Picked the car up in Munich and it
founds its way through Germany, France
and Austria. Amazingly stable, smooth
and secure on the autobahn. Excellent
ride; quiet, comfortable. Very nble
for its size. Looked strange at first;
now looks stylish and distinctive, with
comments from strangers on what a
beautiful car it is. But mostly, the
joy is in the driving.
Navigation system, voice commands,
iDrive. These are fun gimmicks, but
the car qua machine is fantastic.
Make iDrive more intuitive; enlarge
I was leary about the 745 from the 2002
reviews but thought that all the
computer glithches would have been
resolved by 2003--No such luck--My
vehicle is again at dealer to fix the
gremlins of the I DRIVE--intermittent
problems persist with phone,navigation
and tire pressure systems--Now a recall
for more software updates for rough
Ride and acceleration are top notch--
Until all the bugs are worked out, BMW
should stop selling this vehicle--this
is their flagship vehicle and they
should be embarrassed by it
I also got one of the early models.
Had tremendous number of problems. The
dealership could never fix them. I
just traded it in on a Mercedes S class
and they gave me $50K trade in due to
all the problems...they know noone
wants the car.
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