BMW Z4 Roadster Reviews from North America - Page 2 of 2

2003 BMW Z4 Roadster 2.5

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.5 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired5 miles
Most recent distance29500 miles
Previous carMitsubishi Raider

Summary:

Love it!

Faults:

I really haven't had that much in the course of problems with the car. It runs very well and takes corners on a dime. We love this car so much, and I would love to afford to get a newer one with the 3.0 engine.

Just until recently after bringing in the car for an inspection, they told me I needed new tires as they were worn out on the inside rear. I don't want to pay $675.00 for new tires. I'll look elsewhere.

General Comments:

This car is seriously quick when accelerating, and runs very smooth on the highway.

Love the leather seats with the seat warmers, and the heater works great when the top is down.

Trunk space is limited, but we manage to carry everything we need in it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th October, 2009

2004 BMW Z4 Roadster 2.5

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.5 Manual
Distance when acquired6 miles
Most recent distance26000 miles
Previous carBuick Riviera

Summary:

I think it is a wonderful car that has the potential to turn into a money pit

Faults:

We have had a constant problem with the security system. The system doesn't work correctly. We have had it in the shop several times and it is currently in the shop getting a new computer put in for the security and comfort zones. Fortunately, it is still under warranty. Anxious to see if it fixes the problem.

It is an accident magnet. It has been hit several times and not when we have been in the car.

Took it on a short trip the other day and the BMW side light blew off. The light needs to be replaced. The car looks awful without it.

I'm about to trade it in before more goes wrong with it. Warranty is about up.

General Comments:

The car drives beautifully. Love the luxury and the interior.

It handles great on the highway, even on the autobahns in Europe. Keeps up with the best of them.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 16th February, 2006

30th May 2006, 22:40

I'm sorry to hear you've had so many issues with your z4.

I've owned my z4 3.0i since brand new and the only problems that I've encountered have been changing a set of tires and the front end's attraction to every single rock, insect, and grain of dirt, that seemingly come from nowhere; not to mention the over steer the car is capable of producing in a hard turn.

Other than that, the performance is great, as well as, the mechanical reliability.

However, I do kind of miss my z3 2.8; it seemed to command more attention, and accelerate off the line a little faster with, less over steer when cornering.

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 4 reviews