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BMW, Coupe, Convertible, Sedan, Wagon
Jun 16, 2005 (11:40 pm)
My name is Mike and I have a 1998 740i. I have owned it for 3 years (purchased a "certified" car from a BMW dealer) and the car continues to amaze me. Its a big car, yet is very athletic. Power comes on smooth and strong from the powerful 32 valve V8 engine. My 740 has been remarkably reliable and looks new. It continues to turn heads where ever I go. It has a relatively low mileage of 60K and I plan on keeping it for a long time. I ran into a gentleman who has the same year, model and color as my car at a tire shop. His 1998 740i had 160,000 miles and said his was more trouble free than any car he had owned. An awesome car all around!
#366 of 379 mevande
Jun 17, 2005 (5:36 am)
The E38 V8s are my favorite Sevens. The Sport Package cars are remarkably nimble for their size.
#367 of 379 BMW 325i 2001, 22000 Miles
Jul 01, 2005 (9:39 am)
The factory warranty expires on August 24, 2005. I would like to get an extended warranty for at least another 3 years/48000 Miles. I am retired and I do not drive much. I am getting calls from three or four companies. Any advice to avoid buying a no good warranty! Thanks & Regards
#371 of 379 Re: shipo(a bit OT) [KarenS]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Aug 05, 2005 (7:24 am)
#372 of 379 Gosh, I'm actually blushing...
Aug 05, 2005 (10:35 am)
Thanks for the kind words Karen.
KYFDX, you're right, when I saw my mug grinning back at me I was like, "What the... Oh yeah, I forgot about that."
Sep 07, 2005 (4:56 am)
i have a bmw 316 auto d. reg in beautifull condition, but my speedo works when it wants, i was told it mightr be a bad earth. is there an easy way to get behind the dash to rectify this problem as i love the car but this is niggling me. (help)
Sep 07, 2005 (6:53 am)
For us non Brits, what is the model year of your car? Many BMWs have the speed sensor fitted to the final drive. It could be a bad sensor or-if you're lucky-a loose or dirty connection. I doubt that it's a bad earth/ground, since only the speedo is acting up.