Michael Pack shared Forbes's post to the group: BMW E38 forum.
Quote : BMW’s flagship sedan seems to have lost its edge in recent years. It’s wrapped in languid styling and just doesn’t feel as sporty as it did in earlier renditions; an odd product lineup includes an expensive and not especially efficient gas-electric hybrid model. Consumer Reports takes the 7 Series to task for being “a ponderous, technology-laden vehicle with ungainly handling,” and is included in the publication’s lists of lowest-scoring cars, worst overall values and most expensive operating costs in its class. Not to pile on, but it also gets a rock-bottom resale value rating from ALG and a below average performance score from J.D. Power.
Nobody wants 7er maintenance cost post warranty. To me great bang for your buck, if you know what you are doing. A lot of car for not a lot of money used.
I prefer their 6 cylinders turbo gas or diesel engines.