Used 2003 BMW Z4 Convertible Consumer Reviews - 189 Car Reviews | Edmunds

Consumer Reviews

2003 BMW Z4 Convertible

Average Consumer Rating

189 Total Reviews

View reviews for a specific Z4 model:

sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
Eats Boxters
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By drdebt
on

Vehicle

2003 BMW Z4 Convertible 3.0i 2dr Roadster (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


Review

Look at a photo - you'll hate it. Go
see one in the "flesh". Hmmm . . .
that looks different somehow. A few
days later . . . I gotta have one.
Test drive it (forget the 2.5 litre).
Did you once have a go-cart? Then that
seat of the pants feeling all comes
right back. This thing stick to the
pavement like velcro and runs up to 60
faster than the factory claims. Sure,
you feel ever rut in the road, but is
that bad? Downsides? Well the glove
box is just that . . just enough room
for gloves. Interior storage . . .
what's that? Will your wife/girlfriend
hate it? Yes. Is that bad? Not
always.


Best Features

The 3.0 litre 6-banger has a resonator box that makes the engine growl when you drop the pedal and let it rev up. Over-ride the ATC system and use the steptronic shifter and you can smoke the fat rear run-flat tires with ease.


Worst Features

The instrumentation is difficult to read in bright sunlight. Is that a problem? Duh, this is a convertible. When in So. Cal. is the top up if its not raining?


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Truely AMAZING!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Sparkiem1
on

Vehicle

2003 BMW Z4 Convertible 3.0i 2dr Roadster (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


Review

This car is out of this world!The looks
are amazing, so different and outragous
when compared with the boring, old,
Porsche Boxster which I tested and
thought was no where near as good. The
engine is so powerful and flexble.The
noise of the engine is intoxicating.
Mines black, black interior with 18
inch star wheels. Got every option
availible.The amount of complements I
get is unbelivable, I also get alot of
jealousy as people look in envy of a 21
year old in such a HOT car. If your
lucky enough to be able to own 1 forget
about EVERTHING else! There really is
no competition and i've tested them
all.


Best Features

Everything. Main features have to be though looks and engine. This thing flies. People don't get as much of a chance to drool over it as they would like to cause as soon as they catch a glimps of it i'm off again. Love it all.


Worst Features

Nothing.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

couldn't be happier
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By mikeb
on

Vehicle

2003 BMW Z4 Convertible 3.0i 2dr Roadster (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


Review

This is my first bmw and i now
understand the 'ultimate driving
machine' tag. It isn't just marketing
hype. This car is an amazing drive.
No sway, great acceleration, both off
the line and at speed. I wasn't sure
how the exterior lines would sit with
me over time, but having owned it about
9 months now, they don't seem as
radical as they did at first
impression. All in all, I'm having a
ball driving the Z4 and haven't once
regretted buying the 3.0 version.


Best Features

power top is fast - I can easily raise or lower the top during a typical stop light. I've had a lot of positive comments on the dash (brushed metal). The sound system on the 3.0 has more than enough 'juice' to overcome top- down road/wind noise.


Worst Features

I really can't think of anything I'd suggest to improve on this vehicle.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Great Car Crummy Dealer
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By trtoad
on

Vehicle

2003 BMW Z4 Convertible 2.5i 2dr Roadster (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Waited 40 years for a roadster, and am
I glad I did. This one more that
fufills dreams, it makes my wife happy
too with the wood trim and heated
seats. Top down and blasting on the
premium sound Stepenwolf - Magic
Carpet ride... the song was written
for this car. San Diego BMW has me
puzzled... they seem to be over-staff
and don't have their 'act' together.
Seems the other Beamer owner's are way
to impressed with themselves. I'ts a
car!!!


Best Features

solid handling, great performance. Dyno-mite Carver Stereo system. Somebody engineered this thing right. It's a roadster, but more interior/trunk space than any other on the road.


Worst Features

Intrument cluster update.. Get rid of the ashtray...


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

A big step up from the Z3
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By mcrescenzi
on

Vehicle

2003 BMW Z4 Convertible 3.0i 2dr Roadster (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


Review

The dealership gave me a Z3 to drive
until my Z4 came in, and once it did
arrive, I noticed a huge difference in
both performance and ergonomics. For
one, BMW adjusted the front windshield,
removing the blind spots on either side
that were a constant nuisance with the
Z3. Another upgrade is the addition of
a storage space that is positioned
between the driver's and passenger's
seats -- perfect for storing CDs. Two
suggestions: one, get the heated seats,
you can crank those babies up and still
put the top down when its below 60
degrees out; two, get the
electronically adustable seats -- I
didn't and really wish I did.


Best Features

The electronic top is very smooth and takes less than ten seconds. You can't beat a six-speed either: when you're on a major highway with traffic doing 80mph and you're only at about 2500rpms in sixth gear, that's not only high performance, that's fuel efficiency as well.


Worst Features

Hard to say; there was a long list with the Z3, but BMW did a good job addressing those when engineering the Z4. I would make the manual seat adjusters allow the driver to put the seat into more positions, but that's pretty minor.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT