Is The Z4 Better Looking Than A Z3. ??????

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Is The Z4 Better Looking Than A Z3. ??????

Post by swacd » Wed 18 May, 2011 18:05

A simple YES OR NO with one good reason ,,,, Should be interesting !

START OFF WITH A ...........NO


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Post by skeete » Thu 19 May, 2011 13:14

No.

One Reason: Less soul.

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Post by jontymo » Thu 19 May, 2011 20:31

Easy NO
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Post by nearly old » Thu 19 May, 2011 21:16

NO cos the wife says so

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Post by Canman » Thu 19 May, 2011 22:23

Yes Yes Yes :D but what a pointless Q ?
Such different cars.
is the focus better looking than a Mk 4 escort ?
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Post by sidtheranger » Thu 19 May, 2011 22:45

No, er, Yes, no, maybe, yes - nnn-look I DON'T KNOW!
Don't make me choose.
And another question, about fords, arrrrgh!! :bawl:
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Post by Zed Carer » Thu 19 May, 2011 22:55

Got the Z3 out of the garage this morning, sponged off 2 weeks of dust and later was standing in the kitchen looking at the shiney curves reflecting the sunlight - thought: what a great looking car.

Fast forward to this evening - Z3 back in the garage and the Z4 on the drive. Standing in the kitchen again looking at the last of the sunshine reflecting off the reversed curves of the door and the crease line sweeping up over the rear wing - thought: what a great looking car.

Which is best? We don't know - we just enjoy them.
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Post by Jamezee » Thu 19 May, 2011 22:56

No, because I say so :)
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Post by jontymo » Sat 21 May, 2011 13:06

Its amazing that on the z3 thread the Z3 wins hands down and on the Z4 thread its the same LOL :twisted:

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Post by maurice the martian » Sat 21 May, 2011 19:13

Yeah but i`ve got a Z4 and still chose the Z3 for its looks.
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Post by Nick » Sun 22 May, 2011 13:25

Z3 just gets better looking with time.

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Post by muppet » Sun 22 May, 2011 17:04

NO :zmurf:
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Post by gookah » Sun 22 May, 2011 17:36

jontymo wrote:Its amazing that on the z3 thread the Z3 wins hands down and on the Z4 thread its the same LOL :twisted:

jontymo

cos it's being invaded by Z3 owners who can't keep their noses out..... :D
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Post by jontymo » Sun 22 May, 2011 19:59

gookah wrote:
jontymo wrote:Its amazing that on the z3 thread the Z3 wins hands down and on the Z4 thread its the same LOL :twisted:

jontymo

cos it's being invaded by Z3 owners who can't keep their noses out..... :D
:twisted:

Where are all the Z4 owners then?
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Post by PVR » Sun 22 May, 2011 20:25

Us Z4 owners are too polite to get drawn into this :D

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Post by TitanTim » Sun 22 May, 2011 20:40

hmmmmm Im warming to an MX5 :D :oops:

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Post by jontymo » Sun 22 May, 2011 21:17

That brings back a few memories! the TT kept me away from that swap :D
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z3 or z4

Post by nobynom8ss » Sun 22 May, 2011 21:24

No not even if it was silver

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Post by Canman » Sun 22 May, 2011 21:35

jontymo wrote:
That brings back a few memories! the TT kept me away from that swap :D
Closet Z4 fancier then :shock: :wink:
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Post by jontymo » Sun 22 May, 2011 21:51

Canman wrote:
jontymo wrote:
That brings back a few memories! the TT kept me away from that swap :D
Closet Z4 fancier then :shock: :wink:
Might be when they become classics :wink: until then its the 3's
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Post by gookah » Mon 23 May, 2011 10:04

Canman wrote:
jontymo wrote:
That brings back a few memories! the TT kept me away from that swap :D
Closet Z4 fancier then :shock: :wink:
.

Ha .... Found out
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Post by jontymo » Mon 23 May, 2011 19:31

gookah wrote:
Canman wrote:
jontymo wrote: That brings back a few memories! the TT kept me away from that swap :D
Closet Z4 fancier then :shock: :wink:
.

Ha .... Found out
To be fair i do quite like the Z4 but i think the newer model with the tin top has really gone back to its roots so has put me off the ragtop. Another point also i could not get my head around was having a Z4 over a Z3m but at the end of the day my heart ran with swapping the V6 TT for a TTS so the 3 stays with me for now :D
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Post by jollyassassin » Mon 23 May, 2011 20:17

NO!!!! My mate has a Z4 & we have just come back from Italy in both cars. Never once did i wish i had a Z4. :D
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Post by zopar » Mon 20 Jun, 2011 21:29

A friend of mine used to have a Z4 & I used to think it looked good.
I wasn't keen on the dashboard - it looked cheap and out of keeping to the car. I am sooooo glad I have the Z3.

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Post by lightning » Mon 22 Aug, 2011 10:02

I really like the look of the Z4, having owned a Z3 2.8

However I prefer the interior of the Z3, not too keen on the Z4 interior at all. But I like the "classic" look.

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Post by Cloz » Mon 22 Aug, 2011 14:30

NO!
Mainly because there is a big difference between Z3 and the rest of others BMW of the same year.
If you look to the front of a Z4 from far it looks to much like the others series.
That and because Muppet had say so :D

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Post by lightning » Fri 02 Sep, 2011 10:07

I'm sorry I sold my Z3 2.8 it was a lovely car, even though it was 11 years old it was still in mint condition.

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Post by c_w » Fri 02 Sep, 2011 13:53

Differently styled cars, but I will always maintain the Z4 is better resolved design-wise and has a lot more road presence.

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Post by Guest » Fri 02 Sep, 2011 14:36

If it is the Z4 Coupe then yes, otherwise a big NO

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Post by nobynom8ss » Fri 02 Sep, 2011 22:14

I park next to a z4 every day and every day i go home i :) and get in my z3 :D so its the z3 all the way

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Post by gookah » Sat 03 Sep, 2011 10:10

but you have to wonder..... they chose a Z4 for the forum icon.......
:roflmao:
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I have an element of 'M-styling' on my car, If that's a good enough reason for the manufacturers to adorn a 320 with the M badge, then its certainly a good enough reason for me..

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Post by TitanTim » Sat 03 Sep, 2011 11:41

gookah wrote:but you have to wonder..... they chose a Z4 for the forum icon.......
:roflmao:
What.......a cartoon car :D

:devil:

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Post by Guest » Sat 03 Sep, 2011 12:16

gookah wrote:but you have to wonder..... they chose a Z4 for the forum icon.......
:roflmao:
No that is defo a Z3 as the Icon, no right angles..........just smooth curves

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Post by Mouldy » Sat 03 Sep, 2011 13:59

Evmundo wrote:
gookah wrote:but you have to wonder..... they chose a Z4 for the forum icon.......
:roflmao:
No that is defo a Z3 as the Icon, no right angles..........just smooth curves
Not being the owner of a Zed at all and with an independent perspective, I agree with Gookah and would say that the Z Roadster logo is a Z4 - look at the angled line at the top of the door and the shape of the crease from the bottom of the windscreen pillar to just behind the front wheel.

As an ex owner of a Z3, I have to say that the shape of the pre-facelift wide body is my favourite, given the choice of the Z3 and the old Z4. The narrow hipped smaller engined derivatives were somehow lacking to me and the face (& ar*e) lift version just didn't look as purposeful from the rear.

The problem with the Z3 to me, was the 'parts bin' make up of the car and some dodgy dynamics, which didn't live up to the cars styling. My 2.8 was a great cruiser, but the tramlining, which possibly could have been cured with some more investment in suspension mods, prevented it from being a great sports car. I had more confidence in my diesel daily driver for a rapid blat through the back roads. I would have hated to have bought a new one for close to 30k only for an MX5 costing half as much to run rings around it in the handling stakes!

The Z4 was probably a better car dynamically, but I haven't driven one so can't really say, but in my eyes had the sort of looks that only a mother could love. The Z4 Coupe though, is another matter and looks great, but sort of defeats the convertible objective.

Personally, I think the new Z4 with the folding metal roof is the one. It has road presence and if I had the money, I'd be down at the dealers ordering one. Oh for the right six numbers to fall out of that bloody machine!!!!

Oh and in answer to the original question at the start of the thread . . . . .NO.
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Post by gookah » Sat 03 Sep, 2011 16:06

Evmundo wrote:
gookah wrote:but you have to wonder..... they chose a Z4 for the forum icon.......
:roflmao:
No that is defo a Z3 as the Icon, no right angles..........just smooth curves

The logo has a 'Z' carved into the side of the front wing.....
If you think its a Z3, then I don't think your opinion on the look of the two cars counts...... :roflmao:


Oh, and if you need more evidence, the door mirror is where you have your little triangular windows....
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Post by gookah » Sat 03 Sep, 2011 16:12

Mouldy wrote:
The Z4 was probably a better car ........but in my eyes had the sort of looks that only a mother could love.

From a person who bought a car with a sink draining board as a bonnet.... :roflmao:

we all like different things, thank God :lol:
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I have an element of 'M-styling' on my car, If that's a good enough reason for the manufacturers to adorn a 320 with the M badge, then its certainly a good enough reason for me..

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Post by Guest » Sat 03 Sep, 2011 17:55

gookah wrote:
Evmundo wrote:
gookah wrote:but you have to wonder..... they chose a Z4 for the forum icon.......
:roflmao:
No that is defo a Z3 as the Icon, no right angles..........just smooth curves

The logo has a 'Z' carved into the side of the front wing.....
If you think its a Z3, then I don't think your opinion on the look of the two cars counts...... :roflmao:


Oh, and if you need more evidence, the door mirror is where you have your little triangular windows....
Your just plain nasty...... :bawl: The headlights on the logo look nothing like Z4, please look again, anyway isn't art in the eye of the beholder? So could look like an MX5!!!

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Post by zedwheels » Sat 03 Sep, 2011 18:05

I prefer the skin of the 3 all smooth you know. Unlike the 4 skin all those creases!! :oops: :wink:
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Post by Guest » Sat 03 Sep, 2011 21:14

zedwheels wrote:I prefer the skin of the 3 all smooth you know. Unlike the 4 skin all those creases!! :oops: :wink:
So Funny.................so your saying a Z4 is a Image

:wink: :lol:

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Post by TitanTim » Sat 03 Sep, 2011 21:37

Well come next spring who knows, its a toss up between a Z3M or a Z4 3.0

I can understand why some have progressed onto the Z4, same principle but accomplished in a different way :lol:

Or maybe look out for a nice Z1 :shock: :D

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Post by motco » Sun 04 Sep, 2011 07:39

Evmundo wrote:
zedwheels wrote:I prefer the skin of the 3 all smooth you know. Unlike the 4 skin all those creases!! :oops: :wink:
So Funny.................so your saying a Z4 is a Image

:wink: :lol:
Well I always think the rear of the Z4 Roadster (the Coupé is beautiful) looks like a chicken whose arse has been kicked!

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Post by c_w » Mon 05 Sep, 2011 10:29

Mouldy wrote: Personally, I think the new Z4 with the folding metal roof is the one. It has road presence and if I had the money, I'd be down at the dealers ordering one. Oh for the right six numbers to fall out of that bloody machine!!!!
Yes I agree, BMW have moved the Z4 into new ground with the latest car, it looks like a much more expensive machine and has a real presence. It's funny as I thought the pre-production photos looked hideous, but perhaps it was the dodgy blue colour they used.

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Post by gookah » Mon 17 Oct, 2011 22:57

Well if its good enough for Ben......


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Post by Jamezee » Tue 18 Oct, 2011 22:26

Wow, so Maurice The Martian is not the only alien with a Z4 :lol:
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Post by Martin » Thu 27 Oct, 2011 08:48

When I was a Z3 owner I have to say for a long time I never could quite "get" Z4s. Then one day it just sort of clicked and I had to have one and never looked back. The rear and side views did it for me. The nose took a bit longer to love.

I agree the dashboard could look better though the built in sat nav helps. However, I like the look of the rest of the interior the seats, the centre and rear consoles etc. I don't miss the printed pattern on the leather trim of my old Z3 which on reflection was naff.

In terms of looks I guess the Z4 really is a marmite car! I'll save my views on the driving experience for another thread

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Post by johnwayne » Thu 27 Oct, 2011 13:58

Only one way to find out--Fiiiiight!!!

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