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BMW 7 Series, Sedan
#139 of 171 Re: Used BMW 750i Luxury - Please Help [jkutti2000]
Sep 11, 2008 (7:27 pm)
Good research. It makes sense that most leased cars would go into service very early-on in the model year to minimize the depreciation.
I wonder what it costs the BMW dealer to CPO a 7 Series? Maybe $1500 in paperwork with BMWNA plus whatever parts and labor is required? But since all BMWs come with free maintenacne you would expect that all the cars coming off lease would be up to snuff maintenance wise.
I think you can snag a fairly good low mileage 2006 750i or 750iL for 41K. Thats got to be a better deal than a new 5 Series for 50K.
#140 of 171 Re: Used BMW 750i Luxury - Please Help [blckislandguy]
Sep 12, 2008 (6:28 am)
i did not think about it from that perspective.. ie. that the cars have been dealer maintained.. some times they say that leased cars are not taken care of properly, but this wont be the case for BMW..
and yes, I agree a new 5 series. cost like 50s.
why settle for that, if u can get a 7 series. for 35K.. look on EBAY, I see 92 2006 750 cars listed... some of them in the 32 to 37K range..
one car dealer told me. make sure u buy a car which has less than 49999 miles. becuase u can still get addl warranty on it. easily. dont let the orig warranty lapse and then add another 4 year 100K warranty or some thing like that for 3-4K. additional.
one more suggestion. : how about getting a low mileage 2005 745i and getting the addl warranty for 4 yrs. 100K... but I dont see too many 745i on sale...
the 750is will be rolling. even more of them.. as they keep getting off lease...
#141 of 171 Re: Used BMW 750i Luxury - Please Help [jkutti2000]
Oct 21, 2008 (10:35 pm)
I am in the same situation as you, im purchaing a 750Li 2006.
Looks like you can pick one up CPO at a dealership for around 40k excluding TTL w/ 35k miles average.
To add to this, you get 1.9% APR w/ 2 months free payments!
BUT the problem is I can get the same car private party or 3rd party dealership for 35k!
NO CPO no ext warranty, no maintainence pkg.
What to do?
Anybody recommend 3rd party warranty companies? Do they honor their word?
Can I still purchase the maintainence plan 100k 6 years if I purchase from a 3rd party? (This is different then the CPO warranty). This covers oil changes, brakes, etc. ??
Does anybody have costs for me? What shoud I expect for maintainence plan? What is the cost for warranty plans?
#142 of 171 discussion about extended warranty
Sep 04, 2009 (4:21 pm)
I need to know if it is advisable to buy extended warranty on my 2006 750m LI. It has only 30000 miles and I do not drive that much. So can you let me know if I should consider buying the warranty or just take a chance. This is my first BMW. So I do not know if these cars are reliable. I would appreciate if you can let me know.
#143 of 171 Re: 2006 750Li Rough Idle [mph100]
Sep 08, 2009 (10:24 am)
I am curious as to whether BMW fixed these problems. I am having the exact same issues with a 2008. Local dealer saying all is normal. Everyone in family who drives the car thinks it drives like an overweight minivan. That hurts.
#144 of 171 Re: 2006 750Li Rough Idle [boupier]
Sep 08, 2009 (10:26 am)
Was this resolved and if so, how?
#145 of 171 Re: discussion about extended warranty [krasheed]
Sep 14, 2009 (2:57 pm)
Buy the warranty, as the owner of a 2001 e39 540, I have many less gizmos then the new bimmers and stuff still breaks, I didn't get the warranty but got luckly as nothing big happened for 3 years as I worked from home and only put on 5000 miles per year. If and when I buy again, I will get CPO for sure.
I have a friend who has a 2003 330i, a car you would think that would have zero problems, but he passed on the warranty and ended up spending $3k out of pocket this year, and he only drives 8K miles per year and the car has only 40k miles.
#146 of 171 Bmw (broken motor works)
Oct 13, 2009 (7:00 am)
I leased a 2007 bmw 7 series in aug of 07 and thank god it goes back next aug,,This car has been a nightmare,,Instead of building cars that you can surf the internet in,,Bmw needs to build cars with quality and reliability like for instance electronics that actually work and continue to work and the mecanics of the car with out problems,,,My 7 series is babied and always gets high quality fuel and gets maintence when needed,,Problems Iam having is faulty suspension that makes this 93.000.00 dollar automobile ride like a beat up old chevy and electronics that sometimes work and dont work,,My dealer says they have to see the problem before they can fix it and than they say the car is operating normally and bmw usa themselves dont want to know nothing from nothing,,,I should of leased the lexus,,,
#147 of 171 Re: Bmw (broken motor works) [nutsaboutcars]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Oct 13, 2009 (8:54 am)
I am so discouraged that BMW cannot square away this *great* automobile. The theory that complexity leads by definition to unreliability seems to have been disproven by Lexus, the latter also replete with many forms of gadgetry (even parking itself).
I just can't understand it--this 7 series has been around a long time. Seems like the X5 has similar headaches.
Maybe they need to start with a completely clean sheet of paper on this model.
Or maybe the dealer network is just not up to the task? But if that's the case, do Lexus dealers pay more for talent?
#148 of 171 2007 750Li Individual
Oct 19, 2009 (11:51 am)
I am negotiating the price of a 2007 750Li Individual with 24K miles. It has all orions except for AC in the seat. Asking price is $59K. Any suggestions about ball park to aim for?