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Old 03-01-2015, 09:03 AM
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Due to a growing family (boys are giants now), I'm considering going to a 7 series. My previous cars were a 540i, which I loved, then upgraded to my current 2008 550i, which I also love but is just on the small side. I'm well aware of BMW and the maintenance that these cars require. But after reading this forum, all the N63 issues and the CCP it has me rethinking a 7 series at all.

I found one, a 2009 750li with 82k for $29K. The dealer has essentially replaced all the major components that the CCP is listing from what I'm reading. From what they tell me, Timing chain, fuel injectors, battery, and others (which I can't recall) have been done.

Aside from making sure to look into a extended warranty, would this be something you guys would consider? The vehicle is local, dealer maintained since day 1.
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Old 03-01-2015, 12:12 PM
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No way I'd buy one with those miles - even if you get an extended warranty, it will probably only be good for 18k miles.

You are begging for heartache and wallet assault with this version of the 7 series. Even if the price seems reasonable, the problems will quickly sour you on BMW. My car is dealer maintained since day 1 also and that hasn't meant squat as far as avoiding all the issues.
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Old 03-01-2015, 12:31 PM
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Old 03-01-2015, 01:31 PM
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LeftLane11- Point well taken. 100K would creep up quickly on me. I guess, I'll have to figure something else out. I need size, so it limits my choices, and the BMW drive can't be beat.

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No way I'd buy one with those miles - even if you get an extended warranty, it will probably only be good for 18k miles.

You are begging for heartache and wallet assault with this version of the 7 series. Even if the price seems reasonable, the problems will quickly sour you on BMW. My car is dealer maintained since day 1 also and that hasn't meant squat as far as avoiding all the issues.
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Old 03-01-2015, 01:32 PM
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Rookie2008- So I read the thread. e65 over F01? There are a few 2008 750Li's that fit my size needs, but just being older, never really considered it.

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Old 03-01-2015, 02:15 PM
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They're far less problems with the E65's. Plus your looking at 82k miles.... not a wise investment IMHO. If you go F01/02 make sure you get a really good warranty that covers injectors turbos etc..... Don't just look at the cost of the vehicle look at the longer term maintenance
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Old 03-01-2015, 02:29 PM
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Go for a 2011-on 740i/li, much more reliable and in your price range the miles will be lower. Power is still decent. I work on these cars for a living btw.
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Old 03-01-2015, 03:00 PM
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Probably one of the better deals in my area right now.

http://m.cars.com/vehicledetail/#vdp...05205363002368

To be honest, a 09 with 80K+ miles for 29k isn't a deal at all.

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Old 03-01-2015, 04:00 PM
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I did what you did, got an '09 750i with 65K on the clock (yeah, 29K is a bit high for that kind of mileage, I got mine for 28). I know mine got the injectors changed, spark plugs changed, and all sorts of things even prior to the CCP. At this point, they pretty much resolved a lot of the main problems. Yes, the valve stem seals seem to be another common issue for the car, but it is relative. There are plenty of these things out there running perfectly fine.

Of course the Seattle market may be vastly different than Atlanta, but around here, 29K would probably get you a 2010 with 55K ish miles...

I've done a lot of researching on extended warranties, to me, it's no longer worth it, just dump that money into a newer model year with lesser miles. In my case, I'm just going to
keep my fingers crossed and hope to get about 2-3 years/30-40Kish miles out of it.
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Old 03-01-2015, 07:08 PM
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Yeah, seems to be the case regarding the mileage. I'm really more looking into trying to find a lower mileage car.

meangreen94z - I'll have to look into the 740, if the power is decent, then I'd put it on the list.

g0tb00st - I wasn't really looking to buy it, more just asking if it would be worth it based on the work already done. It definitely is on the high end for price/mileage.

cracked1- The Seattle market is priced high compared to what I'm reading you guys on this forum are getting. For example 2011 750Li with 68K miles are still in almost $39K and a 2012 740Li with 37K miles are up in the mid $40K range.
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Old 03-01-2015, 07:30 PM
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OP, do yourself a favor and get the 740Li. Also, these cars being maintained by a BMW dealer doesn't mean squat since the idiots at BMW HQ decided it's perfectly reasonable to go between 15-20k miles in between oil changes. Now, of course, they lowered that amount to 10k since all of these problems creeped up.
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Old 03-01-2015, 07:34 PM
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j750 - I'm going to look into a few 740li's. Seems if I go 7 series, that would be the model to look at. Thanks
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Old 03-02-2015, 09:15 AM
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g0tb00st - I wasn't really looking to buy it, more just asking if it would be worth it based on the work already done. It definitely is on the high end for price/mileage.
It seems like they marked it up based on the fact that the CCP was performed.
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Old 03-02-2015, 10:46 AM
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Yeah, seems to be the case regarding the mileage. I'm really more looking into trying to find a lower mileage car.

meangreen94z - I'll have to look into the 740, if the power is decent, then I'd put it on the list.

g0tb00st - I wasn't really looking to buy it, more just asking if it would be worth it based on the work already done. It definitely is on the high end for price/mileage.

cracked1- The Seattle market is priced high compared to what I'm reading you guys on this forum are getting. For example 2011 750Li with 68K miles are still in almost $39K and a 2012 740Li with 37K miles are up in the mid $40K range.
rrordona, Have you looked here?

http://www.ebautobrokers.com/used-bmw-7~series/

I got mine here. They are usually pretty well priced for our area and they won't jerk you around if you are reasonable about the price, options, and repairs you want. PM me if you want the name of the sales guy I worked with.
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Old 03-02-2015, 07:35 PM
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PhalsD- I've seen their inventory. If I do decide to check them out, I'll PM you for who to deal with. Thanks
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Old 03-03-2015, 08:20 AM
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Not to muddy up your decision, but you may want to consider a GT as it has the interior room of the F01. They are every bit as luxurious as their F01 counterparts and have versatility. Dealers don't normally have many on their lots (if any) and enthusiasts dislike the look so they can be picked up for quite a bit less than comparably equipped 7 series...of course having lower MSRP is part of that difference too.

Just a thought to consider.
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