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BMW 7-Series 4.0 V8 4d Auto (1994/L)

BMW 7-Series 4.0 V8 4d Auto (1994/L) - Owner Review

Surprisingly nimble for a 2 tonne limousine and all the fun of rear-wheel drive.
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BMW 7-Series (87-95)

Value

5 out of 5

Every creature comfort for very little cash.

Costs

2 out of 5

Every little repair job needs to be done and costs money. Drinks for England too.

Driving

5 out of 5

Surprisingly nimble for a 2 tonne limousine and all the fun of rear-wheel drive.

Performance

4 out of 5

Quicker than most hot hatches!

Reliability

4 out of 5

A few things went wrong but it was a 137,000 mile car.

Image

3 out of 5

A bit big and lardy to be considered cool.

Comfort

5 out of 5

Very comfortable indeed.

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Security

5 out of 5

Thatcham cat 2 immobiliser fitted as standard.

Service

5 out of 5

Never taken to a main dealer - they cost too much and don't know / care for older BMWs.

Problems

Bodywork
Front lower corner of passenger and driver door rusting - seems to be a common fault in e32s.

Engine
Needed new radiator. PCV valve stuck filling plug wells with sucked in oil - needed new valve along with HT stub leads, inlet manifold gaskets and rocker cover gaskets.

Gearbox
Ignore what BMW say. Get the ATF fluid and filter changed every 20K miles.

Other
Minor electrical niggles.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
No

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes