'03 z4 3.0 What to Look For

2003 - 2009, roadster, coupe, facelift
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Post by Sandperson » Sat May 01, 2021 8:06 pm

I hope this is the right place for this. Going to see the above on Monday. It looks clean from the photos, nothing outrageous in the MOT history. It's got 141K on the clock. What should I be checking before I chuck my money at the bloke? :D

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Post by bigwinn » Sat May 01, 2021 8:16 pm

Have a look on here there are plenty of guides to highlight common issues

At 141k you’d hope that there is history of a load of areas that will wear out on an 18 year old car

Deffo take it for a drive, watch and listen for oddities over bumps etc.

The engine is a good one but the weak points are water pump, DISA valve which are all searchable on here

Got an advert or reg number- the best indicator now of a cars provenance is it’s mot history?

Welcome though- it’s a good forum here!
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Post by bigwinn » Sat May 01, 2021 8:38 pm

Good looking car- right number of cylinders and 3 litre…

Spec looks good too

Check the service history though
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Post by bigwinn » Sat May 01, 2021 8:40 pm

Mot history doesn’t look too bad

https://www.check-mot.service.gov.uk/
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Post by Sandperson » Mon May 03, 2021 8:41 pm

Went and had a drive today, it's a beauty (and a beast).

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Post by bigwinn » Mon May 03, 2021 8:42 pm

is that you committing?

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Post by Sandperson » Mon May 03, 2021 10:47 pm

I’m fully committed. 🤪

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Post by Chris_D » Tue May 04, 2021 8:37 am

Check for oil leaks.
Ask dealer/seller if you can put a code reader on it to check for any fault codes.
Mine threw up a few on inspection. All solvable issues I thought but I I turned it into a haggling point and haggled a nice discount from the seller.
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Post by firebobby » Tue May 04, 2021 11:41 am

Looks like it sold, did you buy it.
Why do people call these convertibles, they were designed to be a roadster. It wasn't converted from a coupe or saloon?
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Post by Sandperson » Tue May 04, 2021 11:54 am

firebobby wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 11:41 am Looks like it sold, did you buy it.
Why do people call these convertibles, they were designed to be a roadster. It wasn't converted from a coupe or saloon?
Yep, picking it up at the weekend.

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Post by firebobby » Tue May 04, 2021 3:29 pm

Sandperson wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 11:54 am
firebobby wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 11:41 am Looks like it sold, did you buy it.
Why do people call these convertibles, they were designed to be a roadster. It wasn't converted from a coupe or saloon?
Yep, picking it up at the weekend.
Well done 👍
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Post by Haro » Tue May 04, 2021 5:29 pm

firebobby wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 11:41 am Looks like it sold, did you buy it.
Why do people call these convertibles, they were designed to be a roadster. It wasn't converted from a coupe or saloon?
Convertible doesn't mean converted from a coupe, it means a car with a folding roof that converts from closed to open top and vice versa. Roadster is the American version, no one has ever commented that I have a roadster, always a convertible.

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Post by firebobby » Tue May 04, 2021 6:16 pm

Haro wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 5:29 pm
firebobby wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 11:41 am Looks like it sold, did you buy it.
Why do people call these convertibles, they were designed to be a roadster. It wasn't converted from a coupe or saloon?
Convertible doesn't mean converted from a coupe, it means a car with a folding roof that converts from closed to open top and vice versa. Roadster is the American version, no one has ever commented that I have a roadster, always a convertible.
You will find that they are mainly referred to as roadsters on here.
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Post by bigwinn » Tue May 04, 2021 6:38 pm

Well done bud

Looking forward to pictures!
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