Used 2008 BMW 7 Series Sedan Consumer Reviews

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Dave, 02/14/2018
750i 4dr Sedan (4.8L 8cyl 6A)
19 of 20 people found this review helpful

Nice driving car, especially on longer trips, but high maintenance. Oil leaks started just after 50k mile warranty expired and grew over time. Very expensive to repair. Even at an independent shop estimate was around $4K. Several other expensive repairs - AC blower unit (twice), a window motor, and the electronic parking brake actuator (twice) . Brakes are great, but costly to replace. You generally have to replace rotors, not just pads. Even the battery for this car runs close to $500 installed.

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Bought it used but.

DocAceZ, 04/25/2017
750i 4dr Sedan (4.8L 8cyl 6A)
15 of 16 people found this review helpful

I've had this for a few years now and it's holding up nicely, had the valve cover gaskets done as they were seeping and the lights all around the exterior of the vehicle seem to be burning out here and there lately. The FOB lose there memory capacity (seat, steering wheel and so on) as well. No funny noises either. The rear sun shades had an issue with the one jamming on the leather at the bottom of the sill. It got lose and hung up the shade as it went up pulling it off it's track. The outside holds up well as long as you take care of it as does the leather interior BUT YOIU HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF THE LEATHER. Otherwise you interior will fade and look horrible. Had to install a Bluetooth module in it for that to work with my devices - it came with none. Overall this is a really nice car, and I like it.

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2008 750Li Amazing!

Shain, 11/01/2008
750Li 4dr Sedan (4.8L 8cyl 6A)
11 of 13 people found this review helpful

This is an amazing car. Considered the Lexus and Infiniti top models, but they did not stack up against the 750. Stereo is phenomenal; drive and comfort - WOW!! IDrive is completely intuitive, controls are easy, and interior finish is immaculate. The best I have ever driven!

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Exceptional Car

Gurpreet, 10/14/2008
750Li 4dr Sedan (4.8L 8cyl 6A)
14 of 17 people found this review helpful

I bought my car over the weekend and drove two hundred miles from the dealership to my home. Ride quality, technology, build quality and all the features are mind blowing. I have looked at Benz S550 and Lexus LS460 before pulling the trigger on 750LI. In my opinion this car is the best in this class as far as options, interior look, feel, drive and build quality is concerned. I don't know what is the fuss about IDrive? I was able to figure out everything about the IDrive in my two hour drive. It's very good system if you are ready to embrace the latest and greatest in technology 750LI has to offer. IF you are in the market for luxury car in this class then look no more.

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I love it, but there are some systemic issues...

DocAce, 05/10/2016
750i 4dr Sedan (4.8L 8cyl 6A)
15 of 20 people found this review helpful

This car suffers from older technology, (even when it was built) as in that you can't stream music through your sound system. Got BlueTooth what BT? You actually have to buy a BT adapter and plug it in the 3.5 port in the storage compartment to stream music - OLD SCHOOL for sure, even for 2008. BLUETOOTH HAS BEEN AROUND SINCE 1998!!! The Idrive is wanky with its physical feedback on the knob. The damn thing bumps around when it's not feeling so good. It takes some getting used to for sure, and even THEN it's awkward to play with. For a 70K + car the stereo needs some beefing up as well. The Logic 7 version of this stereo is a bit better but there is lots of room for improvement. The L7 stereo should have been stock for this car, as should Bluetooth for streaming music. Some interior panels have surface PEEL, and that makes the interior look "low rent". I have had several 7's and this is a virus through the line for sure. It does not scream quality. That is why I have given up on the Mercedes. Their interiors fell apart, and I just don't like them overall - one was enough for me. BMW mold your panels IN COLOR, laminated colors will always fall apart with age. You can do better for the price you charge for this car. The power and handling are great, the mileage not so much. The inside (when not looking at the peeling lower panels) is nice. The seats are comfortable and GRAB you when you get in. The outside noise is almost non-existent which is nice. What can I tell people is GET IT CHECKED OUT before you buy. Pay the money for a pro to look it over. Then get an aftermarket warranty and keep up with your maintenance and you should be OK. The Transmission is great 95% of the time but when the car is using the Dynamic drive sometimes it tends to cause a fault that can only be reset by shutting the car off for 20 mins. The circle with the triangle in the middle is the dash warning symbol. The car is drivable without issue but you are driving old school, the car will not compensate for slippage so be on your best behavior. It's impressive looking and when you drive it people notice.

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