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Old 12-10-2002, 11:06 PM
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Z4 Roundel review part 4. That's it.





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Old 12-11-2002, 05:00 AM
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Nice looking hardtop...
Interesting that it doesn't show up in the option price lists.
Looking forward to seeing more pictures of it from different angles.
Roof spoiler and air outlet vents sounds cool, hope they are tasteful.

Can you believe the ranting going on about this article on Toadfly?
I didn't realize how insecure several of the Z3 owners are about their cars !
I have to laugh about all the people that "say" they will cancel their BMWCCA membership because of it.

BMWCCA/BMWNA (one or the other, but you have to have both...) gave us $1000.00 when we got the X5. I'll be receiving Roundel for many years to come
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Old 12-11-2002, 06:23 AM
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The hard top price hasn't been released yet because it won't be available until next year (Fall 2003). I'm expecting it to be in the same range as my 330CiC hard top, due to the integrated roof spoiler ($2200US).
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Old 12-11-2002, 07:17 AM
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Can you believe the ranting going on about this article on Toadfly?[/B]
First time I have seen this article... my Roundel comes like a week after the rest of the country.

Does not seem that negative to me. I dunno what all the *****in' is about. You would think people would have learned by now to ignore all VidFerry posts.
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Old 12-11-2002, 07:28 AM
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Again, the 'no plans for an M version' talk. I read a Car and Driver review of the Z4 that said the same thing. I really get the feeling they're not going to do one.
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Old 12-11-2002, 07:37 AM
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Again, the 'no plans for an M version' talk. I read a Car and Driver review of the Z4 that said the same thing. I really get the feeling they're not going to do one.
I hope there is not an M version. There are so many M cars nowadays that people take them for granted. The Z4 already has more performance out of the box than most people can use anyway.

I think if the Z4 sells well, there will be an M. Contrary to popular "news".
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Old 12-11-2002, 07:42 AM
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Speaking of M versions

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Looks a lot nicer with blacked out headlight trim.
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Old 12-11-2002, 07:48 AM
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What is there to possibly get upset about in that article? It doesn't even really disparage the Z3.
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Old 12-11-2002, 08:04 AM
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What is there to possibly get upset about in that article? It doesn't even really disparage the Z3.
VidTerry gets upset with everything. It is what he does best.
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Old 12-11-2002, 09:17 AM
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The article is not bashing at all. What gets to me is that those who were most obnoxious about the Z4 are taking this article the worst.
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Old 12-11-2002, 09:57 AM
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I just read the entire article posted at bimmerforums, and posted the link in general...

The article is really gushing about how good the car it, it is kinda sad that people are so upset about BMW building a better car
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Old 12-11-2002, 10:00 AM
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With a hard top that Z4 looks hotter than Halle Barry in Swordfish.

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Old 12-11-2002, 10:02 AM
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With a hard top that Z4 looks hotter than Halle Barry in Swordfish.

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LOL

I've never been huge fan of roadsters with hardtops. I think the Z4 could look good as a coupe though, and IMO, the Z3 coupe is more attractive than the roadster.
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Old 12-11-2002, 10:07 AM
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Re: Speaking of M versions

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Looks a lot nicer with blacked out headlight trim.
Too bad they couldn't change the ass.

If BMW releases an M1, I think they need to get back to their roots, and make the M1 on par with the E30 M3.

Unfortunately, like you said, ///M cars aren't what they used to be. The "rawness" is long gone. Sometimes its nice to have a few comprimises to remind us that we're human, and what driving is all about.

The M Coupe was probably the last such car.

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Old 12-11-2002, 10:37 AM
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LOL

I've never been huge fan of roadsters with hardtops. I think the Z4 could look good as a coupe though, and IMO, the Z3 coupe is more attractive than the roadster.
MHO the Boxster and Z8 look better with hardtops. The Z4 hardtop looks awkward, though, with the thick C-pillar that doesn't sit flush at the base.
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Old 12-11-2002, 11:01 AM
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With a hard top that Z4 looks hotter than Halle Barry in Swordfish.

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