2003 BMW Z4

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$8,991
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96,772 Miles
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Vehicle Details

Mileage: 96772
Color: GRAY
Body Style: Convertible
Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
Engine Type: I6
Drive Train: RWD
Location: Fife, WA

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Local Trade in /// Power Convertible Top /// Heated Seats /// Sterling Gray Metallic 2003 BMW Z4 3.0i RWD 6-Speed Manual 3.0L I6 DOHC 24VRecent Arrival!
2 Doors,​ 225 hp horsepower,​ 3 liter inline 6 cylinder DOHC engine,​ 4-wheel ABS brakes,​ Air conditioning,​ Center Console - Full with locking storage,​ Chrome grill,​ Clock - In-dash,​ Convertible occupant rollover protection,​ Convertible window - Glass rear window,​ Cruise control,​ Daytime running lights,​ External temperature display,​ Front fog/driving lights,​ Front seat type - Sport,​ Heated Windshield Washer Jets - Jets,​ Interior air filtration,​ Intermittent window wipers,​ Knee airbags - Driver and passenger,​ Leather seats,​ Multi-function remote - Trunk/hatch/door/tailgate,​ Passenger Airbag - Cancellable,​ Power heated mirrors,​ Power windows with 2 one-touch,​ Privacy/tinted glass,​ Rear defogger,​ Rear-wheel drive,​ Remote power door locks,​ Speed sensitive window wipers,​ Speed-proportional power steering,​ Stability control,​ Tachometer,​ Tilt and telescopic steering wheel,​ Traction control - ABS and driveline,​ Trip computer


Recalls & Defects

VIN 4USBT53433LT21250 may have been recalled. Check full report for more information

SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE CONNECTION OF THE SAFETY BELT BUCKLE TO THE STEEL ROPE OF THE TENSIONER DOES NOT MEET BMW SPECIFICATIONS. IN SEVERE FRONTAL CRASHES, THIS CONNECTION CAN DETACH.


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Information about Dealer

Great service. Friendly sales staff!

4.7
K. R. on 01/06/2016

Customer Service: 5.0 Buying Process: 5.0 Overall Facilities: 4.0

David our salesperson was friendly and not pushy. Mike in finance made the paperwork quick and painless. We got a great price with no hassles.

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.8
  Based on 189 reviews

Great roadster

4
Joseph Schmidt on 10/12/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 4

It was between this or leasing a new Miata. The BMW definitely feels like a more solid car. Very pleased with my purchase.

Bad ass 3.0

5
Jeff P on 03/21/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

I bought this car in May of 2015 with 55,000 miles for only $12,500 ( I now have 62,000 on the odometer). I cannot wait to drive each and every day and wow does the 3.0 automatic ever haul ass. The torque curve is steady throughout the entire ride from 0-100++. No lag, just ferocious power. My only complaint is the amber light cluster for exterior temp and mpg is partially burned out. Also, it's very hard to see objects in the rear view mirror due to some peculiar bmw dimming system. Other than that, drop the top and boogie!

Great Car

5
Bob on 12/23/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 5

Sexy little 2 seater Fun to drive

4
BG on 11/12/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 4

Look for a well cared for car. These cars beg for you to push them. One that is taken care of will give you years of enjoyment. The car has the look that many will envy. its fun to drive and if you get a premium equipt model you will not be disappointed. Enough said.

2003 Z4 3.0 manual Long-term driver

4
Don Avirett on 10/24/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 5

I have driven this car on the highway at 80 mph for 1 hr each way to work for the last 4 years. I bought it with 107k miles and it now has 224 k miles and runs like new and looks almost new. The only things I have done to it besides tires and brake pads is an AC compressor, a starter, front end stabilizer bar, front left wheel bearings, valve cover gasket repair, and a radio; all normal maintenance stuff. I never take it to a BMW dealer for repair. Almost any regular mechanic can work on it and they do not charge high prices. If you get your parts through a regular parts store, they are not expensive. Also, I had rear main seal leak that I fixed with Lucas stop leak. I do not like the electronic power steering; it's a little different, but I've gotten used to it. The car has a lot of get up and go but it could use a little more power to demoralize Texas turbo diesel pickups. I drive the car through hailstorms, snowstorms, and windstorms of the Texas Panhandle, and it performs amazingly well. It gets about 27 mpg on the highway.

Get out while you can

2.9
mike229 on 10/02/2013

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

Those who owned the car and sold it are fortunate. Bought mine in 08 with 99K miles but dealer maintained. It was a fair weather driver and what a mistake. The car now has 104K miles and I've spent some $15K in repairs. Things like water pump, oil pump, alternator, motor mounts, numerous sensors and of course the top. I've replaced the hydraulic pump twice and the side pistons once. I've spent some $5000 just on the hydraulics. It seems the car is notorious for having leaks in the vaccum hose system. The cup holders never worked, and I just let that pass. It's almost as though I can expect a $500 repair each time I drive it. Not what I bargained for.

10 years of driving pleasure

5
danwatson on 08/23/2013

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating:

I recently sold my 2003 Z4, purchased new in August, 2003. It had 52,000 nearly trouble free miles. It was never driven hard and always garaged. I was 52 with good knees when I bought it. Ten years later my wife and I have both had knee operations and getting in and out was a chore. Plus, at 6'3", getting in and out with the top up was a chore. With a wife who doesn't know how to pack lightly, anything more than an overnight trip wasn't practical due to the small trunk. Plus no back seat meant no rides for the dog or grandkids. So, it's gone and a new 128i convertible is on a big boat between Germany and the US with delivery expected soon. I hope I have as much fun with this one.

Good Car For The Price

4
oldmarine5 on 05/29/2013

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 3 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating:

Bought from dealer with 5000 miles on it. Also, had a Z3. The style of the Z4 is not as nice as the Z3 but many features of the Z4 are an improvement. Great engine. Smooth with plenty of power. I am 6'2" and , unlike many two seaters, has good room for the driver. Expensive to maintain, but I only drive it on sunny days with the top down. Just hit 20,000 miles. Red color and gets lots of compliments. I am satisfied.

Disappointed in Quality

3.9
magicdolphin on 11/05/2011

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I only have 30000 miles on my BMW Z4 2003; I bought it out at the end of my lease; the elec. motor for the convertible top short circuit due to run off water that enters the plastic housing where the elec. motor sits in. The water can't drain and the electric motor will rust and quit. Very expensive repair, poor design. I had the housing replaced in 2008 and now it needs to be replaced again and of course my extended warranty won't cover the repair nor will the dealership ... very poor design indeed and not at all what I expected from BMW. I also just had to replace the rubber around the windshield and the cowel due to dry rot. I would have thought the convertible roof of a BMW would last

Can do

4.9
RG on 10/03/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great running car. Driver seat wears where seat belt rubs exposing under layer. Car is good handling and gives full feel of road changes. Actually drove around deer standing on freeway while going 55 and it felt like 25 mph. Quick response steering and extremely stable. No dealerships for 400 miles found good private shop. Still a thrill to drive every time after year and a half. Switched from motorcycle to z4 no regrets!

Fun Car

5
Tom on 08/08/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just completed 8000 miles between MI @ CA including Glacier Nat. Park. HWY 2, 20, 299,101 and 1. Gas mileage on reg gas 28 to 35 mpg. Have owned Datsun Z cars in past. This is the best.

Needs improvement

4.4
Wolf on 05/25/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Owned the car since 2004 has now 82,000 miles, performed well under warranty, had to replace the motor for the convertible top at 42,000 mi and now again at 82,000. both times the elec. motor short circuit due to run off water that enters the plastic housing where the elec. motor sits in. The water can't drain and the electr. motor will rust and quit. Very expensive repair, poor design. Car handles great, fun to drive on smooth roads but noisy, and potholes are deadly and my wife hates to put on her make-up while we are driving, rough ride

Would be great if I could steer it!

4.1
Joe M on 05/09/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

Very nice and fun to drive, however when the temperature gets over 80 degrees the power electronic steering stops working. This is a known problem to BMW (bulletin # 4515500-02) and a safety issue but they want $3000 to fix it. - So much for German Engineering, maybe it never gets above 80 degrees in Baveria!

The Good and the Bad

4
Jason Y. on 01/03/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

Shortly after purchasing it used at 59,200 miles, the coolant light came on so I filled it up when the engine was cold and it continues to leak whenever the coolant expands with a hot engine. I'm guessing the coolant expansion tank is cracked. Other than the above mechanical issue this car draws a lot of semi-truck drivers attention and praises and other people on the road also. It feels like this car has sticky glue on the tires during fast turns. Manual 6-speed transmission shifts wonderfully. Not the fastest car on the road against say a Ford 500GT or any other hot rods but this Z4 has the right balance between styling and performance.

Disappointed

3.5
Eric Morales on 11/24/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

If you buy these cars, expect to shell out big bucks for repairs. We have an extended warranty which so far has been of no use because of water leakage. The top wouldn't open because of a leak. BMW at least paid for labor, parts still cost us 800.00. Now the wipers stopped working. Some part cracked and water again somehow got in. Going to cost 1100.00 to fix and again, it's not covered under the warranty. Great looking and handling car, but poorly built. Will never buy a BMW again.

Plus and Minus

3.6
zzzzzzzzippy on 11/14/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 3

Bought our jet black '03 with 23,750 mi. on it (our 5th sports car, out 1st BMW). 2.5L eng, Premium and conven. packages, auto trans, 18" ellipsis wheels w/RFTs. Handles well. Electric steering so it gives no feedback thru steering wheel. Accelerates well, esp between 45 and 80. Seat bottoms aren't very comfortable after 45 min. Less interior storage space than a Miata. Roomy trunk for a sports car (no spare tire w/RFT pkg). Electronic displays are hard to read in daylight. Dynamic Stability Control necessitates alignments being performed by dealer - $90. Dealer oil changes are $90. Beautiful car that draws lots of attention from other drivers and pedestrians. Shrinking violets need not apply!

I still love it

5
Stephanie on 08/21/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My car has 125000 and I still LOVE the Z4 after 5 years. It is comfortable, has good gas mileage (31 mpg on highway) even though I am low to the ground, I feel safe on the rainy, winding roads. The only problem I have ever had is not mechanical, the front skirt is so low to the ground that I had to change it twice because it broke. It is so reliable and fun to drive that I will drive it until the end!

2003 BMW Z4 Premium/Sport Everything Rvw

4.4
Jermy1304 on 08/21/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

I was shopping for a sports car and shortly after driving this car I fell in love with it. The handling is amazing and it's got some "get up and go". I will warn you, IT IS A HIGH MAINTENANCE VEHICLE. I bought it 4 months ago with 62k and have had to do 10x as much work as I ever did on my Toyota Tacoma in 2 years. Convertible top doesn't work, Tire sensors were malfunctioning, Turn signal went out, Windshield Wipers malfunctioned, can't jack it up because it is so low, inconvenient access to almost everything, chews up tires because negative camber is set at 3% stock (change to 2% at next alignment )...and still, I am planning to buy a 2009 Z4 because they are THAT FUN! Warning: Chick Magnet.

Smile on my face

5
DickP on 05/27/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had this car for 6 years and I still can't get over how much fun it is to drive. I rented a Corvette on vacation and couldn't believe the difference. The Z is fast, refined and nimble, the Corvette was fast, loud and didn't handle as well as my 1961 Corvair. The only car I have seen that would make me want to trade it is the 2010 Z with the twin Turbo. That has to be scary fast.

First model year blues

3.8
Mike W on 05/04/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

I 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.

Still Like it After 6 Years

4.8
Uncle Dan on 05/04/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my second review. First one was in 2005 when it was 2 years old. Now has 38,000 miles. Reliability has been good - no problems. Maintenance costs high, but it's a BMW. Great road car. Handles superbly and engine and manual transmission match perfectly.

Excellent all the way around

4.9
JimQ on 12/07/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I've driven mine across the country and it's superb in all respects -- fun, reliable, great gas mileage, great performance, all ways. Even though it's small, it has good storage space and excellent driving compartment space. Gas mileage on the road is 34-38 mpg. Semi-auto transmission is fun, but jerks on changes often, annoying. All in all, a plus, though. I'd buy another without question.

Z4ME

4.4
Z4ME on 11/04/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I bought my jet black 2003 Z4 in 7/08. I have put on 6,000 miles in Minnesota and have enjoyed everyone. Speed control and power window placement questionable, cup holder is limited. Like the sport button-whole new car when on. Good daily driver, however, you must miss or slow down for every pot hole and RR Xing. Power top fast enough to put up and down in rush hour. If you buy this car must put a 3M clear bra on ($400). The hood is a rock magnet. Always a head turner. I will come out of a store and always see people looking in. This is my 4th BMW (1 325 xi, 1 325i, and 1 x5) by far the most impractical but ALWAYS the most fun. 35 male-Minnesota

Dependable?

4.8
Morduk on 09/30/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

Bought the car in November of 2003. Loved the drive of the car and was impressed with the it's lines. Within the first 3,000 miles, had to repair both front tires due to puncture. After 10,000 miles had to replace all 4 tires. Inflation pressure listed by BMW was not the same as required by the tire company. No problem with tires after proper inflation. Soft top would not function due to a leak in system. Fixed under warranty. Problem with front suspension system. Fixed under warranty. Few months after warranty ended, master computer system failed. Replacement value $1,300. BMW paid half. Currently car is in shop for front suspension system problems again.

I LOVE MY Z4

4.9
Robert Dugan on 03/21/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car hugs the road so nicely it just give me goose bumps when I drive it. My mother thinks the car is the coolest and loves driving in it with the top down.

I love this car

4.9
Tarzan on 12/27/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Fabulous car. Replaced a (blown) 97 Miata STO which was a spectacular car--but the Z has everything my beloved Miata did not (legroom, to name only one example!). I've had it for a couple of months now and just flat love this car. Performance is wonderful, build quality is stellar and chicks dig it. Only suggestion for improvement would be to increase interior storage space a bit. Very happy to have this car and would recommend it without hesitation.

Great, even 5 years after manufacture!

4.4
Pat on 12/26/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I fell in love with the Z4 while looking for a sports car. Had a rough start though; since I have the sport package a deep pothole ate the passenger side and forced a repair. Then the convertible top refused to work. Then an electrical failure forced another round of work. In all though, I've taken this to the track and on road trips-and it's been sheer joy. Even driving to work is fun! It's gotten nice looks from passerby too. A few nits: tire roar is deafening even with top up, rattles galore on rough roads, and auto top suffers from finicky electrical shortages. But don't let those stop you from buying this wonderful machine.

BMW Z4 3.0 2003

5
G. Gutierrez on 09/06/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the best car I have ever owned. After 40,000 miles the only repair required (at no cost) was to reset the passenger window. Great fun to drive and extremely reliable. I am thinking about buying a new car, but I hate to give this one up!

Running Young

4.3
Dean on 07/19/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

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!

Mid Life Crisis

4.6
burnsmw on 07/06/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

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.

Maldive Blue

4.9
MaxZ4 on 02/07/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

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.

Fun Car to Drive

5
JOHN on 01/27/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

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.

First time BMW owner

5
Owen on 12/09/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

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.

Great Car!

5
JOHN on 11/12/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Z4 is the most enjoyable car I have ever owned. It has exceeded my expectations and I am constantly looking for an excuse to go anyware so I can get behind the wheel and drive. In one word, it is simply FUN!

Awesome Z4

4.9
Jim on 09/14/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

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

Pure Entertainment

4.8
jackflash on 09/05/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought car with 28,000 miles on it and it's a dream sports car. Great performance, responsive and quiet, even with the top down. It's nearly as quiet as my lexus with the top up. Very comfortable, very fast, very happy. I'm always looking for a reason to drive somewhere.

The Drive of your Life

5
jdimas on 08/07/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We love our BMW Z4. It handles well in all weather conditions and by far looks about the best of any convertible in the market.

A "toy" for the suburbs

4.5
Practical Guy on 07/09/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

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.

I'm Lovin' it!

4.9
psambucci on 07/07/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This was truly worth the wait. The power and handling of my Z4 is performance magic. I’ve wanted a Z4 ever since they first came out. She is perfect in every way. She has plenty of truck space; it’s amazing how much you can really fit in there. I’m averaging 25 MPG. It’s everything and more you expect from the ultimate driving machine.

A very fun & quick roadster

4.3
Mark on 06/29/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I had a 2000 Boxster for 3 years before purchasing my Z4. It is Toledo Blue w/ tan interior. Sports package, chrome eliptical wheels & SMG. I would have preferred the 6 speed manual - but my wife wanted an automatic. SMG seemed like a good compromise. It took a while to get used to - but now we both enjoy it. The main complaint is that it is not BMW smooth in the automatic mode. However - I am loving the paddle shifters! The greatest surprise is the gas mileage. I easily get 23-26 in normal day to day driving (not taking it easy on the take offs) and 27-31 on long highway trips!

Love My Z

4.8
Z4 on 06/14/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love driving my Z along the beach with the top down. I have had some maintenance problems but it came with a six year warranty. The service from BMW has been great. The trunk space is limited but with duffle bags we have made some wonderful trips. I would not recommend this car to anyone only because I like having the most stylish car in the parking lot...

Z4 Review

4.9
Fred L. Rasp on 05/08/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is a joy to drive. It is responsive, hangs on to the road, has a great sound, and runs through the gears beautifully. The top works quickly and well. It also is fairly quiet. I love this car.

RESPECT

5
EDWARD RAMIREZ on 04/29/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

just bought this amazing roadster, let me tell you, if the car looks impressive in person that's nothing compared to the driving experience you get every single time you go out for a run! This control over pavement soars you above all drivers going or coming your way (no matter what their driving). I find myself not wanting to reach destinations so quick,so I take the longer routes to enjoy this magnificent piece of workmanship.I can only say to BMW: My respect to you.

Driving The Good Life

5
Dean on 04/09/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I feel my Z4 sometimes anticipates what I'm thinking. The power is there, the steering is true and the Z4 knows how to use it. When I get crazy and take a turn too fast it keeps me glued to the road. I know the longest way to any place in town and frequently hit the freeway & drive 20 miles for a cup of coffee. 70 degrees and the top comes down the music goes up. You'll know me when I pass, I'm the one with the big grin on my face. I've owned a Corvette and a porsche, honestly they don't compare.This auto never breaks down! Drive one, you'll see.

Let it ride

4.8
Stewart Brenner on 03/11/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

At 73 years of age, I'm enjoying the out doors more and more. Fun to drive and be looked at. Car moves out quickly, and handles easily. A smoother ride than you would think from a car that's low to the ground.

Dream Car under $50K

5
David on 01/09/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I traded my Z3 in for this car and what a diffence. I love everything about this car. Everything that I felt could have been improved on the Z3 was greatly improved. The power band is smooth thoughtout the range. Handling is remarkable, it drives thru curves as if on rails. It has a sporty ride but is still not uncorfortable on long trips.

More than I expected!!!

5
Ab on 12/29/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just got my Z4 for my 28th birthday (16255 miles in excellent condition from one owner!) and I am very impressed. This is my third BMW (currently own 06 330i and previously owned 03 325i) and with out fail it drives to my expectations. This car has every option except NAV and AT. Good acceleration (sport mode) and remarkably quiet. My wife was very impressed after the test drive and we got it! The car makes a better impression in person, than through pics. Interior is nice with remarkably good space, especially the trunk. Now we have to wait for the spring (live in MD) to truly enjoy it, but that doesn’t prevent us from driving it on the weekends!

Z4 2.5 roadster experience

5
mpbeaulieu on 12/28/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned two 03 2.5 Z4s. One manual and one with automatic. Both have been excellent road cars and just a thrill in the hills. Change to the automatic was for the wife's desire. The automatic with the sequential manual shift works well and in general the automatic is easier in busy traffic. Both vehicles have been outstanding from a maintenance standpoint which includes excellent support from the dealer. While I would agree that the 3.0 would provide some extra horsepower, once you get the 2.5 rolling it delivers pretty well. Gas mileage (though not a concern) has been satisfactory electric top works great and once seated is quite comfortable. Only gripe is low top when getting in

You smile just thinking about driving it

4.9
Eric on 11/24/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Near perfect balance of power, transmission shifting, suspension, road feel, braking and steering. Power top quick enough to raise or lower at even a fast stop light without feeling rushed. Sound system brings out amazing detail even with the top down. Trunk space provides the ability to use this as my full time vehicle, easily taking two suitcases, a large duffel and a fully packed computer briefcase. My only suggestion is that a new buyer opt for wheels that have a minimum of tight spaces, as you're going to spend a lot of time dealing with the legendary BMW brake dust buildup.

Now if only there were an M version...

4.9
ervul on 11/05/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is a pleasure to drive, even around town. I have the Steptronic automatic version as my wife doesn't drive a manual transmission. Overall gas mileage is about 24 mpg with a couple of long, mostly interstate driving, trips coming in over 30 mpg. We have taken this car down the Blue Ridge parkway from end to end and around Cape Breton Island, top down. Pure pleasure!

BMW Z4

5
Joyce on 09/24/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love the car - the seats hug you and there is great back support. We have taken some cross-country trips in the Z4 and its been comfortable and fun to drive.

Fun Fun Fun

5
Scott on 09/10/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great car for driving in the wind and sun. At highway speeds you don't even get wet in a light rain or drizzle. Handles like a dream on the curvy roads in Austin. Cupholders are a bit odd, but other than that it is hard to complain. The 2.5 has plenty of oomph for the weight of the car, and the sport package was well worth it.

Classic Roadster

4.8
Uncle Dan on 07/31/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had this car for two years. I bought it for my 50-something wife and she loves it. She also lets me drive it quite a bit. Living in So Cal, winter days and summer evenings are perfect with the top down. One of the few small roadsters that looks good with the top up - much better looking that the Nissan Z, Boxster, or Honda 2000. It's also the only one my size 6'3", 240 lbs can drive comfortably, although it's a bit tought getting in and out with the top up. It just had its 15000 mile service and the only trouble so far has been one side marker light that went out.

Fun, fun, fun 'til dad takes the Z4 away

4.6
Pat on 07/09/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned my Z4 for almost two years, and have not had any major disappointments at all (see suggested improvements). The car handles well, it rides well, it runs well and it just fun, fun, fun.

Recommended

5
RedZ4 on 05/26/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

No regrets! My 2003 2.5i has been a pleasure to own and drive for the past two years. The car remains tight without squeeks and remains trouble free! The manual top can be lowered or raised quickly and easliy with only one hand and glass in the rear window is nice - but why should you care because the top will always be down.

Better than the 3.0

4.6
Monsieur Bonjour on 05/06/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I'v tried the 3.0l and I didn't see a big difference in the power for the 10000$ you need to add to get the 3.0 compare to the 2.5. The 2.5 is more than enought with the sport package. I had some problem with the radio & amplifier and the automatic roof top after the BOOMERANG DEVICE installation be careful there is a lot of sensor on this car everywhere. Fun to drive and everybody think it's worth twice the price you pay... If you want to flash in a sport car it's the best one to buy but more than everything else it's fun to drive. You can't not resist its race feeling. You will step on the gas after every stop sign. Enjoy

Turning 50

5
Dave on 12/31/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

As the saying goes, when I turned 50 I had a choice between a toy car or a young bride. My wife convinced me the car was cheaper than the divorce. It's also been a great deal more fun. Though our New Hampshire winter's are "wicked" nothing beats having the top down on a summer day while cruising the seacoast. And the Z4 is even comfortable for a cruise down to PA for a visit with the relatives. So if you're turning 50 and have a craving for something fun and exciting, take my wife's advice (and mine) and buy the Z4. You'll have a great time!

Fun car!

4.9
bb on 12/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had tons of fun in the car and it's not even warm out yet. My wife was reluctant at first but she fell in love with the car too. It's just a ton of fun to drive!

You gotta drive it to believe it

5
DropTopZ4 on 12/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Long story short, I was so enamored with the styling and performance numbers that I ordered my Z4 3.0i via phone without a test drive. It's an awesome car that draws attention everywhere I go. To really feel the power, put it in Sport Mode and punch the throttle. If DSC gets in the way, switch it off. The stereo kicks too. Even the exhaust note sounds as if the engine is bigger than it really is. The automatic top is a crowd pleaser. Handling is solid and stable, and the ride is firm due to the sport suspension and run-flat tires. Test drive one or do what I did and just go buy one!

Fun is the word

5
jpicone98 on 10/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had my Z-4 for over a year and still can't believe that it feels like my first time driving it each day. People stare at this car wherever you take it. I recommend the black car with red leather interior!!!

Better than an M3 Convertible

5
scotth on 09/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Traded a 2002 M3 convertible and the Z4 is a significantly better handling and riding vehicle. I also own a M3 coupe and the Z4 will out handle it but get blown away in the straights. As many reviews have said, the looks grow on you. Gas milage is outstanding compared to the M3 conv and body integrity is much improved.

2.5 Z4

4.6
MPCox on 08/04/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent sports car.. great handling. Perfect with the Top Down. Although with it up you need to get used to the visibility. Value for money is very good. Much prefer the manual to the automatic, it makes driving it more fun.

corners like a snake

4.8
Vaughn Creach on 07/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The car is well built,corners like a snake and has impressive high end acceleration.However,my back seems to hurt a little on longer trips.I think its the gas pedal position being to close to the driver.Any other owners with this observation?

Love at First Sight

4.9
IAGasMan on 07/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car makes every trip, even a run to the grocery store, a good time. Handling and acceleration are superb! The ride is what you'd expect in a BMW and a roadster - very firm, with an excellent sense of exactly where you are on the pavement. The interior is comfortable, although with the top up, a bit of effort is required to fold myself in. The exterior styling, which has been a subject of controversy, was love at first sight at our house!

WOW

4.9
PLATINUMDAVE on 05/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I HAVE DRIVEN ALOT OF FAST CARS, BUT THIS ONE SCARED ME THE FIRST TIME I DROVE IT. I DIDNT THINK IT WAS POSSIBLE TO DO THE THINGS YOU CAN DO IN THIS CAR, AND THE BEST PART OF ALL....IS THAT EVERYONE STARES AS YOU GO BYE.

What a great car

5
Cargoer on 05/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It handles turns great and has great speed. Comfortable inside and looks great.

Awesome!!!

4.9
voyagerkim on 04/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was the previous owner of a 96 Miata and then the 99 Miata. Going from the Miata to the Z4 was like going from a Ford sedan to a Cadillac! The Miata got the job done and well done at that, but the Z4 is incredible. It picks up where the Miata left off. The ride is incredibly smooth even at high speeds. The storage space in great compared to the Miata. A definite graduation.

YOU NEED TO HAVE ONE OF THESE

5
BIMMER on 04/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The best I vehicle I ever bought

BMW Z4 2.5I BRIGHT RED

5
tombrown on 04/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Purchased the BMW after test driving the Porsche and Benz convertibles. The Bmw is by far the better automobile. The BMW came with all options except the pop up dvd navigation system. Love the Z4! Handles like a dream, enough room for tall drivers (I am 6ft 5in) 5 speed manual is smooth, engine performance is great! Dealer (BMW NW) were and continue to be excellent.

Great Overall car

4.8
767FO on 04/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just picked up a 2003 Z4 after extensive research. This is my second BMW, second roadster (owned a Boxster) and am pleased so far. Handles great, good power and a blast to drive. Haven't had it long enough no notice any major problems.

Eats Boxters

4.5
drdebt on 04/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Look at a photo - you'll hate it. Go see one in the "flesh". Hmmm . . . that looks different somehow. A few days later . . . I gotta have one. Test drive it (forget the 2.5 litre). Did you once have a go-cart? Then that seat of the pants feeling all comes right back. This thing stick to the pavement like velcro and runs up to 60 faster than the factory claims. Sure, you feel ever rut in the road, but is that bad? Downsides? Well the glove box is just that . . just enough room for gloves. Interior storage . . . what's that? Will your wife/girlfriend hate it? Yes. Is that bad? Not always.

Truely AMAZING!

5
Sparkiem1 on 04/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is out of this world!The looks are amazing, so different and outragous when compared with the boring, old, Porsche Boxster which I tested and thought was no where near as good. The engine is so powerful and flexble.The noise of the engine is intoxicating. Mines black, black interior with 18 inch star wheels. Got every option availible.The amount of complements I get is unbelivable, I also get alot of jealousy as people look in envy of a 21 year old in such a HOT car. If your lucky enough to be able to own 1 forget about EVERTHING else! There really is no competition and i've tested them all.

couldn't be happier

5
mikeb on 03/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my first bmw and i now understand the 'ultimate driving machine' tag. It isn't just marketing hype. This car is an amazing drive. No sway, great acceleration, both off the line and at speed. I wasn't sure how the exterior lines would sit with me over time, but having owned it about 9 months now, they don't seem as radical as they did at first impression. All in all, I'm having a ball driving the Z4 and haven't once regretted buying the 3.0 version.

Great Car Crummy Dealer

4.6
trtoad on 03/04/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Waited 40 years for a roadster, and am I glad I did. This one more that fufills dreams, it makes my wife happy too with the wood trim and heated seats. Top down and blasting on the premium sound Stepenwolf - Magic Carpet ride... the song was written for this car. San Diego BMW has me puzzled... they seem to be over-staff and don't have their 'act' together. Seems the other Beamer owner's are way to impressed with themselves. I'ts a car!!!

A big step up from the Z3

4.9
mcrescenzi on 02/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The dealership gave me a Z3 to drive until my Z4 came in, and once it did arrive, I noticed a huge difference in both performance and ergonomics. For one, BMW adjusted the front windshield, removing the blind spots on either side that were a constant nuisance with the Z3. Another upgrade is the addition of a storage space that is positioned between the driver's and passenger's seats -- perfect for storing CDs. Two suggestions: one, get the heated seats, you can crank those babies up and still put the top down when its below 60 degrees out; two, get the electronically adustable seats -- I didn't and really wish I did.

Practical, luxurious, sporty all in one

4.8
BCM301 on 01/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Typical BMW handling, performance, technology, and responsiveness. For a two-seater, this car makes you feel remarkably safe with 6 airbags, sturdy rollbars, stability control, traction control and absolutely fantastic brakes. Surprisingly practical as an everyday commuter - good mileage for a spors car, more trunk space than you think, and of course it's a blast to drive.

Pure Fun to Drive

5
phxzam on 01/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is by far the most fun I've had driving. I bought the Z4 mainly because I liked the design, but I have absolutely loved the performance. Definitely no remorse for this purchase.

I love it!

4.9
SLCAV on 01/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am a first time BMW owner and I cannot believe how easy it was to fall in love with this car. It's fun to drive, impressive and can quickly get you out of a jam (no pun intended) when it really counts. Although the car mags weren't too impressed with the Z4, I have to disagree. The simple interior makes it sharp and functional. It's a drivers car, you don't need any extra bells and whistles. I was and by far is the smartest deal I have ever made. Nick Alexander Imports is an excellent dealership!

Most fun, great value, man-toy yet!

5
raman on 01/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Fewer features than my top of line Pathfinder, cost about the same, but much more fun to drive. If the sex appeal of the Pathfinder is that of "bloomers in a convent", this is the neatest "thong in Rio"! Have yet to drive it somewhere w/o someone commenting on how 'snazy', cute, sexy it is! Abs love it!! The friendly adoration of strangers offsets the open envy of some male friends!

WOW !!

5
apultzjr on 01/04/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my first BMW and my first Roadster. I was always a fan of the Z3 since my brother bought one in 2001. His was stylish, powerfull, and a blast to drive. My heart was set on a Z3 and I was not very fond of the Z4. Over time, it began to grow on me. I now own a brand new 2.5L Z4 Roadster and I love it!! Very sporty, powerfull, handles great, and is a gorgeous automobile. The navigation system is a little difficult to use but once you get the handle of it, it is fun to use. The only problem I have with it is with the top up, the blind spot is a real problem. Other than that, it is a beauty. I highly recommend one.

I love my car

5
Fooky on 01/01/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is an upgrade from the Z-3 I had, I like the keyless entry and back glass window with defroster much better it just has a few more whistles and bells, seems to handle the road a little better, and I don't see one very other car like I did with the Z-3.

2003 Z4 - great , Dealer sucks

4.9
dturk on 12/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Wasn't in market for car (getting 530i), but took a ride after hearing about dealer incentives. Car is addictive; bought it. Very precise and responsive. Well worth the price paid (under $39k for loaded vehicle listing over $47k). Only problem is dealer; salesman rammed it with a customer's used car a few days later (381 miles) when I took it back for a paint problem. Now dealer acts like I don't exist. Got an email into BMW North America to see how they handle it. Meanwhile having to use own insurance to get it repaired.

THIS IS THE ULTIMATE DRIVING MACHINE!

4.9
muscler on 12/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is as close to perfect as I have ever seen. I previously owned an Acura TL, one of the "sports sedans", but nothing can compare to this car! You don't have to sacrifice much in the way of comfort and utility for this much style and performane. Many say the styling is "controversial", but it is really the most beautiful car I have ever seen. Though it only has 225 hp, my Z4 has beaten Corvettes with close to 400. I love the vicious growl of its engine in the cold morning air. I can't imagine how a 3000 lb. car with 225 hp can go that fast. Others cannot even compare to it. Wonderful BMW. This is the roadster to own!

AWESOME

5
Piratjoe7 on 12/13/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The z4 is an awesome car. Not only in its drive and handling, but the cool factor is through the roof. It's simply unique in its exterior design, and stands out beside all other roadsters out there today. If the exterior doesn't float your boat, just go drive one. Its amazingly punchy, and takes corners with no problem. Many people who have ridden with me are amazed at how you can take a corner at "excessive" speeds, without it jarring them into their side door.

Great Car

4.6
Paul Schroeder on 12/12/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great car. It is put together well and very quick with the 5 speed. The steering is quick and precise and the upgraded stereo sounds great. The car sounds great, just like a roadster should. We also have a Corvette, and the two compliment each other well. The Z4 looks, feels and sounds like something out of a Bond film, whereas the Corvette is like taking off in a rocket. Highly recommended.

FUN TO RIDE

4.8
1ST SERGEANT on 12/10/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I RECENTLY PURCHASED MY Z4 AND I AM VERY HAPPY WITH THE AUTO. I GIVE HIGH TO BMW FOR IT'S DESIGN EFFORTS AND BUILD QUALITY. THE DESIGN IMPRESSES ME MOST FOR IT'S EYE CATCHING LINES AND STANCE. IT IS VERY DIFFERNT IN SOME RESPECTS FROM OTHER AUTO THAT YOU SEE ON THE ROAD TODAY AND THAT IS WHAT APPEALED TO ME IN MY SELECTION PROCESSES.

Love it, Love it!!

4.8
Rebalol on 12/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've wanted a convertible sports car all my life and I fell in love with a Z3 (by site only) back in 98. When I could finally afford to buy what I wanted, I did lots of research and decided the Z4 was my best buy. It has not only met all of my expectations, it surpasses them. I love the speed, I love the handling, I love the looks I get when I drive it!

Pure Roadster Experience

4.9
Chris02 on 11/29/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A great car to drive and to maintain. Every feature is of high quality and reliable. The design is classic and will be as sought after twenty years from now just as the 50s Mercedes SL 190 is today. The SMG (semi-manual gearbox) adds substantially to the driving experience. The car is far superior to the Audi TT (the slowest roadster ever) and the SLK. Comparable are the Boxster S and the AMG SLK, but both are quite a bit more expensive. Thus BMW gives you the by far best deal for your money. As an advice, do not save on the extras and get as many as you can. You will appreciate it later and every time ou get into your roadster.

Immediate Gratification

4.9
HawaiianZ on 11/28/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Traded up from a Mazda RX8. What a noticable difference in performance and handling. SMG performance is outstanding as is the acceleration in all gears. Auto top is quick and effortless. Gas mileage is averaging 27- 28 mpg! Fit and finish immaculate with no noted faults or defects. Wife loves driving it and likes the electronic seat adjustments and looks of car. Immediate gratification for the senses!

Just got it

4.3
Fred on 11/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Just picked my 3.0 up. fully loaded except nav and cd changer. So far a gas to drive. handles and rides well. nothing to complain about. More later.

The Ultimate Driving Machine

4.9
Limomin on 11/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I originally wanted to get Nissan 350Z, but I'm glad i ended up with Z4. My first experience with BMW was more than pleasant. It handles very well, no wonder why people prefer the ultimate driving machine. My Z4 has Sports Package, that gives you very good handling. Do not underestimate the 2.5 liter engine, it will give you enough power. Without realizing, you are already going over 100mph

Z4 3.0 6spd.

5
gregt on 11/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The fun factor is a 10+. Very unique design all around which will get some raves as well as some critisism. I personally love it. Performance is very good. I would like to see a little more power. It handles excellent. The ride is a little bumpy but that's to be expected, especially with the run flat tires. Interior is roomy and comfortable. I'm 6'2" and I dont even have the seat all the way back. Interior design is very simple and the aluminum dash is very stylish. I would like to see an oil presure and altmeter guage though.

Z4 Quality Mini vette

5
Carlos Noguera on 11/15/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After looking at z350, 230 slk, and the Z4, the BMW was the most fun balance car.Auomatic, Selecting a White with red seats (grey dash/carpets)Sports/Premium/Zenon/ Convie/and heated seats, the Z is FUN. Handles like a GO Kart. My every day car is a X5, also wonderful, but with the Z$ I feel like 20's again.

Baddest Little thing on da road!!!

4.6
lbarbeejr on 11/10/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I recently had the opportunity to drive a z4 3.0 for a week this little thing is so responsive it almost feels a part of you...it corners like its on rails and the acceleration is AWESOME...either in auto or manual this little thing will gallop like nothing else....comfort was great, the GPS was awesome and stereo very impressive.Styling is unmatched!!! Very well built automobile!!!!! Get one if you can afford the $52,000 the model I drove was.....made me feel like a kid again.

Lloyd's Ramblings

4.3
lloydtennis on 11/04/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Car has great features. Good NAV system. Excellent automatic wipers. Great top - when it is down the outside of the top is up. That gives it a finished look. The top is also fully automatic. However - it does not handle as well on the freeway as my Audi TT Roadster. It is quiet inside with the top up (The top is nicely lined). It has a "Sport Button". When pressed, it really accelerates. It has reasonable interior storage. The controls are well arranged.

Ultimite Fun To Drive Again

5
R. Brodst & G.Davis on 10/29/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I remember when I was a teenager waiting to drive for the first time. This is how I feel again driving this car! I don't mind traffic, long red lights and I just want to keep driving and driving!!! Thank you BMW!!!!

BMW Z4

5
SassyAFGirl on 10/28/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is absolutely an amazing machine. I wasn't too sure about it at first, since I never liked the Z3's but the design drew me in. I previously owned a 325ci coupe, and was going to trade it in for a 330ci convertible, but I decided to take a look at the Z4 since it was so gorgeous. Once I test drove it, I knew I had to buy it, so then and there I signed the papers and I couldn't be happier today!

buy it in red

4.9
zetty on 10/28/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

buy it in red, get at least 18` wheels and it looks very muscular. perfect performance, better than a boxster, no comparison to sluggish slk much more refined inside than a S2000.

Land Shark

5
alk on 10/14/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased a 3.0 titanium silver Z4 last month with the sport package. Absolutely the most enjoyable driving vehicle I have ever owned! Smooth ride, great sound system, this "land shark" is really quick. Incredible in the turns!!! The automatic top is very easy and fast. Destined too be a classic with the new body style. Looks like a piece of art rides like a luxury sedan. Only thing I can think of that needs improvement, it could use more than one power port.

Fun & Fast

5
Bemmer 1 on 10/08/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Reliable car, great inerrior space for car size, fun to drive, outstanding value, maintanance included!

What a sweet ride!

5
speedfrk on 10/02/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The 3.0 is fast and has great handling features. The sport package is nice with the 18" wheels and the sport control which makes the car even more responsive than normal. Love the looks and sound of the car as it handles every twist and turn. This is a true sports car and not one of those plastic clones. It is a big plus that BMW is going to pick up the tab for the service over the next 4 yrs or 50k miles.

zoom zoom zoom

4.9
DeNatale on 10/01/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The power and handling of the vehicle is excelent. There's ample room to be more than comfortable on a long trip.

A Very Fun Roadster...

4.8
spzero0 on 09/30/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

SMG Transmission is very fun. Acceleration assistant allows you to launch at a redlight with perfection everytime.

Z-4 SENT FROM HEAVEN

4.9
t.c on 09/30/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

AFTER DOING SOME EXTENSIVE RESEARCH ON THE AVAILABLE ROADSTERS, I NARROWED MY SEARCH THIS PAST SUMMER AND SELECTED THE 2003 Z-4. THE CAR IS NOTHING LESS THAN A REAL JOY TO DRIVE. THE 2.5 WITH MALDIVE EXTERIOR AND BEIGE TOP/INTERIOR DRAWS LOOKS FROM EVERYONE WHEN I AM ON THE ROAD. OPTIONS THAT I PUT ON MINE INCLUDED THE PREMIUM AND CONVENIENCE PACKAGES ALONG WITH AUTOMATIC TRANS. THE MOTOR HAS A DISTINCT GROWL THAT IS UNIQUE. KIND OF LIKE WHAT A HARLEY OWNER FEELS WHEN HE/SHE IS ON THEIR HARLEY. TO SAY IT THE BEST, THERE IS NOTHING NOT TO LIKE ABOUT THIS CAR. IN MY 25+ YEARS OF DRIVING, IT IS WITHOUT A DOUBT THE MOST ENJOYABLE DRIVE I HAVE EXPERIENCED.

Driving is Fun Again

5
Barnet on 09/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I tried the Z-3, and found it bland in styling, a tight fit physically, and short on some of the features I wanted in a sports car. The Z-4 responds to all of these issues: it is eye- catching, easy and comfortable on all kinds of roads and for long distance touring, and has an up-to-date set of power accessories, GPS, sound system, etc. It is a car for those who enjoy interacting with their machine.

Most Fun Car on the Road

4.9
Uncle Dan 1 on 09/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is without a doubt the most fun car I've ever owned. Handles beautifully, plenty of power, and great looks. Got the 2.5 with manual transmission. I was shocked when the dealer said 80% are sold with automatic trans. Why would anyone buy a pure sports roadster and get an auto?

My BMW Z4 is a pure joy

4.6
Al & Jen on 09/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I've owned my BMW Z4 for about 5 months now and I can say that is has been more fun than I thought it would be! I realize there is this difference of opinion out there between the Z3 and Z4 fans... Mind you, I could have purchased either or, any car for that matter. The new Z4 in my opinion blows them all away! Sleek and far sexier looking than the bubble styling of Z3. Performance is AWESOME to say the least. Just to start her up is exciting - That low growl. She handles beautifully! Under the hood is perfection! This car is truly pure joy.

The best bang for your buck

5
clubprimo on 09/14/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had the Z3,wow what a difference a year makes.Every time I'm at a traffic light,people tell me what a cool looking car this is.Performance is incredible.

the best ever

5
Mom of four on 09/13/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had sport cars in the past, never this quality nor with this performance. Getting on to the freeway is a breeze now, getting over in the right lane to get off is the same. The handling is tight and the car just hugs the road in turns. The best part is how fun it is to drive. Everybody I know wants a ride, they want to drive it....not happening! I have too much fun driving it myself. Never in my 40 plus years have I ever had something I enjoyed driving as much as this! Sigh me mother of four and it's my turn!

BMW Z4 Driving Review

5
schwartz on 09/13/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Z4 BMW is by far the best sports car I have ever driven. The 3.0 has excellent power while still offering tremendous fuel economy. A recent 6 hour trip on interstate highways yielded 30.1 mpg. My Z4 is equipped with the Navigation System and On-board computer, so the mileage reading was exact. Average speed was about 56 MPH with jaunts up to 80 MPH staying with traffic (had to hold back..the Z4 wants to go!). The Z4 is solid as a rock, with no body vibration and sticks like glue to the road surfaces (rough and smooth alike). Also, I love the style and scalloped side panels. Somewhat reminiscent of the 50's and 60's early Corvettes. I love this baby!

COOL

5
BillWeston on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It's a fully loaded pretty affordable sports car. It has awesome features and a nice ride. I love it.

Red Z4 by JLV

5
JLV on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have about 2200 miles on my RED Z4. It is small but has the feel of a larger car. The 2.5 has plenty of power. I have AT with premium, sport, and convenience packages. Get all the packages you can. The trunk is adequate but other storage is minimal. A great car and a lot of fun.

Ultimate Driving Machine

5
Dixie Bell on 09/02/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have always heard BMW's claims to make the ultimate driving machine. Have never drove one before, but after test driving sports cars for a full year and settling on the Z4, now I know why BMW says that - it is the ultimate truth. This car handles great, takes curves exceptionally well, punch the gas and this car takes off! Interior is extremely comfortable, fuel economy good, especially on long drives. Drove from Alabama to Outer Banks, NC for 5 day trip and everything fit in the trunk - most spacious by far. We go out in the evenings just to drive the Z4 because it truly is fun to drive.

a purist drives the basic 2.5

5
1of2cyclists on 08/28/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I'm a cyclist and a bit of a purist. I wanted the basic 2.5, no fat, no options or packages--- the pure car. The standard car has a zenlike simplicity and ergonomic design. Manual operation of the soft top is an elegant operation that compares in speed and smoothness with the automatic. The manual seat adjustments are light as a feather. The "leatherette" seats have an athletic, textured ruggedness that I prefer to the creamy- looking leather. Without any distracting electronics, you focus on the driving. What an athletic, agile, road- gripping drive! You can't help smiling as you accelerate on the curves and enjoy the sky meeting the mountains. Pure joy.

tony review own car

5
warthogdriver on 08/26/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the best all around sports car I have ever driven. Z cars make vettes look like log wagons. Mine is confortable, responsive, has great fuel economy, and all the prestige a person could want, if you are into that. I am a private pilot and compare airplanes I fly to my Z.

A Most Enjoyable Ride!!!

4.5
real on 08/20/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Enjoy the ride, the performance and the compliments and attention.

Fun Convertible Sports Car

4.6
kac on 08/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

This is my first BMW but my 2nd convertible car. I previously had MB SLK. But the performance and handling of SLK didn't even come close to my new Z4. The designing style of Z4 is definitely nice and aggressive.

Z-4

5
angiemph on 08/18/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am a long time BMW driver, absolutely fell in love with this vehicle. I bought the vehicle fully loaded: The premium sound system is terrific, the push button top is a breeze (but who would EVER put it up in good weather) -- the seating is better than my 3-series for tall drivers/passengers ... and, the larger trunk space in the Z-4 as compared to the Z-3 made it possible for me to purchase since I travel a lot for business.Makes you look for excuses to drive. I purchased from Chad Barton [cbarton@autobahnmotorcars.com] via internet. The vehicle is a great value, the service was terrific and they even picked me up at the airport to deliver the vehicle. Wow!!

Live alot!

5
veeman on 08/18/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Z-4 2.5 is an example of superb balance of style, functionality, price and value. It puts a smile on my face every time I drive it. (hint for those that need to convience the wife on buying a sports coup; Subtract your age from 83 and plead with the wife that you only have that many years left to live. "Life is too short not to have a Z-4"

enjoy driving

4.8
paul3370 on 08/13/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've always owned a Mercedes, this is my first BMW. This Z4 is a real performance car. The pleasures of driving this vehicle comes from the triptronic and the fully loaded Z4 thatresponds like a cat. My experience with Mercedes was a luxury ride but this is a well engineered machine. The two downsides are the seatbelt does not rest comfortably and the interior is on the small side.

Fun to Drive Roadster

5
Smooth Shifting Z-4 on 08/07/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had the car for a little over a month now and very happy I dicided to go with the Z-4. The horse-power is not bad for a 2.5 liter engine. I drive on Atlanta roads and as some of you may know, Atlanta is full of hilly and windy roads. Eight months of warm weather will make the soft top a joy for a good portion of the year. Love the fully auto top and smooth shifting 5-speed. After a couple of scrapes with the front spoiler, I finally adjusted to leaving more space pulling up to curbs. BMW is notorious for heavy brake dust and the crevise filled rims make it difficult to clean. Great car.

How to get a smile on my face?

5
silverwolf714 on 08/02/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was looking for a convertible for quite some time. When the Z4 came out, I immediately thought I can stop looking. Love the looks, and love the performance even better. I had wanted to keep my old car since it was paid for, but after driving the Z4 for a couple of weeks, I simply had to sell the old car. Now I am buying a truck as my second vehicle because I simply refuse to drive anything else. Drive one and you'll know what I am talking about.

BMW Z4

4.9
PLW on 07/30/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Just moved to the Z4 from the 740IL. Quite a change, but a wonderful one. Still feel the sturdiness and responsiveness of a BMW, but a lot more fun to drive.

Amazing

4.9
xyvyx on 07/28/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car! It's fast, looks great (gets TONS of attention), feels solid and has an intoxicating exhaust note. Cupholders could use some work and my oil indicator came on after 3500 miles, but fine other than that.

bmw miracles

5
karin tavarez on 07/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

it has been the greatest car i have ever bought.

Zippy !

5
Britespirit on 07/20/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Smooth, fun, extremely safe and reliable.An absolute joy to own and to drive. Five Stars.

Fun for 6 mos so far

5
amk on 07/16/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my first BMW and convertible. I was not sure if I will like a convertible, but this car is so comfortable with top up or down (my usual mode of driving), that I wish I bought a convertible earlier. The car has all the comforts/techno gadgets I was looking for, and all work well together. Handling is superb, and the balance of performance, handling, and comfort is extraordinary. I highly recommend the car to anyone looking to get into this type of vehicle.

A New Z4

4.9
sarn on 07/14/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The car hugged the road like glue. Drove @80 - 90 mph from Italy to Austria. Excellent handling on the curves & surprisingly quiet - even with the top down. Comfortable even after a 4 hour drive.

my Z4

5
jose mendez on 07/13/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I'm in love with my Z4, its comfortable, fast, controllable, and elegant. I love seeing everyones jaws drop seeing me in it. Never have I had a car so nice. If you're thinking about getting a car, get a Z4 for the ultimate luxury sports car and an affordable price.

Z4 3.0i Does it get any better?

4.9
Beach fun in Florida on 07/12/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had my Z4 3.0i w/sport package/button for approximately 7 months. I traded my Mercedes SLK Sport. If you don't want to talk to people at stop lights then don't buy this car! This is not a car for shy people. Overall, a great handling car in all aspects. I commute 1 hour each way to work and the Z4 is fairly comfortable. The trunk space is pretty good and realistically holds one set of golf clubs and a few small bags while still allowing the top to come down. If you are getting the 3.0i, be sure to spend the extra $$$ on the sport package. The button really makes the car even more fun to drive.

Waited a long time to buy another sports

5
Z4maniac on 07/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I haven't looked for an excuse to drive my car since I sold my 1981 TR-8. The Z4 is like my TR-8 on steroids. This car is awesome. Fast Sleek and sticks to the tarmack like it is on a train track. Most all today's cars look pretty much the same. The first time I saw the 2003 Z4, I was hooked!

BMW Z4

3.9
docmatt on 07/09/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

My major complaint is with the low front spoiler. It scrapes on any bump or steep driveway. Very poor design for the road. Also, should be able to start in sport mode and not have to switch it on every time.

Great new design

5
skemmis on 06/30/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Having owned a Z3 for three years prior to purchasing the Z4, I have a sound basis for stating that the Z4 is in a whole different league. It is a much higher quality vehicle with sophisticated design and luxury accessories. Performs at or near the top of its class. Very likely the best value in the under $50,000 category. A sports car truly worthy of bearing the name BMW!!

Smiling in Miami

4.9
Hose A on 06/16/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had the car for about 6 months now and have enjoy every minute of it. the car is allot of fun to drive and everyone wants to talk to you, even at lights. I have the 3.0 with the sports, premium and convenience package.

really well built

4.9
caarboy on 06/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I traded a 2002 C5 on the 3.0l z4- everything but nav system. Big time driving fun with the 18" wheels, etc. A mini-van rear ended me at 20 mph-I did not get hurt. I had no frame damage or bags deploy and I had the car back in 10 days. Have that happen in your Miata, etc. and call me from the hospital. The critics may hate the style, but John Q. Public does not-extremely fun to drive so if it looked like a Checker cab why would I care? Only bitch-if you fail to turn gas cap two clicks, check engine will come on.

z for me

4.9
r. t. kopetan on 05/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

all the zip you could want. sport package a must for back road driving. fair amount of room for long legs. wind noise with top open is not objectionable,consider optional wind deflectors.

very good car

5
yvees on 05/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

it's fun 2 drive it's pleasure 2 be driven in and best of all it's fast it's just the best car I've ever driven

Wow!

5
jbmead on 05/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Best car I've ever driven or owned. Exceptional performance coupled with outstanding comfort--comfortable seats, plenty of leg and head room. The sport package gives you two cars in one as far as ride goes. Feels more substantial than the Boxster (I've always preferred the BMW ride over Porsche's) and the Mercedes SLK (which had little leg room and made me feel boxed in). Wind noise is virtually eliminated with the top up, and is minimal with the top down due to the fact that the driver sits so low in the car.

Juicy

5
bob the builder3dafa on 05/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Awesome totally perfect top speed of 200 320 watt sound system and 400 horse power.

So far, so good

4.6
BRJoll99 on 05/18/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have about 6k so far on this hog and have not had any major complaints. My wife uses this for her daily driver and is happy with it. I drive it occasionally, but would not recommend it for anyone over 6'for a daily driver. I'm 6'3" and have to find my "comfort zone" everytime I get in the car. Most times it ends up being with my right knee crammed against the dash. The 16" wheels are a pain in the derriere to clean. Takes at least 10-15 minutes per wheel to toothbush out all the brakes dust. A terrible design from a maintenance standpoint.

Surpasses expectations.

5
das on 05/15/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was drawn to the Z4 because of it's bold exterior styling. I knew the engine, etc., would be everything you could expect from BMW. I found a sterling gray, with the luxury package and some other extras for 37K even. The car is a dream-- extremely responsive steering, and you're in total control with a standard transmission. The dynamic stability control has kicked in a few times, but I've never experienced the lightweight feeling in the rear wheels you find with some other convertibles. This car hugs the ground.

BMW's Best Car Yet

5
rsurwit on 05/15/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned five BMWs including a 2002,320i,530i and two Z3s. This car is the most fund to drive and has the best build quality of any of them. It is more solid than a Boxster, and almost as nimble as an S2000-but much more comfortable.

Great Car

4.9
Nick Wilde on 05/13/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Smooth to drive and very fun inside.

BMW gets it right this time.

4.8
Cratum on 05/13/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

A great driving experience at a reasonable price. Excellent blend of comfort, performance, styling and fun as long as there is another more practical vehicle available when the weather is poor or space is required.

Love to Z4oooom

4.9
theedge on 05/13/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

So far, I have had this vehicle for 2 weeks. Let me tell you, it is FUN. There is hardly a time that I do not have a big old grin on my face driving this down the road. The only bad part so far, is it has been raining here a lot, so I have only had a handful of Top-down days. But, I take advantage of those days and look forward to more!

New Z

4.8
TO//M on 05/13/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I traded a M roadster that I had really liked, but I don't miss is. Lost a few ponies but the gains far outweigh that. Handling, rigidity, styling, comfort and features are all improved.

Rather have a Z

2.1
Germanator on 05/09/2003

Performance: 2 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

No more Beamers for me. I switched to Nissans Z, much better, more power too. BMW sucks. My Z came for a fraction of the price from the Z4. Computer faiulures are a daily hassle.

You drive, you buy....

4.9
Z aki on 05/07/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car, get all the optionals you can.2.5 engine have more power than you think you need. You never get tired of driving it.

First Drive

4.9
Drewo on 05/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Took delivery of my Z4 3.0, 6sp man. with performance and convenience pkgs a month ago. Outstanding from all aspects from the dealer service to the driving experience. A surprisingly comfortable ride (17" wheels - non-sports pkg - which is not missed), conveniences, and everthing works as it should with even some pleasant surprises.

Heaven on wheels

5
Spider says Yes! on 05/02/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is a real gem to drive. Turns heads at every stop light. The stereo is sensational, handling superb, and the auto trans shifts flawlessly. Purchased 18 inch after market wheels, a must for overall appearance and improved handling. My 99 Z3 is an after thought compared to this sweet gem! Keep it up! Maybe the best is yet to come... I can't imagine.

Perfection at its Best ...

5
jchen on 05/01/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I looked really hard at the Boxster and the CLK430, but I finally decided on the Z4. The overall feel and drive of the car is absolutely thrilling, yes even more so than the Corvette and the Boxster Type S! I've had this car for about a month and I love every moment. It's such a great experience that I try to find any excuse to go out take my Z4 for a spin. So if you're looking for a (great looking) car that has everything and is priced reasonably, then the Z4 is for you.

Most fun I've had driving a car....

5
BeemerConvert on 04/26/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was in the market for a roadster, and was somewhat skeptical about the reviews I was seeing for the Z4. However, I was quickly convinced after the test drive I took down a hilly, winding road. The car I test drove was a 2.5 without the sport package. Still, I was duly impressed. A few weeks later, and I now have my own WITH the sport package.. WOW! is the best way to describe it....

Former Z3 owner gets a Z4

4.9
Colin Erven on 04/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It's my 2nd BMW Roadster, and all I can say is WOW! It's as if BMW read my mind. The Z3 is a FANTASTIC car, but it had its flaws: Plastic rear window, anemic stereo, squirrelly rear- end, too much body flex, etc. BMW listened and fixed EVERYTHING! I've had the car for a week (Z4 3.0, sport package, premium package, etc), and with each passing mile my smile only gets bigger. Overall, I'm in heaven. This car is as close to perfect as I can find. It's 11:00 at night and I just got back from another pointless run to the market for something I didn't need. Excuses to drive are easy to find. The car is just too sweet to let sit.

oh boy, do they oggle my car....

5
clogozm on 04/14/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Also got a great deal on a fully loaded 2.5 Z4 (minus the upgraded stereo system) - got it below MSRP. It is such a smooth ride compared to the TT, the SLK, even the Porsche 911. The handling is great. Very responsive steering, it's zippy! It is also a very solid car. The top goes up and down so fast, in about 10 seconds. The trunk space is huge for a roadster. Get all the packages you can afford, it is worth it. The only thing is, if you can afford the 3.0 you should get the 3.0, although the power on this baby is definitely good enough! and it has cupholders!

Best car yet

5
Bobbo on 04/14/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I recently purchased a Z4 and I love it! I constantly hear compliments from other motorists on a daily basis. The back roads of PA have never been so fun!

Z4 2.5i update

5
visserdove on 04/12/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is one great Roadster. Highly recommend

Bad build quality

3.4
Jacques on 04/10/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 3

The Z4 is a build in USA, with poor build quality. The car built in Germany is better.

Value oriented roadster

4.9
kahrboy on 04/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Traded '02 Corvette as I wanted a car a little more feeling like an old school sports car with a litle muscle car feel. Corvette is a five second 0 to 60 car that handles well, but can't get over speed bumps and every kid in a 5.0 Mustang(Mustangs are a great buy)feels they must race. This car gives up a few tenths 0 to 60 and is not a contender in the quarter. However, on the twisty roads it is more fun than the C-5; I think a better value than the excellent Boxter. For 60 k the Boxter S can't compare to the Z06 with 10 K left over.

BMW Z4

5
ehl on 04/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car to drive, handles very well, looks impressive, and a real babe magnet.

My wifes valentines present

5
GaryP on 04/02/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car. I bought It for my wife as a valentine present and she really enjoys driving it. The only problem that I have seen is that the factory paint job does not reflect a $40000. vehicle. When we picked it up from the dealer it was obvious that he hadn't checked it out because the drivers electric seat wasn't working.

GOZZZZZZZZZZZ

4.8
Zsmylife on 03/30/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car. Originally owned Z3, and this is a much stronger roadster. In my opinion a good cross between the Porsche and Mercedes. Very satisfying

ZED vs BOX

4.8
REDZ Z on 03/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Well, what'll it be? The ZED or Boxster? I wanted to buy a "high-end" roadster for my wife's birthday recently. The Boxster has an uncanny sense of balance but, the ZED is faster, has much more torque, more responsive, more civilized, newer design, has more safety options, and plain sexier than the Boxster. Topless in the sun, tunes blasting from the absolutely fantastic audiophile Carver sound system. What could be better therapy? Sunshine, Miles Davis tooting his horn, top down, and high-speed corner carving on one of the Car & Driver?s Top Ten Roads, in a drop dead gorgeous Sterling 3.0 litre with the Sport Button engaged!!! Is this a great roadster or what?!!!

2nd Z

4.8
aditr on 03/23/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Fun of a roadster; has features of "real cars"

Watch 'em Stare

4.4
Yesitsme on 03/17/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Got a great deal on a fully loaded 2.5 Z4. They do sell them below MSRP. The ride is fantastic as is the handling. Took it yesterday in the mountains with plenty of winding roads. Couldn't get a peep out of the tires. Drives like it is on rails. I can clearly tell the difference on winding roads with sport pkg. The Carver stereo refuses to quit. After 200 miles in the mountains yesterday I wanted to drive more. The only sore things were my ears from too much music. It got 28 MPG to boot. W/ top up the cockpit is very quiet. I get looks everywhere I go. I now like waiting at lights just to see who's staring.

So much fun

4.8
rplothow on 03/13/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We tested the Boxter, S2000, TT, Thunderbird, 350Z and Mercedes SLK 320 before settling on the Z4 2.5, with nearly all the available options. We made the right choice. Two months into ownership, we love the car more now than when we picked it up. It performs spectacular, especially on corners and in acceleration. It gets stares and comments wherever we go (a guy in a 4WD pickup hollered 'nice car' at a stoplight just yesterday. It's surprisingly comfortable for a roadster and so much fun. My wife uses it as her every day car and loves it.

What FUN!!

4.8
fogelfield on 03/07/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is just plain fun to drive. It has made my commute something I look forward to as I get in the car. Questions pop to mind like, Will I have a clear run through the onramp to really floor it? and How many waves will I get today? If you can afford to have only two seats and are ok with a big smile on your face when you drive, buy this car.

Land Shark Dominates!!

5
pap91rt on 03/01/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The absolutley best car I have ever owned!!It's all and more than they say it is!

The Ultimate Driving Experience

4.9
Georgia Peach on 02/21/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a fun car to drive. Ergonomics are great, with the exception of the plastic cup holders. Expect lots of stares as you cruise or zoom the roadways.

Z4 rocks!

4.9
Z4ever on 02/16/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My experience to date has been nothing short of magical. This car demands attention even when sitting in a parking spot! My Z4 is Jet Black with the tan interior and conveys an image that equals BMW's "Land Shark" advertising. I don't think BMW will have to worry about the Z4 getting the 'woman’s car' reputation like the Z3. As a 6'4" driver I am amazed at the head and leg room. It is a credit to BMWs adjustable seats. The 2.5 liter, 184 hp engine (coupled with the 5-speed manual transmission) is more than enough to put this car through its paces.

GoBMWZ4

5
Maclin966 on 02/15/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Outstanding fun car, excellent performanceon interstate roads and the backroads also. I was most suprised by the fuel economy (bonus) and the comfort on a long trip (over900 miles).A true sports car at good value.

V4 3.1liter

4.8
Hfree21734 on 02/14/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Beautiful car. Attracts much attention and approval from other motorists. Solid and substantial. Difficult to get into but once in the great seats hold you in much comfort. Wonderful smooth engine but this is not unusual with BMW. Smart interiar and clever design on the outside of the car with the wandering creases.

Z4 review

5
Bimmerguy on 02/12/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Tons of fun to drive. Lot's of room. Great performance. Everything you could possible want in a sports car/Roadster.

And the Golf Bag fits...

4.9
danZman on 02/12/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought the Z4 back in December with all options included. There seems to be a few loud people out there that don't like the new style, but I for one find the new BMW look more appealing. I find the combination of looks, performance and luxury outstanding. It's nice to see a roadster with navigation, a working trunk, and even cup holders.

Best car I'd ever had

5
Luis Martin on 02/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my third BMW and my third sports car. I had two corvettes in the past. This car is totally unbelievable, a dream to drive and look at.Powerfull yet comfortable. Easy access to all the bottoms and gadgets. Sleek design in and out.Best car in the market for the price.

Too much fun to be legal

5
Northwest Z on 01/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Too much fun to be street legal. Looks, performance, styling, build quality are all top quality. Very Highly Rated.

first roadster

5
damills on 01/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I cant wait til I drive it each time. Alot of fun to drive, 2.5 plenty of power for those who dont need 0-60 < 6secs. Ride as good as the 3-series, handling excellent. Sports mode (only comes with the Sports Package) a must. Audiophiles, audio upgrade a must. Powertop a must, no boot, no latch, very slick. Very quiet ride, top up or down

It Will Teach You to Drive

5
Buzzy501 on 01/20/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Performance, Speed, and Handling are all tightly integrated with a great user experience. As the road conditions became more demanding, I found that this car responded at each opportunity better than I anticipated. After driving this car for awhile, it struck me that BMW needs to market this machine in this way: "IT WILL TEACH YOU TO DRIVE"

IF YOU DONT HAVE THE BMW Z4, BUY IT!

5
Rey on 01/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

it is ausome. especelly at firebird racway (phoenix, AZ). Ive always liked nice cars, but this is beyond nice, this, is the next Aston Martin vanquish. No doubts about it!

IF YOU DONT HAVE THE BMW Z4, BUY IT!

5
rey on 01/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

it is ausome. especelly at firebird racway (phoenix, AZ). Ive always liked nice cars, but this is beyond nice, this, is the next Aston Martin vanquish. No doubts about it!

Dream Machine ...

4.9
z4driver on 01/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very fun to drive. The edgy exterior style is wonderful. Interior is very spacious and comfortable. Major improvements over the Z3 include Run flat tires, which allow much bigger trunk space, thus making it a more practical car. In addition, the back window is glass, rather than plastic, which comes in most convertibles. The seats are much bigger, with much more leg/shoulder room than in any convertible I've seen. You need to drive with the top down on a cold day to appreciate the heated seats option. Power top is a must-have.Interior guage style has been redesigned. Sound system is simply incredible.

Noises....

4.8
Stephi on 01/11/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The car is fun to drive but I have had some issues with the powered Top. After 2 opennings, the Top broke on the left part.After 1 month, there was a noise in the motor. The seat belt of the passenger is making noise against the door when nobody use it. The Top does a small crispy noise when it is down.

Awesome....

5
houser on 01/10/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Outstanding handling & acceleration, 2.5 liter engine is adequately powerful to leave SLK & Boxster behind, great looks, and excellent service at dealership

BABY BOXSTER BEATER IMO

5
ROADSTER-Z4 on 12/29/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

NICE FIT AND PROGRESSIVE LOOK. REMINDS ME OF THE FIRST AUSTIN HEALY 100 FROM THE DESIGN POINT OF VIEW. GREAT HANDLER AT .91 DRAG. AND FASTER THAN THE BABY BOXSTER.

A roadsters roadster

5
Hunter50 on 12/29/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great drop top roadster. Very fun to drive, secure and comfortable with excellent handling.

Substance and Style!

5
Z Happy in Houston on 12/27/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Z4 does everything well. The build quality and performance are overwhelming. If you are looking for a two seater convertible, drive this car and bring your checkbook.

Best bang for the buck

5
smokin_z4 on 12/19/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is truly an amazing roadster. It undercuts the Boxster by $8K and it outperforms all other roadsters in it's class. I have thorougly enjoyed driving it.

SO MUCH FUN TO DRIVE...A SHOWSTOPPER

4.9
alkamar on 12/06/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned six different models of BMW's over the last 24 years but this is by far away the most fun to drive. I would never consider a Z-3 but the Z- 4 is so cool and "begs to be driven". The suspension system is unbelievable; the braking system is phenominal. The seats are very very comfortable and I am 6'1. This is a an automobile that I will keep for a long time. A great car!

Hott

4.9
jl2402 on 11/16/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Best car to drive, but you pay to play!

Sweet........

4.6
Lago on 11/07/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car has excellent handling and when engaged in Sports Mode it feels like a totally different car, great engine response. This is definitely a head turner!


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