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7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
Discussion of BMW's 4th generation E65/E66 7 Series flagship. The E65 generated much controversy, due to its radical styling and iDrive user difficulties. Nonetheless, the E65 broke records to become the best-selling 7-series iteration ever, especially after its 2005 facelift.

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Old 08-13-2013, 05:58 PM
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Talking What to look for when purchasing a used 03-05 745Li

Hello, Everyone

I'm looking forward to purchasing a used 745LI. Any advice from pervious owner, owners or mechanic the common problem to look for on this model?

I test drove one yesterday which drove well. I put a deposit down on it and return after work to sign the paper.

I ended up doing a once over one more time before I sign the paper work and boom. I started the car and grayish blue smoke appeared.

My heart drop and the salesman had I blank look on his face. He had the nerve to say that was common with the 7 series nothing in wrong.

I laugh and told him where I'm from where there smoke, there fire. And something was definitely wrong here.

So, I got my deposit back and walked away from the deal. He ended up calling me to tell me it was a O2 sensor seal, leaking oil into the engine compartment.

After researching the thread here it seem he was trying to pull one over on me again. I want to thank everyone here for saving me from making a costly purchase. Thanks for threading.
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Old 08-13-2013, 06:52 PM
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There a literally millions, maybe even billions, of these threads posted, so the best advice is to spend some time reading through the forums. Here is a "what to look for" thread that stands out to me as being very informative to get you started. Good luck.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...632&highlight=
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