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Old 08-06-2014, 03:34 PM
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On a 2004 745LI. I have own 6 BMWs since high school but never a 7 series. What can I look for when checking the car to make sure that it is not something that will give me a headache. I can handle a couple of problems here and there, but want to avoid a complete failure if I can. I know there cars have a ton of electronics so I know what i am getting into, just wanted to know what to look for when inspecting it.
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Old 08-06-2014, 05:34 PM
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There's a ton of electronics and they are old and unreliable. It does not stop with the electronics either. Unless you DIY or are OK with paying someone to fix your car you should pass.
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I would never tell anyone not to purchase
something they want . But may I suggest
you use the SEARCH feature on this site to
do some research on the vehicle & potential
problems that might.come your way .

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Old 08-06-2014, 08:54 PM
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You won't have a headache, more like a migraine.. Am I right?


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Not necessarily , I have not had any major issue's with
mine , But I am only at about 66k miles . I also know of
a few others that have had no major issue's with there 745li's
beside normal wear & tear items .
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Man I had some sleepless nights. So I've read members have had good luck with theirs. It's really hit or miss


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Man I had some sleepless nights. So I've read members have had good luck with theirs. It's really hit or miss


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I think it has a lot to do with how well the previous owner
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Yea you're absolutely right on that. I'm a stickler when it comes to maintenance.
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