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Year / Model Reviewed:
2004 BMW 745i
Comfortable, smooth ride, i-drive ease, computer monitoring, exterior look, solid build
Windnoise through sunroof is louder than it should be for a car of this class, sideview mirrors should be larger for a car this size, maintenance after 100k miles can be expensive if you don't know much about cars, and this car should have a voltmeter on the dash.
Overall, this is the best car I've ever experienced for many reasons. The car is large enough to ride 5 adults, yet it can perform much like a sports car when you push it. The car is very well balanced. I've had this car for almost 3 years and I can honestly say that I plan to stick with BMWs in the future. When everything is working, it is simply phenominal. However, when things start going wrong things can get expensive if you aren't careful. Lucky for me, I'm somewhat savvy when it comes to car repairs so I've performed quite a few normal repairs (oil changes, brake pads and rotors, belt replacement, alternators, batteries) that the dealership might tell you are too difficult for the average Joe to perform. This is false. The car is not any more complicated that American or Jap vehicles. There are more sensors and aesthetic covers under the hood, but when you get past the eye-candy the engine looks like many others. I'll stick with BMWs in the future. If you are indifferent about getting from A to B then this isn't the car for you. However, if you want a car that can deliver luxury comfort and also deliver a hint of sporty performance, this car deserves a look.
Similar Products Used:
BMW 325Ci, Honda SUV, VW Jetta, MB S500, Chevy Truck, Toyota Corolla