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      08-16-2012, 08:34 PM   #1

Drives: Saab 9-3
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Virginia

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Looking for comments on 1999-2000 740i

I have owned a 325 before and currently drive a Saab but want a larger car. I have younger kids and so I am looking for something large but used, something that can take a beating from my kids but still be a nice daily driver.

I am looking at a 1999 740iL and a 2000 740 both with around 190,000 miles. That's a lot of miles. I will certainly have a pre-buy inspection done by an independent mechanic before I buy anything but I was looking for some advice on what I should be on the lookout for and how much deferred maintenance (and the expense associated with) that I can expect.

My wife has a 12 year old Mercedes with 130,000 miles on it and it drives wonderfully. Can I expect the same sort of longevity with a BMW, particularly one that already has 190,000 miles on it?

Thanks in advance for any help for this newbie.