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Old 03-11-2015, 02:31 PM
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745 history

Well I bought the 2003 745. My last car was a 1995 740. I put a lot of miles on it and it was a very reliable car till the end, After buying the 745, my mechanic said I may have jumped out of the frying pan and into the fire. Is the 745 a bad car to own? will I be having constant trouble with it? Is there some place that will give us a general history of these cars?
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Old 03-11-2015, 06:42 PM
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You might want to repost that question in the E65/E66 forum. I'm guessing most people in here are too happy with their E38's (particularly looks) to bother with the next gen model so couldn't answer your question properly.

P.S. My condolences for your loss.
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Old 03-11-2015, 09:16 PM
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Or do a simple Google search using a phrase like "review of 2003-2005 bmw 745i".

BTW...did you do any research at all...and if so how did you miss the numerous comments about electrical issues with the pre face lift. e65/e66 models. As with anything...there will be gems...as well as nightmares...hopefully you got a gem.

And yes...this should have been asked on the e65/e66 forum. Thry will have better insight to the idiosyncrasies of that model.
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99 540iT (Orient Blue) <<~>> 95 525IT (Alpine White)
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Old 03-12-2015, 06:57 AM
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Thanks for the quick reply. I did what I could to find out something about this model, but I don`t know the ins and out to that. It is a beautiful car, and is emaculate. Every thing works ok so far, except can`t figure out this control system for all the things it can do.
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Old 03-12-2015, 07:11 AM
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Before I bought my 1998 I was looking at 2002 to 2008 BMW, when ever I saw someone get out of one I would ask how they liked their BMW 7 series?
They all said the same thing, was in the shop too much and when warranty was up, time to get grid of it.
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Old 03-12-2015, 10:59 AM
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Every thing works ok so far, except can`t figure out this control system for all the things it can do.
The answer to figuring out iDrive...is to read the manual...again this is one of the many things mentioned in reviews & opinions about the e65/e66 gen 7 series.
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99 540iT (Orient Blue) <<~>> 95 525IT (Alpine White)
91 735iL (Schwarz Black) <<~>> 85 325e (Bronzit)

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