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NickD
NickD Reader
9/11/15 2:56 p.m.

I always wished they had built a Saturn Sky coupe like the one that Darren McNamara competed with.

mad_machine
mad_machine GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/11/15 6:25 p.m.

I can't say I ever saw the solstice coupe' side by side to the Z4 Coupe'. They look like half sisters

Petrolburner
Petrolburner HalfDork
12/4/15 2:51 p.m.
yamaha wrote:
rustysteel wrote:
Woody wrote: In reply to rustysteel: Do you know how much they were asking for that Z4?
$13995 but I know there is wiggle room. It's only got 84000km's on it. It didn't sell so I sat in it again today, very tempting but not sure how this would do in the winter. Not so good I'd imagine.
They do well with snow tires....best early ones to get are the 3L/6sp cars.

Soooo, this one caught my eye recently on craigslist. I'm thinking I'll go for a test drive and talk trade in with my C6. I'd like to get something a little less valuable that I could drive in the winter with less guilt/depreciation.

http://bend.craigslist.org/ctd/5315930896.html

2003 BMW Z4 - ONLY 76K!__PREMIUM & SPORT PKG - $8750

chandlerGTi
chandlerGTi UltraDork
12/4/15 4:23 p.m.

That looks nice, I look once a week at these but haven't pulled the trigger.

Karacticus
Karacticus GRM+ Memberand Reader
12/4/15 7:35 p.m.
mad_machine wrote: I can't say I ever saw the solstice coupe' side by side to the Z4 Coupe'. They look like half sisters

There's more than a little resemblance between many two seat coupes.

Woody
Woody GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/4/15 8:00 p.m.
rustysteel wrote: <a href="DSC_0008">interior

I'm not a big fan of woodgrain dashes, but that is waaaaaaaaaaayyyyy nicer than the dash in my Z3.

 photo IMG_6647_zpsgzc1mnh0.jpg

Petrolburner
Petrolburner HalfDork
12/4/15 9:18 p.m.

My goal is to get something a little less valuable so I don't have the guilt/depreciation from driving it during the winter. Additionally, to have something cheap enough that I don't have to make car payments. Unfortunately, I took the Corvette for about a 20 mile rip tonight and I don't feel like trading in anymore. I may still go test drive for research purposes anyway.

Petrolburner
Petrolburner HalfDork
12/5/15 1:22 p.m.

Ooofta, I drank the majority of a bottle of Fireball last night. My list of things to accomplish today looks pretty short.

NickD
NickD Reader
12/5/15 2:39 p.m.
Petrolburner wrote: Ooofta, I drank the majority of a bottle of Fireball last night. My list of things to accomplish today looks pretty short.

Once drank a full bottle of Fireball and then the next day got up and drove all the way from Nashville, TN to Rome, NY (14 and a half hours drive) straight through, only stopping for food and fuel. That was an experience

mr2peak
mr2peak Dork
12/6/15 2:10 a.m.

Petrolburner
Petrolburner HalfDork
12/7/15 1:44 p.m.

I have decided that if I were to go the BMW route, I'd prefer a Z3 to the Z4 based solely on looks.

Vigo
Vigo PowerDork
12/8/15 9:24 p.m.

I dont think the Solstice Coupe addresses what's wrong with the looks of the Solstice. At all. It's still hideous to me.

I also thought the Z4 was hideous ten years ago, but relative to modern styling, I hate to say Bangle was ahead of the times

I only thought (still think) the front was/is hideous, but i agree with the rest here!

Woody wrote: I'm not a big fan of woodgrain dashes, but that is *waaaaaaaaaaayyyyy* nicer than the dash in my Z3.  photo IMG_6647_zpsgzc1mnh0.jpg

I still think that looks good, other than the steering wheel.

rustysteel
rustysteel Reader
12/10/15 3:54 p.m.
Vigo wrote: I dont think the Solstice Coupe addresses what's wrong with the looks of the Solstice. At all. It's still hideous to me.
I also thought the Z4 was hideous ten years ago, but relative to modern styling, I hate to say Bangle was ahead of the times
I only thought (still think) the front was/is hideous, but i agree with the rest here!
Woody wrote: I'm not a big fan of woodgrain dashes, but that is *waaaaaaaaaaayyyyy* nicer than the dash in my Z3.  photo IMG_6647_zpsgzc1mnh0.jpg
I still think that looks good, other than the steering wheel.

I think I like the Z3 interior better, the Z4 seems too Bangled up, get it.

Robbie
Robbie GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
12/10/15 4:07 p.m.

z3 interior? or e30 interior?

p.s. if you can't figure out why the interior door handle placement is SOOO AWFUL in e30s, 318tis, and z3s, try grabbing the door handle with your other hand. no joke. (I'm talking about the door latch release lever - i guess there could be multiple 'door handles').

mr2peak
mr2peak Dork
12/11/15 2:41 a.m.
Petrolburner wrote: I have decided that if I were to go the BMW route, I'd prefer a Z3 to the Z4 based solely on looks.

The coupes look even better in person. It's a very hard car to photograph, the curves play hell with most lenses. Any fisheye whatsoever and the car starts to look strangely bulbous.

Petrolburner
Petrolburner HalfDork
12/11/15 1:17 p.m.

It's just the headlights and that long seam between the hood and front bumper that I don't like. Mainly.

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