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Old 03-13-2011, 05:40 PM   #1
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Want to buy 2003 or 2004 745i

Any suggestions or recommendations regarding the 745i?

Pro's Cons?

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Old 03-14-2011, 02:40 PM   #2
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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
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Old 03-15-2011, 09:36 PM   #3
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I would buy a 740i, you will be a lot happier
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:55 PM   #4
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:24 AM   #5
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Old 03-23-2011, 10:39 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 03-23-2011, 10:42 PM   #7
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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
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Old 04-08-2011, 08:11 PM   #8
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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
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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
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Old 04-10-2011, 01:47 PM   #10
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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!!!
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:49 PM   #12
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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 ??
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So I ended up buying a E60 545i, so far the car has been great!

Thanks folks for your input.
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Old 01-17-2012, 12:12 PM   #14
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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....

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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

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

Thanks folks for your input.
Congrats on the E60!
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Is there a later year after which the issues were taken care of?

2006+ or something?
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