Excellent handling capability BUT
Not fun to drive. Try down shifting
with the steering wheel button and then
figuring out what gear you are in while
watching the road at the same time.
Every service is a multi-day ordeal and
there have been too many.
Uneccesary complexity, the radio is
basically non-functional outside of the
pre-selected stations.A real problem if
you are routinely in different
Handles like a BMW
One day service or get more help
Make a usable radio
I know how to work the computer and
Simplify-don't like the multiple
manipulastion to access the controls.
Give more control to gear selection.
The GPS system is not as accurate for
directions as my previous 740.
The voice activation doesn't work well
and the electronics seem to need
constant updating as the phone and
navigation system don't always work
The steering has a vibration in the
steering wheel until the low profile
tires warm up, which takes about 8-10
miles of driving before this goes away.
This is not what you should expect in a
The car handles exceptionally well on
all types of roads.
BMW needs to simplify the voice
activation system and correct the
faulty electronics as it relates to the
phone and navigation system.
WE HAVE THE 2003 745LI AND 760 LI AND
THEY ARE THE BEST LARGE SEDAN BMW HAS
EVER MADE...........WE HAVE OWNED THEM
ALL SINCE THE '80S. OUR DEALERSHIP HAS
BEEN GREAT ABOUT SEVICE! NO MERCEDES
FOR US, ALTHOUGH WE HAVE OWNED THOSE
TOO BUT THE ARE NOT THE ULTIMATE
DRIVING MACHINE. I WOULD BY ANOTHER ONE
IN THE FUTURE WHEN IT IS TIME.
I love this car and everything about
it. It's fast, nimble, tracks around
curves like a monorail,looks great,has
lots of interior room and the seats are
very comfortable. As for the iDrive, I
learned those functions that I want to
use, like the audio controls, in
minutes, and I'm one of those types who
still hasn't learned to set the clock
on a VCR. I drive just fine without
using the techno features I don't need
or want to use.
Power, comfort, great ride, quiet
interior and tos of leg room, front and