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BMW 7 Series, Sedan
#21 of 121 Re: looking at 95 740iL [hprotzmn]
Apr 29, 2005 (5:22 am)
That year could be trouble. Do the records show that BMW changed the engine out (short block) for they had significant problems due to some gas formulations (its what BMW's line was when 1995 engines started having trouble. I had a 1995 740i, BMW certified and they just changed the engine. Car ran great (bought in 1996) until totaled by a DUI in 2000. I bought a 1999 740i w/ only 18k on it and I "stole" the car re: the deal. I still have it and it runs as if brand new. I would stay away from the 1995 at "any price".
#22 of 121 Just bought The last 04' 760li in the Northern CA.
Jun 21, 2005 (12:28 pm)
How about $89,000.00 for an almost fully loaded 760li. The only option missing is the Active Cruise Control. The car only have 55 miles, never been regrister, Black Saphire ext/ Charcoal intereior. ( extra options included cooler, rear side airbags, parking sensor, Logicn 7 sound system, power trunk and Sirus radio)
I also paid $3,000.00 for 6 years /100k miles service repairs warranty. Does any body have any commen on the price.
My wife would prefer a tan or brown interior, We though at this price we will accept the color for a couple of years.
#23 of 121 Re: Just bought The last 04' 760li in the Northern CA. [vtran]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Jun 21, 2005 (12:35 pm)
Doesn't that car have an MSRP around $115K?
I know they are hard to sell, but I wonder why it would sit around for over a year?
I have no idea if that is a good price or not... though...
#24 of 121 Re: Just bought The last 04' 760li in the Northern CA. [kyfdx]
Jun 21, 2005 (1:13 pm)
MSRP is approx., $123,000.00.
It is a beautiful car and people just turn head glances at the car when ever I am cruising on the road or come to a stop side. ( I do not thing they glances at me though).
I get people want this type of vehicle, they must demand the car shall be fully loaded with all options. My car just did not have the active cruise control feature. I previously owned a LS430 with Cruise tronic feature which I only used once or twice.
#25 of 121 Re: Just bought The last 04' 760li in the Northern CA. [vtran]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Jun 21, 2005 (1:18 pm)
Well... obviously you did a lot better than if you paid for it new, last year..
I'm sure the 760Li depreciates like a rock... If you buy a new '05, the residual on the lease after 3yr/45K is only 50%..
The fact that you've bypassed over half of that depreciation is a great thing... I think the only thing you could compare it to, would be a low mileage used '04... Again, I have no idea what the market is on those.... I doubt they sell more than 40-50 of these every month nationwide (WAG there).
I think you have the right color for a monster 4-door like that, though... I wouldn't worry about the active cruise control... just keep your eyes open..
PS.. If it makes you feel better, my 11-year-old son thinks that is the coolest car ever made...
#26 of 121 Re: Just bought The last 04' 760li in the Northern CA. [vtran]
Jun 23, 2005 (9:57 am)
.. ** Does any body have any comment on the price ** .....
Lets put it this way .. the dealer probably lost a few grand just to dump this beauty, so at least you got a great deal that way ...
They - are - coooold .. and their value's drops faster than dropping an anvil in Jupiter ...... so I'm sure you'll be driving this one for a looooong time ......
#27 of 121 Re: Just bought The last 04' 760li in the Northern CA. [vtran]
Jun 24, 2005 (2:19 pm)
you flat stole the car......according to the manheim report, they could have gotten that much for it at the right BMW auction. Was this an outright purchase? What dealer was it? Are they still open?
#28 of 121 ... Virtualbmw ...
Jun 25, 2005 (6:55 pm)
... **according to the manheim report they could have gotten that much for it at the right BMW auction** ....
Which one might that be .. the one in outer Mongolia or the one on Mars.?
These things are colder than 15 day old ripe banana's ......
06/15/2005 MANHEIM $ 81,250 4,378 2 BLKSAPPH 12G A X NE
05/11/2005 BAY CITI $ 79,000 4,745 BLKSAPHR 12G A X WC
05/19/2005 NEVADA $ 84,000 6,687 TITANIUM 12G A X WC
05/11/2005 BAY CITI $ 78,000 6,754 ORINTBLU 12G A X WC
06/15/2005 MANHEIM $ 79,750 7,060 2 TITANIUM 12G A X NE
06/15/2005 MANHEIM $ 80,250 10,683 2 ORIENBLU 12G A X NE
You can bet the dealers are "at least" $1,500 back of that on the trades ..... nothing like having a $115,000 MSRP and having it be worth $35,000 in less than 24hrs -- that would definately make my day ..l.o.l.......
#29 of 121 Re: ... Virtualbmw ... [rroyce10]
Jun 30, 2005 (2:44 pm)
MSRP is actually about 123. There are no 50 mile cars on this report or any other planet. Plus, these on the auction report could be disclosure cars or have recon issues like tires, etc....... He bought a showroom car for about 20 grand back of invoice. That was a helluva buy.
#30 of 121 Re: ... Virtualbmw ... [virtualbmw]
Jun 30, 2005 (5:09 pm)
....... The guy got a great deal, a super deal.! .... but lets be honest, 760's aren't burning down any barn yards right now and most Bimmer dealers will drop-kick one off his lot faster then the second coming of Jesus ..l.o.l...
**Plus, these on the auction report could be disclosure cars or have recon issues like tires, etc......**
Nope, just trade-in's ... if you've ever been to an auction, especially the "big" Manheim - these things glow in the dark and are cleaner than the Board of Health and twice as sanitary - and need -0- .......