So here I was looking at early 2000s 3-series when while filtering the search I saw a 2001 740iL for 7500 with 160k miles, but very very clean looking. Figured that seemed way too cheap, so I started looking and surprise surprise that seems on par; I found two other 01 740s--a gorgeous immaculate Imola Red/Black 740iA for $13k with 103k miles, and an immaculate white 740iL with 98k on the clock for less than $11k. Now, I'm looking at three series', and though I'm not a big body car guy, I have always thought these were the nicest looking 7s. Also, in comparison to the 3s, it just seems like way way way more car and even with reasonable/acceptable mileage compared to the 3 series cars in this price range. What's the deal? This is the kinda car I could see having a loan for, but an old lower trim 3 series with 120-150k on it for 7-9k? Not as appealing. Were these cars terrible? Not popular? Things to watch for? Or just bit the depreciation worse than other cars? Just seems like a way better deal.