Used 2003 BMW Z4 Convertible Consumer Reviews | Edmunds
ADVERTISEMENT

2003 Bmw Z4 - Consumer Reviews

Average Consumer Rating

184 Total Reviews

View reviews for a specific Z4 model:
ADVERTISEMENT

Sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
Pure Entertainment
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By jackflash
on

Vehicle

2003 BMW Z4 Convertible 2.5i 2dr Roadster (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Bought car with 28,000 miles on it and it's a dream sports car. Great performance, responsive and quiet, even with the top down. It's nearly as quiet as my lexus with the top up. Very comfortable, very fast, very happy. I'm always looking for a reason to drive somewhere.


Favorite Features

Handling and interior comfort.


Suggested Improvements

Interior storage space a bit awkward to get to. Don't do it until you're stopped.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

The Drive of your Life
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By jdimas
on

Vehicle

2003 BMW Z4 Convertible 2.5i 2dr Roadster (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


Review

We love our BMW Z4. It handles well in all weather conditions and by far looks about the best of any convertible in the market.


Favorite Features

The car has a very 'tight' steer to it and will go on demand!


Suggested Improvements

Switch sides for some of the buttons on the radio.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

A "toy" for the suburbs
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Practical Guy
on

Vehicle

2003 BMW Z4 Convertible 3.0i 2dr Roadster (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


Review

I'm a mid-lifer whose purchase reflects a typical mid-life crisis decision. It's a vehicle that's truly a fun "toy". After so many years of driving the terribly practical sedans of the day the Z4 injects a healthy shot of adrenaline as well as a double dose of reality .. (1) It takes a little while to use the 6-speed manual transmission with the unconscious competence needed to enjoy the ride to the max, and (2) Heck, when did I get so old??? Being a practical man with an attitude that frowns upon "social status via automobile", I clearly stepped out-of-my-box with this purchase. It does draw a great deal of attention. That alone takes some getting used to.


Favorite Features

Fine handling, On the proper roads (no traffic lights and not boring highway) it'll give you a wonderful thrill.


Suggested Improvements

Improve visibility with the top up. Provide more left elbow room... it's quite tight. Replace the cup holders with more practical storage compartment.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

I'm Lovin' it!
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By psambucci
on

Vehicle

2003 BMW Z4 Convertible 2.5i 2dr Roadster (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


Review

This was truly worth the wait. The power and handling of my Z4 is performance magic. Iíve wanted a Z4 ever since they first came out. She is perfect in every way. She has plenty of truck space; itís amazing how much you can really fit in there. Iím averaging 25 MPG. Itís everything and more you expect from the ultimate driving machine.


Favorite Features

Converible, warrantee, sports package, 5 speed, heated seats


Suggested Improvements

None yet.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

A very fun & quick roadster
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Mark
on

Vehicle

2003 BMW Z4 Convertible 3.0i 2dr Roadster (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


Review

I had a 2000 Boxster for 3 years before purchasing my Z4. It is Toledo Blue w/ tan interior. Sports package, chrome eliptical wheels & SMG. I would have preferred the 6 speed manual - but my wife wanted an automatic. SMG seemed like a good compromise. It took a while to get used to - but now we both enjoy it. The main complaint is that it is not BMW smooth in the automatic mode. However - I am loving the paddle shifters! The greatest surprise is the gas mileage. I easily get 23-26 in normal day to day driving (not taking it easy on the take offs) and 27-31 on long highway trips!


Favorite Features

Same HP as Boxster - but much quicker. Great gas mileage. Paddle shifters. Excellent stereo - easy to enjoy at high speeds with the top down.


Suggested Improvements

SMG - too difficult to explain to valets! Must park the car myself. Front airdam - although it looks great - is so darn low that I must come to a complete stop before going up my driveway and must go under 5 mph over speed bumps or SCRAPE.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT

Write Consumer Reviews

Write Consumer Reviews

Write a review and rate your own car.

ADVERTISEMENT

New Car Buying Guides

See which cars and trucks our editors recommend

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat*
Chat online with us
Email
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Phone*
Call us at 855-782-4711
SMS*
Text us at ED411