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#1 (permalink) Old 05-27-2005, 06:01 PM
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Hello all,
I am searching a good 7series BMW used one. Can anyone give me some advice and suggestions which model is most reliable and better than the other models..?
thanks in advance..
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Hello all,
I am searching a good 7series BMW used one. Can anyone give me some advice and suggestions which model is most reliable and better than the other models..?
thanks in advance..
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They are all reliable cars, which one to choose depends on you totally. I can tell you that it is not a sporty car. I would not go for the long wheel base. As for the engine, if you don't mind wasting money on petrol get a 760. Or if you want something more economical go for something like a 735 or a 745. Dunno abput the states, but in europe you can get the 745 in a diesel version and it's quite good. Quite fast too.
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Donít buy an E65 to much software faults pain-in-the-ass has to be re-programmed all the time
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Here is what I think.

The e38s are a good reliable car.

I'd look for a late model....2000/2001 740i with the Sport Package.
I'd only consider an e38 with the Sport Package because to me...they're more sporty. They have the same wheels as the e39 540i Sport Package...you can't miss them. They have the //M on the wheels and on the steering wheel. I like sporty and luxury. And they're fun to drive.

Like this one.



I love the e65/e66......BUT

If you are considering one of these used....DO NOT BUY the first year models...they have bugs and just give you software problems. Some of these first year 7ers have them....NOT ALL. Unfortunally some of these members have had to go through those troubles and you can read about them.

So I'd consider looking at the vehicle history report to see what all has happened. Perhaps a 2003/2004 if you can find one used.
The e65/66 are more luxurous than the e38s. They have more room and more comfort.

Like this one.


But if you want to go older than e38. The e32 750i/750iL had v12 egines.

The best thing you can do is...go drive them to find which one suits you the best.

It also depends on how much you're willing to pay.

Good luck!
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If you're close to Virginia, buy my 1991 750il. White with tan interior.
89,000 original miles. Recently had $4,000 worth of work and is running like a clock. Interior leather is very good. Exterior is very good. No rust.
I'm asking $5900.
Respond to bkcraun@aol.com if you're interested.
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Thank you all for the good advices and comments..
I am actually looking for around 1996 - 2000 year model for the price range that I have budget for.
I have been driving later model 5series last 2 years or so, but does anyone can tell if there is really difference between 5series and 7 series in terms of comfort, handling, gas mileage, reliability, space etc..

thanks again..
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If your gonna buy a newer 7, make sure its newer than a 2002, the 2002's where worse than windows with spyware. 2003 they fixed all problems.

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