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#213 of 255 2005 Z4 - does it have bluetooth
Jan 28, 2007 (11:01 am)
I am looking at an out of state 2005 Z4 at carmax. They can't seem to determine if it has bluetooth or not. I have pictures on the interior, dashboard, and steering wheel.
Is there a particular button on the steering wheel or stereo that would confirm whether it has bluetooth?
Jun 17, 2007 (11:56 am)
I'm considering purchasing a used BMW Z3 (1997-1999). I test drove a 2.5L 1998 Z3 and liked the ride and handling very much. What kind of repair and maintenance costs is the Z3 known for? Are parts for the Z3 made here or only in Germany?
I've researched the Z3 and know it's praised for it's ride and handling. The interior quality is a little lacking, so there will probably be more interior maintenance costs for this car. With snow tires, how does the Z3 handle on wet or snowy roads? Any advice will be greatly appreciated!
#215 of 255 RUN FLAT TIRES
Jul 04, 2007 (8:50 am)
I am planning to purchase either a 2004 or 2005 Z-4. I do not like the run flats. They are dangerous and I know two people who had flat tires with a vehicle with installed run flats. The tires do not stay inflated for 50 miles as the tire manufactures claim. The damaged tires stays inflated for about 10-15 miles and runs completely flat damaging the rim.You must purchase a new tire and a rim at a cost of $700.00. I would like to know if any owner of a Z-4 changed there tires to regular seasonal tires? Will the Z-4 accept a compact spare in the trunk? What size type tire and rim for the compact spare? I know you must use a scissor type jack. Tried 3 dealerships and BMW USA never received an answer. One dealer stated if a Z-4 owner put regular tires on the car it will damage the suspension and void any warranty. I think this statement is bull. I would appreciate a reply. My E-mail jlettiecomcast.net. Thanks
#216 of 255 BMW Z4: Model Change?
Jun 08, 2007 (8:54 am)
Does anyone know when we can expect BMW to make drastic changes to the Z4. I have heard through rumors (searching google) that a new Z4 can be expected in 2009 or 2010. Is there any truth to this? Doesn't BMW do model changes every 7 years or so, which would be on target to that 2009/2010 date.
#217 of 255 transmission knocking?
Dec 04, 2007 (4:31 pm)
Anyone have any issues with the transmission making a knocking noise? It doesn't do it all the time - of course it doesn't do it when I take it in to have a mechanic look at it. Wondering if anyone had the same issues.
#218 of 255 Z4 Chokes / Coughs on startup
Dec 29, 2007 (9:11 am)
I had left my car in the garage for about 35 days as I was outside the country. Upon my return I had to charge the batteries. The batteries are now fully charged but the car does not react to the accelerator. Makes a funny choking / knocking sound and the ride is very bumpy on the second gear. Not sure what to do?
Any suggestion to at least make it to the dealer.
#219 of 255 Re: Z4 Chokes / Coughs on startup [ramu]
Dec 30, 2007 (9:16 pm)
Have you contacted BMW? Maybe the gas tank has water in it.
#220 of 255 Z$.vs. Saturn Sky Red Line model
Mar 22, 2008 (1:48 pm)
To anyone who considered getting a Saturn Sky Red Line model, but bought a Z4 instead...
Check out the 08 Saturn Sky Edmunds.com forums....evidently, there are MAJOR issues with the brakes on these cars, or maybe I should say "lack of brakes". There are already over 40 complaints registered on NHTSA'a web-site about brake failure.
I'm glad I got a Z4 instead!
#221 of 255 Repeated Z4 problems.
Apr 18, 2008 (11:06 am)
">I have a 2007 Z4 3.0i. In the 18 months I have owned the car, it has been in the dealership for 53+ days for the same problem: a faulty engine warning light. According to the dealership, they have tried every fix in the book at least twice. I have also had faulty airbag warning lights, a driver-side window that goes up and down of its own accord, and wipers that "click" - an inherent design flaw, I'm told by the dealer.
It has taken us almost a year to get BMW to come to the table to discuss a resolution (we meet next week). I'm told that their position on this is to work on the car "for as long as it takes," an unsatisfactory resolution and exploitation of their warranty in light of the expense and incredible inconvenience to date.
Has anyone else had similar problems with their Z4?
PS: An acquaintance's husband owned a 2007 Z4 that set itself on fire as he was driving, and it incinerated itself just after he managed to stop the car and escape. It was so badly burned, they couldn't determine what the problem was. Be forewarned.
#222 of 255 Re: Repeated Z4 problems. [beverleyb]
Apr 18, 2008 (1:46 pm)
I also have an 07 Z4 (Coupe), and have experienced no such issues or problems. I had a minor squeak, which my dealer fixed during the first oilchange.
Sounds like you got a lemon, alright.
However, I have not heard of or read about any fire related issues on the Z4...
One question...have you tried another dealer for repairs? With that much time in the shop, have you explored the Lemon Laws in your state?