2005 BMW Z4 Top Comparisons

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2005 BMW Z4Review
GuruJF2X7 writes:
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EXCELLENT!!! I once owned a 2002 model convertible, it was wonderful. The value is right, and there is NO comparison. Its in its own league

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Guru1JVJ7 writes:
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good features, good value, missing nothing. only car to compare it to is a corvette almost

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Vaughn writes:
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This is a fantastic sport car for the value, compared to other high end vehicles like Porsche or Ferrari. BMW is certainly the best way to go! The Germans built awesome cars!

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2005 BMW Z4 3.0i Roadster RWDReview
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Beautiful Body Styling — 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/defroster, heated side mirrors and heated windshield washer nozzle's come in very handy in the winter months. Acceleration is fast, braking is great and I always feel comfortable regardless of the weather. Love the speed sensing wipers and the rain sensor. Most maintenance can be done by yourself, I've not had to take it to BMW but once, for a sensor that didn't reset itself.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Body styling, fast, fuel efficient considering it's a roadster, blue tooth, leather seats very comfortable even on long drives. Very dependable, has never left me sitting on the side of the road.

Cons: cup holders

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2005 BMW Z4 3.0i Roadster RWDReview
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Fun & Fast Without Being Frivolous. — 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, heated seats, rain sensing wipers, power windows, power top & other luxury goodies that make it very civilized. The GPS navigation is great & clearly visible with the top down in blazing sunlight. The trunk holds two suitcases even with the top down, so it's a great grand touring car. And as a bonus, it's got a built-in Passport radar detector/scrambler, so in 7 years of ownership, I've never gotten a ticket. I'd keep it except we don't need two convertible in the garage.

Pros: This is a true sports car that's totally reliable, goes 16,000 mile between services, looks great, is fun to drive, and cheap to operate. What more could you ask?

Cons: It's a roadster, so the ride is "firm."

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2005 BMW Z4 2.5i Roadster RWDReview
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Great Ride — I like everything about my car. I'm the 2nd owner and when I boght it I never thought to keep it for such a long time. I'm glad I did and I enjoy everytime I drive it no questions asked.

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

Pros: Nice sport car.

Cons: Nothing negative

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2005 BMW Z4 2.5i Roadster RWDReview
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Sporty, Powerful, Fun & Reliable. —

This is a sports car, so as far as the "extras" go, the car is fairly limited. The car is a real 2 seater, & not heated ones. The engine runs smooth but the ride is on the bumpy side. Great weekend car. Ive never been in an accident in it so I can't comment on its safety. Acceleration, breaking & handling is great. Run Flat tires is a plus as well. Uncomfortable ride for long distances. Gas mileage is ok. Trunk is larger than you would think. One thing that really sucks on this car though are the cup holders. They are located by the doors, somewhat close to the door handles. They don't hold any real drink, I think they're just for decoration.. or to say you have cup holders. Ive replaced mine countless times. They always pop open on their own. Drinks fall through them without warning, & if you forget to slowly & properly close your cup holder prior to exiting the vehicle, plan on it getting stuck to you on the way out.. then having to replace it. They are just in a horrible location & cheaply made. Beyond that I don't really have any major complaints. Simple, powerful & reliable.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Convertible! Fast & Good Handling. Ive had the car 5 years & haven't had any engine issues.  Never broke down.

Cons: 2 seater. Cup holders suck.

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2005 BMW Z4 2.5i Roadster RWDReview
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Great Car, Fun To Drive And Love The Large Trunk — Handles well as I seem to zip around town in no time. Very sporty, comfortable and easy to manuver convertible top, even while sitting at stop light. Very peppy for a 4 cylinder. Trunk is far larger than competitors roadsters.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Car has really great power for a 4 cylinder.  I was really surprised a how fun it is to drive.  Also, the trunk is very large for such a small car

Cons: Don't like the locking system as it seems the passenger door and the trunk are always locked when I need to get in there.

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2005 BMW Z4 2.5i Roadster RWDReview
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German Engineering — driving is very pleasurable, accelerates fast and stops on a dime. est car i ever owned, very nice to have the top down and flying through traffic. this car is built the way cars should be built. super fun to drive

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

Pros: acceleration

Cons: nothing

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2005 BMW Z4 3.0i Roadster RWDReview
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2005 Z4 = Awesome — Great car, it comprises all of the things I loved about my past e46, e34, and even the e28 with the fun top down of my old Z3. It has every option I could want. I love this car. I can't wait to take it to the track. Great performance. And if ever I feel it needs more pick up, I can change the diff or drop in a supercharger from ESS or ActiveAutowerks. One of the last BMW's that still has a dipstick. Don't buy a car without a dipstick. Electronic sensors fail. Pulling out the dipstick to ensure the level of oil will never be a problem. There are one or two rattles from the plastic parts of the interior, but significantly less than in other convertibles that I have driven. Compared to a full size luxury sedan, its noisy, compared to an S2000, Mini Cooper vert, Miata, TT, etc. this thing is built quite well. It is fantastically fun to drive. I highly recommend it.

Pros: design, handling, engine, etc.

Cons: prefacelift, but I wanted a dipstick and the newer models don't have one.

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