1997 BMW 7-Series

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  • Styling9.2
  • Performance9.4
  • Interior9.2
  • Quality7.7
  • Recommendation8.5
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  • Styling9.0
  • Performance10
  • Interior10
  • Quality5.0
  • Recommendation8.0
German master piece by Unholy on 03/16/2012. Trim: 1997 BMW 740iL, Owned 2 years.
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Pros: safety, performance, smooth engine, massive room, handling
Cons: some parts made with no reason and break very often, expensive to maintain, very thirsty and high on gas
Overall review: Only buy it if you have a deep pocket and a fat wallet
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  • Styling9.0
  • Performance9.0
  • Interior10
  • Quality8.0
  • Recommendation9.0
7 series by curt on 10/15/2010. Trim: 1997 BMW 740iL, Owned more than 10 years.
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Pros: 3rd n 4th gear is when its the rowdiest
Cons: constint things needing to be fixed pricy
Overall review: overall a 9
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  • Styling10
  • Performance10
  • Interior10
  • Quality10
  • Recommendation10
BMW 7 Series - The Ultimate Starship by Mark G. from Atlanta. on 02/14/2008. Trim: 1997 BMW 740i, Owned 1 year.
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Pros: Styling, performance, engineering, ergonomics, comfort are all things that stand out with this vehicle. It is truly the 'Ultimate Driving Machine'. This model (E38) is one of the best designed and perfected models of a car ever built. Although it is a full sized 5 passenger car, it moves, rides and handles like the sports car it really is inside. Power, torque, and driving comfort is all there, this IS the flagship of the brand, after all. Technology still is cutting edge, even in a 10 year old car, and if maintained properly, it will live a very long and productive life. BMW designed these cars to be a joy to own and drive and keep and it does not disappoint in any aspect. Solid all around.
Cons: As long as the car is properly serviced, and maintained, it is an unparalled joy to own and drive. However, maintainance and repair can be costly. Parts and service for ALL BMW models can be pricey for old and new. It is NOT a car for the faint of heart (driving OR maintaining!) or the light of wallet. Then again, when you own a BMW, you are more concerned with the quality of the driving experience, and cost should not be the overriding factor or you aren't in this league. If the cupholders are the only major source of complaints, you know the rest of the car is spot on!
Overall review: This is BMW's flagship model, as refined, defined and developed as one particular model can be. Style, performance, ergonomics, and technology rolled into one. As one who has owned several different high end luxury and performance cars, this one tops the list for me, hands down.!! It can get off the line 0-60 faster than most, and still feel at 80 mph plus like you are cruising at half that pace. Comfort and creature comforts abound, and the car has a good solid feel. Safety is present with all of the latest technological designs, including side and front airbags, crunch zones, and double glass windows to boot. More fun to drive and a better driving feel than Mercedes or Lexus.! This is a 5 passenger sports car, and BMW designed it that way, from hood to trunk. Value is evident, and older models are a steal for the cost. I cannot see myself owning any other brand of car, it is truly the 'Ultimate Driving Machine'!!!!
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  • Styling9.0
  • Performance9.0
  • Interior9.0
  • Quality9.0
  • Recommendation10
BMW 740 iL by Dan on 09/25/2007. Trim: 1997 BMW 740iL, Owned less than 1 year.
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Pros: POWERFUL and luxurious
Cons: Hard on gas
Overall review: Love this car
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  • Styling10
  • Performance10
  • Interior10
  • Quality10
  • Recommendation10
Highly reccommended by Michelle Srom Seattle on 08/14/2007. Trim: 1997 BMW 740iL, Owned 1 year.
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Pros: This is a beautiful car inside and out. Sporty, luxurious and functional all at the same time. I get second looks and compliments everywhere I go.
Cons: I don't dislike anything. It is a perfect car.
Overall review: This is the perfect car.
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