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      03-27-2019, 09:47 PM   #1
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It's growing on me....

In a year or two, I'll probably retire my E90 M3 to mostly track duty. Prior to the M3 I had an NC Miata and loved driving with the top down. I think a roadster is in my future and the more I see and hear the new Z4, the more I think it might end up in my garage. Also considering a used 2016 F-type V6 Manual. That car sounds and looks so good and having a manual would be a big bonus. Would love to cruise the California coast in either of those cars.

One requirement would be to have enough trunk space for a bit of luggage and a case or two of wine. I think the Z4 might have the edge there. Anyone else cross shopping the F-Type and Z4?
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      03-28-2019, 02:30 AM   #2
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The F type is such an incredible design. I can barely think of an (affordable within reason) car that still looks so good on sale today. I'm not sure if you've had a chance to drive the manual in it but some uk reviews said in this instance it didn't add to the equation.

I am huge BMW fan boy, hence the post count, BUT for me if I was cross shopping these 2 I'd be torn.

Z4 = Tech, weight, engine and recent model

F Type = Looks, sound

Edit: just to check is it the F Type convertible? For once I think the coupe looks much nicer

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If you need any kind of trunk space, the F-type is out. I can't figure out what is taking up all the room. A previous model Z4 with a hard top as more room.

Agree the F-type is beautiful, and sound great. Especially the 8cyl one. It's also the one of the few that isn't drive by wire, and you can get a manual with. Electronics are way out of date. A lot of complaints about that I've read. The F's also depreciate way faster than the BMW (never thought that was possible.). Dealer had a 2 year old v8 F-type with 8k miles for $60k. Was $110k new. Was sold before I could test drive it.
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If you need any kind of trunk space, the F-type is out. I can't figure out what is taking up all the room. A previous model Z4 with a hard top as more room.

Agree the F-type is beautiful, and sound great. Especially the 8cyl one. It's also the one of the few that isn't drive by wire, and you can get a manual with. Electronics are way out of date. A lot of complaints about that I've read. The F's also depreciate way faster than the BMW (never thought that was possible.). Dealer had a 2 year old v8 F-type with 8k miles for $60k. Was $110k new. Was sold before I could test drive it.
The Top Gear Clarkson episode where he has the F Type vert and goes 'shopping' is incredible.

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It's funny, I saw a guy from the UK on YouTube that has an F-type and has been documenting his ownership the last 3 years. One of the episodes, he talks about a trip to France where he fits quite a bit of wine and his luggage into the trunk.

Just out of curiosity, I looked on Turo and it turns out there's a guy in San Diego that rents out his 2016 F-Type S for about $120 day. I think I'm gonna rent it one weekend and try it out. There's also a Boxster S, C6 and C7 'Vette's. Maybe someone will have a new Z4 soon. Might be a way to "get by" for a bit until I can pick up a used 2019 or 2020 Z4 M40i.
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Spent the last few weeks trying to decide on a roadster - the F-Type is beautiful... but the trunk is roughly the size of a large briefcase. Just no way to rationalize it.
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Fun to drive, but I think the Jaguar is due for refresh. So if you want the newer car, you should wait or get the Z4. (Just a different aspect to what others were saying, not sure if it's important to you.)
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after looking at the trunk of the Z4, i'm actually thinking its kind of practical.

9.9 cubic feet.

I owned an 05 G35 coupe a long while ago which ... amazingly has a 7.6 cubic foot trunk and if you aren't someone that is making costco runs etc regularly I think 10 cubic feet is totally fine.

These days with amazon and all these delivery services etc, I realize I need a huge trunk way way less. Everything large I ever buy is too big to fit in even my sedans trunk so having a larger trunk that is still too small isn't really a lot better than a smaller trunk
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I currently own an F type V8S and just ordered a Z4 M40i. The F type is a great car and with the V8, it's brutally fast. It's also a bit heavy (3850 lbs, more for AWD versions), large for the segment and can be a bit obnoxious. Yes, trunk space on the F type is limited for those that care. I bought the BMW because I wanted something lighter and more dynamic and my wife wasn't comfortable driving the F type due to the size, visibility and ....well, it scared her - that may have been my fault.

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