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Reliability of BMW Z4

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2009 - 2020 BMW Z4

Thinking about buying a CPO BMW Z4. What's your experience with reliability in years 2012 to 2016?

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Response from AcuraT

10:30 pm August 19, 2018

There is very little information on this car out there because so few of them are sold. Highly priced it is not quite exotic car territory but pretty close. None of the regular sites have anything in their reliablity databasis, and the not data normallized Car Complaints website has little as well. It talks about the roof mechanism having problems over time (the #1, #2, and #3 issue with different wording). So if anything is going to go wrong, is the portable roof mechanism. After that, the steering sticks in the 2003 model year are the leading problem.

Here is the link to Car Complaints and the page pertaining to the model you are considering:


Best of luck.


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Response from LectroFuel

8:44 pm August 20, 2018

If you are willing to pay for a used German car, you should be able to pay for the potential repair expenses. Factor in the future problems before buying because that is where you will empty your wallet. The steering problem AcuraT found is in fact a common issue noted by NHTSA. They consider it a safety hazard.


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