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a ton of fun
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By j dupree
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2011 BMW Z4 sDrive30i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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I love the retractible hard top. Most beautiful car I have ever owned, imo. Not much storage space for luggage, but I didn't buy a Z4 for the size of the trunk. All BMWs that I have owned have had high maintenance costs, but they will run forever if properly maintained.


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LOVE my new to me Z4
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Z4PSU
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2011 BMW Z4 sDrive35is 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7AM)


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I had driven 3 straight MB Cabs and no longer needed a back seat; I wanted a roadster since a teen. I think it was the Alfa Duetto Spider 1600 from one of my favorite movies, The Graduate. The latest Alfa, Jag and FIAT were eliminated as perceived as unreliable. The R8 way too pricey , the SL drove too "boulevard like" ie not sports car like. The SLK and Miata were, forgive the term, chick cars; the Nissan 370 and Corvette, again, forgive, red neckish. That left the Boxter S and the Z4 35IS. I drove all of the above and though the Boxter S was great, the Z4 35IS REALLY stood out; I would describe driving it as a "Tight Glove-like fitting, Rocket". It doesn't hurt that I love the lines and don't see one everyday, as I do Boxters. BMW reliability as well as the 5 Year 100K extended warranty that came with the car didn't hurt either.


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Too many repairs
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Tom
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2011 BMW Z4 sDrive30i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Front struts, valve cover gasket, tranmisssion seal, front end grouments all needed replacement at 25,000 miles. Has issues with vibration in convertable top also. Both rear rims cracked due to poor manufacturer process. Too costly to drive.


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Not a Cayman or a Boxster, but good for what it is
2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By KrakMonkE9
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2011 BMW Z4 sDrive35i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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One thing one needs to accept about this car is that it's not meant to compete on the track against a Cayman S or Boxster S. It's just not that kind of car. It's absolutely great for what it was built for, which is to be an enjoyable high speed, top down cruiser. If you drive these other cars, you will immediately notice how much better they handle, but for everyday driving, the Z4 is quite good. The N54 engine is superb and eminently chip-able. The car is comfortable and luxurious. The only cons I've really identified is that in the 2011 model year, some cars do not come with the Combox controller, which means you won't have bluetooth audio capabilities. Also, the handling in some tight corners feels a bit delayed. I've felt the rear end skitter out on me more than a few times. Not the extent that it would be dangerous or cause any real concern, but it certainly doesn't have the "turn on a dime" feel of those mid-engined cars.


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2011 Z4 sDrive35is, A Smile Making Machine!
13 of 13 people found this review helpful
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By MarkandSusan Cartisano
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2011 BMW Z4 sDrive35is 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7AM)


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Purchased a CPO Z4 sDrive35si with all the options and limited edition interior... 25k miles. This car is a smile making machine! First, I drive in the real world, not a test track. If you can make this care misbehave in a turn, you're going too fast for real roads! It is super tight and sticks to corners like glue! Heart pounding and big smile! The most amazing thing is the power band never quits! Ever hit a golf ball just right and watched it rocket away only to see it get a second blast of power! That's the Z4... You punch it down and it blasts off, hits 110mph in a flash and then blasts off again! It wants and has so much more! All this in a comfort that no Boxster can provide.


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