The true emotional stimulus was the soft-top Z4 and its 225 horsepower drivetrain. So what's not to like? Data Unavailable Third Head Room in. Summary On certain passenger vehicles, under certain environmental conditions, a vapor lock in the fuel pump could occur causing the engine to stall. It has a performance pedigree evolved over years of racing and developing sports-car chassis for other manufacturers. The Boxster springs from the loins of perhaps the most prolific sports-car maker of all time. Data Unavailable Spare Bolt Pattern Data Unavailable Spare Tire Size Data Unavailable Interior Passenger Area Roadster-Z4 2. This is a great driver's car.
But they did, and the Z4, which replaced the Z3 for the 2003 model year, has a design that boldly goes where roadsters haven't dared to tread before. Data Unavailable Second Hip Room in. Basically with the answers to the questions I asked it scared me away from buying the truck from them. Optional 18-inchers are available, but impart more ride harshness. Data Unavailable Second Leg Room in. Data Unavailable Third Hip Room in.
It has a longer wheelbase and wider track than the Z3 model it replaced. Like other robotized manuals, the Direct Shift Gearbox uses electro-hydraulic controls to clutch and shift gears. Both the Boxster and Z4 feature fully automatic tops that go up and down with the push of a single button. Audi's Roadster makes particularly good use of aluminum, highlighting the radio cover, door pulls, rollbar hoops, door sills, and more. If I had the choice, I'd probably prefer mechanical, but it's really not a big deal at all. The engine is mounted behind the front-wheel centerline for good weight distribution.
Think of sports-car driving like wine tasting. Take, for instance, the unity of the metallic rings on the climate-control vents, steering wheel, shifter boot, center-stack controls, and fuel-filler door, the dimpled leather seats, and the exposed aluminum structure on the console. Now that the National Do Not Call list has freed our evenings and weekends from the unpleasantness of telemarketing solicitations, we have more time to attend to personal issues that don't involve 12 easy payments. Save for the twin-kidney grilles and inline-six engines, 's retro-inspired Z3 and avant-garde Z4 scarcely look like they came from the same car company. My Z4 is everything I hoped it would be and more.
It's amazing how much leg room this car has. Nissan's 350Z was the best-selling sports car last year, stealing first-place honors from the Corvette for a while. Data Unavailable Front Leg Room in. Remedy Dealers will install a resistor in the electrical line powering the fuel pump in order to prevent an occurrence of vapor lock. That said, the Audi is also weighed down by all the extra pieces of the all-wheel-drive system at 3650 pounds, the heaviest car in the test and is slowed by the friction involved in turning those parts.
The looks of the Z4 is outstanding and looks from others as well. I'd say every 7,500 to 10,000 miles is probably smarter. But its pricetag makes government plumbing look cheap, and to appreciate what you're paying for you've got to drive fast enough to irritate highway troopers in the next state. I get 32 not on the open road. Photo: Rob Rothwell, Canadian Auto Press relationship between man and machine, when the machine is the 2004 Z4.
The sports-tuned suspension setting was also on, a mode that tightens the throttle and steering response. After a seven-year hiatus, resurrected its long-running Z-car in 2003 as the 350Z Coupe and followed that a year later with the 350Z Roadster. The engine is fantastically smooth, of course. And perhaps that helps explain the 350Z's fourth-place finish. Failed to get data, please try again. With the metal roof removed and replaced by a short, buggy-style convertible top, the trunk looks too tall and too large, almost as if it's housing a rumble seat. You will be a believer and find a way to get one.
Data Unavailable Third Leg Room in. Z3, with its classic proportions and sporting heritage, stayed a popular favorite throughout its seven years, improving steadily in performance. And, surprise of surprises, this Porsche has luggage space in spades; there's a front trunk and another one behind the engine for a total of 9. Then there are the sports seats with memory settings, climate control airconditioning, elegant interior styling, 16-inch alloys, a rain sensor, automatic headlight control, front fog lights, an on-board computer, aluminium interior trim and a leather cover for the sports steering wheel, gear knob and handbrake. Throttle response is crisp with an inviting, edgy exhaust note trumpeting from the dual pipes. The Z4's long nose alludes to the wondrous straight-six under the bonnet. The Z-car's deep, well-bolstered seats garnered kudos for holding occupants in place.