Just bought a 2008 Z4 E86 coupe ... very pleased with it so far. After a lot of research chose a 3.0i SE auto to get less harsh suspension mainly, also, 265 bhp adequate for my wife who'll be driving it mostly, rather than an M which I figured had rock solid suspension. Having put my vin number on to a details website (after I bought it) I find it was originally specced with an M wheel, M seats and ... wait for it ... M suspension! I thought it was fairly firm, shall we say, when I first drove it but luckily it turns out to be the best handling car I've ever owned bar one, a Lotus Elan, so apart from getting my fillings checked now and then I'm very happy with it! Went for a coupe because it has to spend some time in a station car park so didn't figure a hood would last long ... scratches from doors and shopping bags bad enough but you have to be philosophical about some things or you'd never buy anything nice! The wheels, 108s, have some corrosion on them so are going in today to be powder coated just to get the car looking perfect. Very happy with the gear change options - full auto, sequential and flappy paddle plus several combinations I have yet to explore! We're both looking forward to a long and happy relationship with our 'new' Z4.