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Pros: The handling ability on the road.
Cons: lack of spaceI received my z4 for my 50th anniversary from a fantastic husband, who thought his wife needed a little red car. I have thoroughly enjoyed the car, some time I wish for a little more space, but the sporty look makes up for it. It is a great car for this grannie!
Pros: Her overall sassy look.
Cons: The run flat tires.Bought this 330i sedan as a CPO. If it wasn't for the 'run flat tires' ... my satisfaction would would be at 100% excellence. Other than that, I have no complaints and enjoy driving her with lot's of pride.
Pros: 2nd, 3rd, throttle response, handling
Cons: Electronic nanny intervenes too early
Advice: Buy share in tyre companies to compensate for smile generationI have one of these beasts, and it is just that, staggering power, only a right foot away. First gear is only a prelude to the action, and mostly is burning rubber for 2-3 seconds, 2nd is great, pulls like a train, excellent for darting around town...3rd is the bad boy, and cranks to 115-120 faster than you can say 'jail'. After that it's moved into full on rocket ship. The throttle response is incredible, think it, and it's done. Brakes are huge, and will shock you how fast they can drop mph. Overall this is a barely disguised race car, will scare passengers senseless, and put a smile on your face. It really is a shocker from 20-100, and eats Tarmac like no tomorrow. Handling is supurb. Not for the timid. Buy one, and you will not regret it.
Cons: The iDrive takes up to a month to learn
Advice: Do not buy this car unless you are comfortable with technology and are not afraid of power.I own a 2006 Interlagos Blue M5 (the best color) with Black interior. I must say, I did not like the rear styling at first. I did not like the idrive. I did not like the voice commands. I did not like the lack of fog lights. Then I hit the M button. I quickly realized that no fog lights means more air intake. The iDrive takes about a month to learn then it is 2nd nature. The rear is built that way to hold multiple sets of golf clubs and the voice commands you learn over time. As for power/handling? I do not care what you drive, this is better. Honestly, this is about a close you as you can get to a Ferrari without a horse on the hood. This car is not for newbies or technophobes. It is for people with passion. A sleeper to the unknowing and a dream to the informed. I do wish it got better gas mileage, but when I paid $94,000 for it I knew what I was getting. My only other fault is that you have so many options. Just make them fully loaded out the door.. everyone I know who owns one gets the full barrel anyway. I will only get rid of this beast when they make the next M5.
Pros: Sport Feature/Looks
Cons: Cup Holder.
Advice: Just take it for a ride. It sells itself. As for the exterior, it's very subjective. Either you like it or not.This is one of the best sport car values on the market. In addition, it's just fun to drive. Responsive, powerful and has great looks. This is the first car that actually makes me look for reasons to go to the grocery store. A truly hot car and comfortable to drive.
Pros: the look
Cons: getting car sick driving it
Advice: take a long test drive2007 BMW 335I, SEDAN 4 DR, 3.0L L6 FI DOHC 24V, Bridgestone 18' low pro run flats. My first year has been filled with -Jerkiness when starting from a stopped position, or when geared down to corner -Lunging forward when braking. Very strong, pronounced downshifting - even at slower speeds -Harsh shifting between gears -iDrive frequently shutting down for no reason. -Low pro tires: side walls worn out after 15k miles (no refund offered)
Cons: The lack of even a tiny bit of space behind the seats
Advice: Test drive with and without the sport pkgI fell for the coupe's looks, but the test drive showed it has a great engine and transmission. Also comes standard with a very good sound system, which you can actually use as the coupe is a bit quieter than the roadster. The materials used in the interior and the overall design are almost impossible to fault. The Z has a much cleaner and simpler instrument/control cluster than any of BMW's other cars. Only significant gripe is with way the run-flat tires feel on bumpy roads. The steering is very good, but falls short of the standard of my old 328i (1998). But then, so do most cars.