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Just purchased Z3
By 70yearoldmale on 07/09/14 08:18 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1999 BMW Z3 2.8 2dr Convertible

Review

Just purchased 1999 BMW Z3, one owner with 94,000 miles. Fun to drive, very responsive, my 1st sports car and exciting for 70 year old plain vanilla guy. Far exceeds my expectations for performance and overall quality and condition of a 15 year old car. I may keep this one for a lifetime since NC resident and can been @ blue ridge mountains in less than 3 hours and beach less than 4 hours
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12 years later and it still turns heads
By jdisan on 11/17/12 15:10 PM (PST)

Vehicle

1999 BMW Z3 2.3 2dr Convertible

Review

I leased this car new in 1999 and it was so great I bought it at lease end in 2002. Now 2012 and all I have done is add a front strut brace (highly recommended and simple to install) and the car is still the best I have owned. Steel Grey, chrome package, with chrome wheels is unbelievable. I store it in the winter. Never seen snow, barely seen rain. 30k miles. And i drive it hard, run it to rev limiter regularly, etc. It's like driving a go-cart, not for all but for enthusiasts really great. Fun to drive, amazing exhaust note and the engine runs easy at 4k and will just hang there between shifts. Even today, as 12 year old car, people stop and look and ask. Timeless for sure.
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful
99 Z3 Roadster, 2.3, 5 spd manual
By carguy2021 on 07/25/12 12:27 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1999 BMW Z3 2.3 2dr Convertible

Review

Great solid car, extremely reliable for me. Bought it with 122k on it, sold it with 140k. Needed front suspension parts replaced, which is no surprise with that many miles, but did the work myself and found that aftermarket parts are cheap online. Only real issue I experienced was the airbag light came on. Good gas mileage, and the straight 6 cylinder motor sounds awesome! Stereo is absolutely horrible. Mine did not have the optional Harmon Kardon stereo, which I assume is better. Would recommend this car - very classic and sexy looking exterior. Simple interior.
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Cruising Top Down
By Martin on 05/27/10 18:53 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1999 BMW Z3 2.3 2dr Convertible

Review

Sweet looking car. It's very quick and nimble. Drove it 5,000 mi this winter from Florida to NH. Handles great in snow. With cruise control got over 30 mpg traveling 75 mph. Love to drive around with top down and wind in my hair.
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Never sold in Canada, got one anyway
By Canuck Chuck on 01/27/10 07:38 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1999 BMW Z3 2.8 2dr Coupe

Review

The base 2.8 Coupe was never sold in Canada. I bought my 99 in 2007 in western NY, 49xxx orig. miles. It now has 77xxx miles. It's now in its third Canadian winter. Only failures have been PCV valve and battery. Replaced the water pump at 54xxx miles before it broke (they all do). Unbelievable attention getter. Mine is one of 3 in our city of about 1 mill. Fantastic to drive in all conditions. Have a good set of snows on it, am only stopped by 6" or more dumps of snow, and then only until plowed. Heater is great, love the heated seats. If you don't want attention, then don't drive this car. I get questions and offers all the times. Chicks dig it.
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THIS is BMW quality?
By Retrobucky on 06/21/08 07:07 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1999 BMW Z3 2.3 2dr Convertible

Review

My '99 Z3 (bought Feb '08, 48K miles) still looks great on the outside and powertrain has held up well. Surprised that interior plastic parts are so chintzy, such as loose power drivers seat, cup holder cover, and cracked/broken seat belt restraint and parking brake handle. Radiator fan shroud also cracked and broke off. 6-CD changer in trunk has poor tolerance for bumps. Would not have expected all these issues at 49K miles.
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Fun car for the money
By Doug on 01/23/07 05:37 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1999 BMW Z3 2.3 2dr Convertible

Review

Fun to drive, good on gas, good quality product. Only major problem is with the sealed gas tank system. After the dealer put 2 gas caps on it and looked at it several times the warranty ran out and then they said I had a leak in the gas tank filler neck. They could not repair it?? They said I had to buy a new tank for around 400. I purchased a code reset reader and I turn off the code every times it tells me I have a leak. I do this from 2 times a month to sometimes only once in 3 months. I called the home office of bmw and they did not want to help me with the problem. I should have insisted they fix it when the warranty was in. Other than that I enjoy the car.
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FunFunFun!
By WireWheels on 10/13/05 20:17 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1999 BMW Z3 2.8 2dr Convertible

Review

Most fun to drive I've ever had. This is my sixth BMW and makes me feel good every time I look at it or drive it.
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Enjoy the Sunshine
By Zcarfan on 08/23/05 17:32 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1999 BMW Z3 2.3 2dr Convertible

Review

Overall I love driving this car. It is great for the Florida sunshine. The 2.3 model has plenty of power when you need it and the gas mileage is close to 35 mpg on the highway. The top is cheeply made and needs a glass window. I also have problems with the fuel sensor malfunctioning regularly. It is a blast to drive around town but use another car if you are going on a long trip.
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Beyond all expectations
By David Jay on 03/06/04 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1999 BMW Z3 2.8 2dr Coupe

Review

I bought this car on my birthday, and never looked back. When looking to replace an 87 325is, I stumbled upon the coupe. It's always fasinated me , when I saw it on the lot, I asked for a test drive. That sold me. It is the tightest handling, most stylish and unique car I have ever owned. Most people have buyers regret after a any new car.. its a big purchase after all. I had NONE. By the way, get used to people staring and pointing.. there were only a few thousand of these made. I drove it through the WORST New England winter I have ever seen, and it handled it with aplomb. If you have the chance, buy it.
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