Bmw 740il vs 528i

Asked by Jul 23, 2016 at 05:01 AM about the 2001 BMW 7 Series 740iL

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

Hi guys brand new here need some helpful advice looking
to buy my first bimmer tomrrow got into a car accident a
few weeks ago and insurance is taking forever to settle so
in the mean time I'm lookin at a 528i its a 99 with 133k
miles talked him down to 1,500 he said the car runs great
only problem is all the windows don't work I've replaced
window regulators before that's not a problem I got him
down really cheap cuz of it but there's also this 740il with
160k miles he wants 1,900 but he's willing to negotiate
has m5 front bumper looks great and he said drives like
new I could really use some insight help here what do you
guys think I should do any feedback would be greatly
appriciate I'm so exited to own a bmw!!

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Old used BMWs can be a money pit due to price of parts and labor to fix all the things that go wrong. It is your money.....

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Like Bob said, could be a money pit. If you DIY, it might be a might be a good idea. I use this site.....www.bimmerfest.com. Do some research first. Parts are also expensive. The higher the series the more expensive parts can be. I use this site for parts....www.fcpeuro.com. Good luck looking.

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The series 7's are the CHOICE Models of BMW chase down a good second hand one.. IF you want a good vehicle from BMW.

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The '99 528i may have a cracked cylinder head. The inline 6 cylinders are notorious for that because the cooling system is high maintenance. These engines don't like to be overheated so be careful there! The window regulator may not be a walk in the park either. I believe these cars have side impact airbags incorporated in the door panels. So keep that in mind as well!! HTH. -Jim

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