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BMW 7-Series 735i SE 4d Auto (2001/X)

BMW 7-Series 735i SE 4d Auto (2001/X) - Owner Review

Very relaxing, solid feeling. Surprisingly nimble for its size and weight.
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BMW 7-Series (87-95)

Value

5 out of 5

A £40,000 car for £1500 that still purrs along, says it all.

Costs

4 out of 5

No worse than any other car of its class.

Driving

5 out of 5

Very relaxing, solid feeling. Surprisingly nimble for its size and weight.

Performance

5 out of 5

Completely effortless. Acceleration is very deceptive and would outrun most hot hatches. Can still top over 140mph.

Reliability

4 out of 5

Very good considering near 160k mileage and 13 years. No major faults, just one or two minor electrical glitches. Never let me down.

Image

4 out of 5

Most people think it cost a lot more than it did. Keep it clean and it still looks good.

Comfort

5 out of 5

I have never travelled in a more comfortable car. Can eat hours of motorway miles with no discomfort.

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Security

3 out of 5

Cannot really comment as the car has never been subject to attack. Standard alarm and deadlocks provide peace of mind.

Service

5 out of 5

Service from local dealer is 2nd to none. Very courteous and knowledgable, but it comes at a price. Labour rates are horrific, but parts prices not too bad.

Problems

Bodywork
Rust on leading edge of bonnet. Otherwise, very good for such an old car.

Engine
None. 156,000 miles, uses no oil and will probably go for another 100k.

Gearbox
None. I am a convert to automatics as a result of this car.

Other
Electrical - alarm and heated rear window. Suspension bushes.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
Yes

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes