by solarus on Mar 20, 2011 Vehicle: 1997 BMW Z3 1.9 2dr Convertible
The 1997 Z3 1.9L straight-4 is really a unique find, at a great price.
I would not pay more than $8,000 for one with around 80,000 miles on it, which is the car I got for myself.
Incredible value for a truly zippy and economical car!
Lots of fun to drive, and a real head turner for those of us who are into that type of thing.
Dark green with tan interior and top is the way to go.
Engine without a drop of any fluid on it.
Very tight gearbox for a manual transmission, will get you up to 40 miles per hour as quickly as need be.
Perfect commuter car!!!
by TJRoadster on Nov 30, 2010 Vehicle: 1997 BMW Z3 1.9 2dr Convertible
Great car. Plenty of zip for a 1.9 l. It begs for acceleration into curves. Very tight build. Low slung. Handles curves with vim and vigor. Fun car to drive, especially on country roads. Never had a BMW but now, the ultimate driving machine motto takes on real meaning.
by Bamz62 on Feb 15, 2010 Vehicle: 1997 BMW Z3 1.9 2dr Convertible
I have wanted this car since I saw it in GoldenEye and the deal I got was just too good to pass up. It had only 29,000 mi on it when I bought it and everything in all the reviews that drivers had issues with had already been fixed (her father owned a BMW dealership) so it was perfect. I am 5'2" so it fits me to a T and I just drove 400 mi this weekend and was totally comfortable. Every day I drive it someone comments on what a beautiful car it is and I agree. It is not for everyone, larger drivers will not be comfortable, but they can buy any other car. It runs like a dream and is very reliable, most parts that I have had to replace were the originals. I intend to keep it forever.
by beatless on Jul 20, 2004 Vehicle: 1997 BMW Z3 1.9 2dr Convertible
'97 1.9 Z3, silver and black top. I
think is the best color combination
for this car. The 4cyl eng from the
318 is expectedly not powerful but
enough for cruising. Fairly good on
fuel but my accord is better. Somewhat
cheap interior but otherwise its nice.
The exterior is what shines on this
car, it is pretty with top up or down.
The short throw 5-spd and good brakes
makes it easier to drive. The
suspension could be tighter, at times
it wanders esp. on rough roads. Wood
interior is classy but the LED clock
is almost useless topdown at daytime.
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