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Old 10-25-2002, 04:51 AM
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After looking at pics for months...

and giving the Z4 an opportunity to grow on me, I walked away yesterday totally unimpressed and left scratching my head in total disbelief. The car is way overpriced for what you get. As a former Z3 2.5 owner I think the E36/7 had a much classier look. While I didn't drive the Z4 I can only assume it is superior to the Z3, but the overall (interior/exterior) design also plays a part of the purchase decision. Also before seeing the car in the flesh I thought I liked the new interior, nope that's a big negative. A fairly equipped 2.5 Z4 when compard to my former fairly equipped Z3 2.5 is 10 GRAND more! That's insane! What the hell were they thinking (in all aspects)?

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Sean, what happened to your sig? Your post made me chuckle. I'm right there with you. After watching 'Hostage' (untimely name for new BMW film) with the Z4, I still think it's fugly. Interior, exterior, wheels = Engine = though.

I wasn't aware of the price increase, but now that I am, I think we will start seeing BMW lots overflowing with unsold 7ers and Z4's. Way to go Bangle! I guess I'll be holding onto my car forever unless things change for the better down the road.
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Old 10-25-2002, 06:25 AM
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I guess I'll be holding onto my car forever unless things change for the better down the road.

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I believe that the 3 and 4 series as a whole will move up n price to make room for the 1 series. The current 325i doesn't leave all that much room between it and the Mini.
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Re: After looking at pics for months...

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and giving the Z4 an opportunity to grow on me, I walked away yesterday totally unimpressed and left scratching my head in total disbelief. The car is way overpriced for what you get. As a former Z3 2.5 owner I think the E36/7 had a much classier look. While I didn't drive the Z4 I can only assume it is superior to the Z3, but the overall (interior/exterior) design also plays a part of the purchase decision. Also before seeing the car in the flesh I thought I liked the new interior, nope that's a big negative. A fairly equipped 2.5 Z4 when compard to my former fairly equipped Z3 2.5 is 10 GRAND more! That's insane! What the hell were they thinking (in all aspects)?
I may be leaning your way, but need to see it during daylight and drive it again. In my post I said I was looking for more heft and substance.
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