by twosmalltowns on Feb 29, 2012 Vehicle: 2001 BMW Z8 2dr Roadster (4.9L 8cyl 6M)
This is a fabulous car: exciting to drive, fels great.
Just don't expect to get out of the gas station too quickly - people are always coming over to stare and chat. I have had people wave me down on the street to stop so they could photograph it.
by boatracer81 on Oct 11, 2006 Vehicle: 2001 BMW Z8 2dr Roadster (4.9L 8cyl 6M)
This is the hottest car on the road. I traded my porsche turbo for the Z8 and it is far superior. The car will smoke the tires off in 1st gear. It handles like a dream and everywhere I go people love it. The stereo is the best stock stereo I ever heard. It is very clean and clear at all volumes. It has an electric top which is great and a removable hard top. The V8 engine puts out just under 400hp and it feels like more. I recommend this car to any car guy as this is the ultimate sports car for the money. The real deal is behind the wheel - it's like a cross between the old Jaguar XKE V-12 and a Shelby roadster, only this is better. All I can say if you can find one, buy it.
by Barry Knispel on Oct 27, 2005 Vehicle: 2001 BMW Z8 2dr Roadster (4.9L 8cyl 6M)
The retro design is fantastic- The interior leathers are soft and always have that new car smell. The navigation map is small therefore the direction are only arrows and voice, this is ok but I happen to like a map on my nav. system The dashboard is also retro and great looking. The power is awesome for a 4.9L .The sound of the exhaust is low and second to none.
Driving home from work the AC was not cooling the interior as it normally would and I saw the temperature gauge slowly creeping up to red. Fortunately we don't have heavy traffic where I work and mana...
plotting against classic BMW design, even the Z8 encompasses classic design, whereas NONE of the new designs have any classic styling. If BMW wants to continue updating, that's fine but don't destro...