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2011 Z4 sDrive35is, A Smile Making Machine!
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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
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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...
13 of 30 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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The Perfect Roadster
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By rajparmar
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2011 BMW Z4 Convertible sDrive35i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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I recently got the 2011 z435i with the 7 speed automatic, premium package, sport package, premium sound. It combines luxury, style, and performance better than any other car out on the road. It has a distinguished look and gets a lot of attention on the road. You can drive it like a true sports car with its high performance options, large horse power, and great handling. Or you can take it for a luxurious lazy sunday drive for hours with the top down, nice sound system and comfortable spacious seating for a 2 seat car. It wont beat the Porshe Boxter on a track but I feel the interior comfort, comparable unique style, and price difference make up for it. It is a very sexy fun car to drive


Best Features

The engine's "throaty" rumble while accelerating is fantastic. Handling around turns is also very nice. Ipod hook up and USB hook up for music is very intuitive and easy to use while driving. The Hard top is fantastic and looks great watching all the parts moving while it goes up or down and gets a lot of attention.


Worst Features

Its interior has a few little quirks. The cup holders are way to small and poorly locatated and hard to reach while driving. Did no one think that someone driving a Z4 would also want to drink a "Big Gulp" (dont try it, it wont fit and youll be holding it between your legs trying to drive 100mph) even with the detachable cup holder. The radio display is hard to see with the top down due to the sun light glare effect. BMW's a la carte options are also very pricey to get options that are really a must for most people who want to drive this type of car. Premium package, premium sound,sport package are really a must and cost around 7K$ extra.


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Drive them all and you'll choose this one!
2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By nyfo
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2011 BMW Z4 Convertible sDrive35i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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Purchased this vehicle coming from M6 through E63 AMG. Although M6 is very fast, SMG tranny is HORRIBLE in real life. AMG is an absolute MB service dream (8 weeks in service out of 6 months of ownership). So after browsing 911, SLK and boxter - I decided to go with the Z4. Hardtop convertible is awesome. Features, although very pricey (base $52k, mine $66K) are all there. Handling, although criticized, is very adequate. This car is not built to be driven on track only, it is a very comfortable sports car adaptation to real life conditions. Highway cruising feels like a 7. Thumbs up, BMW, can't wipe the smile off my face every time I drive it! Bi turbo is a mast, base model lacks power, etc.


Best Features

Hard Top, 7 speed double clutch, bi-turbo, Sports seats


Worst Features

A bit more legpace, I am 6.5 and it feels a bit tight. Cupholder in the passenger's leg space - not very wise in such a small car.


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