I Bought the Greatest BMW 7-Series Ever Made, And It's Still Junk! (2001 740i Sport)

8 jūl 2020
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  • This Guy Doesn't know what he's talking about.. I owned the Exact same model E38 he's displaying.. Same color and Sport Model with the nice fast Automatic shifting in manual/Sports mode (NO CLUTCH). I LOOOOVED MY BABY!!! I bought it with 106k miles from the Original owner and sold it with just a bit over 400k (416k) To be Exact!! It was still Running ,but the transmission would shift hard and have a hesitation at times so i sold it and I'm planning on getting a 99-01 540i 6 speed Manual... SO DONT BE FOOLED!!! THESE 95-01 740i (E38's) are one of the best BMW''s built IMO....

    David A AFG TILL I DIE!!David A AFG TILL I DIE!!Pirms 2 dienām
  • Don't understand how you can call this car junk. Every car has its known issues after long term ownership. You obviously were aware of many of them. If you knew the chain guides hadn't been done and they were due, wouldn't a normal person find out how much that job is, then factor that into their purchase offer? That job and parts is half of that $5k.

    R CR CPirms 11 dienām
  • I had a 1995 Black 740i and finally had to give it up at 300K miles since I was moving for a job and it wasn't worth trying to ship it with no place to park it. It had the cheaper builtin cellphone. I had no issues with the engine, transmission or suspension. It was mostly one little electrical problem after another. With the help of LVworld, BMW forums and RockAuto, a lot of it I could fix myself. Replacing the rusting gas tank was the biggest pain. My mechanic had a hard time finding one to fit, and then that one leaked too.

    Jack El DogoJack El DogoPirms 15 dienām
  • Toolkit even has a spark plug wrench.

    Jack El DogoJack El DogoPirms 15 dienām
  • Goddammit BMW what are fun people, ashamed to say how much money they spend and lost on this goddamn BMW? this company should bankruptcy E39 BMW have a hundred more issues it's made it deliberately BAD quality just to suck the money from the customer, Goddammit BMW company & BMW engineers

    Valerian PantsuliaValerian PantsuliaPirms 16 dienām
  • Would love to see an episode about a e34 5 series! 540i Most of all

    Daan StigterDaan StigterPirms 18 dienām
  • These are indeed the greatest BMW ever made, definitely not junk. Take care of the deferred maintenance and it will last a lifetime. I have owned two of these (2001 740i Sport and 2001 740iL) for five and six years, and would purchase either one of them again. Zero regrets. If you like this generation of BMWs, check out M539 Restorations channel here on LVworld. He reconditions a tired, sun-baked silver E38 750iL (plus other BMWs of this approximate vintage) back to mint condition.

    Ready72000Ready72000Pirms 22 dienām
  • I owned the non sport versions. The best cars I have owned. Like a real relationship it’s a love/hate relationship

    Cup of JoTVCup of JoTVPirms Mēneša
  • Most reliable car I've ever owned, 2001 E39 M5. 186,000 miles, factory clutch (and yes I drove it hard). The only thing I changed was a camshaft position sensor, 2 alternators (2nd one totally my fault for no listening to service provider) driver's window regulator (I use my window ALL the time) and wear and tear items. That is literally everything in almost 200k miles. Oh and a radiator.

    C PC PPirms Mēneša
  • Try a 2001 Chevy or Buick ...Blah blah blah...that car is more likely to get a 5 outta 5 than you a subscribe

    George ArsuGeorge ArsuPirms Mēneša
  • One of the most beautiful cars I’ve ever driven however I agree problem plagued don’t forget the 25 cent end-stage resistor on a blower motor That requires complete dash disassembly to replace

    F SF SPirms Mēneša
  • I'm sorry, I don't want to waste my time looking at a factory lemon 🍋💩🤑

    Earl GeraldEarl GeraldPirms Mēneša
  • This is still my favourite shape of BMW of all time. They look best in white

    Trü TerTrü TerPirms Mēneša
  • And still he managed to buy junk. Howabout next a 2001 S-class or A8 for similar money. All will be junk

    MakkeMakkePirms Mēneša
  • My mate has 2020 BMW 7 series and i have more trust in my 1994 Bmw 7 series

    dean Grantdean GrantPirms Mēneša
  • The BMW business model: Push the limits in junk car creation, the logo sells.

    KoKo ShadowstryderKoKo ShadowstryderPirms Mēneša
  • This is how mine looks. lvworld.info/face/video/hKuzZW20YtyoqKY

    Dru NationDru NationPirms Mēneša
  • According to me, and this is my personal opinion....you don't know what you talking about. It is an absolute amazing car, and like any other car that is 20,years old, you will have issues. Let's not start talking about new cars with less millage and more issues. But, you are aloud to have your views.

    EddieEddiePirms Mēneša
  • I found one for almost 2000$

    dfxsdfxsPirms Mēneša
  • Seriously! I watched many of your videos, but how is Mercedes and BMW still in business? Their cars break down alot, dont last very long, but somehow are expensive cars and people keep buying them???

    darksidebillydarksidebillyPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • If you ever weaken enough to consider an E38, just watch this video, and it will sober you up

    Woke AFWoke AFPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • E39 m5 best classic bmw going up in price now too

    Michael ClearyMichael ClearyPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Watch m539 restorations the guys a genius

    Timothy LynskeyTimothy LynskeyPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Had a 95 740il all black it had a blown headgasket had a buddy rebuild the whole engine for 1500$ never had any issues after that

    Ant EspaillatAnt EspaillatPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Got a 2001 740il with 65K miles. It is the greatest car ever. Driving this car is second best to my wife ... on her good days. I'm in love.

    Polo LedodoPolo LedodoPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • I'm happy with the 2000 P71 Crown Vic. It is a solid, well built car, with oil, power steering, and transmission coolers, heavy duty suspension, etc. Rust free Southern car, never had the light bar, spotlight, etc. No cage inside. Tight suspension, bought new tires. It had the typical headlight flicker problem, solved with changing 18a thermal breaker with a 25a, per Ford bulletin. The 4.6 runs perfectly smooth, no clicks or other noises. I'm in it for a total of about $3000. I'll take this car over any of the more modern, overcomplicated cars. I can actually depend on it.

    soco13466soco13466Pirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • You know that the 7 series has an air suspension no? You need to replace an air pillow in the back or both of them because they probably don't work anymore and air pillows are expensive as fuck....

    Petean FlorinPetean FlorinPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • So begin.

    Psychology healing online!!!Psychology healing online!!!Pirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • You have absolutely no clue what you are talking about. Cringeworthy.

    Narii-Narii-Pirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • lvworld.info/face/video/lNOsqZ7Yrrqjf7Y

    Lack LandaLack LandaPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • 9:01 famous last words

    Drice ProductionsDrice ProductionsPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • James Bond Drove one in Tomorrow Never Dies.

    Karl LapuzKarl LapuzPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • The 01 ls430 is much superior

    Matt MontiMatt MontiPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • I want to give you 👍 ...but since you against the e38 ....I’ll stay on N mode 🤔

    Oasis-AutoOasis-AutoPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • I loved my e38 740il it was a beast of a car esspecially for a 20yo lol i now have a e60 but the quality doesn't compare to the old 7 series

    GuamanianBlood619GuamanianBlood619Pirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • love

    nguyen trong nhannguyen trong nhanPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • I have to say that owning three bmw's, a 91 bmw 525i, 94, bmw 530i, and 99 bmw 740il with over 710,000 miles, I have not had anywhere near the issues you experienced. I have family and friends who have over 400,000 miles that did not have these issues. What this indicates is that the prior owners did not maintain their cars. You can have the best car in the world but if you don't take care of it, it will not last. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Engine_of_the_Year

    Bill DiazBill DiazPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Where is the Car Ninja from originally? Could he be Slovak by any chance?

    Libor MikolasikLibor MikolasikPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • after all that you sent that B7 to thr scrap yard😡😡🤬🤬🤬

    luminazkidd21luminazkidd21Pirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Love the way the BMW 7 series of that era looked, your looks pretty close to the 750 that was in “The World is Not Enough”

    Steve ThompsonSteve ThompsonPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Broken Down Wheels

    Frank JohnFrank JohnPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • If you dont have at least 1 warning light on in your BMW you arent living right. 2003 BMW Z4. 3.0 6 speed, M suspension. 175000 miles and I beat the snot out of her every weekend.

    dave runnerdave runnerPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • I like those

    Chris HayesChris HayesPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • 7 series are garbage for reliability but damn are they sharp. Bimmers are a driver's dream and more fun than any son-of-a-gun should have

    Nate HamannNate HamannPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • An Audi owner, a BMW owner and a Mercedes owner walk into a bar and... erm...sorry folks, I'll have to finish this joke later. I just ran out of money. Like German cars, German jokes are expensive, you know. :-p

    A. M.A. M.Pirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Your garage looks very comfy with that rug!

    Rice TomatoRice TomatoPirms 4 Mēnešiem

    Connar ComstockConnar ComstockPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • My favorite car ever... I’ve had 2 but loved them

    Calvin FryeCalvin FryePirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • The first generation (P2 chassis) Volvo S80 is worse. Ask me how I know.

    Jonathan GJonathan GPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • You must have terrible luck with BMW's, I've owned to 95 540i's and one 98 740iL and I never have really had issues with them. You just have to know how to stay ahead of them.

    Isaiah SmithIsaiah SmithPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • I still see plenty of 7 series of this era on the road, almost 20 years after they were made so, Yeh, they must be junk.......

    A MooneA MoonePirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • I absolutely agree that 740 pretty much crap. I have an 06

    steven fromersteven fromerPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • ...don’t forget the leaking valley pan...

    irgskiirgskiPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • That wall clock is killing me

    Chris CahillChris CahillPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Must be an American thing with regards to wheel sizes because in the uk (probably the rest of Europe too) anything above 17 or 18" is considered massive

    bednar23bednar23Pirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Stop messing around with the V8 E38. Get an E39. The E39 was BMW’s greatest car.

    Guapito1973Guapito1973Pirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • i drove an E38 75K miles up to 200K over the course of 2 years. Loved it but lots of repairs constantly.. BMW= Bring More Wrenches...

    Name 01234Name 01234Pirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • I have a 740i E38, used to have a 728i, and yes they can be very frustrating to own if you want a nice one... On the other hand, even though many things can (and went) wrong, none of them got me stuck on the side of the road, and even a tired one is a pleasure to drive... Basically make sure the AC works, don't be too concerned about the rest, and you'll do plenty of miles in the ultimate russian mafia car, cruising around at very illegal speeds

    French20centFrench20centPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • I have had my E38 for 10 years. 150,000 miles, now 219,000. Best car I've ever owned. Sure, an alternator and various repairs but most I've done myself, but very reliable. I'm driving a $70,000 car for CHEAP! The handling is surprising and 150 MPH top speed...so I bought an other one for only $2,500 so I never have to drive a lesser car. Don't listen to everything you see on here. Every complex car is expensive to repair.

    Mareo AndbettyMareo AndbettyPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • BMW IS TRASH!! 🚮🚮🚮🚮🚮🚮

  • 1:50 Tell that to Doug when he went dissing the Q50 and high quality Infiniti's in general

    Alsharif Games 99Alsharif Games 99Pirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • I once bought one of these in my home town in Kansas for $4500. Mine was a 2000 740iL with the M5 wheels.

    Christopher LongChristopher LongPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • I’ve had good experiences with BMW but I’ve bought them new and taken meticulous care of them. Porsche on the other hand.... disaster. That’s my “never ever again” car.

    B PingleB PinglePirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Last best E30 God's chariot. Next Slow but great 91 318is with MTECH suspension, and the rest are DooDoo. Labor or love cars BMWs are Like the wife in Casino. She still loves her pimp.

    Conscious CoolConscious CoolPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • I have an e39 530i m sport 5 speed and man is it amazing

    Lil ShaggyLil ShaggyPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Used BMWs never run forever JR. They just break again.

    james Jamesjames JamesPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • My 01 740il SPORT! Has 238,000. I acquired it at 120,000. I have owned it for 5 years and yes it cost money to keep her running awesomely. How is this justified? Well I own one of my top 5 bucket list cars so it’s emotional, however I do not have a car payment. So, I look at it as what I don’t put into payments is used to keep her repaired. So 5-10G a year is a bargain to keep my badass daily driver and the most (IMO) badass luxury sedan on the road. PS, I do have a parts car, it helps.

    Steve HenrySteve HenryPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • im Gonna Get one of these- Classic!!!!

    Kelvin MilesKelvin MilesPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Another guy like me that knows their shit.

    douglas todddouglas toddPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Does this tool ever like any cars?

    mihi68mihi68Pirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • The only good BMW is a new BMW, once they're out of warranty repairs are a fact of life.

    Matthew DoyeMatthew DoyePirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Just dont buy those made after 1994, because that was when production of US BMW´s moved from Germany to US. :D

    Rene NielsenRene NielsenPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • How about some content with that Gladiator in the background!

    Matt BrautigamMatt BrautigamPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • He seems to have a James Bond thing going on. This is exactly like the car that Pierce Brosnan's Bond drove minus the V12 I believe.

    hendo337hendo337Pirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • lvworld.info/face/video/msjbdaGaj7l-iq4

    Gen XGen XPirms 5 Mēnešiem
    • noooooooooooo Hoovie, you're wrong!!!!!

      Gen XGen XPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • lvworld.info/face/video/msjbdaGaj7l-iq4

    TomasTomasPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Had a 2003 BMW 540I M-sport. Same motor and really similar interior! In the service records, the entire coolant system was replaced at 40k. I had to then replace it all again at 80k and once it all started to blow again at 110k I sold it.

    James KurkaJames KurkaPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Remember that golden rule the worst think about your car is the previous owner

    Di MarioDi MarioPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Funny as I was watching this video.. we just picked up a 740il just like this one but in all black with 16k original miles.. its for sale btw Hoovie!

    Dz GamingDz GamingPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Why do you buy that crap..

    Gary CousinGary CousinPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Is he just never going to acknowledge the z3 in his garage?

    ian weverinkian weverinkPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • My first car was my moms old 2001 540i M sport and it was awesome. Until it had a million problems and nearly bankrupted me. Why are beemers so fun and drive so well but are such hunks of expensive shit ?

    theflanman86theflanman86Pirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Buy a 1983 528e

    Nick MussehlNick MussehlPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • What happened to the Car Wizard? Nothing against your ninja, but without the car wizard there it just feels wrong.

    Eric LozEric LozPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • $5,582.38 ? ...Lol... i paid over $7000 and some change on my 2001 740i M sport for replacing this: timing chain,valve cover gasket,oil pan gasket,upper left and right lower timing cover gasket,timing cover seal trip,timing cover rail left and right,bmw antifreeze,oil filter oil ring,crankshaft seal,replaced transmission filter and oil,engine mount washer,water pump o ring,drive belt,oil separator etc... And now she drives and runs like brand new engine and no rattle on starting.

    20ilunga20ilungaPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • The sport model came with a M steering wheel or has it been replaced?

    Christopher RosenbalmChristopher RosenbalmPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • you idiot, lol

    Ben BrysonBen BrysonPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • I feel your frustration Hoovie! I really want one as it was a dream car as a kid yet the reality of actually owning what is one of the most iconic and best looking BMW’s ever is pretty dire... talk about reality check!

    Alex EdenAlex EdenPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • I had a 95 with the 4.0 engine and never had a problem got something newer at 120k but was a great car. Loved the seats

    nicolas mnicolas mPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • "This time I got a good one". 20 years old, deferred maintenance and repairs, headliner drooping, obviously knackered suspension, check engine light on and so on. By a good one we don't mean a shiny sh1tbox.

    Si RaffSi RaffPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • I’m a proud owner of 1999 740i FL. Aaaand I remember driving it just yester... ehm...last summer exactly whole one day after being serviced for few months. Still renting the garage hoping for the best.

    MikeMikePirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • You keep showing one BMW after the other and call all of them junk. It is quite funny that in Europe, they are viewed a lot differently. Most of them have some type of the six-cylinder Diesel engine and work just fine even after 200.000 miles. Are they free of any problems? Of course not, but show me one car that is and still has a similar technology level.

    Jan-Hendrik BussmannJan-Hendrik BussmannPirms 6 Mēnešiem
    • @Michael Buczko I did kinda expect this answer. That series of cars seems to have a big following in the US, but they are very, very rare in Europe. Anyway, it is more about the fact that any car will have issues at 20 years of age just because of the fact that everything made out of rubber or plastics, gaskets and so on will simply need work. This is not specific to BMW. This E38 had no issues that any other car of that age would not have had. Timing chain guides, leaking gaskets, suspension shot. Where is this any different to any other car? He is just going "You said this was the best BMW and it is still junk." No, it is still old, that's it and we can play this game with any car. It is a sad truth that any car without serious collectible status will not be worth the money to properly restore it.

      Jan-Hendrik BussmannJan-Hendrik BussmannPirms 6 Mēnešiem
    • Lexus LS400 or LS430 > BMW 7 series

      Michael BuczkoMichael BuczkoPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Pleases me to see someone suffering to keep these beauties on the road.

    jesdadotcomjesdadotcomPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • ... not sure I buy that it only has 80k on it , mine is tight but the interiors are really horrible ... Mechanically mine have been great w inline 6s

    Sons R A Lars TooSons R A Lars TooPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • ... since when and who says a 740i or a 540 i was awesome ? ... Nobody that I know of , short term they were ok , long term junk and expensive ... Seats and interior were more refined no doubt but BMW inline 6s go FOREVER ... This dude bothers Me , I have an 89 735i with 80k.on it and I wouldn't trade for that 740i if he gave Me 5k ... And I.know My car isn't worth much but I do have a fantasy of buying a 745i turbo setup w intercooler and that should kill it for sure .

    Sons R A Lars TooSons R A Lars TooPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • ... the greatest 7 series was a 735i and they Run FOREVER

    Sons R A Lars TooSons R A Lars TooPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • if you find the electromechanical areas in need of renewal let me know there hoovie zke 3 etc. stuff that runs the servotronics also has to be gone thru about 18 modules in the car need renewal etc. beyond the mechanical areas ....

    chemmech1chemmech1Pirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Correction, Americans have never made a good car...... ever. Your domestic cars are primitive,, ugly and creak like an old boat.

    Sophie HawthorneSophie HawthornePirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Bmw hasn't made a good car since the eighties.

    Hunter FisherHunter FisherPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • I had the exact car 2001 BMW 740I sport in silver. it was expensive and a headache but i loved it! drove so well

    alex knausalex knausPirms 6 Mēnešiem