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      06-04-2009, 02:05 PM   #1
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Best BMW Convertible

Hi Folks,

My father is looking into getting a BMW convertible. Right now he is leaning towards the new z4 as he was a huge z8 fan and he feels like from a design standpoint it is the z8's successor.

However, we test drove the m6 which was awesome but he cannot justify the price tag.

Can you give me some feedback/experiences you have had with BMW's convertibles?

Thanks!
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      06-04-2009, 02:12 PM   #2
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      06-04-2009, 02:15 PM   #3
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e93 335 ...got one...modded all up too...plus theres nothing better than a hard top
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      06-04-2009, 05:04 PM   #4
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If he liked the Z8 and is looking for a similar experience, you gotta go with a roadster. How about an MZ4R?
On the M6, if you aren't particular about buying one new, those are one of the hardest hit with early depreciation in the current lineup. Get a used one instead and save 50% of MSRP
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      06-04-2009, 09:31 PM   #5
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      06-05-2009, 12:50 AM   #6
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      06-05-2009, 08:26 PM   #8
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z4 3.0si or z4m to me, they are small enough to grab the roadster feel and simply a ball of fun in the turns!
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      06-05-2009, 08:40 PM   #9
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      06-05-2009, 10:50 PM   #10
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He should be able to find an M6 for less than a new Z4 Sdrive35i, and like the new Z4 the M6 does a nice job as luxury cruise machine and heavy hitter (500hp V10, remember). However, it's only a matter of time before we start seeing 400hp new Z4s, thanks to the turbos and piggybacks.
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well out of the current ones that are somewhat fast u have 135i, 335i, Z4 TT, M3, 650i, Used M6. And if you aren't dead set on bmw, check out the Boxster S and 911 Cabs.
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what does your dad want?

an actual sports car or a touring car

sports car - Z4M
touring car - e93 M3 or M6 vert


does he want to shift and have a luxury touring convertible?

then the e93 M3 is his only choice
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oh come on, m3 verts are pigs
all very relative...to some enthusiasts, anything with leather, heated seats, climate control, interior body panels, carpet, instrumentation, air conditioning, and stereo systems is a pig.... so unless you're talking M3 CSL, any BMW is a pig

I dont think any BMW on the market today is sub 3000lbs is it?
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I dont think any BMW on the market today is sub 3000lbs is it?
116i three door hatch maybe? haha
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all very relative...to some enthusiasts, anything with leather, heated seats, climate control, interior body panels, carpet, instrumentation, air conditioning, and stereo systems is a pig.... so unless you're talking M3 CSL, any BMW is a pig

I dont think any BMW on the market today is sub 3000lbs is it?
Only their motorcycles are under 3000lbs

Granted with all the safety and techno stuff that all car manuf. are adding, there are very few cars for sale (in the US), that are under 3,000 and have an engine larger than a lawnmower.
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Only their motorcycles are under 3000lbs

Granted with all the safety and techno stuff that all car manuf. are adding, there are very few cars for sale (in the US), that are under 3,000 and have an engine larger than a lawnmower.
Boxster and Cayman are under 3000 and they aren't slow by any means.
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