1997 BMW 7 Series 740i
Great to have, nightmare to keep
All but engine and gearbox more or less.
The car is a dream to drive when it's working. Comfort marks are only matched by the unbelievable performance of this beautiful beast. The car's main components will take any kind of abuse you throw at it. Those are the pluses.
The negatives: A nightmare turning into reality as far as maintenance is concerned. This car is a serious wallet black hole generator. Because the car is so beautiful, owners tend to try and keep them that way, this in turn is extremely costly. In my case simple and not so serious break downs cost me around US$ 15k in the past 2 years to fix, with a bill of another 15k to fix out-standings, the likes of AC pipe leaks, arm bushes, tires etc.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 17th May, 2008