This car is the worst mistake I have
ever made. The car has been at the shop
5 times in 7 months. The electrical
system is a total joke. I am trying
sell trade in this piece of junk ASAP.
DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT.
With 8 months and 14K miles on my '03
745LI I must say that this car is still
growing on me. I have not had even a
little problem develop-the car has been
flawless. It is a thrill to drive. Its
hard to imagine a better sedan - except
for a 760 which might be my next car
when this lease is up. IDrive is now
second nature for me but it did take
about 3 months to get totally used to
Comfort, Performance, Power and Style
(wasn't to wild about style at first
but grew to love it)
Better Nav system. Weak garage door
opener that requires ignition on to
The car is a dream to drive . The
workmanship on the car is definitely
substandard and the electronics are
woeful. Every repair has either been
completely ineffective in remedying my
problem or has created some new problem
the dealer can't figure out.
Strongly recommend anyone thinking
about purchasing this car get detailed
information about the dealership(s)
srevice department, since you'll be
spending quite a bit of time there. I
live in an area with only one BMW
dealer in a 100 mild radius and the
service department has been incompetent
and as user unfriendly as the car.
Design, seats, engine
More attention to quality of
construction and electronics. Get
electronics to work like the engine.
After owning many BMW's this is by far
the most elegant and fun to drive. When
compared to the Mercedes S500 and I'm
sorry but therewas NO comparison! The
Mercedes was uninspiring and boring.
True the gadgets in the Bimmer take
some getting used to, it did not take
much time and the rewards are
plentiful. My friends are in awe of
this automobile, it is time to take the
automobile into the next century and I
applaude BMW for being at the
forefront. Those who critize have'nt
spent the time to master the technology.
After watching the video and working
with the electronics driving this car
is once again a very enjoyable
experience. The car is also beautiful!
IDRIVE!, autopark, cellphone, voice
recognition, park distance control,
computer screen, roominess, ventilated
seats, 19" wheels, performance,
rainsensing wipers, looks and automatic
doors and trunk.
The controller for the Idrive is a
little too sensative, the phone is a
little hard to get to when in its
docking station in the console, more
convenient place for spare change.