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Z4 25 53.19%
S2000 18 38.30%
other (USD max of 35K) 4 8.51%
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Old 10-16-2003, 09:42 PM   #1
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2003 Z4 2.5 Vs. 2004 S2000

so I'm stuck between these two cars right now. my local BMW dealer has a nice silver 2.5 with the sports suspension and a 38K (USD) sticker that he will let go for 32K us.

OR

I can buy the new 2004 S2000 for about the same price.

which would you choose?

NOTE: if you're going to select other then it must be a brand new roadster of some kind.
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Old 10-16-2003, 09:50 PM   #2
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How about 350Z ?
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Old 10-16-2003, 09:56 PM   #3
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s2k no doubt...
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Old 10-16-2003, 09:59 PM   #4
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Would you consider used cars in that price range?

Z06 Vette?
Slightly used S2000 + add a comptech supercharger
E36 M3?
E39 540i?

You have a lot of choices available. Go out a start test driving. Out of the 2 you mentioned though, I'd take the S2000 hands down.
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Old 10-16-2003, 10:01 PM   #5
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Depends on your driving style and taste.

Do you like the sound of VTEC or Inline-6?
Do you like having to raise the revs very high to get the power going or do you like the torquey feeling from the line-6?

If I were restricted b/w these choices I'd choose the S2K.

By the way the 350Z does have a convertible/roadster version, is that out of the price range?
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Old 10-16-2003, 10:15 PM   #6
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S2000, the 2.5 Z4 is too slow.
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Old 10-16-2003, 10:17 PM   #7
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S2000, the 2.5 Z4 is too slow.
What cars have you been driving?



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s2000, such a nice car, and it dominates in all the roadster reviews. I'm probably gonna get one in 4 years if its still around
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z4 and s2000

I'd still rather have a Z4. Much nicer look.

What is it with BMW and their low ball horsepower? Sure sure, they have high torque but still. Compare a 2.5 and an S2000. The S2000 has a way lower quarter mile.

BMW needs to swallow their high class pride and get with the horsepower wars if they want to sell more cars.

People may argue saying that BMW doesn't Have to compete in the horepower wars because of their superiour handling, yada yada. I disagree, the perfect example is the horespower of the new 325i, the new 530 and the new Z4. All underrated for horsepower against its competition. The 5-series is even underrated for torque.
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Old 10-16-2003, 11:04 PM   #11
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bmw got a Z8 for those that have money and one average roadster. Thats why it it called bmw.
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Old 10-16-2003, 11:09 PM   #12
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Hey uncle J , Z4 is too slow? But In canada the speed limit is 60-50 on roads and highway 100-110.
then why would I need so much speed when you can not push it all the way . Maybe in 4AM in the morning.
Those old people have brain that's why they roll like kinds in tehir seveners. Besiders brain they got $$ 2.
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Hey uncle J , Z4 is too slow? But In canada the speed limit is 60-50 on roads and highway 100-110.
then why would I need so much speed when you can not push it all the way . Maybe in 4AM in the morning.
Those old people have brain that's why they roll like kinds in tehir seveners. Besiders brain they got $$ 2.
just my 0000..0000003 cents
So should we all be driving 100hp Honda Hybrids?
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z4 is about 200Hp not 100hp pretty good to move it.
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z4 is about 200Hp not 100hp pretty good to move it.
Well from your argument above, even 200hp is too much.

Either way, I'm pretty sure the 2.5 has 183hp.

S2000 has 240, can outhandle the Z4 and is more of a sporty car.
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