2003 BMW Z4 Top Comparisons

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2003 BMW Z4 3.0i Roadster RWDReview
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Just Point It Where You Want To Go And Hold On. — A great car to have at your disposal -- providing you don't want to haul more than one other person. Not only sporty and good-looking -- it has adequate trunk room too.

Pros: holds the road through the twisty turning pathways

Cons: A little bumpy

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2003 BMW Z4 3.0i Roadster RWDReview
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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.

Pros: 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.

Cons: 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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2003 BMW Z4 3.0i Roadster RWDReview
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Zippy And Nimble Roadster — I was only half-hearted when I saw this car, as I really wanted something with four seats. But one test drive later and I was 'I have got to get me one of these!'... so I did. Nimble handling and with enough power to leave most traffic behind and I am now hooked to al fresco motoring.

Pros: Handling. Silky, creamy-smooth in-line 6. Ability to go al fresco to hear that engine and exhaust.

Cons: Next car now has to be another cabrio. Always thinking of mods.

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2003 BMW Z4 3.0i Roadster RWDReview
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Awesome. — Wow. This is one of the most fun cars to drive. I'm not sure how an extended road trip would go in it, but for doing the daily commute or even a short road trip it would be awesome.

Pros: Fast, excellent styling, equipped with run-flats, decent trunk size, power soft top, AT has manual mode, comfortable seats. It will also remember all your settings like seat position, windows open, top down, mirror positions, etc. and reset them automatically when you unlock the car for up to 4 different drivers, based on whose remote is used to unlock it. It also has a ton of options, like a nav system, upgraded sound system, xenon headlamps, SMG, and heated seats.

Cons: Not much interior storage space, could use more leg room.

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2003 BMW Z4 2.5i Roadster RWDReview
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Just Perfect Roadstar For Single People — wonderful car, great experience, good motors, amazing sound and looks just wonderful...

Pros: everything

Cons: fuel costs if you get a little nervous on the gas!!!!!!!!

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2003 BMW Z4 3.0i Roadster RWDReview
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Great, Fun Summer Car. — After 4 years I still love the Z! As with all convertibles, there is now some road noise from the top. It has been a great autocross competitor and with the BF Goodrich racing tires it really sticks to the autocross course.

Pros: Handles like a dream.  The Z4 has 50/50 weight distribution and with the traction control in the off position, you can really throw it around in the corners.

Cons: BMW sells their cars with runflat tires standard.  Runflat tires have a tendancy to tramline or follow the grooves in the highway that the semitrucks create.

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2003 BMW Z4 2.5i Roadster RWDReview
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Wife Loves It! — Its a sharp looking vehicle. But designed for the ladies. Not enough power. Performance is not that great.

Pros: Price

Cons: Performance

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2003 BMW Z4 3.0i Roadster RWDReview
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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.)

Pros: 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.

Cons: 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.

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2003 BMW Z4 3.0i Roadster RWDReview
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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

Pros: Holds 2 golf bags.  We love our Z.

Cons: We are retiring and it's getting tight.

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2003 BMW Z4 3.0i Roadster RWD Review
Glenn says:
vs1997 Porsche Boxster Base
2003 BMW Z4 3.0i Roadster RWD winning categories:
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Looks/Style Ranked 1997 Porsche Boxster Base worse.
"Its a bit more pleasing to my eyes. I like the long hood. "
Family Car Ranked 1997 Porsche Boxster Base worse.
"More truck space perhaps "

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