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2008 BMW Z4 vs. Its Competition

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2008 BMW Z4-Series M
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When you're spending around $40,000, you have plenty of good cars to choose from.

In addition to the cars on this list, we could have easily added the Mazda Miata and the Chevrolet Corvette.

What will help you make up your mind is deciding what kind of driving experience you are looking for.

The most connected and dynamic will come from the Honda S2000 and the two Porsches.

Matching the moves of the Cayman may be close to impossible.

More laid-back but still exciting experiences are available in the Nissan 350Z and Chrysler's Crossfire (related to the previous-generation Mercedes-Benz SLK).

2008 BMW Z4-Series M2008 BMW Z42008 Chrysler Crossfire Convertible2008 Chrysler Crossfire2008 Honda S2000 2008 Honda S20002008 Porsche Cayman S2008 Porsche Cayman
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The 2008 BMW Z4 coupe and roadster are fun cars, but the M versions are truly memorable.
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The 2008 Chrysler Crossfire is a sexy roadster with gobs of power, a tight cockpit, and a style all its own.
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The 2008 Honda S2000 is a purist's sports car, with the resulting compromises in room and refinement.
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The 2008 Porsche Cayman can be just as much of a blast to drive as the flagship 911 sports car; if you watch the options, it’s a deal, too.
MSRP From   
$36,700Browse Used Listings$34,735Browse Used Listings$34,300Browse Used Listings$49,400Browse Used Listings
Gas Mileage   
15 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy
Gas I6Gas V6Gas I4Gas Flat 6-cyl
EPA Class   
Two-SeaterTwo-seaterTwo SeaterTwo-Seater
Style Name   
2-Door Roadster 3.0i2-Door Coupe Limited2-Door Convertible2-Door Coupe
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear-Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
Passenger Doors   
Body Style   
2 Door Roadster2 Door Coupe2 Door Convertible2 Door Coupe
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