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Post by Angelus666 » Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:23 pm

Low spec car.... :headbang: There's literally no original spec choices on these cars that add any value today. Sat Nav, Speakers, Parking Sensors, heated seats, Bluetooth....all pretty crap, clunky and prone to issues and can easily be bettered with some good aftermarket choices. I'd go so far to say that a low spec car will be what the collectors will look for in 10 years time.

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Post by flimper » Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:16 pm

Agree with the sat nav/audio/tech stuff, not sure I agree with the parking & heated seats though
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Post by SiJar » Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:21 pm

What about Aeros, engine strut bar, top of the range hifi and not the 10 speaker system, carbon leather dash trim, folding wing mirrors! All of which could have been ticked and fitted when ordered from new. So yes a low spec car in my mind asking top money!
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Post by flimper » Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:30 pm

Aeros and strut brace were options?
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Post by SiJar » Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:01 pm

Yes apparently, however they may have been out of the accessories catalog from new!
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Post by ShaunKC » Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:02 pm

SiJar wrote: Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:21 pm What about Aeros, engine strut bar, top of the range hifi and not the 10 speaker system, carbon leather dash trim, folding wing mirrors! All of which could have been ticked and fitted when ordered from new. So yes a low spec car in my mind asking top money!
Aeros and Strut bar were aftermarket, all be it BMW options, although I guess you could select them at purchase I doubt many did. Professional Hifi comes with the burden of Sat Nav. Although each to their own I would be surprised if the specification would put many, (if any) off and personally, I would say the car is more valuable without Sat Nav, even with the other options you mention missing.
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Post by Mr Tidy » Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:01 pm

With such limited numbers to choose from I don't think spec makes much difference to values.

I was pleased mine had the heated seats, parking sensors, cruise and DSP stereo but don't use the clunky Nav - although power-fold mirrors would have been nice.
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Post by Street » Sun May 02, 2021 9:47 am

It’s been a long 13 years since my last Z but looking for the Z4M I always wanted :P

I would have preferred a coupe but this looks fun. I’m going to look at it on Tuesday. Anyone recognise it or have an opinion?

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-detail ... 4010877469
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Post by flimper » Sun May 02, 2021 9:59 am

Looks nice, hope it all stacks up when you look at it :thumbsup:
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Post by Beemingallover » Sun May 02, 2021 10:18 am

Street wrote: Sun May 02, 2021 9:47 am It’s been a long 13 years since my last Z but looking for the Z4M I always wanted :P

I would have preferred a coupe but this looks fun. I’m going to look at it on Tuesday. Anyone recognise it or have an opinion?

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-detail ... 4010877469
Looks a bit grubby under the boot lid. Is the wind defector there, normally stored under the boot lid. Apart from that looks good. Driver's seat back looks good, sometimes there's wear and tear on seat back. Might need to budget for shell bearings at some stage (£700-800). Great colour combo. Price top end, haggle hard.
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Post by Mr Tidy » Sun May 02, 2021 6:48 pm

Street wrote: Sun May 02, 2021 9:47 am It’s been a long 13 years since my last Z but looking for the Z4M I always wanted

I would have preferred a coupe but this looks fun. I’m going to look at it on Tuesday. Anyone recognise it or have an opinion?

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-detail ... 4010877469
I love that colour combination, but they are asking strong money.

Not much more could get you a Coupe:-

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-detail ... sed&page=1
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Post by Street » Sun May 02, 2021 7:54 pm

Cheers for the feedback guys. I couldn't find any cheaper Z4MR's without being high milers. Your experience is appreciated and I'll be happy to hold out and see what else comes up. The blue does catch my eye.

Also noticed that the left exhaust looks a little lopsided. The MOT history mentions a back box coming loose which probably explains it. Still irritates my OCD so will have to have a good look.

I've been spying a few RS5's so I'm hoping the right Z4M comes up first. Cheaper and a better investment!
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Post by Papa_Zee » Sun May 02, 2021 7:57 pm

Street wrote: Sun May 02, 2021 7:54 pm Cheers for the feedback guys. I couldn't find any cheaper Z4MR's without being high milers. Your experience is appreciated and I'll be happy to hold out and see what else comes up. The blue does catch my eye.

Also noticed that the left exhaust looks a little lopsided. The MOT history mentions a back box coming loose which probably explains it. Still irritates my OCD so will have to have a good look.

I've been spying a few RS5's so I'm hoping the right Z4M comes up first. Cheaper and a better investment!
Love the RS5s but just so different form to a roadster... and a Z4M Roadster...!
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Post by Mr Tidy » Sun May 02, 2021 8:05 pm

Street wrote: Sun May 02, 2021 7:54 pm Also noticed that the left exhaust looks a little lopsided. The MOT history mentions a back box coming loose which probably explains it. Still irritates my OCD so will have to have a good look.
When I bought my MC the right hand exhaust was hanging lopsided.

I knew it had been fitted with Powerflow back boxes, and once it was up in the air the reason was pretty obvious! Badly fitted.... :o
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Based purely on what I have read I think it might be a plan to drive one of each before thinking seriously about buying an S5, but good luck with your search. :thumbsup:
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Post by srhutch » Sun May 02, 2021 10:44 pm

ShaunKC wrote: Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:02 pm
SiJar wrote: Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:21 pm What about Aeros, engine strut bar, top of the range hifi and not the 10 speaker system, carbon leather dash trim, folding wing mirrors! All of which could have been ticked and fitted when ordered from new. So yes a low spec car in my mind asking top money!
Aeros and Strut bar were aftermarket, all be it BMW options, although I guess you could select them at purchase I doubt many did. Professional Hifi comes with the burden of Sat Nav. Although each to their own I would be surprised if the specification would put many, (if any) off and personally, I would say the car is more valuable without Sat Nav, even with the other options you mention missing.
You can have DSP without Nav, but there are not many Spec’d that way.
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