I have an e39 (528i) and have been reading both the e39 and the 7er boards for the last year. I'm considering a late model 740il. The problem is that after a year of reading the e39 board, I think I have a good idea of what's right & what's wrong with the e39, but I have not been able to get a similar fix on the e38 (other than the early block problem). Can some owners of '96 - '00 740's tell me about problem areas and also what they like about the car? Thanks.