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BMW 7-Series 735i V8 4d Auto (2000/W) - Owner Review

The ability to cross a continent quickly, safetly and in complete comfort.

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Review submitted by
Dominic Nolan on

BMW 7-Series (94-02)


5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Discretion - this car does not draw attention to itself.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They love it.

Would you buy this car again and why?
In a heartbeat. It is a incredible amount of car for the money, and has the ability to last to the wrong side of 300,000 miles.

What are you likely to buy next?
Something cheap for work.

Buying experience

5 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Didn't buy from a dealer

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
April 2005

Did you get a good deal and why?

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Price was very good for the mileage.

What was the dealer like?

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Sublime. Seemingly initially slow acceleration changes above 60 MPH, and the car races all the way to the 155 MPH limiter. Expect fuel consumption to be very poor around town - 20 MPG, but get to a respectable 35 MPG on the motorway.

What's it like to park?
It's a big car, luckily most have parking sensors fitted.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Thermostat (weak point), radiator (weak point), front suspension bushes, battery. Steer clear of main dealers. Most don't have a clue and will charge you a fortune for the privilige of walking on their hallowed ground. Most are not interested in doing anything to a vehicle that is more than three years old and let you know in their poor attitude. Find a good independent and expect to pay less than a quarter of the hourly rate that a main dealer will charge you. And they will give you better service too.

What's most practical about your car?
The ability to cross a continent quickly, safetly and in complete comfort.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Too many to choose from!

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