I bought the Z4 as what seemed like a natural
upgrade from my Z3. I paid a premium to own this
car, based on it's stellar styling and improvements,
such as the fully auto top and glass rear window.
However after owning it for the first 6 months, it
began to annoy me to no end. It's horribly
uncomfortable. From the unsupportive seats, the
exaggerated door interior door handles that chafe
my left leg every time I shift, to the un-adjustable
seat belt that chokes me every time I drive. Plus
the 1/4' inch clearance from the dash to
my right knee, and I'm only 6'1! Add an ultra-harsh
ride, and I feel like I'm in a torture chamber each
time I get in. I wish I had kept the z3.
I get complements on the car's looks everywhere I
go. The automatic roof is a plus. The power
delivery is amazing. Short-throw shifter on 6-
speed manual is one of the best I've ever used.
See ergonomic complaints above. The cup holders
are a joke-- non-functional and broke once
already. The top rattles in the down position, even
after BMW "fixed" it 3 times. Steering feel is too
light-- sport mode is silly and doesn't help much.
Have had the car 6 mobnths and love it
more every time i drive it. Heads
turn and I continually get tons of
compliments. Currently, I avaerage 24
MPG, not bad for a sports car! The
dealership has been very accomodating
for appointments and any repairs. I
took the car on a 600 mile trip and was
able to pack the trunk with 3 duffle
bags, and a lot of other things. I was
amazed how much the trunk held. I
highly reccommend this car! It's
I bought my car brand new with 6 miles
on it. Ive had it a year and has
11,000 miles on it now. I had to bring
it to the show 8 times. The instrument
cluster needed replacing twice. The
passenger side power seat went out. The
gas cap lid cover fell off at the gas
station. The passenger side window fell
out. The dealer would not take it
back. BMW America would not do
anything, but they "made a note of it"
In 2003, the domestic cars had less
complaints then the european cars.
Makes you wonder why. I should have
bought a cadallac.
Fun to drive with top down during
summer. Looks good. That is about it.
Better build quality. Better quality
control. Stop making them is Carolina.