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Old 04-05-2012, 04:21 AM
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Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum. So here's the deal. If been wanting a 745i since I was 16 now im almost 19. I currently drive a Chrysler 300 2006. I'm thinking of trading in my car and getting a 745i for around 9-14k preferably a 2003 or newer.so It's Gunna have some miles on it. And it will have to be financed. I went thru one forum and I'm starting to feel like this is the most unreliable car to buy. Not so much engine but tranny is the big problem here. and just maintenance is like 2000+ every time it goes in. I'm a DIY guy. I'm currently rebuilding my chryslers 2.7 in my garage and when it's done, I'm Gunna trade it in. But I'm leaning away from this car with all the things if been reading. I know its a car and things break but I feel like i will get it and 10k miles later after i paid for a 400$ in oil changes i will get hit with a 6000$ tranny problem or some costly engine repair. Someone talk me into getting it or ima just jump in a srt8 300c. who has had no problem with theirs?
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:36 AM
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:56 AM
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I would just stick to the 300c that you have.. Maintenance will probably be too much and not worth it. Just my honest opinion.
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:08 AM
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I would save your money and wait for a newer model with lower miles. Chrysler 300 is not a bad car.
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:45 AM
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Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum. So here's the deal. If been wanting a 745i since I was 16 now im almost 19. I currently drive a Chrysler 300 2006. I'm thinking of trading in my car and getting a 745i for around 9-14k preferably a 2003 or newer.so It's Gunna have some miles on it. And it will have to be financed. I went thru one forum and I'm starting to feel like this is the most unreliable car to buy. Not so much engine but tranny is the big problem here. and just maintenance is like 2000+ every time it goes in. I'm a DIY guy. I'm currently rebuilding my chryslers 2.7 in my garage and when it's done, I'm Gunna trade it in. But I'm leaning away from this car with all the things if been reading. I know its a car and things break but I feel like i will get it and 10k miles later after i paid for a 400$ in oil changes i will get hit with a 6000$ tranny problem or some costly engine repair. Someone talk me into getting it or ima just jump in a srt8 300c. who has had no problem with theirs?
If you are DIY guy you can buy this car it and save a lot, almost every maintenance and/or coming problems you can do inside your garage, trust me, if you hear someone tell you oil change more then $120 or they pay for brake pads $2000 then they going to dealer, everything you need you can buy much cheaper on line and install it your self, in my opinion this car has around 5-7 coming problems that can be fixed your self, what you will definitely need computer with software for code reading and good thinking brain for right diagnostic, also never go to dealer they will thinner you pocket in few seconds, good luck
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:01 AM
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:27 AM
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:41 AM
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Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum. So here's the deal. If been wanting a 745i since I was 16 now im almost 19. I currently drive a Chrysler 300 2006. I'm thinking of trading in my car and getting a 745i for around 9-14k preferably a 2003 or newer.so It's Gunna have some miles on it......... Someone talk me into getting it or ima just jump in a srt8 300c. who has had no problem with theirs?
Good afternoon, sounds like we share the same car taste, as I'm also 18 as well. My first car was a 300SRT-8 and I absolutely loved the HP & torque... That being said, I was always looking for more in the interior. I bought my '06 SRT8 with 39k miles for $21k & drove it for a couple months & got bored with it.
Month or so after selling it, I was on Craigslist and found a local '02 745i with 154k miles, $12k. I decided to buy it because I knew I'd be just as happy in it as the 300, with cheaper payments too. I ended up selling the car with 164k miles, and only changed the oil, cabin air filters, and new tires in my time of ownership (only sold because I wrecked it, plus it was getting quiiiite a few miles on it). But, I will say this; I definitely got lucky with my 745i (being it never had problems when I owned it).

What do I recommend?
Depends what you're looking for; 425HP, Ho-Hum interior, gas guzzler (another reason why I wasn't so sad to see mine go), not THAT spacious in the back for passengers, that you know may have some problems in the future (just like any other car).
Or, are you looking for a giant, luxurious boat (the 745), roomy, excellent interior, not fast (but definitely not slow!), that you know will probably have problems in the future that are gonna cost $$$.


Whatever you choose, goodluck!


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Old 04-05-2012, 01:24 PM
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Old 04-05-2012, 01:26 PM
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well said!

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Good afternoon, sounds like we share the same car taste, as I'm also 18 as well. My first car was a 300SRT-8 and I absolutely loved the HP & torque... That being said, I was always looking for more in the interior. I bought my '06 SRT8 with 39k miles for $21k & drove it for a couple months & got bored with it.
Month or so after selling it, I was on Craigslist and found a local '02 745i with 154k miles, $12k. I decided to buy it because I knew I'd be just as happy in it as the 300, with cheaper payments too. I ended up selling the car with 164k miles, and only changed the oil, cabin air filters, and new tires in my time of ownership (only sold because I wrecked it, plus it was getting quiiiite a few miles on it). But, I will say this; I definitely got lucky with my 745i (being it never had problems when I owned it).

What do I recommend?
Depends what you're looking for; 425HP, Ho-Hum interior, gas guzzler (another reason why I wasn't so sad to see mine go), not THAT spacious in the back for passengers, that you know may have some problems in the future (just like any other car).
Or, are you looking for a giant, luxurious boat (the 745), roomy, excellent interior, not fast (but definitely not slow!), that you know will probably have problems in the future that are gonna cost $$$.


Whatever you choose, goodluck!


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Old 04-05-2012, 02:15 PM
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Lol am I really getting **** for saying gunna? I am sorry for not using proper English I did not know I was publishing a book, thought I was on a on forum. Seriously guys grown up I meant to say Finna
If you got something to say u can always pm me.

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Old 04-05-2012, 02:34 PM
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Thanks guys for all the help.. does anyone know if ess came out with the supercharger yet? I don't see it on the site but one guy said he ordered it thru them? And anyone have 24's on their 7 series, do most fit with no rub,or do I have to cut some stuff lol. And what about color matched tailights? Anyone gone that for into customization?
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:21 PM
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If you use the Search feature on the site, I think you'll find a couple topics on 'Superchargers' within the E65 forum.
Also, use the Search feature for looking up 24" rims, there will be tons of topics on that one.
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/search.php

Some people get a little mad if you don't search for it before you start a thread/topic about it.
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:21 PM
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:50 PM
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Sorry bro with your way of thinking your probably better off with the Chrysler you have. I can already tell you you will become poor if you buy a 745. lol sorry bro. 24's ? am just going to stop right there...

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Old 04-19-2012, 07:27 AM
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Sorry bro with your way of thinking your probably better off with the Chrysler you have. I can already tell you you will become poor if you buy a 745. lol sorry bro. 24's ? am just going to stop right there...
What's wrong with 24's bro? I have them on my current car,

And I know I get more compliments in 1 day then u get in 1 week.. Lol. Aight let's get this straight, I don't bag on peoples taste cause everyone's is different, I can see why people are not into big wheels and why some people are. just look at it from their point of view. It's mostly for an image, simple n clean or big and flashy. Let's argue bro send me a pm i promise I will win this argument cause I can give u 100 reasons why it's rude too look down on someone and try to correct them cause they do not think like YOU. Anyone that thinks like you must have been spoiled as a kid and has had everything handed to you and that is where you got your snobby attitude from. It's true keep Your comments to yourself, if you have nothing nice to say don't say anything at all. I could tell you what i think of you but i am politely explaining why i think your comment was unnessesary. Or you could be like some others on this thread That think they are mature and post that "saying" as a comment. We are here to help each other out and this is how I'm here to help. I hope people will read this and realize that their comments are getting out of hand, and Its sad to see that it's mostly BMW forums that have the bad mannered self centered big ego members that join, please spread the word and help this perfectly good forum from being a bash. U don't know me so u do not have a real opinion of me.
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:38 AM
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:13 AM
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stick with the 300, the 745 isnt a reliable low maint old car. Its a once 90k super lux automobile with the same expense to fix it yrs later.
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:48 AM
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The price you will pay for the car will eventually be eclipsed by service alone. Then you will be selling the 24s to get a new ASK unit just to have a working stereo and nav

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Old 04-19-2012, 06:25 PM
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:25 PM
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looks like something I would loveparked in front of the barbershop
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:37 PM
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Did spelling champ buy the car? 24's? Thousands in repairs?
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Fuel Gauge
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Total $13,481.37 in one year my mechanic swears all these parts are re engineered to work better than the originals lol
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:45 AM
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If you like the 745i, buy it. I rented a 2012 300 for two weeks. Its a nice car, but its not a 745i. 745i are nice luxury cars for farely cheap. I wouldnt go over 22" rims though. As the song goes:

"Too much rim makes the ride too hard.."

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Old 10-06-2012, 09:40 AM
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I say dont do it. For one you have a 2.7l 300 which is as base as it geys and your working on rebuilding engine. And you are financing a 745. Even if you are a diy person you jave to buy the parts and a lot of them are not cheap. Id hate to see you get a 7 with a lot of problems.
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:39 PM
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I hate to see another art piece like the 7 get all ruined with a gangstaa modification like that 300, so Id not recommend you get one.
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