I currently drive a '96 VW GTI VR6 with 65k on it that I purchased 4 months ago. So far, it has run fine with no major issues, however, the electrical system has a mind of its own and sometimes just dies or wont start....no explanation. It doesnt make me too frustrated because it is a great car and is very fun to drive. I am 6'4", 250# though and even though the GTI is fairly roomy for a small car, I have always thought I would be right at home in a 7-series bimmer.
So I am thinking of getting into a 740i and keep my VW for a "toy" and run-around car. I have done some research but am looking for opinions on what to expect and what to look for. Obviously the newer and lower miles, the better...should I even look for a Sport model? Or should I just put better suspension and tires on a non-sport model? Those of you with experience. how reliable are these cars? I am sure the engine will last forever...but I worry more about electrical gremlins and little things that add up quick...so any thoughts are welcome. Thank you