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Old 07-27-2012, 10:50 AM
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Consumer Reports rips the 7

More significantly, the 750iL is no longer as agile and athletic as its predecessors. Now that torch has been passed to the sportier feeling and more fun-to-drive Audi A8, Jaguar XJ, and Porsche Panamera. You may also expect a magic carpet ride of comfort as a result of this transition, but, alas, no. The big 7 does not possess the ride quality of the Lexus LS or the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The so-called "Ultimate Driving Machine" falls well short of the best in this class, with a bewildering ungainly feel.



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Old 07-27-2012, 11:01 AM
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In the video that's attached to the review I could swear that some of the interior shots were those of the new 6 Series, rather than the 7...notice the position of the information screen.
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:16 AM
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Here we go again...
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:57 AM
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In the video that's attached to the review I could swear that some of the interior shots were those of the new 6 Series, rather than the 7...notice the position of the information screen.
TYPICAL Consumer Reports flaws and biased mistakes. Yes, that is the 6 Series!! Loo atk the the Nav screen (the 6 Series looks like a pop up screen), and start/stop button!
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:22 PM
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Stupid review, trying to fool people with 6 seires interior, and the article has the name as 750iL, hah!
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:47 PM
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I don't buy into Consumer Reports and some of the crap they spew. It's best to use google and automotive forums to find out what issues your new car might have, this method imo is much more effective before buying a new car because you're getting feedback from actual owners.
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No, I don't think so. That review totally lacks credibility. CR is trying to be like an automotive magazine and they're not.
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Old 07-27-2012, 03:36 PM
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Consumer Reports? For real? That's like watching MSNBC for unbiased news...
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You want to put 3 in the rear, get a loser cruiser (Odessey, Sienna)
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What a stupid review. The guy basically doesn't like it because the 7 doesn't drive like a sports car. What a joke. The 7 is about luxury and refinement. It's not about getting the fastest time around the track. That's what the 3 series is for.
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What a Circus Clown! You can see the bias and agenda all over his expressions. Do you think the interior of the 6 was on purpose?

The BMW may not appeal to everyone, to each their own. If I wanted to float along on a cloud and have a painfully boring car, I would have a Lexus. Obviously, a lot of peaple like to float along and there is nothing wrong with it. We all have choices.

Lastly, he switched between “Sport” and “Comfort” mode and said he could not tell much of a difference. He obviously does not know what he is doing if you ask me.
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