Exellent car for the money, beats
Porsche Boxster and Audi TT without
question,love the aggresive design,
some hate, it I love it, most non BMW
owners thinks is an $80,000 car, worth
the extra money I paid for the 3.0.
Handling, and braking are in super car
territory, and that smooth inline 6.
The weels are terrible, they bend
really easy and are very hard to clean.
I owned the Z3 for 3 years and upgraded
to the Z4 about a year ago. WOW says it
all. BMW should pat themselves on the
back for this one. The improvements on
the interior from the Z3 to the Z4 are
incredible and numerous. The exterior
is the most obvious change, and that
did take a little bit to grow on me -
but I love it now. The handling,
acceleration, braking, and response of
the vehicle are fantastic - the sport
button definetly gives it that
extra "kick" when you need it. If you
never owned a BMW or a roadster, I
guarantee you will love it. If you are
upgrading from the Z3, you will thank
God you did. You will be amazed by all
of the compliments you get.
I added every package on this puppy and
then some. The new rag top with glass
window and defogger was needed and
appreciated. The talking DVD Navigation
is awesome and I recommend it. The 18"
sport rims compliment the Z4's design
nicely. More interior room and trunk
space than the Z3.
Move the cup holders - I hate having my
cold drink being warmed by the vents.
It wouldn't hurt to make the exhaust
even beefier. BMW should not make us
wait for the M Roadster (although I
understand why) - because I would have
preferred and bought those 300+ ponies.
The best two-seater I have ever
owned. Great acceleration, great grip,
cornering is a pleasure, it is very
safe and the drive is always
controlled, the steering is
unbelievable, it is very comfortable
and it looks great. What else do you
need from a sports car?
On the downside, I have had several
warranty issues, there were material
flaws and the repair crews were not
always familar with the car and with
their own job (e.g. destroying things
as they fixed others).
Last, my 2 cents: get the SMG (semi-
manual gearbox) if you can. It is the
best shifting experience I have ever
had and far superior to the other
alternative of manual shifting.
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