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Old 01-26-2014, 09:01 AM   #1
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Are 97-01 740il's any good?

After seeing very clean 740ils with the sport package and loaded going for $3,000-$5,000 I'm seriously considering getting one for a second car to my 330i. Can anyone who has experience owning one of these tell me about them? Why are they SO cheap now?

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Old 01-26-2014, 09:04 AM   #2
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Nobody wants them. Imagine the 3 series running cost. Well the 3 series is a $40k car. The 7 series is a $100k car and has relative running costs. It had the latest and newest tech (as always) and there for was expensive as crap to take care of.
If it's a second car and you have deep pockets it's sweet. If it's your only car and you're on a budget, you're nuts.


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Old 01-26-2014, 10:15 AM   #3
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That's a shame. The sport package cars look very nice... black in particular! I did some looking online, parts seem to be a bit higher than the E46, but not much. I do all my own wrenching mostly.

My neighbors are going to think I am hustlin. Lmao

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Old 01-30-2014, 12:29 PM   #4
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Well it's either a 740i or or a 91 or 92 Camaro with a 5.0 and T-tops. Just want a fun cruiser. So Camaro it is?

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My dad owned an oxford green 740i for almost 10 years and I loved it. We did put a lot of money into it over the years but if you can find a clean one, go for it. The imola on black with M pars are super sweet as well. I see myself owning one (s65 swapped) in 10-15 years. It'll be a classic. I'll valet it and all.


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I have strongly considered one in the past, but don't want to deal with the maintenance costs. Check some forums/threads about E38 upkeep and you might feel the same.
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Seems like they are hit or miss. Some under $100/year and some having several thousand in repairs in a month. Interior bits and peices are extremely pricey, as well as timing chain and transmission issues after 150k.

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