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Discussion in 'Z4 Roadster & Coupé' started by si-forks, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. si-forks

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    Hi all i'am looking to buy a Z4 in the next few weeks and would like some advice on what to go for
    The car will only be used at weekends and European trips so fuel maybe a factor and i do like my toys ! My budget is £7000 if i sell my Z3 maybe £8500 I've been looking at boxsters but got sick of looking at over priced junk , my step brother works for Audi so he's pushing TTs at me ! But i'am a beemer man at heart ( my daily drive is a 525d )
    been looking at a 2L face lift car but at 150bhp is it a bit under powered ? Anyway all advice welcome also what options are worth having sat nav heated seats ect
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  2. GazHyde

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    I guess it depends if you want a facelift or non-facelift model. Not too much difference between the two visually. The 4cyl 2.0 is liked by a lot of people that have them, and they have a decent MPG to go with it. If you go for the 2.0i Sport then you get the super comfortable sport seats. Have these on mine, and never sat in a more comfortable car seat ever!

    Personally I went for the 6cyl 3.0 because it's silky smooth and darn quick, but would most likely get a manual next time. The auto is superb, but just spoils the fun a little but makes it a fantastic cruiser.

    Things to watch for are the roof motors on earlier models if the drainage channels have clogged up. Rear springs are also a known issue and tend to snap - expect at least one to go. I lost one at the end of TaffZees cruise round the Elan Valley. Broke in to three peices, but didn't affect the handling at all.

    Oh, and then there is the run flat argument... ditched them on mine for FK452's and the ride was much nicer.
     
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    That's got a lot going for it. Why haven't you bought it yet? ;)

    It's the sport, so has the best seats and the blue looks great on the Z4. Got the black interior which is really nice too. 18" MV2 alloys...

    Go and test drive the a 4 pot and see how she handles. Book figures are 8.2sec 0-60, so quicker than my Z3 IIRC.
     
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    Yup, it's got the 220bhp straight six engine too!