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Old 10-28-2002, 09:09 PM
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Pros and Cons - 1999 S320V or BMW 740iL?

Love the looks of the 740iL, but have always wanted a 140 tank that gets relatively good fuel mileage!

Would appreciate any comments from the disassembled masses. How difficult is the 740 to work on? Were the horror stories on the 140s fixed by the end of the production run?

Thanks to everyone.
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Old 10-29-2002, 10:27 AM
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Thanks, Paul,

Kind of same impression I have. Have driven all and the 740 does feel sportier .. was obviously designed to be that way. Do you have any experience on maintainability of the 740s?

The late 90s, maybe even the last year of the 140s is about all I would be willing to take a chance on ... such horror stories from earlier ones.

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1991 350 SDL (200K and she ain't bent, yet)
former 2002 E320 4Matic Wagon - good car
former 1985 300 CD - great car
former 1981 300 TD - good car
former 1972 280 SEL - not so good car
a couple of those diesel Rabbits ...40-45 mpg
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