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BMW 3 Series, BMW 5 Series, BMW 7 Series
#717 of 729 Re: randomguy11111 [merc1]
Mar 31, 2006 (7:03 am)
Hey, we have a 1995 BMW 7 Series it has been running great for 11 years and still looks very sharp. The new 7 series is a little more sleek looking. We got ours during the period when they were doing away with the boxy headlights and putting more of a curve on them. IT is a GREAT car, not much has ha to be changed. It is a V-8 and still the smoothest ride I have yet to experience. BMW truly is the ultamite driving machiene. And to comment on the idrive system, though i do not have that operation in my car i think touch screen or not it is very helpful. AND THE REASON THEY PUT THE LITTLE BOTTLE CAP KNOB INSTEAD OF THE TOUCH SCREEN IS BECAUSE YOU DON'T HAVE TO MOVE YOUR HANDS AS FAR BECAUSE THE KNOB IS RIGHT THERE NEXT TO YOUR SEAT, IF IT WAS TOUCH SCREEN AND YOU WERE DRIVING THEN IT WOULD BE SORT OF DIFFICULT TO REACH OUT THERE AND MAINTAIN QUALITY DRIVING... DUH. Anyway it is an all over great car!!!
#718 of 729 Re: randomguy11111 [bmw24]
Mar 31, 2006 (7:17 am)
Yeah but with iDrive, one still has to look at the screen to see what you are inputting and the last I heard, that could definitely have an impact on "quality driving."
Mar 31, 2006 (6:04 pm)
I just bought a BMW 750 Li and I think that it's great execpt for the fact that the navigation is a little complicated to work, i bought an almost fully loaded one so it has all of the gadgets
#720 of 729 Re: I have said quite a few times on BMW threads.. [rich545]
Apr 01, 2006 (6:52 am)
Pardon my delayed response. I am just a transient who infrequently visits various forums.
Regarding the 09 7 series if looks could kill this one wont even kill an ameoba.
If your driving desire in life is blandness then the 09 7 series looks perfect.
It ceases to amaze me how Lexus is looking more Bangle-like and how future BMWs are looking more Camry-like. An ominious trend for BMW in my opionion but certainly not for Lexus.
#721 of 729 Re: randomguy11111 [bmw24]
Apr 24, 2006 (1:27 am)
I have no idea why you replied to my post from so long ago with shouts. No idea what you're talking about.
May 17, 2006 (9:02 pm)
Just "upgraded" from an 02' 525 to a CPO 03' 530 with a manual transmission. Finally took your posted advice from years ago. Can't believe I missed out all those years! Incredible car with the manual tranny. Agree wholeheartedly on your thoughts on the e39 vs e60. Like the discussions on the touchscreens as well. Hopefully BMW will see the (my) light. Also think the e60 looks a little fat compared to previous models.
#723 of 729 Re: New upgrade [a10driver7]
May 17, 2006 (9:37 pm)
Finally I'm not the lone voice proclaiming the substantial differences that the 3.0 liter I6 coupled with a manual transmission make in the E39. A year or two back an E39 525iA owner told me that there was virtually no difference between his car and mine (and now yours) as far as acceleration was concerned and that I had wasted thousands of dollars paying for that "30" on the back of my car (and as such, I was a poseur). It was all I could do the keep myself from reaching through my computer and throttling him.
Congratulations on your new ride.
May 18, 2006 (8:01 am)
Interesting post. I was "shocked" at the acceleration difference between the 525iA and the 530i manual. Not even close. I did drive my brother-in-laws 530iA a few years back and could not tell a big difference between the two (525 vs 530) auto trannys. Your right, the manual really makes the difference and is very fun to drive. Clutch is perfect with regards to stiffness and response. Nice engineering by Munich.
Later, A-10 Driver
#725 of 729 Well as much as flack as BMW has
May 18, 2006 (1:12 pm)
has been taking since 2002 for their styling direction their sales have been up so they must be doing something right. I see plenty of 06 3 Series in NJ.