Love the design; don't understand why the manual transmission can't be shifted more smoothly; and why missing a couple hundred revs causes a cacophony of drive line clamors. Traded a Z 4 for this; didn't want to pay the $20M premium for the new Z4; but the BMW manual was quiet and forgiving if rev match wasn't perfect. Driving manuals for 55 years; never had one so difficult to master.
Exterior design, looks best in white.
Besides smoothing out the shifting by letting the revs come down more quickly and tweaking the clutch engagement, it needs a better radio with 6 speakers. Also, cargo cover should be included, or at least optional.
Wow, first two seater, but I have had powerful cars before. Great handling, can't believe how well it corners. Strong motor, very linear response. Fun factor off the charts. Very impressed with the styling, especially how I see the original Z in this model. Pictures don't do it justice. Got the Black Cherry Paint in the Base sport model, but went in to buy the 40th edition Touring Sprt. When I saw this color, I decided I didn't need the touring package. Synchro-rev match is pretty cool stuff, but the motor is the real gem
Styling, Motor, synchro-rev match. Getting leather seats installed. transmission is nice. Push button start. 19" wheels are very stylish for factory wheels.
Better exhaust note. Very disappointing. mY FX 35 sounded way cooler. Road noise. Depending on the road surface it can be a roar. Back up camera would be great. Had one on my FX and it was the bomb. With the blind spots on this car, it is almost a requirement.
I grew up in Germany, last car I had there was a 325i Coupe, manual, and loved it, but have stopped searching for the bang for the buck that BMW used to have in the 80's. Reliability has been questionable - my mechanic loves the 2000+ 3 series. :-) I was going to buy a 2003Z new when they came out, but due to kids almost got me an Infiniti G35 6MT, drove home with a 2003 M45, which I love and still have. Kids are grown up, and the 2010 Z 6speed with performance package in black/black is in the garage. I love this car. I looked at a 335i Coupe 6sp manual as well, very nice, but wasn't that impressed, especially when considering the price differential...
Seats hug you. The beautiful curves! Proximity keys. Dash layout, Tach in the center. Interior quality is up to par in the new 370's. Black metallic! Engine! Manual transmission with synchronous rev match. Did I miss anything? :-)
Exhaust a little muffled, will fix with an after market from Stillen or Magnaflow. Engine is a touch rough at higher RPM. Otherwise have not found anything I would improve.
Absolutely love this car. Perfect perfect perfect. Had a 2008 350 Z and ordered this one way back in March 2008. Mine was the first one sold in the US. I agree with so many of the articles I have read about this car, it is THE best bang for your buck on the market. I am getting another new one as soon as I can swing it.
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