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Old 06-03-2004, 06:47 AM
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A few new Z4 pics from the German countryside

Took these pics while out for a cruise through the German countryside.
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Old 06-03-2004, 07:07 AM
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beautiful.

aren't cars crazy-expensive in Europe? don't wanna know what a new Z4 costs. are you gonna bring it back w/ you once you're assignment is done (i'm assuming you're working as an expat for someone)? just curious
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Old 06-03-2004, 07:19 AM
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Cool pictures

Where are you stationed ?

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Old 06-03-2004, 07:59 AM
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Front bumper looks nice.

So does Sterling/beige combo.
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Old 06-03-2004, 08:08 AM
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beautiful.

aren't cars crazy-expensive in Europe? don't wanna know what a new Z4 costs. are you gonna bring it back w/ you once you're assignment is done (i'm assuming you're working as an expat for someone)? just curious
Would you believe that I paid 42K for a new 2004, 3.0 with everything but nav and wood dash. I also don't have to pay any sales tax on it either. I figure that I've saved close to 10k off of state side MSRP and taxes.

The car is US spec. I bought it from a dealer here that only sells new US spec BMWs and Saabs to Americans with Department of Defense Identification cards. I'm in the US Air Force and stationed in Germany, therefore I get this deal. I do plan on bringing the car back to the US although my driving habits will have to change drastically. I love cruising the autobahn and twisty back roads.
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Old 06-03-2004, 09:06 PM
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I know that my car was made in the US and I think US Z4s are made here too.

I wonder if there is a quality difference between a German made Z4 and an American made one?
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Old 06-03-2004, 09:36 PM
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I know that my car was made in the US and I think US Z4s are made here too.

I wonder if there is a quality difference between a German made Z4 and an American made one?
All of the Z4s are made in the US, as well as the X5s. The quality should be close in regards to other BMWs made in Germany though. They have a pretty high quality control program regulated by the Germans.
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The colors and the way the sun perfectly shines off it... beautiful.
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Old 06-09-2004, 03:44 AM
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The colors and the way the sun perfectly shines off it... beautiful.
I do agree!
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I had a 03 Z4 for months before I have 04 325i. I miss the Z baby so much.
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Took these pics while out for a cruise through the German countryside.
Are you aware of the The 3rd BMW Z3-Meeting in Andermatt will be on Sunday, 15th August 2004? You should try to participate. More information at http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewt...asc&highlight=. I am stationed at NAS Sigonella and plan to attend so maybe I'll see you there.
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Old 06-13-2004, 04:57 AM
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Are you aware of the The 3rd BMW Z3-Meeting in Andermatt will be on Sunday, 15th August 2004? You should try to participate. More information at http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewt...asc&highlight=. I am stationed at NAS Sigonella and plan to attend so maybe I'll see you there.
I will definitely try to be there. Hotels may be hard to get. You know how all of Europe goes on vacation in August. Have you had any theft problems down there in Sigonella?. I hear about a lot of horror stories from down that way.
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Old 06-13-2004, 05:03 AM
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I will definitely try to be there. Hotels may be hard to get. You know how all of Europe goes on vacation in August. Have you had any theft problems down there in Sigonella?. I hear about a lot of horror stories from down that way.
The only problems I have had have been on Sigonella itself. My car has been vandalized two times and on both occasions it was on base. Two days after I got it here someone keyed it and then a moth or so later someone stole the ///m's from the gills...
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