2002 BMW 7 Series Consumer Review: A Poor Choice

2002 BMW 7 Series - Consumer Review

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745i Sedan (4.4L V8 6-speed Automatic)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
A Poor Choice
By AlmostEXBeamer on


2002 BMW 7 Series 745i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


The yellow caution flag unfurled
shortly after I took delivery of a 745i
in May, 2002. The clock lost time, the
sound system developed a roaring hiss
and the navigation system intermittenly
stopped working. The clock module, the
computer screen, and the navagation
system were replaced. The car lost
battery power once. Last autumn, an
engine malfunction developed. The alloy
coating the valve stems flaked off. One
cylinder was scored, so the ENGINE was
replaced! Did I mention a defective
ignition coil after 9000 mi? I think
the dealer did as best as possible. No
matter how much sugar you put on a
lemon, you are still left with a sour
taste in your mouth.

Best Features

The iDRIVE concept, road-handling, acceleration

Worst Features

More attention to reliability of hardware and software. More padding of the driver's seat-bottom.
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