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Sophisticated fun
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By promethius
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1997 BMW Z3 2.8 2dr Convertible


Review

This car is absolutely a joy to drive. It has almost zero body lean in high speed turns and the automated traction control keeps the tires sticking to the road. Its got that solid and sophisticated german road feel... like drinking a fine wine or smoking a good cigar. The sport seats are comfortable, and provide just enough room for me (6 feet tall). Being a 2.8 and weighing 2,600 pounds, its got alot of jump from the get go, and mine came with a custom exaust that puts me up to speed a little bit faster. The controls are pretty obvious and close to hand. While limited in cargo space, if you're shopping for a z3, that isnt the main concern. Awesome


Favorite Features

speed, power seats, convertable top, 6 speaker audio, sport seats


Suggested Improvements

More trunk space (by raising the lid so my suitcase would fit in), needed to have stock front side CD player rather than changer in back, and it runs through gas tanks quickly... either put in a bigger gas tank or make it more fuel efficient. otherwise, its pure joy


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Silver Bullit
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By oldcarguy
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1997 BMW Z3 1.9 2dr Convertible


Review

Great ride and handling with a strong grip. Engine is a bit thrashy for a four, but the car is quick when need be. Great value for the money with good reliablity. One of the greatest styles ever.


Favorite Features

One touch windows. Subwoofer stereo.


Suggested Improvements

Fix glove box shake. Revise cheap console storage. Fix loose power seat. Needs better exhaust note.


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zooooooom
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By wheaties99
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1997 BMW Z3 2.8 2dr Convertible


Review

This is truly one of the most fun cars to drive. Excellent acceleration. You definitely need manual transmission for the true driving experience.Is there road noise? yes! That is what makes this car fun. Not only do you feel the road but you hear it as well. You have to drive one to know what I mean. Step on the gas and feel the rear end squat and the front end raise!!!!!!!!!!!!


Favorite Features

Acceleration, Exterior styling, cockpit like feel, handling in the corners outstanding, engine "growl"


Suggested Improvements

Power top, Get rid of the plastic window, dual exhaust


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Incredible!
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By Jim
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1997 BMW Z3 1.9 2dr Convertible


Review

This car drives really well. Great suspension, great handling. Plenty of pep but not a high performance vehicle.It is without a doubt the nicest designed car that I have ever seen.


Favorite Features

Exterior design. Exterior design. Heated seats.


Suggested Improvements

I had to buy a center console from the dealer. Only $50.00, no big deal. Rear window is plastic, should be glass.


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'97 Z3
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By beatless
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Vehicle

1997 BMW Z3 1.9 2dr Convertible


Review

'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.


Favorite Features

The exterior is sexy and the combination silver/black color is nice.


Suggested Improvements

BMW could have done better with suspension considering roadsters are prone to flex and rolls. After market items might improve it without excess weight. Interior could have less plastics.


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