Careful - 1st Model Year!
By No longer a BMW fan on
1996 BMW Z3 1.9 2dr Convertible
This was my dream car - or so I
thought. Styling's beautiful, but BMW
missed the boat on designing this car
for longevity. The car has literally
been falling apart since it was about a
year old...roof leaks, pieces falling
off the dash, the door handles pulling
out of the door, seat belt locking, air
bag light staying on for first 5
minutes after starting the car. And,
of course, once the warranty was up,
the worst starting happening...and it
costs a fortune to fix!
Exterior styling is beautiful...this is
fun car to look at.
Hopefully, BMW has learned a thing or
two about building Z3's since 1996. Go
with later models!