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2005 BMW Z4 Convertible

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A BMW that should not be called BMW!!
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By GQ
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2005 BMW Z4 Convertible 2.5i 2dr Roadster (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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I am leasing this car right now. I love it except for one thing .. The dealership had more than me for the past year. Why? The reliability has been very very poor to the point where I have to take it to dealership every month! Stereo going bad, top leaking, noise from door, trunk leaking. Sadly the quality I am used to from BMW is not present here. It is fun to drive if it was not for all things going wrong with it!


Worst Features

QUALITY CONTROL! This car is not cheap! So build it like other BMW cars!


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What is missing?
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By Jimbo
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2005 BMW Z4 Convertible 3.0i 2dr Roadster (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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I've owned a number of sports cars including two Miatas and an RX-8. This is my first BMW since my '88 535is and it doesn't disappoint. It's performance is on par with more expensive cars, e.g., Boxster, but it is far less problematic and easier to live with in daily driving. It is comfortable, well-made, has a decent trunk and will run with like cars when asked to do so.


Best Features

Power top; ergonomics; fit and finish; handling; and gas mileage given its speed capability (which I use a lot)


Worst Features

A few more horses under the hood would resolve all the Porsche comparisons in BMW's favor and put it in box with some much more powerful cars. The M3's 333 hp engine would do nicely.


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Amazing Eye Catcher
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By BCorrupt
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2005 BMW Z4 Convertible 2.5i 2dr Roadster (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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Catches eyes at every stop light. Drives like a dream. Comfortable for shorter people, taller passengers may feel cramped. More trunk space than you would imagine for such a small car. Great car to drive on long trips.


Best Features

Handling is amazing. Steers like a dream.


Worst Features

Should have lighted mirrors standard, should have disc changer or iPod connector standard. Zenon lights should be standard.


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This car rocks!
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By Jeff Wallowitz
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2005 BMW Z4 Convertible 3.0i 2dr Roadster (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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My previous vehicle was an Audi TT. A great car that I absolutely loved. Once the warranty expired it was time for replacement. Decided on the Z4 3.0 manual. Car rules. I drove the 2.5 and I would call the acceleration spirited. The 3.0 rips. BMW has got the sound just right with a nice intake rumble and good pop from those chrome tips. The 6 speed gives nice shifts, although it feels a little notchy. You have to make sure you hit them just right. The top is if not the, one of the easiest to use on the market. No latches, fast, and no clumsy boot to take out of the trunk. A great car that I would reccomend to anyone interested in this type of vehicle.


Best Features

Top is superb. 18"s with run-flats have suprising amount of grip. Premium stereo has nice sound with subs. Navigation that hides flat when off is nice feature.


Worst Features

A little bit better wind buffeting would be nice at high speed. A/C seats is a nice touch like the Saab's. Maybe an "M" version, who couldn't use some more power?


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For the money
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By sam
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2005 BMW Z4 Convertible 3.0i 2dr Roadster (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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A land shark, one that can take a corner like a formula one car and can go 0-60 in under 6 seconds. The power curve is very steady all the way up past 120 mph with push you back in the seat feel almost all the way.The power top works flawlessly as does just about everything else on the car, and the car looks so much better with the top dowwn. So whats not to like?


Best Features

This car handles like a dream, I've had faster but never one that could take a corner like this one. Another thing that I love is you dont see 500 of them everytime you go for a drive. I have begun to see more of them but not like it was a Chevy.


Worst Features

My only problem with this car is I had to go out and get a 325xi too cause if it snows you better either be home or calling a taxi, its the worst snow car I have ever had.


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