BMW 7 Series E65 2001 - 2008 - Used Car Review

BMW 7 Series E65 2001 - 2008

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One day I will own a 7 series BMW. I'm probably going to have to wait until two things happen. Firstly I’ll have to wait until the kids grow up so I might be able to afford one. Secondly, I’m going to have to move house and get a bigger driveway!

 

 

The 7 series BMW is among the most luxurious cars I've ever had the pleasure of driving and it mixes comfort, power and style perfectly. Looking through the pages here on cbg.ie I see that this machine is actually not too pricey to purchase, but the only downside is the running costs of the car itself. I don’t think that it’s a secret that BMW servicing can be expensive, and if you don't go through the manufacturer generally the price of a service is based on engine size, and these engines are big (most common on CBG.ie is 3.0 Diesel).

 

Other costs with the 7 Series include astronomical road tax. As you know the CO2 tax rates didn’t come into effect until mid-2008, so the figures here are based on the older tax system – therefore for the 3.0litre engined 7 series you will be paying annual road tax of €1809 at today’s rate.

 

If you are seriously considering buying one of these machines I would advise that you look into the electronics. A lot of this car is run through the on board computer and fixes can be expensive. I would also advise that you look for leaks, check the breaks and check the suspension.

 

I think I've been clear here, if you are considering one of these, please beware that it's not cheap to run. If this is not a factor, then I have to say that I am jealous!

 

As ever, no matter what second hand car you buy, we always suggest you get a professional to give it a once over.

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