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Too Much Fun
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Diana
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1998 BMW Z3 Convertible 1.9 2dr Convertible


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I am having a ball in this car. I've driven it roundtrip between Key West & Rochester, NY. Extremely comfortable for 14 hour days on the road. I just picked up my Christmas tree in it last weekend (top down, of course!) I want to tour the West and see the stars at night! Can't wait to go. If you want to be treated like a celebrity, drive this car!


Best Features

Style, style, style. Heated leather seats. Comfortable, supportive seats. Pedestrians insist on giving ME the right-of-way.


Worst Features

If it only came with Bond, James Bond...


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Ice Cream Runner Z3
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By VFRAV8R
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1998 BMW Z3 Convertible 1.9 2dr Convertible


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My wife had to have it. We imediately replaced the loose seats with aftermarket and it's been a joy. Tops are easily fixed or replace and it's a looker. Inexpensive fun and 30 mpg. Exactly what we wanted. Pleasant ride. Manual tops seem to work better with these models. Give one a try.


Best Features

The transmission is a dream and a light clutch.(try a Boxster's)


Worst Features

Of course more bass out of the radio and seat rails that don't cost a fortune.


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Fun car to drive
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Thebitz
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1998 BMW Z3 Convertible 2.8 2dr Convertible


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I just bought this car in 10/03 and I absolutely love it! For a 98, it looks and handles great! I test drove it on the west side of Cincy on curvy SR roads and it was an instant sale. The only problem I had was replacing several seals on my convertible top/front windshield, but I guess that should be expected with a 6 yr old convertible. I had to drop $2000 the first month I owned it and now another $500 for a carb sensor, fan or something. I knew the maintenance would be expensive, but that hurt a little. Even with these costs, I still love the car (as long as another $2K bill doesn't come up within a yr)


Best Features

#1 Handling and speed!


Worst Features

It feels like the low end gears don't have much pickup. I would think a straight 6 could produce a little more HP/tourque with the 1st gear.


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1998 Z3 2.8 Roadster
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By fpfarr
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1998 BMW Z3 Convertible 2.8 2dr Convertible


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Best car I ever owned (until I bought my 2001 740iL). Still turns heads today even though it's seven years old. If you have the 17 in. wheels, avoid driving in winter --traction is nil. The 17 in. wheels differentiate the car from others. Engine, drivetrain, fit and finish have been outstanding. Poor air conditioner and stereo --those are the most disappointing features. The absolute exhilarating driving experience makes any flaws minor in comparison. I am extrememly happy with my decision and would buy this car again.


Best Features

Powerful engine, handling, looks that turn heads.


Worst Features

Air conditioner and stereo


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Car Review
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By Ben Franklin
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1998 BMW Z3 Convertible 2.8 2dr Convertible


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This car is awesome


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