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Old 08-14-2003, 07:24 PM
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Another 760LI, different story!

Hello there, saw what "760" had to say, and I agree! what a great car and design. Even though mine did not go so smooth.
here is my story:

I purchased my 760 LI on may 26, 2003.
my car had nothing but problems since day one. I had the car for 72 days since purchased, it has been at the dealer shop for 24 days for service and repairs. 19 days of which on a single problem. which by the way, is not fixed yet!
after 19 days at the shop, I was told to wait for the "next update" ! what kind of BS is this?? and bmw customer relations, simply said: well , whats the big deal? its a minor problem, the car IS RUNNING OK!!!! the problems pending are : memory seats dont work, head lights turn on as they please, (during day light), a/c stops working sometimes, the nav screen "bleeds" once every two days! and few more issues that are less annoying. well, if all i wanted is to commute to work, I would have been happy with my toyota tundra! without having to pay $128,000 for the "elite" 760 li. at that money, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A MINOR PROBLEM!!! I bought and paid for luxury! I dont think, its too much to ask to have those problems fixed.NOW! not when the factory decides to fix it! the factory's issues are not my problem!
whats most amazing to me, is that BMW usa simply dont care, the dealer dont care, and they seem to think that i should pay my money, shut up and walk away with the lemon they stuck me with! Its not fair that I had to seek legal action to acheive whats abviously mine! a car that works as described and promised! BMW USA: YOU SUC. I am very upset , so people, please forgive my language and grammer, whenever I think of this situation I simply start boiling up.
I have the car in my possesion, and there is no "fix" in the near future, (based on what I was told by BMW USA), and I wish I never bought this car.
BMW USA : thank you for all the stress and head-ache you caused me. All the letters, telephone calls, I received from BMW, did nothing but add insult to the injury.
"760 li": my post is from my personal experience only, I do agree it is one of the most beautiful cars ever made, I suppose that only adds to my anger, as I would like to start enjoying it after three months??? and yes: I did get the 20" chrome wheels.. LOL
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Old 08-15-2003, 02:02 PM
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RE: Another 760LI, different story!

Iím with BMW of North America, LLC. Iím so sorry to read about your dissatisfactuon with your 760Li. We sincerely want to help. Give us the opportunity to win back your confidence in BMW. Please call us at (800) 831-1117 and ask to speak with Milton.
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Old 08-16-2003, 09:19 AM
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Iím with BMW of North America, LLC. Iím so sorry to read about your dissatisfactuon with your 760Li. We sincerely want to help. Give us the opportunity to win back your confidence in BMW. Please call us at (800) 831-1117 and ask to speak with Milton.
Thank you, I will take you up on that. I do Love the car, and having a solution would indeed please me. I will call and ask for Milton
on Monday.
Thanks Again for your concern
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Old 02-13-2007, 09:00 PM
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Old 02-13-2007, 09:01 PM
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Old 02-13-2007, 09:03 PM
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What ever happened?
Nothing, it was a sham. The guy never posted again. You have to be careful as some folks come on these boards with BS stories.
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Old 02-13-2007, 10:50 PM
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Old 02-13-2007, 10:55 PM
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Sounds about right for time in the shop on a 2003 760Li.

<--Owned one for 16 months, was in the shop every 3 weeks. BMW bought it back.

Sure his story is 3 1/2 years old, but it is still going on.

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Old 02-14-2007, 01:56 AM
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Well actually I do sympathise with pikersol as my friends '03 760Li was suffering just like that....and infact more recently I posted about how his tranny and the whole differential unit were replaced...due to continuous ongoing problems.....with having reached jus around the 50K mark.....for a $CDN200K car

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=181910

However, on the otherhand my grandfather has a newer 760Li Individual which has had no problems....just regular maintenance....and the car is a dream to drive and just beautiful to look at

So I mean its possible that the guy is telling his first hand experience....and we should give him the benefit of doubt ...

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Old 03-14-2007, 11:55 AM
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I have been seriously looking to get a 03'-06' BMW 7-series lately, and I mean seriously. But stories like these just make me take 1 step back every time. But I still like them, hopefully if I do get one of these beautiful cars I will not run into problems like pikersol has had with his 760Li.
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Old 03-14-2007, 12:31 PM
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I have been seriously looking to get a 03'-06' BMW 7-series lately, and I mean seriously. But stories like these just make me take 1 step back every time. But I still like them, hopefully if I do get one of these beautiful cars I will not run into problems like pikersol has had with his 760Li.
Well it depends what are you considering?

Are you planning on getting a V-8 or a V-12?

I mean the V-12 s 760's have usually been very well maintained by there owners, usually with mild driving which translates into lower mileage as well...and normally there arent many problems to expect...unfortunately sometimes things dont work out and you endup buying a lemon or pikersol's car

Our 760Li....has been very good to our family so far And I Hope that it continues on like this

However, the 745Li isn't exactly a piece of junk...but has been in the shop various times...and recently with a newer engine, tranny there have been no more problems
As for the 750s I think they have been updated with newer software but have also suffered similar problems...do a search and you will find out!

So my advice is to buy it as a Certified Pre-Owned from a BMW dealer....and check service records to see if there is anything that stands out, other then reg. maintenance. So dont get the wrong image about the 7 series, they are great vehicles, you just have to be careful in selecting one that has been well-taken care off!

Also, consider an '03 because it will have balance 6yrs/100K factory warranty and maintenance (if you buy a C.P.O. from BMW)
2002: warranty will expire within a year
2004: warranty will expire within a year as well (4yrs/50K)
2005: Might be a good choice, not in terms of investment because but there are no differences b/w MY '03 and '05

So in conclusion, go for an '03 save a few $$$ for mods after!
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Old 03-14-2007, 03:55 PM
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Very true!
Hence why I bought a Certified Pre-Owned 2003 760Li from Hendrick BMW in Charlotte, NC.
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Old 03-16-2007, 11:11 AM
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Well it depends what are you considering?

Are you planning on getting a V-8 or a V-12?

I mean the V-12 s 760's have usually been very well maintained by there owners, usually with mild driving which translates into lower mileage as well...and normally there arent many problems to expect...unfortunately sometimes things dont work out and you endup buying a lemon or pikersol's car

Our 760Li....has been very good to our family so far And I Hope that it continues on like this

However, the 745Li isn't exactly a piece of junk...but has been in the shop various times...and recently with a newer engine, tranny there have been no more problems
As for the 750s I think they have been updated with newer software but have also suffered similar problems...do a search and you will find out!

So my advice is to buy it as a Certified Pre-Owned from a BMW dealer....and check service records to see if there is anything that stands out, other then reg. maintenance. So dont get the wrong image about the 7 series, they are great vehicles, you just have to be careful in selecting one that has been well-taken care off!

Also, consider an '03 because it will have balance 6yrs/100K factory warranty and maintenance (if you buy a C.P.O. from BMW)
2002: warranty will expire within a year
2004: warranty will expire within a year as well (4yrs/50K)
2005: Might be a good choice, not in terms of investment because but there are no differences b/w MY '03 and '05

So in conclusion, go for an '03 save a few $$$ for mods after!
Thanks for the help, I really appreciate it.
Oh yeah, no doubt I will def. get my BMW from a BMW dealership and it will be C.P.O. I wouldn't even think about doing it any other way.
I really want to wait until a C.P.O. 750Li comes to my dealership, but they recently told me that some C.P.O. 745Li' will be coming in as people Leases end. But I am considering a V8. So it's now down to some of the 03'-04' 745Li's coming in, or waiting for a year old 750Li to come in.
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Old 03-16-2007, 11:17 AM
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Thanks for the help, I really appreciate it.
Oh yeah, no doubt I will def. get my BMW from a BMW dealership and it will be C.P.O. I wouldn't even think about doing it any other way.
I really want to wait until a C.P.O. 750Li comes to my dealership, but they recently told me that some C.P.O. 745Li' will be coming in as people Leases end. But I am considering a V8. So it's now down to some of the 03'-04' 745Li's coming in, or waiting for a year old 750Li to come in.
If I were you, Id wait and get a 750Li. I've had 06 750Li loaners a few times and they seem a lot more refined than the 745s. Ride quality, wind noise, power, etc. all seem to be improved. Not to say the 745s are bad at what they do, its just the 750s do em a little better

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Old 03-16-2007, 11:26 AM
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Are those OEM BMW style #32 chrome staggered 20'' wheels on Pikersol's car?

I like those wheels, but I also like the OEM BMW style #32 chrome staggered 20'' wheels.

So my question is: "Will BMW still let the warranty stand as valid if I increase my wheel size 1 inch when I get my 7 series?"

If anyone can answer or shed some light on this it will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-16-2007, 11:31 AM
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If I were you, Id wait and get a 750Li. I've had 06 750Li loaners a few times and they seem a lot more refined than the 745s. Ride quality, wind noise, power, etc. all seem to be improved. Not to say the 745s are bad at what they do, its just the 750s do em a little better

Good Luck.

Thank you, I haven't driven the 750Li yet but I have an appointment for 5:30 this evening. I love how they gave it a face life and added the new lights in the back, it is nice; the 745's are already nice.

But I may just wait on a 750Li, I am sure I will love it at 5:30 today.
 

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