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Sexy little 2 seater Fun to drive
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By BG
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2003 BMW Z4 Convertible 3.0i 2dr Roadster (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Look for a well cared for car. These cars beg for you to push them. One that is taken care of will give you years of enjoyment. The car has the look that many will envy. its fun to drive and if you get a premium equipt model you will not be disappointed. Enough said.


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2003 Z4 3.0 manual Long-term driver
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By Don Avirett
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2003 BMW Z4 Convertible 3.0i 2dr Roadster (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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I have driven this car on the highway at 80 mph for 1 hr each way to work for the last 4 years. I bought it with 107k miles and it now has 224 k miles and runs like new and looks almost new. The only things I have done to it besides tires and brake pads is an AC compressor, a starter, front end stabilizer bar, front left wheel bearings, valve cover gasket repair, and a radio; all normal maintenance stuff. I never take it to a BMW dealer for repair. Almost any regular mechanic can work on it and they do not charge high prices. If you get your parts through a regular parts store, they are not expensive. Also, I had rear main seal leak that I fixed with Lucas stop leak. I do not like the electronic power steering; it's a little different, but I've gotten used to it. The car has a lot of get up and go but it could use a little more power to demoralize Texas turbo diesel pickups. I drive the car through hailstorms, snowstorms, and windstorms of the Texas Panhandle, and it performs amazingly well. It gets about 27 mpg on the highway.


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Good Car For The Price
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By oldmarine5
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2003 BMW Z4 Convertible 3.0i 2dr Roadster (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Bought from dealer with 5000 miles on it. Also, had a Z3. The style of the Z4 is not as nice as the Z3 but many features of the Z4 are an improvement. Great engine. Smooth with plenty of power. I am 6'2" and , unlike many two seaters, has good room for the driver. Expensive to maintain, but I only drive it on sunny days with the top down. Just hit 20,000 miles. Red color and gets lots of compliments. I am satisfied.


Best Features

Power, trunk space, leg room.


Worst Features

Don't like electric steering. Not a fan of run flat tires.


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Fun Car
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Tom
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2003 BMW Z4 Convertible 3.0i 2dr Roadster (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Just completed 8000 miles between MI @ CA including Glacier Nat. Park. HWY 2, 20, 299,101 and 1. Gas mileage on reg gas 28 to 35 mpg. Have owned Datsun Z cars in past. This is the best.


Best Features

Styling, comfort & mileage.


Worst Features

Dealership reliability.


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The Good and the Bad
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Jason Y.
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2003 BMW Z4 Convertible 3.0i 2dr Roadster (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Shortly after purchasing it used at 59,200 miles, the coolant light came on so I filled it up when the engine was cold and it continues to leak whenever the coolant expands with a hot engine. I'm guessing the coolant expansion tank is cracked. Other than the above mechanical issue this car draws a lot of semi-truck drivers attention and praises and other people on the road also. It feels like this car has sticky glue on the tires during fast turns. Manual 6-speed transmission shifts wonderfully. Not the fastest car on the road against say a Ford 500GT or any other hot rods but this Z4 has the right balance between styling and performance.


Best Features

Open or close the soft top automatically in less than 15 seconds. Driver & Passenger heated seats (including the back of the body). 6 speed manual transmission. Flip-Up in-dash navigation screen & car statistics monitor display.


Worst Features

Have yet to fix the coolant leaking issue... my Z4 has to filled once every 40 or so miles driven. Also, the lack of interior storage is my pet-peeve. Only enough storage room for my pack of Orbit Gum next to me.


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