That is my 2009 BMW Z4. I bought it in May, 2016 and, I believe, I am the second owner. When the car is running without any warning bells, it’s great, but I have had to spend A LOT of money in maintenance. Would you believe $2,600 just to fix two transmission leaks?
As the child of Holocaust survivors (crawl back under your rocks, deniers, it did happen) I had misgivings about buying a German car. I will NEVER own a Volkswagen or any other vehicle related to that company. Maybe my difficulties are bad karma; I don’t really believe that, but I can see people making the connection.
The car is no longer stock. The most significant upgrade is a Dinan Stage 2 performance modification. Dinan claims that stage creates 74 additional HP and 101 additional LB-FT of torque. The car wasn’t slow to begin with as its stock rating was 300 HP/300 LB-FT and only weighs 3,400-ish pounds. I do notice a marked difference when I give the throttle a love tap with my right foot.
What do you drive?