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Old 07-15-2010, 06:54 PM
dcaudell dcaudell is offline
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Searching for a 5 or 7, 99-03

I'm looking for my first BMW, a 5 or 7 series from 99-03. I've found a nice 01-740i, and the Carfax says it comes from China. Any problems with this? Also, how do you guys have a car checked out that's halfway across the country?
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Old 07-15-2010, 11:02 PM
tommyb2b tommyb2b is offline
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China! Hmmm I might stay away from that one... If its across the country you really cant check unless you go and test drive it. Where are you from? try ebay and craigslist.
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Old 07-16-2010, 03:23 AM
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I wasn't clear enough there. The car was originally imported in from China, according to the Carfax, and has been a lease car and then a personally owned one. I didn't realize BMW had a plant in China. I'm in Georgia, and have searched all over the country trying to find the best car available.
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Old 07-16-2010, 11:15 AM
tommyb2b tommyb2b is offline
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Hmm I always thought these cars were built in Germany. I have a friend who is selling his 740i in North Carolina if you up for a drive. Let me ask him if its still up for sale.
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Old 07-16-2010, 11:18 AM
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Thanks!
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Old 07-28-2010, 04:43 PM
Lonestar787 Lonestar787 is offline
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I'm looking for my first BMW, a 5 or 7 series from 99-03. I've found a nice 01-740i, and the Carfax says it comes from China. Any problems with this? Also, how do you guys have a car checked out that's halfway across the country?
thanks
Um- China doesn't sound good!!
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Old 08-01-2010, 07:46 PM
drchavana drchavana is offline
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for sale

I have a 98' 740i that i might want to sell. The body is in mint condition and I've replace just about every part. I have been the only owner and the car has been used a a second car since I bought it. It only has 84K miles.
I just had the transmission rebuilt but it has'nt run well since. I ve been told it could be a tranny selonoid or a trans module or just not enough trans fluid.
email me if interested. drchavana@aol.com
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Old 08-02-2010, 05:29 AM
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Thanks for replying, but I found one locally. A 1999 740iL with 97k miles, and it's a nice ride.
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