Z4 Coupe

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Ken, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. ducnut

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    I was in the Anchorage Ducati dealer and was accused of molesting a 999. I was only caressing the curves of its fuel tank. :lol3
  2. duck851

    duck851 Been here awhile

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  3. Ken

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  4. klp

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  5. Fast_Boy_Slim

    Fast_Boy_Slim Don't call me Wighty

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    Always reminded me of this

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    The Z4 on the other hand fits together much better. Enjoy the new wheels!
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    Be careful with those "garage queen" when it comes to fun/sport cars...it may translates into 15k miles of track days
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    I did a brief search comparing the BMW S54 with the LS1 and the weights appear close. With two fewer cylinders in line, the V-8 might have a slight advantage. Maybe room for a Nelson Racing twin turbo crate motor. 900 hp on pump gas, 1100 on race gas.
  8. Ken

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    +1 :nod
  9. klp

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    Yeah in reading through the build thread - 2400 lbs or so after extensive weight reduction, 57% or so on the front. I don't know what it was stock but that does not seem horrible.
  10. Thinc2

    Thinc2 Paciugo

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    Ken - how's the car - still enjoying it?
  11. Ken

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    Not the most expensive but the coolest car I've ever owned. I really really like it :deal
  12. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    Late to the party, but did you ever get the front end clunk sorted? My guess is shock bushing, ball joint, or loose brake caliper.

    Glad to see you chose the real sports car version (hard top, manual trans). That car was a classic the moment it rolled off the assembly line.

    I love the sound of an I6, or even better a turbo 6. Of course that can be good or bad, depending if you are talking repair costs vs performance. Is yours turbo?
  13. Ken

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    Non turbo and I agree with the classic the moment it rolled off the assembly line.
  14. dfwscotty

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    How's the ride holding up?

    Still enjoying it?
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    I am. Only a weekend car when the weather is nice but I am :clap
  16. dfwscotty

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    Good to hear.

    Would love a Z for the same purpose.

    We've had a BMW 328 and my sis had an X5 recently and have been pleased with both of them.

    Thanks Ken.
  17. Ken

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    A/C not working. Click on the ac button and light won't come on, fan is not working either. Ideas :lurk

    I just checked all the fuses and they seem to be working :dunno
  18. k7

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    I missed this thread - that's a beautiful car!

    We're in the market for something "sporty" in 2015. I keep looking at various used cars and I'm finding lots of anecdotal stories that repairing BMW's and similar cars can cost a fortune when something breaks.

    I seem to recall Kbasa made a statement recently about never owning an out-of-warranty BMW also although that was on another site. I hope you're not about to experience this man.

    MrsK7 loves the C7 - K7 hates to make payments. :lol3 We're not doing anything until next year so we'll see where this goes.... if anywhere.
  19. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    Oy. We have a 335i that we surely do love. It left us stranded once when the water pump failed, but it was covered under warranty. At the same time they fixed the water pump, they put a set of rotors and pads on the front brakes. If it wasn't under warranty, it would have been a $1,600 expense.

    We've had a couple of CPO BMWs, which have been reliable. I think the 335i was at 75k when the water pump failed, so I can't bitch much about it. But, given the cost of parts and the relative complexity of BMWs, I'm not sure I want to own one that's off warranty.

    In the meanwhile, we've got two years of warranty left on this car, which includes maintenance, so we won't have to spend anything on it other than fuel, payments and tires. When it comes off of warranty, it'll have right about 110 - 120K miles on it, so we'll probably want to move it and get something else.

    If I wasn't commuting in it every day, I'd probably be more willing to keep it off warranty. The cars are a lot like the bikes BMW builds, so failure points are well known and documented. I'm sure that if you poked around a Z4 forum, you'd get some insight into what fails and how often. I know, looking back on the service history of our 335i that it will consume a set of rotors every 25K miles.

    My current issue is that we continue to love this car and we're not sure what to replace it with. The new ones have lost much of what makes our 2008 so wonderful. We keep thinking we should roll it over and get a 2011 335d and drive that for a few years. 475 ft./lbs can be pretty entertaining.
  20. Ken

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    Looks like it "slipped into transport mode" from a low battery (common on Z's). I don't drive it much and forgot to hook up the battery tender. I'll find out after lunch how much it costs to "reset".