Yup, just the way i like it - that was the final decision maker. It's actually a 2008! Didn't break the budget as i need to save my pennies for all those extra options that this forum makes you spend on options. Funny as we all had/have Z4's. This particular one is a Z4M, the last "real" M Z car. And yes it only cam in a manual @CH61 ! Shame that you'd think i'd buy automatic! You are correct, they went hard top convertible after this model. Imo BMW has gone soft a bit after these real driver's cars to appeal the masses but we're all buying 992's so we know what a real car is! Funny how your Z4 is almost a mini version of your 992! Haha. Btw, my brother has a 981 Boxster and we now tease eachother but soon i will be trumping him with my 992! (hopefully!). And about the top down, i never understood why someone would buy a ragtop and keep the top up on a sunny 80 degree day!!! Top down 98% for me and it's only up when it rains!Good move @Als992! She’s beautiful and with the exact color combo you like. You will enjoy that convertible and maybe change your mind and get a 992 cab! LOL!
Reading your post, I was reminded EXACTLY how I felt during my own experience. And I did consider lots of other cars (new and used). One option was a Z4 like yours but the absence of a manual held me back. My first roadster was a 2008 Z4 (see pic) and then BMW decided to make it a hardtop 🙄 for a while with such a ridiculous trunk that I could barely fit a briefcase. Then the MT disappeared! 😡
Once I got the taste of Porsche with 2 consecutive Boxsters (987 and 981) I never looked back.
Congrats and welcome to the « top down » club! That’s how I drive mine 90% of the time. Did you get it new? View attachment 1015