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Post by trottski » Tue 02 Jun, 2009 22:18

I have posted some pics on the Gallery for all to see.
Just bought it last Wednesday. :) Love it over the standard Z's, just no comparison really..

Can anyone tell me how to remotely CLOSE the soft top with the keys?
I can open it with holding the open button but that's it...

Thanks

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Post by c_w » Tue 02 Jun, 2009 22:27

Looks nice. :) One thing I don't like about the rear of the Z4M (inc coupe) is the seemingly random placing of the M badge - just looks wrong in the middle left :D

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Post by muppet » Tue 02 Jun, 2009 22:29

Nice ///M, but get it on a road with some bends :zmurf:
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Post by Jonttt » Tue 02 Jun, 2009 22:36

Nice one :D

I don't think you can remote close as standard on the Z4. Zedcarer gave us a demo on his Z4 of the remote close and I told my brother how to do it on his ///M but we could not get it to close.

I think you need the remote module fitting to get it to close :head:
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Post by trottski » Tue 02 Jun, 2009 22:39

jonttt wrote:Nice one :D

I don't think you can remote close as standard on the Z4. Zedcarer gave us a demo on his Z4 of the remote close and I told my brother how to do it on his ///M but we could not get it to close.

I think you need the remote module fitting to get it to close :head:
Thanks for that, think your probably right, I have tried everything :roll:

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Post by trottski » Tue 02 Jun, 2009 22:44

muppet wrote:Nice ///M, but get it on a road with some bends :zmurf:
I live in the best part of the country for country roads, quiet and miles and miles of bends. "Northumberland"....
:lol:

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Post by stu » Wed 03 Jun, 2009 12:37

trottski wrote:
muppet wrote:Nice ///M, but get it on a road with some bends :zmurf:
I live in the best part of the country for country roads, quiet and miles and miles of bends. "Northumberland"....
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Too right you do, Alnwick area is fabulous!

Congrats on the lovely car too.
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Post by BimBeema » Wed 03 Jun, 2009 14:45

Congrats - looks very nice. more pix please.

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The M is back at the dealers. Read more

Post by trottski » Wed 03 Jun, 2009 21:11

Pictures will be posted once I get the car back from the BMW dealer! Yes ,the car had to go back... Read more.

I took delivery of my 3200 mile Z4 M last Wednesday from Eastern BMW in Edinburgh.

2 days later on Friday last, I decided to take off all the wheels for detailing purposes. This is when I noticed both nearside wheels were damages. Both alloys had server flat spots "buckling" to the inside rims, clearly this car had hit a pot hole in my opinion.
On further inspection I noticed a small hole in the nearside back box, probably the size of a 5 pence piece, big enough to concern me for the future possible deteriation of the box.

Anyways, after feeling very disappointed and let down by the dealers, I also checked the tires pressures, guess what they were all showing 1.3 BAR and not the required 2.1 BAR minimum. Can you believe that you can pick up your performance car from a main dealer with potentially deadly under inflated tires.

The dealers yesterday had my car picked up onto a trailer and off it went back. Today they have assured me that it will be undergoing their laser alignment and all the above will be dealt with.

I will post an update soon once I'm in the know..

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Post by greg_ch » Wed 03 Jun, 2009 22:44

In view of your dealer's less than honest delivery it wouldn't hurt to nail down the exact manufacturing and registration dates.

A lot of Z4 ///M's sat on dealer forecourts for some time. There have been one or two cases of people turning up for warranty work, only to find a discrepancy between manufacturing and subsequent registration and change of ownership dates. The result was a rather nasty bill, when they expected the work to be carried out under warranty.

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Post by stu » Thu 04 Jun, 2009 12:44

trottski wrote:Pictures will be posted once I get the car back from the BMW dealer! Yes ,the car had to go back... Read more.

I took delivery of my 3200 mile Z4 M last Wednesday from Eastern BMW in Edinburgh.

2 days later on Friday last, I decided to take off all the wheels for detailing purposes. This is when I noticed both nearside wheels were damages. Both alloys had server flat spots "buckling" to the inside rims, clearly this car had hit a pot hole in my opinion.
On further inspection I noticed a small hole in the nearside back box, probably the size of a 5 pence piece, big enough to concern me for the future possible deteriation of the box.

Anyways, after feeling very disappointed and let down by the dealers, I also checked the tires pressures, guess what they were all showing 1.3 BAR and not the required 2.1 BAR minimum. Can you believe that you can pick up your performance car from a main dealer with potentially deadly under inflated tires.

The dealers yesterday had my car picked up onto a trailer and off it went back. Today they have assured me that it will be undergoing their laser alignment and all the above will be dealt with.

I will post an update soon once I'm in the know..
You should ask for an offer of goodwill for this level of terrible service.
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Post by PVR » Thu 04 Jun, 2009 12:47

Complaining resulted in me getting a £250 voucher from the dealer, so it is worth doing.

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Post by Jonttt » Thu 04 Jun, 2009 13:02

So much for their comprehensive "approved used warranty" checks pre delivery. I bet they never even had the car on a ramp to check it :head:

After they have resolved the problems I would complain to the principle of the dealership in writing (phone up and ask for his name). Don't ask for anything just inform him how disappointed you are in the clearly dangerous condition a performance car was presented to you on purchase. Ask if he would be so kind as to review their records of what has happened and comment. Copy the letter to BMW UK Customer services and clearly mark the letter at the bottom a cc. BMW UK customer services.

In my experience this is the best way to get them to acknowledge a less than acceptable standard of service and offer compensation(this is what each dealership is judged on and they will bend over backwards to stop you complaining to BMw if they know they have done wrong). In the past I have bee offered free services via this route :wink:

To be fair as with any large organisation mistakes do happen but in my experience if you handle it in the correct way they will be fair to you and offer some compensation.
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Post by trottski » Thu 04 Jun, 2009 22:54

jonttt wrote:So much for their comprehensive "approved used warranty" checks pre delivery. I bet they never even had the car on a ramp to check it :head:

After they have resolved the problems I would complain to the principle of the dealership in writing (phone up and ask for his name). Don't ask for anything just inform him how disappointed you are in the clearly dangerous condition a performance car was presented to you on purchase. Ask if he would be so kind as to review their records of what has happened and comment. Copy the letter to BMW UK Customer services and clearly mark the letter at the bottom a cc. BMW UK customer services.

In my experience this is the best way to get them to acknowledge a less than acceptable standard of service and offer compensation(this is what each dealership is judged on and they will bend over backwards to stop you complaining to BMw if they know they have done wrong). In the past I have bee offered free services via this route :wink:

To be fair as with any large organisation mistakes do happen but in my experience if you handle it in the correct way they will be fair to you and offer some compensation.
I have spoken to BMW customer services today, and they are advising me all the way. The garage in question is bending over backwards at the minuite and I'm expecting some sort of apology at the end, hopefully in the form of a letter or better still a freebie of good will.

Lets just see what turns out and I will keep you all informed as to the outcome. Other than that I'm looking forward to getting the car back. After all I'm missing the drive..

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Post by trottski » Tue 30 Jun, 2009 22:47

c_w wrote:Looks nice. :) One thing I don't like about the rear of the Z4M (inc coupe) is the seemingly random placing of the M badge - just looks wrong in the middle left :D
Its not quite "Middle" Left though.. :puzzle:

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Post by c_w » Tue 30 Jun, 2009 23:24

I mean half way up on the left. Just doesn't seem to look right, but I suppose it wouldn't either in the more traditional "top right" coerner due to the bootlock.

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Post by trottski » Fri 27 May, 2011 09:11

http://web.me.com/leo_watson/My_Z4M_Roa ... lcome.html

Shows off my old Z4M shown in the pictures above in this post and the new Ruby Black one.

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Post by gookah » Fri 27 May, 2011 10:57

The roof does not close as standard by holding the key, health and safety reasons apparently. BMW dealers will tell you it can't be done, but you can get it programmed by an Indy.
Best bet us to buy the remote module on Z4forum, and you can close or open the roof with 3 clicks of the fob. They are easy to install and means you don't need to stand by the car holding the button like a c*ck, if you are going to do that you may as well put the key in the door and stand waiting for the roof to close.
I press my fob 3 times, and walk away, leaving the module to do it's bit. I too wasted money on the Indy programming, so that's why I know. Also, this way, you can walk up to the car, press 3 times and the roof opens while you load the boot and/or just get in.
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Post by gookah » Fri 27 May, 2011 11:04

c_w wrote:Looks nice. :) One thing I don't like about the rear of the Z4M (inc coupe) is the seemingly random placing of the M badge - just looks wrong in the middle left :D

Maybe it's to balance and maintain symmetry of the random placing of the boot lock, or do you not mind that? :puzzle:
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Post by c_w » Fri 27 May, 2011 14:08

It's not that I mind that but that's not stuck on afterwards - there's not a lot you can do with it but it would have been better incorporated into the BMW badge!

I don't think any M car in history has had the badge on the left, even the "italicised" slant of the badge is best suited to the right IMO!

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Post by stevenb » Sun 30 Oct, 2011 12:16

That looks really nice.
Congrats on a fine purchase. 8-)
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Post by Jonttt » Sun 30 Oct, 2011 18:28

Steven, you need to double check post dates, this one is a few years old and I'm sure th car was sold on quite a while ago :wink:
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Post by trottski » Sun 30 Oct, 2011 18:57

Jonttt wrote:Steven, you need to double check post dates, this one is a few years old and I'm sure th car was sold on quite a while ago :wink:
YES, I sold that one with 3 days of placing it up on Pistonheads. I have a new Z4M now in Ruby Black and guess what? I now have to sell this one because of an imminent house sale and need the money to pay the Stamp Duty.

Here is the link: http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/3306323.htm

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Post by stevenb » Sun 30 Oct, 2011 19:16

Jonttt wrote:Steven, you need to double check post dates, this one is a few years old and I'm sure th car was sold on quite a while ago :wink:
I should have omitted last sentence then.

trottski,

Sorry your having to sell. That's a cracking example and I am amazed how much your selling it for compared to the price as new and with so few miles on the clock. :shock:
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Post by trottski » Sun 30 Oct, 2011 19:19

stevenb wrote:
Jonttt wrote:Steven, you need to double check post dates, this one is a few years old and I'm sure th car was sold on quite a while ago :wink:
I should have omitted last sentence then.

trottski,

Sorry your having to sell. That's a cracking example and I am amazed how much your selling it for compared to the price as new and with so few miles on the clock. :shock:
I waited for 2 years to get this car. It's 'stunning' and I've had the car 'machine polished' to eliminate all swirls and imperfections. Looks a million dollars.

But, had an offer on my business and now have had my offer to buy another house accepted. So, need to find the STAMP DUTY money and the car really should go. Shame, as gutted but the tax man needs his cash and I cant put this through the mortgage either, just doesn't work like that. :cry:

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Post by Badman gee » Sun 30 Oct, 2011 19:27

such a beautiful car,

you must be heartbroken to part with that.

its an excellent buy for a 3 year plus car.

if i didn't have my z3m id be knocking on your door.

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Post by trottski » Sun 30 Oct, 2011 19:58

Badman gee wrote:such a beautiful car,

you must be heartbroken to part with that.

its an excellent buy for a 3 year plus car.

if i didn't have my z3m id be knocking on your door.

:D
Thank you. Yes, Im very confused at the moment. I need 11.4k for the stamp and a whole lot more on a quick refurb of this house.


What is better, the house or the M? I cant justify having the car when I need to spend money on this house.

Sad but necessary.
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Post by Badman gee » Sun 30 Oct, 2011 20:08

i predict that it will be gone by mon night

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Post by Badman gee » Sun 30 Oct, 2011 20:55

trottski wrote:
Badman gee wrote:such a beautiful car,

you must be heartbroken to part with that.

its an excellent buy for a 3 year plus car.

if i didn't have my z3m id be knocking on your door.

:D
Thank you. Yes, Im very confused at the moment. I need 11.4k for the stamp and a whole lot more on a quick refurb of this house.


What is better, the house or the M? I cant justify having the car when I need to spend money on this house.

Sad but necessary.
the house looks very nice, would look better with the M in the drive.

:D
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Post by trottski » Sun 30 Oct, 2011 21:04

Badman gee wrote:
trottski wrote:
Badman gee wrote:such a beautiful car,

you must be heartbroken to part with that.

its an excellent buy for a 3 year plus car.

if i didn't have my z3m id be knocking on your door.

:D
Thank you. Yes, Im very confused at the moment. I need 11.4k for the stamp and a whole lot more on a quick refurb of this house.

I know it would and for the first time I will have a double garage to put it in


What is better, the house or the M? I cant justify having the car when I need to spend money on this house.

Sad but necessary.
the house looks very nice, would look better with the M in the drive.

:D

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