1998 BMW 7 Series Consumer Review: Run don't walk from this car

1998 BMW 7 Series Sedan - Consumer Review

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Run don't walk from this car
By Yikes on


1998 BMW 7 Series 740iL 4dr Sedan


Door handle broke off in my hand.
HVAC motors made squeaking noises.
Power steering pump and hoses failed.
AC clutch failed.
Front suspension shimmy - bushings
O2 sensors, thermostat, idle control
Front chrome(plastic) grills cracked,
fell out.
Main drive belt needed replacing after
only 20k miles.

Now here are the problems still to come
that are COMMON among other 740 owners:

Radiator (plastic!!) hose neck will
fail without warning and strand you.
Catalytic convertors will fail.
Transmission will fail at 60k.
Oil pump bolts may be loose and thrown
up into engine.

Best Features

Yes, it's a great driving autobahn cruiser! However, that description only applies when it's not at the dealership for one of the following repairs I have experienced:

Worst Features

RELIABILITY and BUILD QUALITY. This was supposed to be a flagship right?
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