Z3's give a great modern
interpretation of a classic roadster.
We all know how they look so Iím not
going to talk about that. With 70,000
miles of New England driving I can say
I have had few problems. I bought my
2.3 from lease trade in. My dealer
replaced the front control arms after
I test drove the car. I noticed
nothing wrong in the test drive so Iím
not sure why they replaced them but I
guess I can just be happy they did.
The only other item was the air bag
light came on at about 55,000 miles
and to turn it off the seat belt
receptacle needed to be replace for
$400. The rest has been change oil and
filers and brakes just normal
The handling is superb.
I drive hard at SCCA Stock class
events and would never take a car to
those limits on the road. The 2.5 you
still get 6 sec 0-60ís and all the
smiles of having a 50/50 balanced car
with plenty of get up and go when you
step on the gas at any speed.
We need good cup holders! No Climate
control in these cars? All the other
bimmers have it in the same year cars!
Last a Leather arm rest on the door
and the center consol. Everywhere you
look there is leather but the spots
you rest your elbows is plastic.