First model year blues
By Mike W on
Vehicle2003 BMW Z4 2.5i 2dr Roadster (2.5L 6cyl 5M)
ReviewI bought the car in January to just drive in good weather. While the car is fun to drive, it only gets 20mpg on premium. In 4 months I replaced the valve cover, oil pan and oil filter gaskets. My mechanic said this is nothing out of the ordinary. The driver's air bag light will not turn off, 5 other sensors do not function, the side mirror control does not work, the drink holders do not come out, the radio and single disk CD player have problems, etc. I wrote to BMW given these are non-mileage issues and no response. I was used to Nissan "Z" cars that go and go with no problems. What a disappointment.
Best FeaturesThe style. I believe a true sports car should have the long hood and small trunk. It is fun to drive even here in the Florida flat lands.
Worst FeaturesMaybe a little less technical before it is ready for introduction to the real world. A more responsive BMW network.
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