2003 BMW Z4 User Reviews

2003 BMW Z4 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 25 reviews

  • Performance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Overall: 4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 12 reviews
"power" 12 reviews
"handling" 7 reviews
"storage" 4 reviews
"speed" 4 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"storage" 3 reviews
"space" 3 reviews
"radio" 2 reviews

User Reviews

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Bruce writes:
2003 BMW Z4 2.5i Review
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a 2 seat convertible of course!

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need room for more than two, get something else.

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Very Comfortable And The Top Down With The Heated Seats On Fall Color Tour Can't Be Beat. — Picked this beauty up on a lease trade out of Memphis, TN. Had a buddy (thanks Pete W.!) fly Sharon and i down on a Sunday morning, did the deal on the car, and drove home 700 miles- by 11pm that night! This car is very high on the fun factor and with winter wheels and tires, was formidable in the snow-even to a buddies of the tracks snowmobile cabin:)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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classic_001 writes:
2003 BMW Z4 2.5i Review
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4

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A fantastic fun vehicle to drive...

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not alot of cargo space ,but you know that when you buy it

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Excellent Fuel Economy ,with Power Accelerates Very Well. — This is a fun car to drive, it handles well in corners , and accelerates on the on ramps a fine machine that roars down the road to a certain degree it reminds me of the American made Cheverolet corvette a fantastic driving experince..with a larger front disc brake than the rear for a better braking performance experience.....

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Kyle writes:
2003 BMW Z4 3.0i Review
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Great power,Great Handling, Comfortable, Good quality

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Bad gas mileage, Expensive tires

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Great Fun Ride, Never A Dull Moment. — This car has been a staple of weekend day trips. Everything about driving this car is fun, sporty and reliable for cornering at high speeds. My only gripe would be the cost of owning such a vehicle but in my eyes its far worth it..

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Flashz4 writes:
2003 BMW Z4 3.0i Review
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Fun!

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Space

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This Is That Sports Car You Need. — I have had this car for seven years. This is longer than any other car I have owned. It is reliable, fast, fun to drive and gets 27 mpg on the highway. Get one now while you can still enjoy it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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lightfoot50 writes:
2003 BMW Z4 3.0i Review
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Well, it is my first day so I will hold off saying more for 1,000 miles or so.  It is a great car.  Everything has well over 40,ooo miles on it and nothing has given a problem.

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Tight fit getting in and out, unless the top  is down.  Comfortable inside at 6' 200 lbs  I have the 18" wheels with run flats.  If I run over a dime, I feel it.  But, it is a sports car and the reward is the way it holds a tun and runs like a bat out of hell on a flat straight away.  Watch out for potholes as they could actually crack a wheel.  The front plastic airfoil is really too low.  I cannot believe that low height is reasonable for any speed you might want to try.  It purrs at 90 through 100.  That is fast enough for me at 63 years old.

lightfoot50
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An Experiment In Sport Speed — Too early to say, but I will return. The car is clearly beautiful. I return: I have now had the car 2 years and while I do not put too many miles on it; it has run very well. It has been to Los Angeles and Las Vegas a few times and ran awfully great. The mechanical portions are as beautiful as they were when I bought it. The interior features work as well as brand new. Two issues of insignificance. The cigarette lighter door is permanently open. It will not lock closed. The airfoil is too low to the ground and often scrapes at a bump in the road. Run flats take getting used to as the tires will "rut" in a creased area of pavement. It no longer bothers me. I make the adjustment easily. The car has excellent acceleration from normal driving speeds. It is incredibly responsive to gentle handling.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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z4perfect writes:
2003 BMW Z4 3.0i Review
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Holds 2 golf bags.  We love our Z.

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We are retiring and it's getting tight.

z4perfect
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Love My Z4 — Our Z4 is beautiful to look at, great to drive, but our move to Florida will make it impossible to enjoy. We only put 12,400 miles on this almost new machine.........and really do not want to part with it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Micah writes:
2003 BMW Z4 3.0i Review
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Reasonably fast, totally comfortable to drive in, more trunk space than most 2 seater convertibles (really), Well designed controls and the auto transmission is one of the best I've had the pleasure of experiencing.  Also, the gas milage rocks for a "sporty car" I average 24 mpg.

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It's not an M3.  If you get the 2.5i of this model year I'd suspect it would feel a bit underpowered.  The 3.0i feels "just right" to me.

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It's The Same Old Story, You Know The Score. I Work At The U And Roll The Z4. — It's been a long time since I've had a car I really and truly loved. I've heard a few complaints about the body styling compared to the Z3 but honestly I really like the lines on this thing. It's a beast. The inline six purrs and and hums, pulling you through traffic effortlessly. I test drove a lot of convertibles before settling on this one including the Honda S2000, Porsche Boxster, Mazda Miata (mx-speed edition), Nissan 350z, and the Pontiac Solstice. Of the ones I drove, this is the one I could really see as a capable daily driver with plenty of ability to have fun when the mood strikes me. The auto drops in about 6 or 7 seconds, plenty of time to go topless at a stoplight. For sheer driving excitement and engagement I'd say the Porsche beats it. When you're driving the boxster that's what you're doing. You're DRIVING it. I definitely recommend changing away from the stock run flat tires as they will seriously dampen your enthusiasm for the car, but with good tires, this thing will move. When I test drove this car, I got it up on the highway and there was no discernable difference in the handling of the car or in engine noise between 40 and 100 mph. I think that was what originally sold me on it.

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Gary writes:
2003 BMW Z4 3.0i Review
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I love it and I have owned it since new

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Only two sets

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Nice Car — Good power, nice handling but little but expensiveon maintenance. Good Looking car. Bad on gas. Very very fun to drive. I love to drive it until it dies. interior looked awesome back to 2003. Now it still looks sick. I am glad to drive it as a daily car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2003 BMW Z4 3.0i Review
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Great car for a reasonable price!

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Nothing!

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Z4 3.0i — Awesome car overall. No problems at 80k! Handles like it's on rails and it's very quick! No repairs except for scheduled oil changes. I get up to 30 mpg's on the highway which is great for a sports car! Interior is awesome and the fit and finish is great. Seats feel great too. The fun factor is the reason you buy these cars. Lots of looks, lots of grip and plenty of power with the low weight of the car.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Matt writes:
2003 BMW Z4 3.0i Review
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Handling, acceleration, fun factor

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bad ride on rough roads, 2 seats, smallish trunk

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Fun And Sexy — I love this car. Performance is great, its a canyon carver so the suspension is alittle hard, but there is no body roll in the turns. Brakes are where you need them and the steering is exact, almost toy like. Some my like that feel and others don't. You sit low to the ground for that roadster feel and the body lines are to die for. its gets about 21 city and 29 highway so not to bad, for a sports car. Oil changes can be expensive, but changed only after every 10k miles. I always but 91, alittle more expensive but worth it. Fun to drive? Hell to the yes

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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2004 BMW Z4 Reviews

Sporty, Fun, And Practical - All In One By FlaRiptide

Sporty convertible without breaking the bank. Most fun on curvy mountain roads. Has great acceleration even with the 2.5i. Even at 80mph, still plenty of passing pep. Looks best with the top down.... Read More

Awesome By fuegoplus559

It is always a joy to be on the road and getting great compliments about this beautiful thing that was made for gracious individuals. There is no other satisfaction like you, me, and the convertible o... Read More

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2005 BMW Z4 Reviews

Beautiful Body Styling By myblackz

Love the appearance and handling, the sport package is a must have for wet winding roads. The cold weather package is great for the colder months. Excellent quality top with real glass back window w/d... Read More

Fun & Fast Without Being Frivolous. By Don_Durant

This is a really fun car to drive. It's fast, corners like it's on rails, brakes like you dropped anchor and although the suspension is firm, the car is still comfortable — automatic air conditioning,... Read More

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2006 BMW Z4 Reviews

Great Sports Car! By davesz4

The BMW Z4 is a great for days that are sunny and warm so you can put the power roof down. The car is very comfortable and fun to drive. The dashboard instruments are very simple and not hard to use. Read More

Great Car! By bfrench01

Fun all the time!! 2 seat roadster bliss, beautiful car! Performance!! Xenon lights. Manual transmission is so much fun, lets you connect to the car, acceleration, cornering, easy to drive, German b... Read More

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2007 BMW Z4 Reviews

One Sweet Ride! By merchantdan

From the get go this has been a wonderful vehicle. Looks great, performs flawlessly. There are very few competitors for this particular model. Great view from the drivers seat, there are no blind s... Read More

Absolutely Love The Vehicle By Chesney95

This was and has been one of those vehicles that I always wanted. When it first came out, I would go tot he dealership and sit in it. I finally got it. I don't get to drive it often (1500 miles in 1.5... Read More

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2008 BMW Z4 Reviews

Really Enjoyed The Car, But We Don't Drive Much Anymore. Third Car. By JDM

Super Sports car. Enjoy the driving and handling on twisting /turning roads. With the much upgraded Navigation, SAT / am/fm radio/ CD player ,plus the new AMP for the eight speakers it is pleasue to ... Read More

Car By Jack

The Performance is amazing, The acceleration well - Wow. The Handling is great, The build is great, or rather it works for me, hasn't needed many repairs and if it has I've been able to fit them myse... Read More

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