Used 1997 BMW 7 Series Sedan Consumer Reviews - 39 Car Reviews | Edmunds

Consumer Reviews

1997 BMW 7 Series Sedan

Average Consumer Rating

39 Total Reviews

View reviews for a specific 7 Series model:

sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
Wonderful car
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By 7series
on

Vehicle

1997 BMW 7 Series Sedan 750iL 4dr Sedan


Review

This is a truly wonderful car. The ride is smooth and the build quality is great. I haven't owned a car that was built with more attention to detail. One must treat it with utter care, and go very easy on the car and all its amenities and it will last you. From new, mine has almost 110,000 miles. The only work done was the brakes, at 100,000 miles, the navigation dvd stopped working at about that time, too, and there seems to be a strange clicking noise coming from the dash. It could be the computer or navigation, or just a leaf in the a/c. Bar those mishaps, this is one of the most beautiful cars inside and out. My only complaint is that it doesn't have an electronic sport suspension setting.


Best Features

Rear passenger foot rests and leg room, trunk space, electronic key that works from miles away, and the pick-up on this car, considering how heavy it is, is fantastic. Oh, and the M wheels. This car is built like a tank!


Worst Features

It would be nice to have an electronic sports suspension setting, so the car would handle with more aggression. Also, electronic sunshades, all around, and an in dash 6 cd changer. Having to pick your cds before a trip is a bit of a pain.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Good Car, High Cost to Own
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Chicago Bimmer
on

Vehicle

1997 BMW 7 Series Sedan 740iL 4dr Sedan


Review

Love the car, hate the car. Most beautiful car I've
owned. A joy to drive, when everything works.
Replaced 4 window motors, 1 seat motor, a
radiator, 2 water pumps, an alternator, a drive
shaft, a CD player, and dash read outs. The other
day the exterior door handle just came off in my
hand. This car has been maintianed by BMW and
certified mechanics, yet the build quality work
against the owner. It's a shame considering the cost
of the car.


Best Features

Style. Handling, interior comforts, and surprisingly good mileage for a car of this size.


Worst Features

BMW should admit to common fails and reimberse owners. Some of the these repairs are completely uncalled for, when you consider that we paid >$60K when new. Old Nissans I've owned have had better repair experience.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

The Ultimate Ride & Repair Costs
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By DarkShark
on

Vehicle

1997 BMW 7 Series Sedan 740i 4dr Sedan


Review

Fantastic car to drive! Plenty Leg Room
and comfort features but don't plan on
leaving the repair shop for less than
$1,000 per visit (for instance, I
needed $30.00 in parts and the total
bill was close to $900.00). If you buy
one, do yourself a favor and STRONGLY
consider getting an extended (high
performance) warranty...You WILL forget
about the repair costs while driving
though! The best of the best (unless
you have the pleasure of driving the
2004 535i)!


Best Features

On board computer, digital sound,


Worst Features

BMW warranty up to 100k instead of 50k miles


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

lots of fun/problems
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By sanjaysp
on

Vehicle

1997 BMW 7 Series Sedan 740i 4dr Sedan


Review

Great drivers car!!! pleasure to drive,
get lots of looks.


Best Features

4.4 liter V8, 282 hp, exterior styling, interior styling


Worst Features

reliability!!! 2 cat. converters ($3000), dashboard led's ($2500) xenon's ($2000) a/c does work, sunroof broke I can go on!!


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

love it, but.....
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By glfahlcron
on

Vehicle

1997 BMW 7 Series Sedan 740iL 4dr Sedan


Review

this is the ultimate driving
vehicle...the only problem i have is
when i have to put it in the shop for
repairs. expect to dig deep...
nevertheless, when i get back behind
the wheel it seems all worth it.


Best Features

the 440 watt 14 speaker stereo will blow you away... i've never been able to turn mine all the way up... the handle is like a sports car but a nice road vehicle all the same


Worst Features

can't think of any really...


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT