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Z is good for me
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By throb
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2004 BMW Z4 2.5i 2dr Roadster (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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I got this car when I finally could afford one and wow it did not disappoint. I got the SMG based transmission and that thing is a total blast. I love the car so much that I am leasing a new 07 Z4 3.0si starting in 2 days! My only gripe is that the Z series is always behind in cool technology that the 3 series has. No siruis radio. Pathetic. It's a very small gripe on a kickin' car!


Best Features

Body shape and driving experience.


Worst Features

Add more of the new technology and put the SMG back into the Z series!


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Land Shark
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By DarkApprentice
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2004 BMW Z4 3.0i 2dr Roadster (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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This thing is sleek, corners well, good turning radius, punchy 0-60 for the amount of money spent, the stereo system is decent for a stock set-up. A little awkward getting out of the vehicle but this is nothing new for a sporty vehicle / roadster. All in all it's a great car!


Best Features

Automatic top, power of the engine to size and weight ratio, exterior looks remind me of a reef shark (mine is grayish silver like a shark as well).


Worst Features

Sometimes, with top down, would be nice to have locks on interior cargo, glove box compartments. Honda Del Sol had great use of space for cargo. BMW could learn from that. Audio controls on the steering wheel (now offered in 2006+ models). Drilled rotors or larger calipers would be nice.


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Great Summer fun
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By Dave
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2004 BMW Z4 3.0i 2dr Roadster (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Really have enjoyed the Z4. Lightweight but feels rock solid on the road. Outstanding handling, steering feedback. Acceleration is very good, though of course I always want more. Very firm ride, can border on jarring on bad roads, but much better than M3 convertible. Actually very comfortable for distances on reasonable smooth roads. Only significant complaint pertains to most of BMW lineup: runflat tires. They are more firm, don't help performance, are stocked by very few local shops, and are VERY expensive. Cheapest local quote: >$1,000 for 2 tires w/ installation. Ordered from Tirerack.com but even then was >$700 w/ installation. Not great given many folks had treadlife issues.


Best Features

External design... wasn't sure at first, but has really grown on me. Handling is outstanding. Top operates very quickly.


Worst Features

Ditch the runflats unless can establish better local availability and more reasonable price. I'm sorry, $500 a tire is out of control.


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Gettin' the looks...
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By Endlessummer
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2004 BMW Z4 2.5i 2dr Roadster (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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Ok, really... this car gets more looks than YouTube. Every place I go/park, someone comments on it. And, it's all positive, and I couldn't agree more! This is one fun car to drive/have. Come on, face it... it's not a practical car but who cares! If you want practical, buy a sedan. This car reeks of attitude, confidence and carefree fun! Buy it, drive it, baby it, love it... it is well worth it!


Best Features

Everything... speed, handling, sport "button" for the drive out to Palm Springs (the back way), dropping the top while sitting at a red light, good trunk room for a roadster. Hell, it's just one fun car, period.


Worst Features

Kinda hard to read the displays with the top down and the sun shining. Cup holders are the practical German way of giving in to America's obsession with Starbucks - they wouldn't put them in if we didn't demand it. Also, run-flats are expensive and seem to wear out quickly.


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Great Fun for The Money
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By jack johnson
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2004 BMW Z4 2.5i 2dr Roadster (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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This car is great. It is the most fun someone can have driving. Pop the car into sport mode and you're gone. The car moves with a single touch, there is no lag what so ever. The only negatives are its small size (but you already know that) though a spacious trunk for the size of car, and the car isn't the most comfortable thing for trips longer than 2 hours. I would highly recommend this car to anyone who wants a fun car. It is not the best family car but strap in and hit some open road and try not to smile. You can't help but love it.


Best Features

The engine in this car just roars, it's tough to pick somthing sexier then the vrooming of the engine!


Worst Features

Had a few problems with the convertible top, nothing really to change.


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