1984 BMW 7 Series Reviews

1984 BMW 7 Series 733i 3.2 liter inline 6 cylinder from North America

Model year1984
Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 3.2 liter inline 6 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired284000 miles
Most recent distance284000 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

Quality you're not likely to find today

Faults:

When I bought the car, it was in rough shape. I have had to replace brakes, wheel cylinders, wheel bearings, radiator hoses, heater hoses, all belts on the motor, and the steering gear box was almost falling apart.

Also, when I replaced the oil, the oil was caked up severely, and the mechanic said the motor will seize up, it's just a matter of time. The reason I'm telling you about these items is to accentuate the disrepair the car was in.

General Comments:

I bought the car in Feb 2011, and am still driving this car daily to work. There have been a lot of needed repairs from the time I bought the car to present (Jan 2012), but the car is definitely coming along. I have long-term plans for this car. Considering all that was wrong with the car when I bought it, it shouldn't be running at all, and any other car wouldn't be. Whoever owned the car before me DID NOT take care of the car, but yet it is still ticking along, and quite nicely at that.

This is the best car I've ever owned, including a 2008 Honda Accord I bought new and a 1998 BMW 740il. It is very fun to drive, it is classic BMW styling, so it gets a lot of looks from people and starts a lot of conversations. The car is very responsive, handles well, is built very well; when I fix something on this car, I can count on it being fixed.

Even after years of abuse and neglect, this car has more life in it than most brand new cars.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th January, 2012

1984 BMW 7 Series 745 iA 3.4L turbo from Switzerland

Model year1984
Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1986
Most recent year of ownership1990
Engine and transmission 3.4L turbo Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired25000 kilometres
Most recent distance78000 kilometres

Summary:

First real threat to Mercedes S Class in the 80´s

Faults:

Nothing serious has ever gone wrong. Rear left tails light bulbs kept blowing butthis was caused by a short cut.

General Comments:

Fantastic luxury car with loads of power.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st October, 2007

19th Jul 2010, 15:56

Hmmm mine keeps going out on the right. But a bulb here, a bulb there, is pennies.

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 2 reviews