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By trtoad
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2003 BMW Z4 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...


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A big step up from the Z3
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By mcrescenzi
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2003 BMW Z4 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.


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Practical, luxurious, sporty all in one
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By BCM301
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2003 BMW Z4 2.5i 2dr Roadster (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Typical BMW handling, performance,
technology, and responsiveness. For a
two-seater, this car makes you feel
remarkably safe with 6 airbags, sturdy
rollbars, stability control, traction
control and absolutely fantastic
brakes. Surprisingly practical as an
everyday commuter - good mileage for a
spors car, more trunk space than you
think, and of course it's a blast to
drive.


Best Features

1) Power soft top is worth the cost. 2) Sport Package. 3) Performance and handling. 4) Premium audio system is great.


Worst Features

With top up it's still a bit noisy, even by convertible standards. I've had a few electrical/computer problems a well.


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Pure Fun to Drive
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By phxzam
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2003 BMW Z4 2.5i 2dr Roadster (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


Review

This is by far the most fun I've had
driving. I bought the Z4 mainly
because I liked the design, but I have
absolutely loved the performance.
Definitely no remorse for this
purchase.


Best Features

Exterior design, precise steering, automatic top.


Worst Features

Find a way to limit the excessive brake dust.


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I love it!
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By SLCAV
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2003 BMW Z4 2.5i 2dr Roadster (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I am a first time BMW owner and I
cannot believe how easy it was to fall
in love with this car. It's fun to
drive, impressive and can quickly get
you out of a jam (no pun intended) when
it really counts.
Although the car mags weren't too
impressed with the Z4, I have to
disagree. The simple interior makes it
sharp and functional. It's a drivers
car, you don't need any extra bells and
whistles. I was and by far is the
smartest deal I have ever made. Nick
Alexander Imports is an excellent
dealership!


Best Features

The quick fully automatic top. The response of the "sport" function when you pop it ino Sport and the sleek styling that is so impressive I assure my self I made a good decision everytime I unlock the door to start my day.


Worst Features

A few kinks and rattles with the CD player and or dash board but I haven't had that looked at yet and it's nothing that effects the drive in such a wonderful car. The gas milage is also not very impressive but I am probably the only Z4 owner looking at that.


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