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BiturboSI 03-13-2011 06:40 PM

Want to buy 2003 or 2004 745i
 
Any suggestions or recommendations regarding the 745i?

Pro's Cons?

Thanks!

740-iLL 03-14-2011 03:40 PM

Both those years have many cons. Many electrical issues. Check the forums here or on bimmerforums.com which has a ton more info on these issues.

I would go straight to a 750i or 750Li instead of the 745 all together

Transporter 03-15-2011 10:36 PM

I would buy a 740i, you will be a lot happier *th-up*

slemmer 03-16-2011 12:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Transporter (Post 1487086)
I would buy a 740i, you will be a lot happier *th-up*

*th-up**th-up**th-up**th-up*

740-iLL 03-17-2011 11:24 AM

+3 :d

BMW Rated 03-23-2011 11:39 PM

If you have your heart set on a 2003 or 2004 745i just make sure you get a warranty with it. If the place your buying from doesn't offer a warranty there are some companies that you can just buy a warranty for your car for a piece of mind, in which I would recommend if your going with those years as noted before the electrical issues were quite a bit on those cars.

Blackedout95 03-23-2011 11:42 PM

Pros, you can afford a 2003, con, you cant afford to fix the 2003 that WILL have issues and bills in the thousands.

If you are aiming at a particular year because its all the money you have, it isnt a good idea when you will have to park it when it breaks. jmo

shelby guo 04-08-2011 09:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 740-iLL (Post 1486785)
Both those years have many cons. Many electrical issues. Check the forums here or on bimmerforums.com which has a ton more info on these issues.

I would go straight to a 750i or 750Li instead of the 745 all together

seriously???i wanna buy a 2002 bmw 745 around the end of this year,i want know its worth to buy or not.i dont want pay a lot to fix it.lol.thnx man

740-iLL 04-09-2011 08:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shelby guo (Post 1493166)
seriously???i wanna buy a 2002 bmw 745. i dont want pay a lot to fix it.lol.thnx man

Don't buy it. You will pay a lot for repairs.

Find a maintained E38 and go with That

shelby guo 04-10-2011 02:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 740-iLL (Post 1493293)
Don't buy it. You will pay a lot for repairs.

Find a maintained E38 and go with That

i love e38 also,its my dreamcar when i was young,but the thing is e38 is older than e65...im afraid of e38 got a lot of electrical issue..its there any easy way to diagnosis e38?thnx a lot!!!

slemmer 04-10-2011 07:58 PM

no issues with mine.

330Hi 01-16-2012 04:49 PM

Are there any known issues? And what starting what year were the issues fixed? Recalls?

And what's the difference between the i and iL or Li ??

BiturboSI 01-16-2012 05:01 PM

So I ended up buying a E60 545i, so far the car has been great!

Thanks folks for your input.

740-iLL 01-17-2012 01:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shelby guo (Post 1493451)
i love e38 also,its my dreamcar when i was young,but the thing is e38 is older than e65...im afraid of e38 got a lot of electrical issue..its there any easy way to diagnosis e38?thnx a lot!!!

The E38's don't have many, if any, electrical problems like the newer E65's have....

Quote:

Originally Posted by 330Hi (Post 1544197)
And what's the difference between the i and iL or Li ??

An ' i ' is a short wheelbase, and an ' iL ' or ' Li ' are a Long wheelbase

Quote:

Originally Posted by BiturboSI (Post 1544199)
So I ended up buying a E60 545i, so far the car has been great!

Thanks folks for your input.

Congrats on the E60!

330Hi 01-17-2012 02:05 PM

Is there a later year after which the issues were taken care of?

2006+ or something?


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