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BMW 7 Series, Electrical, Engine, Sedan
#709 of 832 Re: Help me analyze the options here [Mr_Shiftright]
Jul 19, 2009 (12:14 pm)
">Yea - you asked the right question.
Now what the guy offered to be was $2999 for a 2 year maintaince plan post the 50K maintainence expiration. That covers me through 2013. Now I hear that the brakes, rotors, oil change and windshield wipers cost a fortune for the 750. They should easily exceed 2999 if they break - which I am guessing they will.
So its a no brainer. But I also hear that you can shop around for the best price. To answer your question on the specifics - the maintainece plan through BMW has no deductibles.
I have plenty of time to buy and negotiate this maintainence plan. The car is working out great btw and I believe this one was a pretty good buy - thanks to this one and another one of these being on the market for like 100 days plus, the dealer shot down the price about 8K below the first advertised price. I believe a 44K price for a 2007 750Li with pre-owned warranty until 2013 - is a pretty decent deal.
#710 of 832 Re: Unable to unlock the 740 trunk [czma]
Jul 20, 2009 (2:18 am)
In many cases its possible to unlock the engine in 740 trunk.When you try more and more you are specially go through the manually trunk.
#711 of 832 Door lock accuator/ Rear to Front
Jul 29, 2009 (7:59 am)
Hey! Does any know if I can interchange my door lock actuator from the rear left to the front left? It's on a 94 740i. It just turned the big 200, thats the most mileage that I've ever owned. And I'm likin' it. Just a few bugs of varying sizes came with the deal. It don't have a D.L.Actuator in the drivers door. I do have one at the rear left and front right and the rear right is locked and I can't open it, yet. The right side is opposite (of course) to the left side. Question; Is the rear left the same as the front left. I'm asking the question before I 'plug and play' and see what happens!
Thanks, Mr. Luck
#712 of 832 2001 750iL 104k miles for $10500....
Aug 06, 2009 (7:44 pm)
a good deal or not?, already kno it needs about $3k of work, was listed for $11.9k initially. am aware of all potential problems. right now everything works, needs some suspension work most of all.
#713 of 832 Re: 2001 750iL 104k miles for $10500.... [telexon]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Aug 06, 2009 (8:31 pm)
Too much!! $10500 would be retail for a nice one that needs nothing. You'd best be very careful with a 750iL and verify the "work" and the "estimate". A 750iL can break you in half with repair costs.
If a BMW tech is quite certain that $3000 will fix everything, and if the car is very clean, offer $7500 tops or keep shopping. These are fabulous cars but also Elephanto Blancos, and hard to unload---so it's a buyer's market right now for used 750s.
#714 of 832 Oxygen Sensor
Aug 08, 2009 (11:04 am)
Can anyone tell me how difficult it is to replace the oxygen sensor on a 735il? The manual is not too clear. Thank You.
#715 of 832 Re: Door lock accuator/ Rear to Front [wishmeluck]
Aug 13, 2009 (6:01 am)
I figgered it out. After removing three of my door panels, it turns out that the accuators are all the same. They mount the same if you move front to back. You can move left side to right side cuz there are mounting holes on both sides of the accuator. Now, I'm missing a door lock accuator, does anyone know a good place to find one and save some money? Thanks, Mr. Luck
#716 of 832 Advise on Purchasing Used BMW 740il
Aug 19, 2009 (5:12 pm)
Lexus dealer in Gwinnett, Georgia is selling 2001 BMW 740il-asking $12,990.00, with 106,000 miles. I test drove it and didn't notice anything irregular (drove just fine), and it looks fantastic. I'm no mechanic however. No maintenance records are available. Tried checking the local dealers with the VIN# and was told the last time was October of 07. Very worrisome-but I love this car! BIG concern about costs-have read many posts, gone to various forums, having many doubts about how much money I'll end up spending on repairs. Spoke with a BMW specialist/mechanic about inspecting the car, and he warned me to expect upwards of $2,500.00 a year for maintenance.
Any comments would be appreciated. Really want the car, but don't want to spend $250.00+ a month in added maintenance as I read elsewhere in this forum to expect.
#717 of 832 Re: Advise on Purchasing Used BMW 740il [irvsteroni]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Aug 19, 2009 (5:22 pm)
Yes $2500 a year is being realistic. Some years less, some years more. Depends, too, on how much you take on yourself, whether you join bmwcca and get discounts on parts and labor, etc.
#718 of 832 Re: Advise on Purchasing Used BMW 740il [irvsteroni]
Aug 19, 2009 (6:23 pm)
First, I think the price is a bit high. The miles are right, but none of the 740s are selling well right now, although I don't understand it myself. I have an 01 740il with 156K. Cannot sell it for 9900. It too is beautiful. You could very well spend 2500/year if you have a shop do all the work. The car(s) are what I call "fussy". If you plan to do some of the routine maintenance, ie, oil changes, brakes, cabin filters, bulbs, etc.yourself, you can save considerably. It's just the detailed repairs or unneccessarily complex repairs at a shop (or bad shop) that can send your repair budget overboard.
Owning one of these has more to do with the passion of the experience than the budget analysis, but do not buy on impulse.
Good Luck, DAC