2004 BMW 7 Series 760Li 6.0 V12 from UK and Ireland
Good car, looked great
Temperature sender: Replaced by myself.
Coolant reservoir holed: Replaced FOC by dealer.
Blocked CCV: Cleared by dealer.
Audio speakers/Logic7: Partially resolved FOC by dealer.
Ebox fan faulty: Replaced by myself.
I've always loved these pre-facelift E66s. As well as the faults above, I had the transmission serviced including the all important bridge + other seals, changed the CCV filters and pipework and IVM.
I thrashed this car hard for the 10k miles I put on it and it stayed reliable. Longer drives were approx 22 MPG, dropping to 14 MPG in town.
I only sold it to help finance a house move, but I don't think I wouldn't have another one; as for all the talk about it being the sportiest of the limos, it wasn't happy getting caned down the back roads. It did it, it just wasn't happy, and OTOH motorway driving wasn't as 'limo' as you'd hope.
I used to bemoan its lack of torque, but looking back it was plenty, it's just the engine and transmission was SO smooth!
For all the doom laden talk about these cars, I thought it's best to show they're not all endlessly unreliable.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th March, 2017