Very good car with some exceptions.
By eliguh on Friday, December 18, 2015
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 32,369
overall rating 8 of 10rating details
- Overall Rating
Pros: "Good looking car. Fun to drive. Very fast."
Cons: "Major transmission problems. Expensive to repair."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"I bought this car in 2009 with about 12,000 miles for $25,000. I have only put about 20,000 miles on it in about 6 years. I live in Panama City, Panama in central america. Parts for this car are very expensive here, so I get a lot of my parts new from Amazon or used from E Bay. In 2010 I spent about $5,000 in a mechanic to replace struts, shocks, spark plugs, and a whole lot of other stuff. In 2015 I had to replace my transmission which only had about 30,000 miles on it. I also had to replace the valve body at the same time. That cost me about $5,000. I also replaced my alternator this year. I had a problem with it. The car would start indicating many faults and would shut off. It has been a very reliable car except for the 2 major repair jobs that I have had to do. I must admit that I am apprehensive about having any major computer problems with this car because that would be very expensive and the 745i is loaded with computers. It seems that in 2015 I have had to replace many parts. I had to replace the radiator receptacle tank, Xenon head lights, IVN or Integrated Supply module. both sides of the head valve cover gaskets because there was a serious oil leak all over the engine in the sides and underneath engine, and replaced the upper radiator hose because of a leak. So in 2015 I have spent about $7,800 on these repairs. Now the labor rate in Panama is much lower than in the USA. Where something in the USA would cost me $1,100 in labor it cost me $350.00 in Panama. Now in the previous years my cost were nominal. It was only costly in 2010 and 2015. The other years was your normal oil change or new tire expense. So in the 6 years of ownership I have spent a total of about $15,000 or $2,500 per year in repairs."
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