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2011 BMW Z4 Convertible

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Too many repairs
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By Tom
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2011 BMW Z4 Convertible sDrive30i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Front struts, valve cover gasket, tranmisssion seal, front end grouments all needed replacement at 25,000 miles. Has issues with vibration in convertable top also. Both rear rims cracked due to poor manufacturer process. Too costly to drive.


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Not a Cayman or a Boxster, but good for what it is
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By KrakMonkE9
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2011 BMW Z4 Convertible sDrive35i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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One thing one needs to accept about this car is that it's not meant to compete on the track against a Cayman S or Boxster S. It's just not that kind of car. It's absolutely great for what it was built for, which is to be an enjoyable high speed, top down cruiser. If you drive these other cars, you will immediately notice how much better they handle, but for everyday driving, the Z4 is quite good. The N54 engine is superb and eminently chip-able. The car is comfortable and luxurious. The only cons I've really identified is that in the 2011 model year, some cars do not come with the Combox controller, which means you won't have bluetooth audio capabilities. Also, the handling in some tight corners feels a bit delayed. I've felt the rear end skitter out on me more than a few times. Not the extent that it would be dangerous or cause any real concern, but it certainly doesn't have the "turn on a dime" feel of those mid-engined cars.


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2011 Z4 sDrive35is, A Smile Making Machine!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By MarkandSusan Cartisano
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2011 BMW Z4 Convertible sDrive35is 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7AM)


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Purchased a CPO Z4 sDrive35si with all the options and limited edition interior... 25k miles. This car is a smile making machine! First, I drive in the real world, not a test track. If you can make this care misbehave in a turn, you're going too fast for real roads! It is super tight and sticks to corners like glue! Heart pounding and big smile! The most amazing thing is the power band never quits! Ever hit a golf ball just right and watched it rocket away only to see it get a second blast of power! That's the Z4... You punch it down and it blasts off, hits 110mph in a flash and then blasts off again! It wants and has so much more! All this in a comfort that no Boxster can provide.


Best Features

The 335hp turbo is amazing. Put it in Sport mode and hold on! The comfort level is refined. Automatic convertible top is worth the price of admission in itself! When the top is down, you will turn heads everywhere. It is much more visually pleasing than most of it's competition. From the driver's seat, it feels like an old Jaguar XKE... The hood goes on forever! Controls are clean and for the most part driver friendly. The seats are a stand out! You don't want to get out once you're in.


Worst Features

So the trunk is super small. With the top down, no golf clubs. Even with the top up it's a squeeze. You have to run premium gasoline in it, but at least it get decent MPG in normal modes.


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My Dream Car
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By adonis13
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2011 BMW Z4 Convertible sDrive30i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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I've always wanted a BMW Z roadster ever since I test drove a Z3 in San Diego.
At the time, I had just started working full time.
I have always been an Engineer, but at the time I had a mountain of debt.

When I finally had the means to purchase my dream car, Chris Bangle (Germany's answer to Sir Mix-a-Lot) violated the Z3's successor, the first generation Z4.
So, I had to wait 7 long years for that abomination to leave the stage.

The E89 Z4 was worth the wait.
Strangers and acquaintences alike come up to me all the time to tell me that I have a beautiful car.

I don't need a car that costs any more money, has any more performance, or looks any better (if possible).


Best Features

The looks The performance Interior Exclusivity


Worst Features

The headliner material steering feel


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In shop 5 weeks out of 7 months, and still counting...
14 of 32 people found this review helpful
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By skatelaw
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2011 BMW Z4 Convertible sDrive30i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Purchased in April 2011:

Running board fell off! 2 days in shop (of all things, they cant get this right?!)
Engine stalls at low rpms. 4 days in shop
Roof leaks. 21 days in shop
Creak in rear suspension. 6 days in shop and still counting...


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