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Cars We Drive!

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. jet

    jet Senior member

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    facelifted e65s are much better, plus 2002 my are time pure garbage

    actually like the new 7
     
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    :lol:
     
  3. NORE

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    I've owned 4 BMWs and 2 Range Rovers (and 1 Audi, 2 SAABs, 4 VWs, etc.). Sure the maintenance is high but this is either an enthusiast's car/truck or a guy with loads of money to be given to the stealership. I worked on all of my cars and it isn't that difficult given the vast amount of info there is on teh interwebz. Having said that, I will go nowhere near a 7 series BMW.
     
  4. Hampton

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    Will check that.

    Thanks for the info.
     
  5. Hampton

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    But there is 2002 e65, are those good? Or still bad.
     
  6. djh

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    Buy the last model year of any used car your considering. It's generally the best because they iron out any major issues.
     
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    ^^ I agree, wrt who 'should' buy them. I would, however, add to your list person 3) the guy without loads of money, who did not take into account the operating costs required to upkeep a 10 year old $100,000 vehicle out of warranty and has to take out a loan to cover the first repair bill. :facepalm:
     
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    Agree with all these sentiments. E65 pre-facelift is probably my least favorite BMW ever.
     
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  9. jet

    jet Senior member

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    i don't know how "time" snuck into my post as I wasn't drinking :lol:
     
  10. MarkI

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    So that six series I bought and posted pictures of couple of weeks ago.

    stolen.

    glad that i had not yet put the BBS LMs i bought for it on yet.


    fuck fuck fuck
     
  11. Hampton

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    I also found a bmw 760 year 2004 that I liked. About $3k more expensive. But maybe worth it, since I can risk more with that old 2002.
     
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    Not true.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. JayJay

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    I'd consider a 2004-2006 as most of the major issues were ironed out by then, but the later the model year in this range, the better.


    Yes, still bad, very bad. Wouldn't think twice about it.

    BMW does a great job with its V12's. The interior is gorgeous, the ride is as smooth as silk, and the sound of the engine intoxicating. The downside is that the engine is prone to oil leaks and other mechanical problems associated with V12 engines; thus, you need to be prepared for expensive eyepopping repairs. When it is running well and problem free, it is truly an amazing driving experience.
     
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    And once this happens to you, you'll end up hating that car forever. /driving experience.

    I saw a woman go completely mental recently in a dealer. I was there for a $7 bulb. Her bill was like $8k, she went so crazy they were threatening to remove her from the building.
     
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  15. Hampton

    Hampton Senior member

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    Finally some good answers. Thanks for the info JayJay.
     
  16. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    I'd plan to buy a 745 when they came out in 2002 so I paid a lot of attention to BMW forums and talked to owners. The stories regarding problems were horrifying. I went with MB instead, but continued to follow BMW as I anticipated getting one a couple years later assuming the bugs were worked out. As it turned out I continued to read about problems with the 2003 and to a lesser extent the 2004. Rarely heard of any issues at all with the 2005 and 2006. Back in 2004 I was serioulsy interested in a V12 and wanted a 760, but the salesman was a complete jerk so I chose MB again. I still follow the 7-series and like the current generation a lot, but my brand loyalty has remained with MB.

    Good luck with your decision.
     
  17. Hampton

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    Oh okay. Thanks a lot. Yeah it's hard to pick out a car. We have a Cayenne Turbo now for the family. And want a more business car but still could take out my family with that also. Don't want it so expensive but in the same time luxurious.

    The best way that I found so far was the 7 series. They are very old but still look awesome. And comfortable as hell.
     
  18. Pilot

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    Not sure if legit... But spotted this in San Juan
    [​IMG]
     
  19. Hannerhan

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    That thing reminds me of the Porsche from Bachelor Party.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Pilot

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    Yeah it's pretty obvious that it's a fake now that I look at it more and compare
     

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