Originally Posted by JazzM
The e38's have other issues (suspension and mechanical) that have caused them to depreciate very quickly and therefore become redily available at lower prices.
If you're looking for a bigger car, why not look at the e39. Either with a 4.4L or the 2.8 M52 (both regular and TU version).
Those can be turbo'ed, etc.
Yea I saw that too, I was shocked that you could find a nice 96-97 740i for around $10-15,000 which was around $100,000 new...
As for the E39, they are not my favorite, don't get me wrong I do like them, but the interior is a little too small for someone my size, i found when I drove one, that the B pillar dug into my shoulder... and my knees were uncomfortable as well. The seven, I can stretch my legs out when I throw on the cruise, and have lots of room to get comfortable on a long trip.
Since I love to drive so much, this is what is most important, comfort.