I wrote an earlier review of the Z3 and mistyped V6 when I knew the 2.5 L engine in the 2.3 model is an inline 6. Anyway, have now put on around 80k miles and this car still drives like new. Just as tight, no rattles or body noises. Great car.
Acceleration, exterior body styling. I like the size of the Z3 more than the Z4.
Bought the car after servicing it for a client for ten yrs. What a great,great car. Reliable,fun,light,
I did pop for a Shark Injector plug in performance module. It was WELL worth the money.
The M52TU benefited well from the upgrades.
In short,fun and rewarding to drive and own.
I have enjoyed my Z for a number of years. I love the performance and how it hugs the road. My only complaint would be the heater knob. The wire that adjusts the heat has broke 3 times and is not cheap to fix. Other than this I have not had any problems. I thought about upgrading to a Z4 but I just love the style and reliability of my Z. Great investment! Sweet ride!
As a 'mid-life' crisis car, this vehicle stands out. People acost me everywhere with a 'nice car'. In spite of all that, it's simply a wonderful drive. Find a nice uncrowded country road on a nice day, put the top down and turn up the stereo. This will validate everything about getting it. I've had mine since 2002 (it's 2010 now), and I have no thought of selling it. Stay on top of maintenance (BMW service is expensive), in order to minimize theses costs and maximize utility and fun.
exterior design, performance and handling. This car is a blast to drive.
Glass rear window - plastic is hard to see through. Stereo could be better - will probably fix that soon.
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