In Reply to: '94 740il Purchase? posted by Mr. BILL on October 10, 2001 at 21:37:28:
I will use this car to earn my living, I'm a road rep, and drive 30K-35K a year. I Presently drive a '90 MB 300SE and it has been a very reliable car. (260K)
Would you all advise a '94 740il is a good car for my purpose? What kind of fuel mileage should I expect? How much in $ should I expect to spend a year on maintainance?
Two and a half years ago, I was in your shoes. Looked at a 1993 740il with 88K miles. I did look over the service records and saw that a dealership had performed the engine replacement. I bought her.
The odometer now reads 118K, and I am very happy with my decision. She has been great. I am an outside sales rep, so she sees frequent long jaunts. (But I have other cars too, which is why the 30K miles in 2.5 years). The 7 is still my favorite.
Get her checked out by an reputable mechanic, and ENJOY!