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BMW 745Li
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By Alex
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Vehicle

2005 BMW 7 Series 745Li 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


Review

I recently purchased a 2005 745Li. I
had a 2000 740iL before, and traded
that in on this. The car has so much on
it, it is somewhat confusing at first,
though you learn how to use everything
eventually. I still am not sure how to
get the cell phone into the charger in
the middle compartment, it doesnt seem
to want to connect. Anyway, I had gone
to look at Jaguar and Mercedes before
this, but easily decided on the BMW in
the end, because of all the features it
offers.


Best Features

DVD Player with Rear I drive controller, Rear Electric Window Shades, I Drive, self closing doors & trunk, heated and air conditioned seats, and massaging drivers seat.


Worst Features

None really, though with the back DVD screen, when people get in the front, if the screen is up, they tend to bump it with their arms, so it gets messed up for the people in the back. Maybe putting the screen on the ceiling or one of the back of each seat would be better.


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What's not to like?
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By Klaus is in the Haus
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2005 BMW 7 Series 745i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


Review

My 2nd Beemer. 1st was the M
Roadster. The 745i is so much more
comfortable and almost as much fun to
drive. Most features well thought out
but some defy logic. (What were the
designers thinking when they put the
door lock/unlock switch in the middle
of the dash?) I-Drive learning curve
is steep but a wonderful concept. The
steering wheel controls and mode button
are all I need to shuttle between
Satelite, AM and 7 CD's without taking
my eyes off the road. I just wish they
would improve the navigation menus and
display CD track titles. The Sat radio
implementation is fantastic! I usually
leave this set to display artist and
track title. Hands free phone is nice
too.


Best Features

I Drive. Handling and performance.


Worst Features

CD titles to display. Better data base for nav system ("Information" is incredibly weak.) and more intuitive menu setup. Move door lock/unlock outboard.


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DONT BELIEVE THE CRITICISM
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By TAMPABMW
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Vehicle

2005 BMW 7 Series 745i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


Review

Dont let the negative criticism scare
you away from this gem. In spite of
negative reviews, BMW is selling almost
11,000 745 models a year. There is a
reason: it is a fantastic driver's car
without sacrificing any luxury. The
power is always there and the handling
will amaze, and--Comfort!
Do not let the I-Drive criticism affect
your decision. The basic drive
elements of the car are independent of
the system. Most of the other systems
(toys) are redundant through I-Drive or
voice recognition so if you don't like
it, you don't have to use it. But if
you can use a multifunction remote
control for your stereo/tv/dvd, you
will have no problem with I-Drive, and
may come to enjoy it.


Best Features

Power, handling and comfort. Exquisite styling in and out which garners looks and compliments from ALL! (I have never heard anyone, except the professional reviewers, say this car needs improvement to its styling.) Comfort seats, soft close doors and I-Drive are great. Sport mode auto transmission.


Worst Features

Lose the BMW telephone and perfect Bluetooth! Allow soft close trunk to operate from cabin button or remote fob, not just trunk lid. Allow easy disable of seatbelt chime for 2 minute drives within neighborhood!


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GREAT CAR
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By Jeffrey Sharp
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Vehicle

2005 BMW 7 Series 745Li 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


Review

A real show stopper and fun to drive,
handles like a sports car and rides
like a G4


Best Features

front seats


Worst Features

improve I drive so it is easier to use


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beaming BM owner
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By John
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Vehicle

2005 BMW 7 Series 745i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


Review

too bad these are so expensive. The
roads would be much safer and faster
with more of them


Best Features

Voice control commands


Worst Features

Simplify the controls


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