1983 BMW 7 Series 735i 3.5 litre petrol from Australia and New Zealand
Luxury, performance and reliability
Power windows have been unreliable (probably a fuse issue though).
Some rust has developed around the sunroof.
The Automatic transmission sounds a bit clunky, but that's to be expected after the punishment I have given it.
Who does not want a BMW?? I have driven a few models and the comfort, performance and reliability is top notch.
My 735 is only just starting to suffer from 10000 miles of absolute hell. I am talking about 130+ miles an hour, burnouts, drifting, donuts and paddock bashing!! It just keeps going!
Through my term of ownership it has become unroadworthy, but it provides me with hours of sideways fun on my farm.
This car is most comfortable vehicle I have ever driven. German cars are an investment.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st December, 2007
I would think your reference, though at first a "shocker" is a very good one... are you in a salt affected area?...rust at sunroof sounds odd. It's a pity in one way you are destroying the car, but at the same time your 'destructive testing' has a lot of real value.
I remember 41 years ago a friend in a beautiful Mk9 Jaguar took me to tech. and did donuts on the road in front of Sydney Tech.. in it...the trouble is that this is hard on differentials and then... well it wasn't my car, but it goes to respect for machinery. Less damage on farm dirt I guess...I'd never do it, but then... I am an engineer who respects fine machinery, its limitations and costs... and how much it costs me every week just to get by... At the same time if you own it you can do more or less what you like...yes?
Thanks for your experiences.
The Original Review writes
"This car is most comfortable vehicle I have ever driven. German cars are an investment." yet is proud that he has made the vehicle undrivable withing 10k. Is this interview for real?
Well it is very comfortable and it is a marvel of engineering. Take a normal car and trash it like an old BMW and it will brake a lot earlier than the beemer. Try it yourself if you don`t believe it, older BMWs were way built to last longer than these newer models.