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by lightning
Sun 15 May, 2011 13:18
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Had a Z3 and now thinking about a Z4
Replies: 61
Views: 15456

Ferrari

The Ferrari is sold. No complaints about the car, it was great, but the ownership costs are truly frightening. I thought the Porsche 928 was bad but Ferrari parts prices are not for the faint hearted. For instance try £1500 for the plastic air intake grille on the rear wing or £150 for a gear knob.....
by lightning
Tue 08 Mar, 2011 23:06
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Had a Z3 and now thinking about a Z4
Replies: 61
Views: 15456

Ferrari

I keep trying to post pictures but all I get is a message saying "Sorry, but the maximum filesize for all attachments is reached" even if I try to download a low res 16k image.... I contacted the "board administrator" as suggested after the message but received no reply. Why can I not post pictures?...
by lightning
Tue 08 Mar, 2011 16:46
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Had a Z3 and now thinking about a Z4
Replies: 61
Views: 15456

Ferrari

I've had the Ferrari for 10 months and spent hardly anything on it as yet, and I've used it whenever the weather has been OK.

It's due an annual service in May and this costs £500 at a specialist. Expensive, but not bad for a Ferrari I guess.
by lightning
Tue 08 Mar, 2011 16:29
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: SANDAL BMW Huddersfield - Avoid
Replies: 9
Views: 2173

Tyres

It's possible that the tyres were serviceable when you bought the car but you've done 1600 miles and that might be enough to take them below the wear limiters if you've driven it enthusiastically....especially if it's one of the higher power versions of the Z4. It's still poor service to sell a car ...
by lightning
Mon 10 May, 2010 15:42
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Had a Z3 and now thinking about a Z4
Replies: 61
Views: 15456

Different cars

The Porsche 928 was great, but they are known for bills. Mine was a good one, but for example a week after I got it the sump gasket started to leak and it's 14 hours labour to replace it. By the time they'd done that, and changed the oil etc I got a bill for £1,000. Then the aircon packed up...£500....
by lightning
Sat 08 May, 2010 23:25
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Had a Z3 and now thinking about a Z4
Replies: 61
Views: 15456

Z4 purchase

I sold the Porsche 928...it was a nightmare. Cost me £500 a month in repairs! Mind you I bought it last year for £5,000 and sold it on ebay last week for £8,000 so at least I got my money back. Thinking I should purchase something that will give me less grief, I went to a dealer in Kent to look at a...
by lightning
Fri 12 Feb, 2010 17:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: diff and boot welds!
Replies: 80
Views: 10111

Diff bracket

If you go to the BMW dealer you'll find that they don't list this repair bracket, but if you ask them to search the M ROADSTER parts list it is listed on there.
They will tell you that the M floor is "different" but the repair bracket fits, and it's less than £20.
by lightning
Fri 12 Feb, 2010 17:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: swapping Z3 1.9 140bhp for Audi TT roadster..... 225 bhp
Replies: 20
Views: 2186

Z3 swap

I had a Z3 2.8 and recently swapped it for a Porsche 928 S4. The Porsche is a true supercar but the bills are frightening....I think I will go for a Z3 3.0 or a Z4 3.0 next.
by lightning
Wed 16 Sep, 2009 19:09
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Had a Z3 and now thinking about a Z4
Replies: 61
Views: 15456

Z4 buying

I wanted to get a Z4 3.0 but they are still too dear...you need £10,000 upwards for one and I just don't have the funds.

I've bought a Porsche 928. 5 litre V8 with 320bhp for £5,000! Not a Z4 of course, but a great car until I can afford one.
by lightning
Wed 04 Feb, 2009 23:23
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Auto or manual?
Replies: 13
Views: 2294

Gearbox

Thanks for the replies. It seems clear that I need to try both and see what I think. However if the auto is cheaper that might swing it...plus it will be easier for my wife to drive to work in (usually heavy traffic)
by lightning
Tue 03 Feb, 2009 19:58
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Auto or manual?
Replies: 13
Views: 2294

Auto or manual?

Right then, I'm in the market for a Z4 3.0 and it seems there are a few auto's around. What are they like? I'd not considered an automatic gearbox but they seem to be quite popular on the Z4. Is the performance the same?
by lightning
Fri 30 Jan, 2009 08:16
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Had a Z3 and now thinking about a Z4
Replies: 61
Views: 15456

Z4

Thanks for the replies. I'm going to look at a silver 2005 3.0 today on offer at £10,000 at a local dealer.
by lightning
Mon 26 Jan, 2009 20:07
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Had a Z3 and now thinking about a Z4
Replies: 61
Views: 15456

Z4

So there's nothing at all I should look out for (except the obvious crash damage etc) ?
by lightning
Sun 25 Jan, 2009 17:28
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Had a Z3 and now thinking about a Z4
Replies: 61
Views: 15456

Had a Z3 and now thinking about a Z4

I sold my Z3 2.8 in April 2008 and am now thinking of buying a Z4 3.0 as the prices for 2003/2004 models seem to be dropping below £10k.
Are there any issues with the Z4 that I should be aware of (on the Z3 it's the rear diff mount failing)