you obviously by having a membership to BMWCCA have a passion for the car or what's the purpose? I am merely stating that the Z4 is not recognized obviously in your region as premium car, but in my region, my Z4 is one to be reckoned with. I get alot of attention, and I believe that it is on the same level as going to a car show and looking at a classic american car. I will park my Z4 by any production and custom car and i will get the same recogngition as they do. In fact I put my Z4 in a parade the other day and i had more pictures and compliments, my partner, in which was driving a Corvette Convertible was surprised, so if you don't like your Z4 then perhaps buy you a Saturn or something?