BMW Z4

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Owner Reviews: BMW / Z4

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2009 BMW Z4

by TheCarOne on 12-29-2012
Great Ride
This car is likely to be the highest performer of this chassis as it seems unlikely that there will be an M version.

One thing I would definitely say about this car is that it is more luxurious, the equipment (if you can afford it) is seriously impressive, the on-board computer only just stops short of washing the car, the interface is miles better than before etc. This does hint that the car is aimed at a different audience and from a driving point of view that isn't a good thing.

Overall, its very good.





Overall
3.5
Comfort
3/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
3/5
Interior Design
2/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
4/5
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2003 BMW Z4

Trim: 3.0 Premium Sport
by Bill_the_Cat on 10-22-2012
Tough to beat the mix of performance, features, fuel economy and price
This is a great little track car, powerful straight 6 with excellent power to weight, and tremendous handling performance. Its low to the ground, with low profile tires and a very stiff suspension, so you feel every bump, but presumably you're looking for performance in a car like this, so don't complain! She behaves like an overpowered go-kart that's glued to the road. I had been considering several V8 sports cars when I bought this, but was sensitive to fuels economy at the time as this was my daily driver, and also wanted a convertible. I've never regretted it, I average 25MPG, and I do NOT drive it in an economical fashion! Even after many years, this car's looks are timeless. I sometimes think about what to do when it comes time to replace her, and over the years I've done some investigating, the Z4 (now Z4M) still is top of the charts for my needs. I wouldn't recommend wasting time with the 2.5 litre motor though, unless you just want it for looks, the 3.0 with sport pack was a must for me, and makes a lot of difference.

Pluses:
Mileage
Perfomance
Looks
Reliability
Value

Cons:
Run-Flat Tires (ride, cost)
Ride Comfort (I'm ok with it, the wife, not so much)
Repair cost (BMW is expensive when time to repair, but happens infrequently)
Tiny trunk/storage (you'll adapt!)
Overall
4.5
Comfort
3/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
4/5
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2006 BMW Z4

by Ian_Mac on 10-11-2012
Great fun to drive
Drove a BMW Z4 for four years and loved every minute of it. This car turns heads and really looks a million bucks when washed up on a sunny day with the top down.

Being a BMW, the build quality is obvious and you'll rarely have an issue. Some of the second generation Z4s have an issue with mist inside the headlights but it's not a big deal.

The downsides? Well on long journeys the car is pretty uncomfortable, it is tight inside and I'm only 5'10". It is not the most fuel efficient car either.

But none of that really matters when you're driving one such a beautiful machine does it!
Overall
4.0
Comfort
3/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
2/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
4/5
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