I've had my Z4 coupe 15 months and have 17,700 miles on it. First car I have "loved"! I'm 65 and behind the wheel, I feel like 25. I have driven just about all sport cars, but none have turned me on, like my coupe. I drove a Porsche on a race track once, but this coupe will beat that Porsche on any curve anytime. And I might add, for half the price. The Z4 coupe is and will be the only car for me. When I'm too old to drive, I'll sit in my rocker, rock the day away, while looking at my Z.
1. The look of the car. 2. The feel of the car. 3. The way the car responds to me.
Just a little more room inside and move the cup holders to the center. Also a big blind spot in the back. A larger window in back would take care of this.
This is by far the best vehicle I've ever driven. Simply a blast to drive, even with the ESP on. You'd be hard pressed to find a car that handles better. It inspires confidence going into every corner, and with skin off your face brakes and an unbelievably seamless ESP, even when the most OMG situations come up, you have the brakes and the control to avoid idiot drivers. The suspension is a little bit on the egg-beater side, but it's well within the range of comfortable, without sacrificing real performance. Basically, this car does everything you tell it to, making everything feel really easy.
Actually getting over 20 MPG, real sports car handling, huge trunk (I take it to the supermarket), people staring, perfect shifter, feather clutch, sweet exhaust not, killer sound system, flat torque from 2000-6600 rpm
Antenna sticks out of the car like it's a Toyota. 3/4 visibility stinks. Doesn't have a limited slip differential.
I love the car. Bought it w/sport & premium package - no nav. I feel like I am driving a rocketship stereo with its the THX sound and direct aux for my listening to my iPod. It still has a few minor quirks (like remote door locks - sometimes the passenger side won't unlock w/the remote and have to unlock from the center button), which a car this price should not have. This is the first BMW I have purchased and now understand the obsession. There is no better feeling than putting it into "SD" (automatic trans) and seeing all the other cars left in the dust :)
THX stereo is out of control and Sport Drive rocks. Heated seats are great b/c they warm up the car and you don't need to put on the master heat (in Cali anyway). Looks - the the coupe shows off the lines, this is the true shape the Z4 (plus the hatch fits a way more than expected).
Quality Control & Service!!! I'd rather a focus on the qulaity off the line to prevent having to spend time, energy (and cost of gas) driving back and forth to the sub-competent service - at that point, service doesn't feel free. Also, nav option w/ traffic would be nice (and worth the price)