The latest airing of Fifth Gear had Jason Plato searching for the best daily driver used sports car buy for under $7,000 (£5,000). He narrowed his choices down to the E85 Z4, Boxster S and RX-8.
This particular Z4 had 80,000 miles but was still in excellent condition, garnering it Plato's pick as the best daily driver and practical choice with the best interior, most refinement, best build quality and gas consumption.
The segment provides some tips on what to be wary of when shopping preowned E85 Z4s - listen for a rattling noise from the upper valve train assembly, which could mean that the VANOS unit requires replacing (cost is approximately $1500 for such a fix at the dealer). Also be sure to check the electric hood, which could cost more than $4,500 to replace.
The segment starts at 18:16 of the episode below.