Advantages Size, Power, sheer luxury, brilliant handling, huge boot, silky V8 Engine
Disadvantages Some reliability issues, fuel consumption, maintenance
27 November 2005. About two weeks ago, I bought a 1995 740iL with 153000 miles on. I've always wanted a 3 series, but a salesman in South Africa convinced me to try a V8 530i. When I moved to England, I NEEDED to own another V8 engined car. Because I have kids, the huge 740iL seemed a good choice. First the bad. The first night I had it, it lost all its power steering fluid. The second day, it overheated in traffic in London 3 times. A week later, I again lost p/s fluid. It is going in for repairs tomorrow, which leaves me nervous, due to the high cost of parts. If you are OK with second hand ...