Bought mine used with 39k on the clock - with comms pack, sat nav - the lot. Absolute joy to drive. No extra costs to date other than routine servicing once in 17k miles, and usual wear and tear parts, but had missing pixels on dashboard display fixed twice under warranty - no quibble. Covered 138k so far and loved every single one. Definitely recommended for the class, comfort and best of all the sheer driving pleasure!
After selling my Lexus GS300, I now own a BMW 728i.
You would think the smaller engine in such a heavy car would not work too well, but it does the job very well. The bullet-proof six-cylinder engine returns good fuel economy. It also has better build quality than the Lexus.
The car is a pleasure to drive, but beware if the pixels in the speedometer computer display are missing - this will cost you over £600 as no-one can repair them. You won't find a second hand one anywhere, and a new unit from BMW is very expensive and needs reprogrammed to your car.
I bought this car when I was 18 and took a massive gamble to insure it. It was worth every penny - I love this car with its head-turning looks and superb performance, yet when you settle down and drive it gently it becomes a handsome luxury cruiser.
I had gearbox problems about six months after I bought it, probably due to the colossal power from the V12. The dealers do let it down a bit, though. My main problem with it is fuel economy - when I drive it hard, I obtain about 8mpg. I towed a very heavy trailer with it once on the motorway at about 70-75 mph and got a reading of 2.7 mpg!
Apart from a couple of electrical niggles and the gearbox, it has been sound in reliability. It turns a lot of heads in the school car park when you turn up in a £85,000 V12 luxury BMW. I am very proud of it, it definitely gets my approval.
This car is an absolute gem. The 728i is one of life's rare hidden treasures.
It is a pleasure to drive, and is actually quite 'chuckable' for a car of its size too. Servicing costs are very reasonable for a vehicle of this type. I was quoted £175 for an oil service, £250 for inspection one and £400 for inspection two. The dealer was true to his word, and to date I have not paid more than this.
The car is quiet and very comfortable and has enough standard equipment for you to not feel short-changed. You can also be smug in the knowledge that your 7 does up to 35mpg if you select a 728, so fuel comsumption is better than some SUVs. Build quality is superb and my car has no squeaks or rattles even at 78k miles.
It's great for cross-Europe jaunts, too. I drove mine to Greece and back in May 05, and it was a comfortable, relaxing and memorable trip.
My only criticism is this: pick a car with the optional orthopeadic/comfort seats because the standard ones, while adaquate, can give backache on longer trips.
Best of all is its subtle luxury and therfore luxury at its very best. What a car!
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