Another mid life crisis car

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Petach, May 26, 2015.

  1. Petach

    Petach SC All-Pro

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
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    Peter Tachauer
    I finally wore the fragrant Mrs T down with my persistence in pointing out nice looking Z4's, then shedding a tear

    My 2004 BMW Z4, 3 litre straight 6, 0-60 in 5.9s, top speed (where permitted) about 150 mph.

    Took this shot this morning at ridiculous o'clock

    [​IMG]Zed & Me - Early This Morning by Pete Tachauer, on Flickr
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  2. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
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    Cool! Both generations of Z4 are among the prettiest cars BMW have made in the past decade, with the newer being my favourite. Is Mrs T convinced of the wisdom of your/her decision, now that she's had a ride in the car?
  3. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
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    you should be able to figure it out...
    Very nice Pete. I used to lust after cars like that. Now that I could almost afford one (if I wanted it badly enough and prioritized it over damn near everything else in my life), I don't have any desire for such any more. Which makes it easier to buy the camera gear I enjoy. But it's a great car and that's a great shot, whether you can see much of the car or not. Now you just need to move the controls over to the left side where they belong! :cool:

  4. Not a bad choice of midlife crisis car and a very fun shot.
  5. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Excellent shot, my BMW Cooper S Works only gets to 60 in 6.4 seconds! Have fun (where permitted of course!)
  6. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
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    Pete, you must plan on living to a ripe old age. I properly got my mid-life crisis car at 33. At age 35 I actually had a crisis and was forced to sell it so I had money to live on.

    Hope to see more creative shots like this as time permits. And be safe.
  7. Petach

    Petach SC All-Pro

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
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    Peter Tachauer
    cheers all. Whilst I can get in and out without showing my knickers or losing my dignity....its a stayer. Here it is from the outside

    [​IMG]My Z4 by Pete Tachauer, on Flickr
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  8. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    Nice nice nice! The Z4 is one of the nicest iterations of Bangle's "flame surfacing" design. There's lots to like about that.

    Like Luke, I started my midlife crisis early, at 24, in a car dealership, when I sat in a Miata and a pretty girl said, "That car is you." Except for a couple of years in the early aughts, I've owned convertibles ever since.

  9. MiguelATF

    MiguelATF SC Top Veteran

    Aug 27, 2013
    Talent, Oregon (far from the madding crowd)
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    Miguel Tejada-Flores
    Killer car, Pete.
    And one killer photo.
  10. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
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    Nice. It's called a mid-life crisis because that's when you can afford it.
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