I am looking at purchasing either a 740I or 740IL from the model year 1995 -
2001. I would love some feed back from those of you out there who either
own or have experience with these cars. I have some questions.
What should I know when looking for a used one?
What are differences between the models and years?
What model and year would you recommend?
How much should I budget (I am in British Columbia, Canada)
I'd Love to hear what everyone says before I buy. I currently own a 1989
525i and have had troubles with it from the start. However I do still like
BMW though. I want to do it RIGHT this time. Thanks in advance everyone!
Take it out for a test drive - hard test drive. Push it to the limits and if it
still holds together, consider buying it. If it has electric windows, open and
close them at least a dozen times - if any of the windows thud when it opens or
closes, it may be on its way out. I have owned a used 2000 740IL for just over
a year and a half, and within the first nine months all four electric window
motors went bad - thank God for the extended warranty - about $550US per
window. Outside of that, my BMW still does the 150 mph it says on the
speed-o-meter - very good form to release tons adrenaline. As much as possible
- and contrary to popular believe - take it to the nearest dealer for
maintenance and check ups. I imagine you don't go to a proctologist for a sore
throat, get the idea.
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