series 745i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


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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.


Favorite Features

drives well on the road


Suggested Improvements

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.


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Fun car to drive
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By rpm
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2003 BMW 7 Series 745i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


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Had little issues but not too much to be worried. Great car to own.


Favorite Features

Handling and response.


Suggested Improvements

Electronics need improvements, radio system and nav are a little slow and not too easy to operate.


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Intimedated by the i Drive ?
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By elicojt
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2003 BMW 7 Series 745i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


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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.


Favorite Features

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


Suggested Improvements

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 surprise you


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Best Car Dollar for Dollar
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By Dr. Fun
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2003 BMW 7 Series 745i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


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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 or sizes.


Favorite Features

Interior and exterior design is execellent. The sound system is superb. Under the hood is a wonder for the car enthusiast.


Suggested Improvements

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.


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