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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
    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

    18110051731_b7f605ef54_c. Zed & Me - Early This Morning by Pete Tachauer, on Flickr
     
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  2. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    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
    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:

    -Ray
     
  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
    Luke
    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
    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

    17935168689_7e2e89f9a2_c. 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.


    Enjoy!
     
  9. MiguelATF

    MiguelATF SC Top Veteran

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

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

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