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BMW Z4, Convertible
#79 of 255 Cash Back
Nov 10, 2003 (4:31 pm)
I'm in the market for a Z4 and went to my local dealer last week to discover 20 or so on the lot.Almost all of them were 2003s.
They didn't offer it, but it turns out BMW is trying to clear out those 03s and offering some pretty hefty dealer incentives. You can get $5,000 off the 3.0s and $4,500 off the 2.5s.
That's BMW's contribution, I've already found a dealer who will knock another 1,000 off of that, for a total of 6,000 off msrp....
Makes it pretty tough to resist...
#80 of 255 Cash back
Nov 11, 2003 (11:11 am)
tmthyp, I'm looking for a new 2003 z4... you mentioned some nice dealer incentives; where did you get those numbers from, and which state do you live in? Thx.
#81 of 255 Cash back
Nov 11, 2003 (12:10 pm)
It's a nationwide BMW program....any dealer should have them....
#82 of 255 Z4 excellent CPO buy
Nov 11, 2003 (5:22 pm)
A roadster like the Z4 is a funny car because it will command somewhat of a premuim price as a new car, but there should be plenty of year old (right now) models with low mileage for a good price. Many people buy a Z4 and can't live with it year round, or the wife gets pregnant and they've got to buy a sedan, minivan, or SUV, or they decide they can't make the payments anymore on the third car. Dealers salivate at people who trade their cars in after a year (or less) because the person takes a bath and the dealer sells it as a low mileage CPO car for a big markup. So go in at the end of the month, in November, December, or January and bring your negotiating skills. People who are out west or down south where dealer supply of Convertibles is tight, consider buying the car in the Northeast where dealers have these cars sitting on their lots for months!
#83 of 255 cash back/northeast
Nov 11, 2003 (8:41 pm)
well.....If I just stayed in South Jersey, Z4 would be (almost) no problem - now I travel from VA to VT.
So, again....6 cyl "small" rwd car can't be all that bad, any worse in the elements than a 3 series coupe??...I enjoy my XI, but, really no other car in the entire line is awd...so, why may the Z4 really be any worse.
and, yes...'03 models are $5k off....but, you have to take what is left-over...wrong colors, wrong options, etc
Plenty here in "mid-atlantic"....just none(zero)of the what i wanted exactly w/in 300 miles....so, i'll wait for the '04 & get the better residual ( the trade-off from lower residual of these last '03 models...)
Nov 21, 2003 (2:48 pm)
Living in Manhattan, I don't get to drive much but I'm sure to exit the garage more than once during the winter. The stock run-flats probably won't perform well in the snow so I'm hoping that the car's electronics (along with a lighter touch on the accelerator and the Sport Mode switched off) will prevent any loss of control.
Yesterday I saw the TV commercial for the $5,000 incentive. That's to be expected due to the cold weather slowdown of demand for convertibles as well as the end of the '03 model year. I got a great below MSRP deal in April so most of you should be able to find a Z4 at a good price.
Nyccarguy, mine is a 3.0 Sterling Grey with red leather, 6 speed and Sport Package - probably identical to the one you saw up in Westchester. I had to order mine; it took 6 weeks. I bought it from Wide World of Cars in Spring Valley.
#85 of 255 Z4 in the snow
Nov 23, 2003 (5:14 am)
I hope, from my other comments on this board, you all know that I LOVE my Z4. There had been some comments about snow, and I just wanted to share my one-time experience. I travel 42 miles each way to work on three very busy major highways to get there, and if ANYTHING happens, traffic jams can cause my drive to be 2 hours or more. In winter storms where we have left work early, it has taken 3 or more hours to get home. My 323i was actually pretty good in snow, I thought, and I hear the xi is great in snow.
Clearance....oh yeah, for sure a Z4 problem. My take on Z4 in snow, personnally, is that when you have no choice but to go out in snow, make it as safe as you can. Since I have an SUV also, to me it's a no-brainer which car we take. As stated by jwilson1, when driving in snow, more than ever, drive safe and smart, extra weight, etc. And please to all drivers everywhere....DO NOT TAILGATE. I see accidents all the time because people don't give themselves enough room to stop. Really stupid. SO drive it in snow if you'd like, if you have run-flats, replace them for winter, extra weight, anything you can do, do it. And pray for Spring. If I drive the SUV to work for more than 3 days at a time, I am jones-ing for my Z4.
#86 of 255 Discounts on Z4s
Nov 23, 2003 (5:17 am)
I had my Z4 in for the first oil change yesterday. I saw at least 15 Z4s in the lot, all marked down. Many of the 2.5s were 30k. A few Z4s were 35-37K. Lots of colors, red, black, white, merlot. This is in Doylestown PA.
#87 of 255 Infiniti G35s
Nov 23, 2003 (5:25 am)
To msiseng, I seriously considered a G35 coupe b4 getting my Z4. Drove it twice, got best deals. On the day i was ready to buy, I went back, with my wife, she drove it, liked it alot. It is a sweet car, but I was uncomfortable in the drivers seat, feeling a little cramped, no room on the sides of the seat to get to controls there. Just when the dealer thought he had me, I said that I wouldn't feel right doing this until I went to the BMW dealer to look around first. He knew I'd never be back (I already was driving a 323i, which is still the best car I have EVER had).
I went to Thompson in Dolyestown, spent 3 hours and came home with the Titanium Z4. No regrets. I can't imagine how I would have felt leaving my 3 at an Infiniti dealer, it was hard enough at BMW, but it got a good new home.
Good luck with your car, and next time, TRUST me, go get a BMW.
#88 of 255 Pa in the snow
Nov 23, 2003 (4:39 pm)
just asking, for snow...i was considering trying to get a dealer to switch-out the the run-flat for good all-season's, and, not have to trade between "summer & winter" tires...any thoughts?
won't be buying till early spring, need to finish my lease on the xi.
and, people keep speaking of ground clearance
( an unpublished # )...w/out sport option, seems to be same clearance as 3 series, where xi is only xtra 1/2 higher...so, where is the "problem"?
and, we're not talking about the torque of an M-series, or anything crazy....so....it should be able to be driven conseratively & safely in poor weather, no?
just concerned when using this as an "everyday" car here in delaware valley area.