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2003 BMW Z4 Convertible

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Running Young
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By Dean
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2003 BMW Z4 Convertible 3.0i 2dr Roadster (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Soon to be 52 and adding a 16 year old daughter to the highway led to this purchase. Wow! Amazing how quick memories return to the 70s and 80s open tops of 280z, TR6, Spitfire and my first, 1969 Fiat. Wonderfully balanced handler, just enough interior space, stunning exterior lines. Hard to read electronic displays when top is down, cup holders a waste, and no locking compartments. Small issues given every minute of fun you'll feel behind the wheel!


Best Features

Drive train, performance and exterior design lines.


Worst Features

Lack of interior storage compartments with locks, increase the gas mileage.


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Fun Car to Drive
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By JOHN
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2003 BMW Z4 Convertible 3.0i 2dr Roadster (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Everyone looks car handles well, fun to drive short or long distances - my partner and I still call driver, mine has every option but 10 speaker DVD nav system, I am glad I chose this car over others.


Best Features

The auto top - I had a Jeep Wrangler for 8 years before and the Jeep’s top took more than a button and 5 seconds like the Z4.


Worst Features

Head rests are not adjustable - but hey it’s a sports car not a sedan. Road noise. Put the window control in the middle. Do not get SMG.


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First time BMW owner
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By Owen
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2003 BMW Z4 Convertible 3.0i 2dr Roadster (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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It is an excellent performance vehicle, I have had a lot of fun driving and look forward to having this vehicle for a long time. The only option I did not receive and wish I had purchased was the the navigational system. Lastly, beware this vehicle is an attention getter.


Best Features

The vehicle has a number of features I enjoy. The favorite feature would be the exterior design along with the interior design.


Worst Features

None.


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


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The most fun auto to drive in my 40 plus years of driving.


Best Features

Style, size, bootless top, ample trunk space for a roadster. A vast improvement in all ways over the Z3 that I had.


Worst Features

Needs a couple more inches of road clearance. Cup holders need redesigned. Everything else is perfect.


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A "toy" for the suburbs
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By Practical Guy
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2003 BMW Z4 Convertible 3.0i 2dr Roadster (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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I'm a mid-lifer whose purchase reflects a typical mid-life crisis decision. It's a vehicle that's truly a fun "toy". After so many years of driving the terribly practical sedans of the day the Z4 injects a healthy shot of adrenaline as well as a double dose of reality .. (1) It takes a little while to use the 6-speed manual transmission with the unconscious competence needed to enjoy the ride to the max, and (2) Heck, when did I get so old??? Being a practical man with an attitude that frowns upon "social status via automobile", I clearly stepped out-of-my-box with this purchase. It does draw a great deal of attention. That alone takes some getting used to.


Best Features

Fine handling, On the proper roads (no traffic lights and not boring highway) it'll give you a wonderful thrill.


Worst Features

Improve visibility with the top up. Provide more left elbow room... it's quite tight. Replace the cup holders with more practical storage compartment.


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