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Old 12-15-2005, 12:36 AM
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Cool New 7 Series . . .

Well I have been talking about her . . .

Here she is finally....'02 745Li Toledo Blue / Natural Brown Nasca Interior.....shes a certified series with 45K (72K km's) from BMW dealership here in Toronto. . .

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and I think thats about it....
Got StoneGuard as , I do a lot of highway driving....

IMO its worth it
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Old 12-15-2005, 12:41 AM
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Here are the rest of pics... I took while delivery...
Hope you guys like them.....
will post more interior pics when I get a chance after exams . . . .
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Old 12-15-2005, 01:32 AM
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When I was driving the loaner before delivery of my 745....
I am sorry there is no one else but you guys that I can share this with......

It was an '03 325Xi also Blue/Beige....
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Old 12-15-2005, 04:38 AM
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Your 02 has a twin. My 04 is Toledo Blue, natural interior, but with dark wood trim. I just picked mine up from a dealer in So Cal, I'm in Oregon. I took delivery of the car in Las Vegas to avoid sales tax, what a fun drive home. I'll post some pix this weekend if your interested.

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Old 12-15-2005, 07:07 AM
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Beautiful car, congratulations. I am sure that it feels a lot nicer than the 750iL, I sold my 750iL after I got my 750Li and did not miss it for one day. Enjoy the car and drive safely.
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Beautiful car, congratulations. I am sure that it feels a lot nicer than the 750iL, I sold my 750iL after I got my 750Li and did not miss it for one day. Enjoy the car and drive safely.
Thanks a lot sir, well you are definitely right about the comparison between the E38 and my E65 ...... There are jus so many toys to play around with in this baby
I shall drive safely..... I was jus test driving the loaner they gave me late nite....
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Old 12-15-2005, 06:43 PM
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Your 02 has a twin. My 04 is Toledo Blue, natural interior, but with dark wood trim. I just picked mine up from a dealer in So Cal, I'm in Oregon. I took delivery of the car in Las Vegas to avoid sales tax, what a fun drive home. I'll post some pix this weekend if your interested.

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Congratulations too you as well.......I will look fwd to your car's pix....and along with that I will post some more interior pics of my 745 as well....
Its funny I have already driven my car so much since I got it....because the dealership is kinda far from where I live in the suburbs...but hey this car jus feels great and you dont wanna stop driving it....
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I would love to see the comparison between the driving experience between the E38 and the E65.
I preferred the feel of the E65 much more than that of the E38. How do you compare the drive?
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Old 12-19-2005, 02:33 AM
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I would love to see the comparison between the driving experience between the E38 and the E65.
I preferred the feel of the E65 much more than that of the E38. How do you compare the drive?
Well infact heres the comparison test:

The E38 (750) feels more like a drivers car... because the steering wheel is much firmer and sporty feeling then the E66 (745Li) which is a gentleman's car I guess

Driving the E38 is more enjoyable since you can maneuver much better in it ...at high speeds and on curvy roads... then you can in the E66.....which I was very disappointed with.... which concludes that stability in my 750 is much better then the E66...

However, the 745 is much more subdued then the 750 in terms of wind, road, engine noise....so thats a plus for the E66.
The suspension on the 750 is much firmer then the 745... because of the latter attributes..

The performance is around the same... for both cars at 325bhp... but the 745 being lighter may have a faster 0-60 time but not as much torque as the 750... 330lbs (745) vs 361lbs (750)... but i guess if we compare the 760 with the 750... the 760 would win obviously w/438bhp and 444lbs torque.....
Acceleration seems to kick in quickly as the gears downshift quicker on the 745 whereas.. the 750 has a slight pause... but then roarsssssss like a flying cheetahhhh
A problem with the 760 too apparently according to the latest review.....

Acceleration:
http://auto.consumerguide.com/Auto/N.../Act/Roadtest/

The technology and other new ammenities offered on the 745 obviously have an upperhand then whats in the 750... But 750's nav controls and other buttons are a bit more user-friendly then the I-drive... however thas not a big deal given some time and practice.. I will get used to it....

But in the end.... I enjoy driving both cars ...but at times there are small compromises between the two...and I guess I will have to drive the 745 a bit more... to see if there are anymore
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Old 12-19-2005, 06:42 PM
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I am suprised about the steering wheel comment. I had driven two-three 2000/2001 740Lis without Sport Package but with the MPars but the steering feel did not compare to my E39 Sports Package 525. Maybe it was the thickness of the steering but the car did not have the blend of precision and comfort which the E39 had. I found the steering feel of the E65 much closer to that of the E39. Granted, I did not and do not plan to push the limits of the E65 but in regular road driving the E65 steering felt much more like the E39 feel (which I loved so much).
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Old 12-22-2005, 10:51 AM
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Nice!

Congrats!

Drive the ur new 7 at the speeds that u tested the loaner 3 !
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Nice!

Congrats!

Drive the ur new 7 at the speeds that u tested the loaner 3 !
Well now that you mention it I did drive my new 7 at the speeds. . . these pics are from last year jus before christmas time. . . sorry I cudnt post earlier ....

My 745Li on the 407ETR a paid toll highway here in Toronto, Canada
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Thats what I like to see! Using the car like it was meant to be! What is that in mph? 160ish?
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Old 02-11-2006, 12:10 AM
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Cool Some more pics of my 7. . .

We surprisingly had a very nice winter here in Toronto this year.. so yes it was really that sunny and dry this day! but one can notice that the roads still have some of the salt stains....
oh well at least it felt like an early spring....
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Old 02-11-2006, 12:21 AM
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Thats what I like to see! Using the car like it was meant to be! What is that in mph? 160ish?
hmmm well actually more like close to 155! and you know we have 6 speed steptronic on canadian models here..... so it sure is hell lot of fun accelerating in this car.....
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Old 02-11-2006, 12:28 AM
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Exclamation My poor 3 series loaners!

The first 2 pics are from an 06' 325i w/ premium pckg....
The Last pic is from a 06' 330i w/sport pckg.... which can do more then wat u see close to 255 on a slope but hey i wasnt able to get that!!!

O I jus luv driving the shyit out of these loaners BmW745On19's....

Man will I feel sorry for those who end up with these cars.. I mean
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When I was driving the loaner before delivery of my 745....
I am sorry there is no one else but you guys that I can share this with......

It was an '03 325Xi also Blue/Beige....
BmW745On19's did you know that this car was infact a car of their lot and not a loaner......that they sold shortly after i had picked up my 745.
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