1997 BMW Z3 Consumer Review: Oldie but fricken goodie

1997 BMW Z3 - Consumer Review

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1.9 Convertible (1.9L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Oldie but fricken goodie
By solarus on


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!!!

Favorite Features

The engine. It purs like a kitten and takes you fast to where you need to be with adequate skill shifting gears. My car is 14 years old and its innards under the hood look brand new still. Very neat design. Exterior is almost as timeless as that of Jaguars from the same time period. Great looking regular alloy wheels, with low profile tires on them. Incredible turnability and agile cornering. What can I say, nothing beats BMW when it comes to agile, zippy neat looking vehicles.

Suggested Improvements

No recommendations now, because the car production ended in 2002. The Z4 is what's out there now, and it's a completely different thing from Z3.
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