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


Review

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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Mid Life Crisis
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By burnsmw
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2003 BMW Z4 2.5i 2dr Roadster (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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I traded in my 740iL for something a little smaller and more fun to drive and was not disappointed. I have been driving BMW since the early 90s and have had nothing but positive experiences with them all. I started in Europe where the BMW is at home on the autobahn then moved here to the States. The Z4 is quick and nimble, and though I chose the smaller 2.5 it has more than enough power to get things moving. Mileage is great for the power it has. The engine is typical BMW, VERY smooth and quiet. Trunk space is large for the class but interior storage is lacking. I have the sport suspension which is, at times, stiff enough to jar you when large bumps are found. Handling is great.


Best Features

Top down through the twisties. Perfect motor response. Nice sounds. Wonderful styling.


Worst Features

Better visibility with the top up. More interior storage.


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Maldive Blue
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By MaxZ4
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2003 BMW Z4 2.5i 2dr Roadster (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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Bought the car in August 2006, great car. First BMW, as I was told many times, every little detail is thought through. Automatic windshield wipers, automatic lights, on board computer etc. Was a little disappointed with performance, could be faster in straight lines, but very impressive in curvy roads. Love the stability control, really helps the rear from staying where it should. A great fun car with no backseat. I love it.


Best Features

Stability control, quickness to open the top, great in curvy roads. Gorgeous lines. MPG on highway (close to 30).


Worst Features

MPG in town (barely 20), HP for the smaller engine - which was on later model. Run flats - run flats will never work as well as a good Z rated tire.


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


Review

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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Vehicle

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


Review

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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