2001 BMW 7 Series User Reviews

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tecleno writes:
2001 BMW 7 Series 740iL Review
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this is a great car very nice to drive it, has many extras

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make 18 mpg

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It Is A Bmw And Are Biguest Of Bmw — it is faster , and luxury, when I drive it my friends say oh it's a BMW and evry body like because they know what kind of car I driving, and I know tha I can drive for long time and driving for many miles more and it is going to be like the first time.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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AVINENTINC writes:
2001 BMW 7 Series 740iL Review
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5

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Great performance easy to maintain.

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Won't be able to stop driving it.

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The Ultimate Luxury Sport Driving Machine — This car is one of the best cars BMW has ever made. Lots of power down low and keeps pulling at highway speeds, handles like a midsize sport car and so much fun to drive. Stills looks great even compared to the newer models. It has lots of room, you can sit 5 adults comfortably and loads of trunk space. This car really loves to be driven.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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BA writes:
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mechanics and costs

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Love The Car, Always Has Mechanical Problems — I bought this car a year ago with 56K miles. I know have 64 K and have had to replace radiator, hoses, seals, valley pan breaks, etc. Now the elctircal sytem is shot. Love the car, it is just a mecahnical nightmare.

Owner for 1 years, 3 months

Miles Driven per Year:6,000

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Glen writes:
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Quiet, Powerful and very comfortable. Every option you could imagine and more. nice looking car and excellent trunk space. Gets good mileage: 30MPG US+ on the highway, 23MPG US in the city.

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scared of the repair costs... hope nothing ever breaks. Wish it was a stick not an automatic

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Affordable Luxury — Bought the car to tie me over until the 335i Coupe. Makes even the longest trips comfortable. Nice to drive around the city. Engine has lots of power

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Cole writes:
2001 BMW 7 Series 740iL Review
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Solid, Luxurious, decent performance

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Mileage, BMW service costs.

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Owner's Review - Bmw 740il — Despite being a large car, it handles as well as a smaller five-series, and I get the same mileage (16-18 mpg) as a 530i I considered buying with the 3.0L V8. Has plenty of features: large trunk, massive back seat, and plenty of power. Highway mileage is good as well. I got around 29 MPG on the highway, and thanks to BMW active seat, I was able to drive ten hours without stopping, even with my bad back. The 4.4L V8 offers plenty of power, even for a heavy car such as this. The braking is acceptable. For handling, curves can be enjoyed at high speeds with little body roll. I've required one repair, when the radiator sprung a leak at the top. Repairs can be expensive, with my mechanic quoting radiator prices at upwards of 450 dollars. I found an OEM Behr radiator for 175, so with installation, it was still around the same as I paid for the replacement in my Ford F150. The car is heavy, and feels solid. The doors are quite weighty, and i've encountered no squeaks and rattles. On styling, i'm partial to this car because I prefer lines as compared to curves on autos. The interior's styling is comfortable and upscale, with BMW using the better rubberized dash and wood grain, as compared to many plastic-fantastic interiors on other cars. My well-maintained 740iL is a wonderfully fun car to drive, and i'm still in love with it, even after the honeymoon is over.

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Vince writes:
2001 BMW 7 Series 740iL Review
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I never felt tired of driving this car.  It actually relaxes me!  

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Costs $20,000 in repair costs over the last 20,000km!  

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As Long As I Am At The Helm Of This Bmw, There Is No Where In The World Where I Cannot Be. — The BMW 740iL is so good this is actually a second one I bought (after I traded in the first one a few years back, for an M5!). All you have to do is to sit in one to be convinced - apart from the top notch material being used (high gloss walnut wood trims with chrome accents, soft and durable top grain leather seating surfaces, driver-centric centre console design, etc.), it is the generous amount of interior space that seals the deal - carvernous! Space is a luxury quite often ignored - in this car, it is especially satisfying to be able to, say, reach for your cell phone in the pants pocket without having to bump into the door card or the centre tunnel, etc. The seat excels not only in the number of adjustments available, but, more importantly, is so generous in size you can be very deliberate in choosing how you like to shift weight wth you behind while resting your elbow(s) on the softly padded arm/elbow rest(s). All the buttons and controls are so inviting to use you just can't help but believe hours of research must have been put in to determine their locations and tactile feels to ensure positive engagement everytime! A few other fine touches such as one twist start, heated steering wheel, and soft close trunk complete the list of modern luxury I ever wish for. One pleasant surprise I have with this vehicle is the 6 extra inches of rear seat leg room (it is an "L" model afterall) - not only does it allow you to sit back there with your leg crossed in front without hitting the front seat back, the wide opening rear door also allows large objects to be easily loaded/unloaded into/out of the rear seat area (especially handy when transporting multiple sets of wheels/tires) leaving the trunk a permanent storage for our 3 folding bicycles, helmets, folded lawn chairs. etc. A perfect score cannot be had without considering the ride/handling/engine performance. This is the softest riding BMW I have ever driven and I can describe its as supple yet with extreme disipline in body motion control. And yes, it is a car that can be driven to limits and be equally amazing (as long as you are smooth with the controls). There are no pretend-to-be sport cars out there that can even dream of intimidating this 300 hp V8 beast, be it hot get away from the stop light or emergency lane change maneuvre! The 4.4L aluminum V8 mated to a 5 speeds ZF auto box delivers smooth yet positive shifts with a pleasant and sonarous induction sound. It has so much low end torque throttle response is always instantaneous (even superior to the Porsche Turbo!). This all makes this car sounded like the perfect combination of comfort, luxury, and performance, and it sure is. That's why I can easily pick this car as my most preferred ride over the other more exotic machines in my garage. PS. If you don't like spending money to maintain you vehicle, this is not the car for you. At 140,000 km, my car has new radiator, alternator, assorted suspension arms, heater valve, engine valley seals, and rebuilt transmission! The list will certainly not just end there, but, IMHO, there is still nothing out there that I would rather have.

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Peter writes:
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Everything about it

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None really

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The Amazing 740ia — Great performance machine. Its fast, handles well, so perfectly balanced, It is as solid as the day it was new. All the interior materials and exterior body and trim has held up extremely well. Its just a comfortable great driving safe solid car. I am hoping that the new 2009 7 series will be such a car. The '02 generation while a great driving car, was an electronic mess.

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LISTINGMIT writes:
2001 BMW 7 Series 740i Review
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5

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Tons of room, luxurious, great condition!

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Not a drivers car - heavy, lethargic. Maintenance is terrible

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Comfy Car For Those With Mechanical Abilities — I bought a 2001 BMW 740i as the last year of production had distinctive body colored trim, newly designed taillights (introduced in 2001), and for a half year only a 16:9 aspect ratio screen. Its a great car for ignoring the road rather than absorbing the experience.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Thomas writes:
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Body Styling, Reliability, Safety, Luxury, Roomy, and Oh so many features!!

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This Car Is Definitely A 10 Out Of 10!! — Ok, what can I say about this car... Had it 2 weeks, and this has already taken #1 in my favorites list!! From it's gorgeous styling, to it's high performance, luxury, and fantastic handling and capabilities, you simply cannot go wrong with this!! My second BMW, but for sure not my last! Oh, and I get 24-25 MPG on the freeway... AWESOME!!

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Bob writes:
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Ride, handling, acceleration, interior comforts.  

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Gas mileage around town, cost of repairs.

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My Car Is My Mistress! — My Bimmer is actually the 2000 740i. Baby is 8 years old with 150k on her, but I still love it. For a ful size car she can move! Tracks curves like a rollercoaster. Comfortable to cruise along for hours. Seats five without a problem, though I rarely have more than three in it. I know I need to trade her in for something soon, but very few cars out there strike my fancy the way Baby does! BMW redesigned the 7 Series after this model, and NO ONE likes it. The new body style is due out for '09 with a return to the classic lines of my car. We'll see.....

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