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By 8rings
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2006 BMW M Convertible 2dr Convertible (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


Review

Purchased this car used as a fun car/daily driver on nice days. The performance is incredible. I find that the engine is a little different than older BMW inline-6 in that you have to rev it for power. The exterior has a love it or hate it design but it must be seen in person to render a final opinion. The additional touches that the M car adds to the Z4 (front & rear valence, bigger wheels, quad- exhausts) go a long way to add some aggression to the design. The interior is very comfortable but I have a slim build. Interior design is top notch with the optional carbon leather trim. Bottom line, this is a pure driver's car, those looking for a plush riding luxury car need not apply.


Favorite Features

Outstanding drivers car. One of the last pure, raw driving machines left. No fancy transmissions, steering boxes or other lux features.


Suggested Improvements

The nav system is cumbersome and was outdated when new. Avoid it, as an aftermarket system is much more useful.


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Great car with a few faults
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By raky patel
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2006 BMW M Convertible 2dr Convertible (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


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This car was a spur of the moment purchase for me. Originally was going to buy a Boxster but this was a better deal. I took the car to performance driving school even before I got the license plates. This car handles amazing!!! Mine is Interlagos Blue/Black and fully loaded. It is flashy but living in Houston Z4s are common so it appears more low key. This car is a true sports car with handling that can blow your mind. Mine is a daily driver so my gripes are lack of trunk space, but I knew that going in. Depreciation is a killer... I got this car at half of what it originally cost in 06. Great deal for me and puts a smile on my face every time I hear the deep roar of the exhaust.


Favorite Features

Thick steering wheel, lighted shifter, sport button for when you really want to have fun, extended leather package with carbon fiber leather dash, Ipod jack, and how the top lowers by keeping unlock button pressed. BMW warranty and service is great too. My second BMW and definitely not my last.


Suggested Improvements

When the Navigation flips out of the dash sometimes it doesn't open. Had BMW fix it and has happened only a couple times since. More storage space would be nice - particularly glove box. The range of the remote stinks, you have to be really close to the car for it to work.


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The honeymoon isn't over yet
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By Steve
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2006 BMW M Convertible 2dr Convertible (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


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My wife and I have come back from 3 day trips and continued past the house just because we didn't want to quit driving this car. Average gas mileage is about 21.6. You can get 26 mpg rather easily just by keeping the rpm down around 2500, (boring). Beyond 3000 rpm the sound is kind of like the Teutonic scream you would expect from an 11.5:1 compression ratio engine tuned to deliver more than 100 hp/liter. The ride is firm like a performance car, but very comfortable. Noise is not a problem either. It is noisier than a limo in all the right ways. The wood dash trim improves the interior. The stereo is first rate. It has a dipstick, no run flats, and hydraulic steering. Brilliant!


Favorite Features

That engine. The handling. It's kinda like a slightly heavy Lotus or a little more visceral and less clinical Porsche Cayman S. Comfort.


Suggested Improvements

Reaching the power window buttons around the internal door handle takes a little getting used to. About 10 minutes! They could also put the same amount of oil in the service spec that coincides with the max mark on the dipstick, instead of going over the max line every time I get service.


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Worthy competitor to the Boxster S
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By Jacques79
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2006 BMW M Convertible 2dr Convertible (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


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I have owned cars such as the Honda S2000, Porsche Boxster S, 2001 M Coupe, Subaru WRX, Integra Type R and can honestly say that the BMW Z4 M Roadster is the most exciting car to drive. It doesn't have the balance-poise of a Boxster S but it will make your heart rate shoot up in a flash once you've tried shifting at redline under full throttle. It's not an easy car to drive at first and drivers should be careful at the limit. My main complaints are: 1-Ride quality. Compared to the Boxster S or Cayman S the ride is VERY choppy-bouncy. The chassis does not soak up bumps as well as the Porsche. 2-Build quality. Exterior panel gaps and the interior trim pieces wear out quickly.


Favorite Features

Engine feels-sounds great at every RPM, best BMW manual shifter ever, good brakes, great seats, quick steering response and good steering feel, amazing sound system, extended leather option makes the interior feel very rich.


Suggested Improvements

Ride is too bouncy-choppy even for a sports car. The Boxster S manages to handle just as well if not better yet feels like a Lexus compared to the Z4 M. Build quality is not great; it shows that the car is built in the USA.


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The Ultimate "Droptop" Sports Car
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By Raza
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2006 BMW M Convertible 2dr Convertible (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


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The Z4 M Roadster is a true sports car following a long tradition of drop top British sports cars. It has awesome power and incredible handling and always puts a smile on my face when I drive it. This is not an Italian exotic that looks like it should be ready for takeoff from an aircraft carrier's flight deck, but a true traditional fun to drive thrilling sports car. It is my childhood dream come true!


Favorite Features

Just the pleasure of driving it.


Suggested Improvements

Maybe a little better gas mileage so I don't feel guilty!


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Love the M Roadster
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By Abbas
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2006 BMW M Convertible 2dr Convertible (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


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The car is nimble and yet awesomely powerful, it handles the curves like it's on rails. The interior is a tad bit cramped for a large person but is comfortable and does not have that cheap look found in a Corvette. The M roadster draws some attention on the road but not like the glitzy Italian inspired vehicles. It is a true classic sports car for someone who drives a sports car for the sheer love of it.


Favorite Features

The engine, is awesome, smooth and powerful. It wants to be driven. The classic sports car look.


Suggested Improvements

Figure out a way to improve gas mileage from 25 MPG highway to 28 MPG to match the Boxster. After all we must all think green.


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Z4 M Roadster
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By jon
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2006 BMW M Convertible 2dr Convertible (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


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Great car. Of recent sports cars I've owned this one has the torque/acceleration of my 430 hp '03 Cobra and handling of my Honda S2000.


Favorite Features

Super high revving motor.


Suggested Improvements

The navigation system is cumbersome to use, but hey this car isn't for business trips in unfamiliar territory


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A man's car
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By Kalluri
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2006 BMW M Convertible 2dr Convertible (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


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Always wanted to buy an M car. Plus was looking for a 3rd ("fun") car. Voila - the M roadster. Considered the SLK (no stickshift), Boxster (for M money you can only buy the wimped out model with around 240 HP which most mags gloss over), and the Corvette (too common). Looks great in 3-D no matter what mags say. Has presence, menace. A very capable track car with two caveats, easily fixed; i.e. previous gen tires and some brake fade. Ride is not harsh. Interior looks great but the dash feels like it's made of cheap plastic. User friendly controls. No problems in one year of ownership. Takes time to start in sub-freezing temps. Engine is supreme, shifter precise. A man's car.


Suggested Improvements

Softer plastics. Low effort shifter. Better tires and fade free brakes.


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Awesome Roadster
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By Nyobie
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2006 BMW M Convertible 2dr Convertible (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


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This is one of the most amazing compact cars available on the market today. Sophisticated computer systems invisibly assist the driver while cornering, hard braking and accelerating. The feeling of safety and security in such a small car is incredible. The premium sound system is amazingly crisp and clear with excellent dynamic range. This vehicle turns heads everywhere - I've never had so many total strangers comment about the car. Be prepared to draw attention!


Favorite Features

///M Engine, ///M steering wheel with button controls, awesome brakes, rapid acceleration with great traction, quick steering response, overall comfort, the premium sound system is one of the best I've ever heard in a vehicle


Suggested Improvements

Cup holders are currently mounted in outbound position away from center, need better microphone system for hands free phone, silver trim on interior door handles collect fingerprints that are nearly impossible to wipe off without using a solvent, should include garage door transmitter mirror


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I returned this to the Dealer 28 Aug
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By Rida Mirza
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2006 BMW M Convertible 2dr Convertible (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


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Hi - BMW has finally decided to take my Z4 M Roadster back. Had it since April on a lease and had been in at the dealership 15 odd times till August 28. Had multiple problems including: 1) Squeaks when the roof was down and when they fixed this 2) squeaks when the roof was up on the drivers side and when that was fixed 3) squeaks on the passenger side and when they fixed that 4) rattle in the a/c vents and when they fixed this 5) the windows would not close when the roof was put up unless I opened each door, did the window up and then shut the door and they changed the on-board computer and guess what - the windows still did not close!! It spent at least 4 weeks at the shop in 5 months!!


Favorite Features

Acceleration, braking and handling!


Suggested Improvements

Poor build quality. Poor fit and finish. Multiple bugs in the car.


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