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I've finally decided to replace my 2007 (57 plate) 730D Sport. I'm the second owner - I got it from a BMW main dealer when it was 2 years old with 30k miles and 7 years later it's now done 190k miles. It's been a brilliant car over that time and incredibly reliable, smooth and quiet. The engine still uses no oil between services.

Even now with all those miles on the clock there's no squeaks or rattles at all and it drives just the same as it did 7 years ago. Once it came out of BMW warranty I've had it serviced for the last 6 years by the same indie BMW specialist in Manchester who have been really excellent.

The biggest single expense has been tyres - 275x35xR20's don't come cheap!

I don't often sell cars - have any of you got any advice on the best way of advertising it for sale?

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Have a looksee and loiter on autotrader for a couple of weeks and see what others, similar are going for.

I went from a 2004 730d Sport to a 2011 535d M-Sport, have you decided which way you'll be going?

I could easily imagine having another 7 at some time, but needs change and don't need the space....
 

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make sure you list the extras that it has + all the goodies , if you don't then people just don't realise the spec - auto-trader is good, ebay and gumtree also work well depending on the price you are after - the 20" wheels and the interior will sell it
 

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make sure you list the extras that it has + all the goodies , if you don't then people just don't realise the spec - auto-trader is good, ebay and gumtree also work well depending on the price you are after - the 20" wheels and the interior will sell it
The wheels were the original ones and nothing to shout about. The car was pretty much the highest mileage 7 series on Autotrader the day I advertised it but I had a full service history with the last 6 years being with a good indie BMW specialist in the local area which helped a lot + I had it MOTd the week before it went on sale. It was a great car and I was sorry to see it go.

At 190k miles the 7 was still quieter, smoother and nicer to drive than the brand new 4WD Titanium X Mondeo I've now got.
 

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Different class, first bmw I ever drove was a friends 318i with 160,000 miles on - needed to move a windsurfer and he had a roof rack on, at 160k it felt smooth and handled well, few years later got the bmw habit.... :)
 

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my e65 is the worst bmw I have had yet - I had several e39 5 series before 2.5 d and 3.0d liked the car and liked the engine so I got the supposedly best BMW with that engine, but have had endless problems,
at the moment it sounds like a wheel bearing has gone (although it's not) - driving above 50 is noisy and has so far not been safe or comfortable as I have had ongoing problems with the steering angle sensor (hopefully now fixed) which errored every time I drove the car which switches off the steering sensitivity + the ABS and other safety things+ the suspension + the indicators self cancel (all from one little sensor)
other things that seem to partially work and are on my list of things to do - handbrake sometimes works and it seems to be over charging at 15volts
the list of things I have already fixed seems long considering I have only driven 20000 miles (I have had to do the thermostat twice in that time due to stupid plastic parts)
 
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