Used BMW Z4 2003 - 2009 reliability

Category: Sports car

The BMW Z4 is an affordable two-seater convertible that's great to look at and thrilling to drive.

BMW Z4 (03 - 09)
  • BMW Z4 (03 - 09)
  • BMW Z4 (03 - 09)
Used BMW Z4 2003 - 2009 review
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What should I look for in a used BMW Z4 sports?

The BMW Z4 is well made and should last the distance. The hood is very expensive to replace but should be fine for at least 10 years if it's looked after. Watch for mould stains, damage from bird droppings and vandalism.

Check that the seats and interior are perfect, because even small repairs can hit your wallet hard. Also ensure that garage invoices back up the service records, because it is relatively easy for a crook to reset the car's service indicator.

A few owners report failures of ECUs, causing misfires and breakdowns. However, all we've heard of have been replaced under warranty.

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