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Car Phone didn't activiate
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By RLCPAPC
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2004 BMW 7 Series 745i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


Review

I purchased a 2004 silver metallic 745i
with a phone that won't activate. The
dealer give me a new one and it works
now. Stereo is great but don't have XM.
Haven't tried Sirius yet. Seats are
very comfortable and am finally getting
used to all the controls. I like this
car.


Best Features

Body style and mechanicals


Worst Features

XM or Sirius should be standard feature on a car like this.


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poor plain Jane dashboard
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By Chris Kent
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2004 BMW 7 Series 745i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


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It is really a gorgeous car on the
outside but they messed up the
dashboard and oversimplified it they
thought. The older BMW's looked great
on the inside. They completely striped
it all out destroyed it. Look at the
interior of the 97 - 2001 740's and it
has a gorgeous interior. The
triptronic shifting is a joke. It is
on the steering wheel. At least
mercedez got it right in that
department and still keep it on the
stick shift lever.


Best Features

Great room inside and seats


Worst Features

Put the triptronic back and the stick shift. make the dash board like the older models. hange almost everything on the steering wheel as a choice, like hands free dialing of phone, A/C and voice activated items like the Jaguar. Mercedez did great with the 500E inside.


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Luxury Learning Curve
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By SteveC
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2004 BMW 7 Series 745i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


Review

After driving Mercedes since 1985, I
finally bought my first beamer. The
745i has great looks, handling,
acceleration, finish... all you'd
expect from a luxury sports sedan.
However, why does the car's design
require acknowledgment/cancellation of
a disclaimer every time I start it? How
many times does it take to push a
button for "Park" instead of
mistakingly "shifting" into reverse?
How many times does it take to stop
turning on the the windshield wipers
when I really want to shift into
reverse? Perhaps this car is really not
for me -- there IS a learning curve --
and all I wanted to do is enjoy driving
it.


Best Features

Lots of features to like: style, quietness, acceleration, wonderful optional luxury seats, self-closing doors & trunk... and great gas mileage (23.3 mpg).


Worst Features

Ok, ok, so I'm an old dog who can't easily learn new tricks. But why should this $75,000 car be so tricky to drive? Simplify operating controls and put a "stop" to return the turn signals to an "off position." Satellite radio still not available for the 7-series.


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BMW745I
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By GARY JASTROW
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2004 BMW 7 Series 745i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


Review

EXCEPT FOR SOME QUIRKY PROBLEMS, THE
CAR IS JUST ABOUT PERFECT. RESPONSIVE,
AND SMOOTH, VERY COMFORTABLE


Best Features

NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM


Worst Features

SO MANY GADGETS, BUT ELCTRONIC SYSTEM IS QUIRKY. ALSO, NOT ENOUGH USE OF GAUGES


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Classy Drive
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By RudyG SA
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2004 BMW 7 Series 745i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


Review

We've driven Jags, Audis, Cadillacs,
and of all luxury cars, this has to be
the best. The car isolates you from
the roadway and road noise. Response
is immediate. Blending into traffic is
fun, even with those crazy drivers that
are bound and determined not to let you
get in front of them.


Best Features

The I drive is a pleasure to use. Once you learn it, you can handle everything in your car easily.


Worst Features

The controls on the seat should allow a little more adjustment in tilt. I don't know of anything else I would change. Next car will be a 7 also.


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