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too many problems
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By johnfra
on

Vehicle

1998 BMW 7 Series Sedan 740i 4dr Sedan


Review

This is an absolutely incredible
driving car, nothing can touch the BMW
driving experience. However, as
exceptional as this car is in driving
and performance it's equally
disappointing in it's reliability. My
car has been in the shop for so many
issues I can't recall them all. The
majority of the problems were fixed
under warranty but I had to have the
radiator replaced,new suspension
components, a complete new ignition
system ( this one was especially fun
since the car would not shut off with
the key completely removed from the
ignition,)along with just nagging
problems.


Best Features

performance, handling, stereo, styling


Worst Features

better quality


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Big Money Wasted
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By timber
on

Vehicle

1998 BMW 7 Series Sedan 740i 4dr Sedan


Review

Great performance car, but the
electrical and mechanical expenses will
nickel and dime you to death.

Looks great and interior is fantastic,
would not own another bmw, ever.

Better have a large amount of money for
the repair bills. Has been running
about a grand every 3 months on my low
mileage vehicle.. a 1998 with 30,000
miles.


Best Features

High performance engine.


Worst Features

Cupholders, reliability of electrical and mechanical components.


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Fun but not reliable
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By AndrewR
on

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1998 BMW 7 Series Sedan 740i 4dr Sedan


Review

This car is a lot of fun to drive. It
performs like a sports car but has the
roominess of a large luxury sedan.
But, the reliability problems make it
difficult to justify owning. It's
almost at the point where I never know
when I turn on the ignition whether
the car is going to get me where I
need to go. Everything from body
mouldings that fall off while driving,
two failed catalytic converters, a
failed radiator, an airbag warning
light that comes on intermittently, an
intermittent warning that my rear
bulbs are out, and on and on and on.


Best Features

Incredible performance, nice interior, beautiful wood, lots of trunk space.


Worst Features

Old technology, useless on board computer system, horrible reliability.


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Nice Car
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By SB
on

Vehicle

1998 BMW 7 Series Sedan 740i 4dr Sedan


Review

Our experience with the car has been
absolutely outstanding. No maintenance
issues, and it drives like butter.

i would recommend this car to anyone
considering buying one.

Until you've nailed the accelerator on
a 740i you havent lived!!


Best Features

engine and drivetrain


Worst Features

doesnt need improving. Pricey car.


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1998 BMW 740i
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By Jim T
on

Vehicle

1998 BMW 7 Series Sedan 740i 4dr Sedan


Review

I have been very disappointed with this
car. I used to drive a 328 i and
absolutely loved it. Excellent
performance and exceptional
reliability. I assumed upgrading to a
740i would be a wise move. Was I ever
wrong! I've had this thing into the
shop at least 4 different times in the
past year. It also stranded my family
hours from home after the water pump
blew. Numerous electrical problems as
well. Never EVER again will I buy a 7
series BMW .


Best Features

Luxurious and very stable comfortable drive. Lots of power to spare.


Worst Features

RELIABILITY. When you spend this kind of money you at least deserve the same reliability as one gets from an average priced Japanese vehicle. My old Nissan MAxima was far more reliable than this car.


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