1997 BMW 7 Series Consumer Review: Good Car, High Cost to Own

1997 BMW 7 Series - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

40 Total Reviews

740iL Sedan (4.4L V8 5-speed Automatic)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Good Car, High Cost to Own
By Chicago Bimmer on


1997 BMW 7 Series 740iL 4dr Sedan


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.
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