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BMW 7-Series 740i V8 4d Auto (96) (1996/N)

BMW 7-Series 740i V8 4d Auto (96) (1996/N) - Owner Review

easy to drive - feels like a far smaller car so very agile and easy in traffic. Boot will take several bodies. Every thing needed bar sat nav which I got from halfords for small money.
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Review submitted by
Peter Botting on

BMW 7-Series (94-02)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
understated I guess, non-flash, competent

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
love the comfort and the value for money.

Would you buy this car again and why?
yes, yes, yes. But it is not the most economical for round town driving - consumption gets silly. But for general long distance or sitting on the motorway at 70 mph at less than 2500 rpm there is nothing better for the money.Why buy a new one at 25 x the price- it would struggle to be 25 times better!

What are you likely to buy next?
probably will be a while - mine only has 108 000 miles. same again please.

Buying experience

4 out of 5

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

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
-

When did you buy the car?
July 2009

Did you get a good deal and why?
yes, private sale

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
stupidly cheap with everything I needed - a reliable long distance cruiser

What was the dealer like?
-

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
you can drive like a grandpa (cheaper) or you can play about. Even grandpa driving is satisfying because you know you can take most things on the road if you wanted to...

What's it like to park?
worse than a mini. but easy to manouevre

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
nothing

What's most practical about your car?
easy to drive - feels like a far smaller car so very agile and easy in traffic. Boot will take several bodies. Every thing needed bar sat nav which I got from halfords for small money.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
cruise control has saved me points and pounds. everything is in the right place and intuitive.

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