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Say Hello to Deferred Maintenance!
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By Bobby M
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2000 BMW 7 Series Sedan 740i 4dr Sedan


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Bought the car almost three years ago. My first Bimmer will likely be my last. As much as I love driving the car, it is waaaaay too costly to fix. The plastic (!!) tank on the radiator split 5 days after I purchased the car. I've had to replace the water pump, thermostat, and power steering pump. Right now I could drop $8k on the car just to fix the many problems that I live with, including: - ABS computer dead (no traction control), - Thrust bearings in front suspension, - Tranny needs to be replaced (but car still drives, - engine failsafe program kicks in about once a month). Now my car won't pass a smog check because the check engine light STAYS ON.


Best Features

When the car acts right, I love the power and smoothness of the ride. LA to Vegas in exactly 3 hours, cruising easy all the way. What a great drive! Car takes twisty mountain roads with ease, I've never felt like I'm at the limit.


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Ultimate Texas Driving Machine Update #2
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By raiderwes
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2000 BMW 7 Series Sedan 740i 4dr Sedan


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Rolled over 100,000 7/09. Just put new front brake pads/rotors ($650) & rear pads ($253), air mass meter ($1000), PCV valve ($500) & drive belts ($211). Car still runs well and drives great. There has been one other front end issue described as "rubber mounting" for $566. Gas mileage is about 24 hwy, 14 city. 16,000 mi between oil changes. Valve cover gaskets leaking on each side and hoses need replacing ($1000) and it has a leak at the timing chain cover ($$$). Replaced Kumhos after 30k mi with Micheline Pilot Sport+ ($$). Overall, however, a good experience. At this age, car will not depreciate very fast. There is a noise, however in the front end, that has gone undiagnosed by 3 dealers.


Best Features

The style, ride and handling.


Worst Features

Cup holders are a joke.


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Ultimate Texas Driving Machine update 2
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By raiderwes
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2000 BMW 7 Series Sedan 740i 4dr Sedan


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I still have the car at 97,000 miles. Replaced air mass meter, PCV valve and head gaskets at 93k mi ($$$). Replaced Kumho Ecsta tires at exactly 30k mi with Michelin Pilot Sport+ ($$).


Best Features

The power and handling. Sport/comfort seats may have to be transplanted to the next car! Still a pretty good style.


Worst Features

Front cup holders are a joke.


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Update #2 Ultimate Texas Driving Machine
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By raiderwes
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2000 BMW 7 Series Sedan 740i 4dr Sedan


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Car now has 95k miles. At 85k mi nav unit in trunk failed; replaced with used unit/upgrade ($250). At 93k car developed minor leak - valve cover gasket. Put new Mich Pilot Sport + after 30K on the Kumhos. At 94k air mass meter failed along with PCV valve; fixed valve cover gasket at same time totaling $1400. Car averages 15k mi between oil changes, though I will start doing it substantially more often now. Still the most fun car I've ever owned and can't get excited about anything else out there. Overall, I have not had that much trouble with the car. I don't see much in the way of keeping it another 25-30k miles; after that, we'll see.


Best Features

The power, the ride, the handling. Comfort sport seats are better than any other car I've driven. 23 mpg highway; 15 city


Worst Features

Nav system totally outdated now and too expensive to maintain or upgrade. This car has the sport package, so tire wear is a downer. New Michelins are supposed to be good for 50k; we'll see.


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Ryan's 2000 740i
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By Rolands Ride
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2000 BMW 7 Series Sedan 740i 4dr Sedan


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So I bought my 740i back in March of this year. this is my 2nd BMW and I am going to say I am very impressed with the vehicle. Has a beast of a engine, for a 2 ton car it will beat the crap out of a stock Camaro SS. The outside design is classic BMW which is why I bought this car instead of one of the newer 7 Series cars. The interior all be it a bit bland is very comfortable and ergonomic. No scientist needed to figure out the Nav or how to run the A/C. Car gets moderate mileage per gallon, about 18 around town and 24 on the highway. Not bad for a v8 that is a hoss. As expected for a BMW off of warranty, you will not want to get repairs done at the dealership, find a good tech.


Best Features

Outside looks, powerful V8, classy car, that runs like its on roids.


Worst Features

Interior needs some spicing up, repairs can be costly at the dealership so find a good parts store online and a good independent mechanic.


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