What's the worst bit of your zed?

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Post by Steve84N » Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:00 am

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Post by Marlon » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:34 am

GuidoK wrote:
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Marlon wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:24 pm
It would appear that buying at the end of the model range means lots of niggles are ironed out - mine is a 2008. Probably goes for most manufacturers.
Mostly yes, but its not all good.
For instance retrofitting cruisecontrol/mfst and such. In the older versions it's still all prewired, in the later versions you need to install the wiring loom too :roll:

Tell me about it - no loom for the seats either :headbang:
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Post by mjennings23 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:46 pm

Front end! Peppered with stone chips and being a black car they're very noticeable!

I've toyed with the idea of a respray, but honestly it's used every day so I can't see it staying unmarked for long. I think I'd rather save the money for anything mechanical.

Don't get me wrong, it doesn't look bad and most people wouldn't bat an eyelid at the marks, but I've always been a bit picky over my own things! :rofl:

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Post by MrPT » Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:08 pm

enzed4 wrote:
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Rattles and creaks for me too. :x
Is that you or your car, MrPT :poke: :rofl:
Getting there. I'm starting to make a "hnnnggg!" noise getting in and out.
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Post by Smartbear » Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:36 pm

MrPT wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:08 pm
enzed4 wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:22 am
MrPT wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:40 pm
Rattles and creaks for me too. :x
Is that you or your car, MrPT :poke: :rofl:
Getting there. I'm starting to make a "hnnnggg!" noise getting in and out.
I used to crawl out of my Elise if I was having a bad day :rofl:
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Post by Dietcokeman » Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:23 am

Marlon wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:24 pm
It would appear that buying at the end of the model range means lots of niggles are ironed out - mine is a 2008. Probably goes for most manufacturers.
I'd love to agree with you here Colin , but I have had three Z's to date, a 2003 E85 which I sold with 82k on the clock, which was without any rattles or squeaks, and was easy to fit both MFSW and cruise to because of the looms being already fitted, and then a 2009. E89 sold with 42k on the clock, again no rattles or squeaks , and now an Z4M with 32k on the clock , and again no rattles or squeaks . Now I have to say I am one fussy bugger when it comes to buying cars , and for looking after them, so my conclusion is that I've realised your car and my car do not suffer from any of these rattles and squeaks because ......... they are both in the best colour .... Red ! :rofl:

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Post by Beedub » Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:32 am

small fuel tank.... wish it was larger.
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Post by 36valley » Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:35 pm

small speedometer.... wish it was larger. :(

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Post by Marlon » Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:06 pm

Dietcokeman wrote:
Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:23 am
Marlon wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:24 pm
It would appear that buying at the end of the model range means lots of niggles are ironed out - mine is a 2008. Probably goes for most manufacturers.
I'd love to agree with you here Colin , but I have had three Z's to date, a 2003 E85 which I sold with 82k on the clock, which was without any rattles or squeaks, and was easy to fit both MFSW and cruise to because of the looms being already fitted, and then a 2009. E89 sold with 42k on the clock, again no rattles or squeaks , and now an Z4M with 32k on the clock , and again no rattles or squeaks . Now I have to say I am one fussy bugger when it comes to buying cars , and for looking after them, so my conclusion is that I've realised your car and my car do not suffer from any of these rattles and squeaks because ......... they are both in the best colour .... Red ! :rofl:
An interesting theory Bryan - Red demands more attention, both on the road and on the assembly line :)
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Post by idej_jedi » Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:39 pm

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Door pin rattling right behind my ear! :x Need to try the insulation tape trick - one for the weekend.... Crappy glovebox catch - can never decide whether a gentle close or sharp slam is the best tactic.... Paint that seems to scratch/chip easily, but then takes forever to buff swirls out - why??? Crashy suspension - did BMW never look at the quality of UK roads when they designed the thing? I thought they did part of their testing on Belgian cobbles, not just at the Ring...

But then I park it up, walk away, look over my shoulder and forgive it :wink:
+1 for all the points you just mentioned - couldn't have picked them better myself. :thumbsup:
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