I love love love this car but it is
killing me with maintenance costs!
Owning this car has been like having
two car payments with the inevitable
trips to the shop every 6 weeks. But
she is solid, nimble, attractive,
powerful and above all, fun! She's my
dream girl, but sometimes there's a lot
to be said for the frumpy, low-
maintenance girl next door. If you can
afford the upkeep, this car is pure joy.
The engine. Sometimes, I like to just
drive it around enclosed parking
garages so I listen its throaty echoes
all around me.
Overall mechanical quality. I'm not
asking for a Honda, just something that
doesn't cost me an extra $250 every
month. Plastic window is like looking
through a beach towel.
I drive a lot and tend to push cars to
the max. The z3 has held up amazingly
well. Other than some early "service
engine" light issues which required 10+
trips to the dealership in the first
3mo of ownership, I have no
complaints. The engine in this car is
a beautiful thing. For the price, you
cannot find more of a head-turner. I
don't recommend BMW's CPO program.
But seriously this is one of the most
fun to drive cars ever made. And talk
about taking turns! Watch out on tires
for this car as they run right around
200 a piece. Also, replace the crappy
sound system. It's worth it and makes
high speed trips with road noise all
the more enjoyable.
Engine, the way it takes curves, curb
appeal, riding low to the ground.
Friday afternoons in this car cruising
around with no particular destination.
Better sound system, better coverage
under CPO warranty
Had my 2.3 roadster for 1 year. Full
Sport package and every option. Love
it. Used to hate Z3's before I drove a
six cylinder model. It's quick, and
drives like a go kart, but it feels
substantial. BMW makes great cars.
The steering and shifter are perfect.
No problems so far.
Steering, handling, shifter, sport
package, SEATS, SEATS. The power,
heated, leather sport seats are PERFECT.
Plastic rear window stinks. Even the
Harmonn Kardon sound system could be
upgraded. Sound quality is only good.
I have owned my Z for four years. I
have driven it hard daily. I have had
it back to the dealer once and that
was for an oil change. I still love
the cars looks and enjoy driving it in
all kinds of weather.
The cars looks handeling and reliabilty
You can't really drive this car in
heavy snow. Not that I really would
like to drive it in the snow.