Last post on Nov 23, 2010 at 10:15 PM
You are in the BMW 7-Series
What is this discussion about?
BMW 7 Series, Sedan
#75 of 171 Update on my 2006 BMW 750Li experience
Dec 02, 2005 (7:48 pm)
Overall the car still impresses me but I have had my share of 'issues' as well.
First was about 2 months after receiving it. I had just filled the tank and my gas gauge showed 3/4. Next morning my gauge showed empty and continued all day. Turns out the fuel sensors were bad and had to be replaced. Two service visits, one to diagnose the problem, the other to fix it.
Second was the car wasn't readily detecting my Verizon V710 bluetooth phone. It was a sporadic problem. Sometimes it was immediate and other times it went a full day without detecting it's presence. Took it into BMW and they couldn't detect a problem. (3rd service visit)
Third episode (4th service visit)involved taking it for multiple issues. A very intermittent creaking in the dashboard, an erratic oil level gauge, and continuing phone detection issues. Let my cell phone there all day. Result of this 4th service visit was an adjustment to the dash pad and no problems found with either the oil level sensor or phone system. Dashboard squeaks or rattles as much, if not more, than ever. Worse when the car is cold. Oil level issue hasn't reoccured, phone system seems more reliable.
Currently have an appointment (5th) to bring my car in Dec 12th to have a BMW factory service representative inspect the car for the dashboard noise. Some days it barely makes a sound and then other days, like Thanksgiving Day, it makes you feel like you bought a used and abused car. Just turned over 4,000 miles today after 6 months of ownership.
Finally, as regards to the OEM tires, they're terrible. First snowfall, one inch, and I felt like the car was on ice skates. Came with Bridgestone Turanza EL42 tires, 245/50R-18. Worst handling I've ever experienced on a car, BAR NONE. I had specifically discussed my concerns about the tires before I ordered the car and was assured the OEM tires would be just fine in winter driving. I had a terrible experience with my 2001 BMW 740Il but this is worse yet. Don't even have the sports package so that's not a factor. As ridiculous as it sounds, I was forced to buy 4 new tires and wheels to the tune of almost $1,800 to keep this from being a 7-8 month vehicle. At $80,000 plus you'd think they could put on decent tires. If you doubt my evaluation check out the feedback on these OEM tires on Tirerack.com They ranked 28th out of 30 in their category.
Last, does anyone know where to get brake dust covers for my OEM 18" wheels? That brake dust issue is annoying as heck.
#76 of 171 Re: Update on my 2006 BMW 750Li experience [woodwrkr2]
Dec 03, 2005 (1:24 pm)
I too may be going down the same path with regards to the tires...I asked about the tires and with their wide width what about snow and hydroplaning at the BMW dealer...I then ended up getting a different brand car, as my closing experience got messed up,.... but the one I got has the wide treaded tire(perelli)I think...My previous car ,Lexus, was terrible in a tiny amount of snow, so it therefore really is the tire and they should be `snow tires`..My wife`s 530xi has had to go back for a resetting of the computer one time so far, and I suspect it may go back again--as many owners seem to have this problem on occasion....Hope the other anoyances get solves in short order...Tony
#77 of 171 BMW 750Li garage door opener
Dec 09, 2005 (11:13 pm)
Has anyone found a solution to my having to be within 3' of the garage door to have the rear view mirror button open the door? Have extended 18ga un-insulated wire to outside and above door from garage receiver, tried programming other mirror buttons, and find none of this helps. Have hand held unit which works from inside car console at 55-60 feet! Is it just a weak BMW mirror transmitter? Any one have similar problems and a solution? Please help. Frustrated I am!--- Spuron.
#78 of 171 Re: BMW 750Li garage door opener [spuron]
Dec 10, 2005 (9:20 am)
Must be car-specific. My 530 buttons work as I enter the driveway 50 feet from the door!
#79 of 171 Re: ANY ADVICE ON CAR LEASING [enemeneminemo]
Jan 11, 2006 (12:17 pm)
I just leased a 2006 750LI
19 inch wheels
Heated steering wheel
36 month lease
$5000 down $1270/month
I negotiated $4500 off msrp, however a different dealership offered to pay my first months payment after I signed my deal.
#80 of 171 Oil Change
Jan 18, 2006 (12:35 pm)
I received my 2006 750Li in May.
I have a little over 9000 miles already.
I am concerned about the recommended oil changes.
I am thinking about paying for a oil change before my free oil change. Any thoughts?
This car has been a dream so far.
#81 of 171 Re: My 2006 750Li engine rattle [dave_car_guy]
Jan 24, 2006 (10:16 pm)
Probably same rattle problem. Took delivery Aug 05 for this 06 750i. It occurs at all times, warm or cold, and at close to 1000 rpm, 25 mph when I feather the throttle lightly going up a gentle slope. That speed/rpm combination indicates it's on 4th gear. The xmission seems to have selected a gear too high for that speed causing the engine to labor, and hence the rattle noise. Have yours been fixed?
#82 of 171 Re: ANY ADVICE ON CAR LEASING [tallmans]
Feb 10, 2006 (8:38 pm)
I just leased a 2006 750LI
19 inch wheels
Entertainment System (DVD)
36 month lease
MSRP $83,430 brought down to around $78K
$2980 down $1150/month Tax included
#83 of 171 Feedback from owners
Feb 12, 2006 (6:43 pm)
I would appreciate advice from owners of 750s models.
I try to be thrifty, but am averaging 35,000 miles per year in southern CA, so am considering a 750i with the 20-way "luxury seating" seats, Sirius satelite radio, and upgraded sound system, with the light blue exterior and blue interior.
How are the seats? What about the 20-way seats?
What about quality? I read some mixed comments above regarding quality. My brothers 530 engine blew up and the front suspension had to be rebuilt three times, and all of that in far under 100,000 miles, so I am cautious, especially before writing a check for $70-some thousand dollars.
#84 of 171 Back to thrifty
Feb 13, 2006 (6:04 pm)
I saw a number of 750 models in my travels today, but thought more about the price and the complexity, the more I realized I just could not make my hand move to write that check. I also briefly considered the Lexus LS, but the bland interior changed my mind even faster.