2009 BMW 7 Series Long Term Road Test


2009 BMW 750i: Tell Me Why I'm Wrong - Road Trip Edition

August 27, 2009

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I need a car for a family vacation - Ford Flex is the obvious choice. Or is it...

Yes, the Flex's DVD player is nice, so is the spacious interior and built in cooler. But I chose the BMW 750i. For one thing, I only have two small kids, so a sedan like this is plenty big enough. Here's another good reason I chose the BMW:

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I'm driving, I want to be as comfortable as possible - these seats do it. Other reasons I chose the 750: The trip to Sacramento, California takes about 7 hours but we're staying for more than a week - The Flex will be best during those 7 hours but once I get where I'm going, I'd rather have the BMW to pick up friends, go to dinner etc (Freeport Inn here I come). And the final reason I picked the BMW - It's a freaking $90,000 BMW sedan!! Why wouldn't I take it?? I might own a vehicle like the Flex one day, this BMW - probably not.

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This trunk is big enough to hold all our luggage and gear, right? We'll see.

Did I make the right choice or will I be sorry?

Brian Moody, Automotive Editor - cresting the Grapevine on I-5.

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