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      12-25-2007, 01:36 AM   #1
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Test Drove Z4M... then drove my car

I consider my 335 one of the stiffest cars i've been in, especially after sway bars and what not. But today when i got in my 335 after test driving the Z4M i feel the car was so wobbly, steering is disconnected, i felt like i was driving a camry!

it's just weird.

Z4M BMW did a good job on tranny, steering, and obviously chassis.... me likey...
what i find is better on 335 than Z4M is the clutch feel, it's high but not as high as Z4M's. and the shifter is much smoother. altho i thought they both suck, and have a looong throw

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      12-25-2007, 01:43 AM   #2
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i've driven one as well...great looking and performing car, only problem is interior space either i am getting too fat or that darn car is so tiny
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      12-25-2007, 01:48 AM   #3
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yeah bmw shifters suck. they need to take a hint from honda. i'm dead serious for those who think i'm joking. S2000, NSX... nothing comes close to those shifters. NOTHING.
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Offer the Honda engineer some stock options I am sure he will be more than happy to design a badass transmission for BMW
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yeah bmw shifters suck. they need to take a hint from honda. i'm dead serious for those who think i'm joking. S2000, NSX... nothing comes close to those shifters. NOTHING.
+1, I test drove the new Porsche GT2 and shifter is amazing as well
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      12-25-2007, 05:27 PM   #6
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I like the Z4M shifter over the 335i.

+2 on the s2k shifter!
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      12-25-2007, 06:30 PM   #7
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+1, I test drove the new Porsche GT2 and shifter is amazing as well
What did you think of the 997 GT2?
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What did you think of the 997 GT2?
i think he prolly meant the 996 gt2. 997 version isnt out yet if im not mistaken
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      12-26-2007, 04:58 AM   #9
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yeah bmw shifters suck. they need to take a hint from honda. i'm dead serious for those who think i'm joking. S2000, NSX... nothing comes close to those shifters. NOTHING.
Agreed. Even more so on the S2000. I've never had a stick feel so good in my hand .
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my bro had a Z4M... I miss driving it...
he moved to germany.... he shipped it out there to drive it on the autobahn, shipped it back and sold it... (insurance is too expensive for a car with foreign plates... like 5,000 Euro a month)
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      12-26-2007, 12:54 PM   #11
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Did you drive a Z4MC or Z4MR? Cuz the Coupe is much stiffer than the roadie...
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      12-26-2007, 01:13 PM   #12
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I drove a Z4M Coupe down a poor B-road and was not impressed at all, maybe on a decent road my experience might has been different.
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      12-26-2007, 01:17 PM   #13
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Mazda Miata shifter is pretty good as well.
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Yeah, the gearbox on the S2000 was the best that I have ever felt in any car at any price. I guess you can get that feeling when there is no shift linkage involved.
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      12-26-2007, 09:05 PM   #15
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I drove a Z4M Coupe down a poor B-road and was not impressed at all, maybe on a decent road my experience might has been different.
It doesn't do bumps well...
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      12-27-2007, 07:20 AM   #16
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It doesn't do bumps well...
Funny you should mention that because the dealer I am using has only B-roads around it and he told me that the Z4M Coupe hasn't sold anywhere near as well as he expected. So your words might just be the reason, apart from that the thing is plenty quick.
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Yeah, it's definately not on the luxury side of the spectrum. The suspension is really stiff and if you hit a bump you know about it. But, that's all part of the feedback you get from a sports car.
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Yeah, when you get on a nice curvy road you get sold very quickly though... that was my downfall
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Yeah, when you get on a nice curvy road you get sold very quickly though... that was my downfall
exactly!!! this is the convo between me and the sales person

"you like it?"
"yah, stiff and responsive enough.. love the steering"
"go all the way to el toro"
"that's far man"
"just do it"
"see that hill on ur right... go there you must go down that hill"

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i think he prolly meant the 996 gt2. 997 version isnt out yet if im not mistaken

Nope, I meant the 997 GT2

It's an amazing car but I wouldn't want to drive one everyday.
A serious driver's car, drive is totally different than a 997 Turbo.
While the turbo has a hard semi-comfy ride, the GT2 is even stiffer, the seats are so tight I could barely fit into them, but the driving experience was great, it's like driving a super car, it is a super car after all isn't it lol. Steering, braking, shifting, all so precise and perfect you think theres no way it could be improved.
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The new GT2 would be a great car to have...now how do I get rich enough to buy one....
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