You'll love this car. I drove it from the east coast when I moved here and I can't part with it, but I can live with sharing the joy. I've hit 88 mph but I did not travel back in time, much to my disappointment ;)
A little more info:
- 3.0si inline 6 cyl - 6 speed short throw manual - 215HP - 3090lbs - 0-60 in 5.4s
- new Run Flat tires and brakes
- only 90k miles - low for a car this age
- exterior is near perfect (when the birds leave her alone)
- top is soft / automatic - needless to say, there's no blind spot with the top down
- sport mode button for a little more HP, tighter suspension, and quicker throttle response - technically a lot more HP per lb - 255 HP, 0-60 in 5.1s
- the performance wheels have a larger surface area in the back for added traction
- it's very low to the ground so be careful on dips and speed bumps
- typical of BMWs, it has rollback prevention (aka Hill Assist) which in SF makes life a lot easier on the hills -
- trunk space is not affected with the top down
- heated seats for when you get chilly
- all that power and 27 mpg hwy (if you're not going 90 down the 5, that is)
- Bluetooth connectivity (although depending on your phone you may have problems, I've heard this is the case with many installations these days)
Just got an oil change (full synthetic) so it's a smooth ride.
If you are comparing this car to a Porsche, the major difference is that the engine weight is in the front so when you take a turn you won't feel like there's a large bear hanging onto the back of the car. It's also lighter and brakes faster which makes it safer to drive.
Oh, and her name is Hilde, short for Brunhilde, pronounced Hil-dee. She likes to go fast and turns on a dime but please be gentle with her clutch, and only give her the good stuff (91 octane).
How do I connect to the Bluetooth?
There's a little green pairing button on the dash. Hold that for a few seconds until the Tranzit Blu option comes up in your device list. Connect to that and then make sure the radio is tuned to 100.3.
If it doesn't show up in your device list right away please try again. Some phones are different.
2006 BMW Z4New Tires - Sport Package - 6spd manual - low miles15536
Very nice experience with Zach. Great communication, very arranging and helpful! Will do it again and highly recommend Zach!
I'm a squared away 55 yr old who's owned over 25 German cars. And I loved Turo till a few days ago.
After we reserved this car 6 hours in advance, which IMHO is overpriced for an 11 yr old car compared to other listings (it was close and convenient), Zach failed to reach out or respond by message, phone or text until 20 min before the ride time, causing us to wonder if he or the car was for real.
He sent us to an address that the car was not at (around the corner down the street), never met us, and when we got to the car it was filthy on the outside (didnt' bother to open the door).
I immediately texted him and said "no deal".
He tells me to clean the car. WTF
Turo puts my account on hold so I can't rent another car.
I text him further asking him to check his email, which per Turo allowed him to cancel the trip.
He then proceeds to tell me he is in New York at a wedding and he'll deal with it the next day.
Whereby he emails me and continues to insult me about how he's having to refund me over a "10 minute wash", not wanting to argue over such a "small amount".
The amount I paid for the car was trivial compared to the loss of a day planning around this trip, traveling to the car, back to the hotel, etc.
Unbelievable how this guy could never communicate, try to shove a dirty car on me while he's across the country, then try to put it on me till the end.
How can one explain what a relief it was to have been in a real jam and have someone help you out.
This is what happened to me, I booked Zachs Z4 only a few hours before picking it up. I had made several reservations the day before and systematically had been declined, refused and just short changed by first time Turo renters and other booking sites as well like Eagle Rider. I wont go into all the ugly but look out for the guy with the slingshot.
After going thru what seemed to be in pending doom I came acrossed Zach and his Z4!
I'am glad to be able to tell you how easy this rental was and how accomodating Zach had been thru the entire process, thanks again Zach, you really came thru for me!
So after booking Zachs car he noticed I booked at the minimum notice amount of time, so he called and told me that not only was his car available last minute but he even called Turo and had them change the time of pick up for an hour earlier to accomodate my ability to pick up my mom from the airport with a few mins to spare which in hind site saved my butt. As it turns out i needed that time because the roads were jammed with traffic.
The car itself was accurate in the posting, looks and performance. The 200 miles he allows, turns out to be perfect as I used about 180 of them just doing what i needed including a short photo shot drive with ma. The car was fun to drive especially on the sport setting with the top down. The car its self is a lil smaller in the seating than id like and getting my fat ass in n out was a small challenge, the car over all was great. Always wanted to drive one, check this one off of that list now. Fun to drive, easy on the gas use and rented by a considerate owner. Would definetly rent from Zach again.
Zach's Z4 was amazing. I rented the car as a surprise for my husband's birthday and it couldn't have gone better. Zach dropped the car off right on time and everything was in great working order. We had a great time. Thanks for a memorable weekend!
Such an incredible car, had an absolute blast. Zach is super cool and very easy to work with. Thought it was especially cool that he embraces this platform for "renting out" his Z4 to car enthusiasts. Hope to work with Zach again for sure!
The ride was fantastic. Look for Zach's Z4 if you want the top off as you cross the Golden Gate Bridge. His location is perfect to cut through the cities traffic if you're going to wine country for example. Highly recommended!
Zach made it extremely easy for us to get the car and was extremely professional. Car was perfect to put the top down and drive up the coast for the day. Would definitely do again and recommend. Lot better then paying $250 for a automatic Mustang from Hertz.
I booked Hilde for my one day roadtrip to silicon valley, to see Apple HQ, Stanford, etc. It was really great experience. Zach is really friendly guy, showed me all about the car and I really liked driving it. Zach was flexible about pickup and return location so that was a BIG plus for me since I am not from SF or US. If you want to experience the surroundings with a great car and a convertible, make sure you check this car out and have a great rides ;)
Zach was great - he dropped our car off at our location, was flexible in when we returned it, and went over all the features of the car. The Z4's clutch was in tip top shape, the engine was strong, and the car handled the PCH like it was on rails. Looking forward to my next trip.
Hilde was AMAZING! Zach was awesome and super nice. He met up with us at our AirBnB and gave us the tour of the car. He had some perfect recommendations for where to drive and they were spectacular! Driving up the 101, Muir Woods, out to Bonita Lighthouse, all of it. Such an amazing way to see the city! Definitely doing it again next year!
Zach was an amazing renter. Very accommodating and professional. And let's say that this Z4 (Brunhilde) is quite the drive. If you ever need to feel like you're on top of the world down the PCH then this is the car for you.
Now, let me start by saying that Zach is an awesome guy that gives great service. He replied super fast and was very informative.
But lets talk about the bimmer now. The handling was spot on. For all of you bimmer fans - you oughta know that 2006 was z4s best model in terms of handling. It literally corners as if on rails.
The clutch is in tip top shape, very crisp and gentle. And gears shift like clockwork.
The exterior and and interior of the car borders on display level, and the convertible roof motor is as new, takes less than 10 secs to switch mode, and can be done even while driving under 10 mph without a hitch.
If you are looking for a beast roadster, and can handle with limited luggage space (as with every roadster) - i can say this - I seriously doubt you will find a better deal.