Looking to buy 2006-8 Zealand Coupe in Canada

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I'm in the position where I have a reliable and paid for daily driver (2005 Mazda6i) and want a weekend/special occasion/track car and the choices seem to be pre-2009 Cayman S and 06-09 Z4M Coupe. I would prefer the Bimmer or a 2009+ Cayman S, but the newer cars are out of my price range.

Anyway, I have possibly found a 2007 M Coupe with 95,000km. Is there anything other than brakes and tires that this car will likely need or things that I should look out for when test driving and inspecting this car?

Leigh
 

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Welcome Leigh!

If you are looking to buy an M then I would ensure that it has a thorough service history, and has been maintained correctly to the service history. The M engines are more highly strung than the standard engines, so servicing is more critical on them.

All the usual items should be checked as you say, like brakes, tyres etc.

Cheers, Gary
 

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By 'servicing' you mean what? Coolant replacement every 5 years and oil changes on schedule? What else is required for a modern car?
 

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By 'servicing' you mean what? Coolant replacement every 5 years and oil changes on schedule? What else is required for a modern car?
Way more regular than that! Coolant should be every 2 years I think. The M service intervals are shorter than the standard engines for oil services etc.

If you look through the service log with the car, it should be comprehensive with no missed stamps.
 

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Different engines. The Z4M uses the S54B32 3.2 litre engine giving about 345bhp.

The earlier 2.2, 2.5 & 3.0 non M Z4's use the M54 engine. The M54 3.0's are about 230bhp.
 

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The car was a cosmetic disappointment. RUST! What a sacrilege. Still not a waste of time, at least I got to drive it and know I want one now.
 
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