1997 BMW 7 Series 740i 4.4L V8
Great to drive, just make sure you have a big wallet
Power locks worked sometimes.
Needed 02 sensors.
Rear shocks squeaked.
Major oil leak.
Extremely bad on gas (due to 02 sensors).
Rough idle at times.
Almost stalled twice with A/C on.
Check engine light on.
Cup holders broken.
Cheap plastic console squeaked like crazy.
Starting to rust out bad on the fenders, hood, and doors.
Other various plastic interior pieces breaking.
Left me stranded on the highway after the hose for the radiator came off, due to the plastic piece breaking. Almost overheated the car.
Right side windshield wiper randomly stopped working.
Plastic piece on the hood flew off on the highway.
Lots of wind noise from the sunroof. Probably just needed a new seal.
Needed an alignment.
Leather seats worn out.
Stereo was horrible sounding. CD player didn't work, although the cassette did.
Dashboard pixels not working.
Wow. Don't even know where to start. Even though the car had all these problems, I still loved it. Almost every option you could think of, from front and rear heated seats, to a heated steering wheel. Lots of new cars don't even have this!
The 4.4 was reliable. Started up every time, and the transmission was very smooth shifting. I took a huge chance on this car, buying a 740i with 300,000km on it and no past service history. The car was very good to drive. Other than the console, there were no squeaks or rattles on the inside, and the car handled very well.
The bottom of the doors started to rust pretty bad.
An oil leak turned out to be a plug, which was replaced for $4.
All in all, decided to sell before I really had to put money into it. I'd buy another one, although with lower km's.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th November, 2012
25th Jan 2013, 15:37
I am the person that wrote this review.
I just found out the transmission completely failed shortly after I sold it. Now that I think about it, this car had many problems, and I'm happy I sold this piece of crap.
16th Feb 2013, 19:13
300,000, damn, what a machine... you know it rocked your world.