by CindyLou on Oct 11, 2010 Vehicle: 2002 BMW Z3 2.5i 2dr Roadster (2.5L 6cyl 5M)
Bought it used with 19,000 miles [now has 47,000]. Has been great on gas mileage, about 23-24 MPG. It must have highest octane or it coughs alot! Back window seems fragile; scratched despite putting a towel in the fold when I open the top. BIG problem however with the radio code; replaced battery, and radio locked. Got code from BMW dealer; have never been able to reset and get radio/CD to work, despite following all instructions. Also door metal seems fragile; gets tiny dents so easily that I now park far away from other cars. Glove compartment is badly designed; stuff falls down and out when opened, no edge on it. Otherwise good looker with great performance! So fun with top down!
by obnixe on Apr 16, 2006 Vehicle: 2002 BMW Z3 2.5i 2dr Roadster (2.5L 6cyl 5M)
I bought a 2002 BMW Z3 2.5i 3 days ago and this is the most fun I have ever had in a car. I am 22 years old and I am having 50 year old guys telling me that I have a nice car. Tell that isn't a good feeling when everybody wants the car you are driving.
by rpsloanes on Jul 9, 2004 Vehicle: 2002 BMW Z3 2.5i 2dr Roadster (2.5L 6cyl 5M)
Bought this roadster new and it has
been a thirill to own. Great handing
if you can find a curvy, open road.
The gearing is very low, even in 5th
gear, so there's always plenty of
torque without downshifting.
Brakes and steering are first class
Lots of strangers admire it.
by NU2BMW on Apr 3, 2003 Vehicle: 2002 BMW Z3 2.5i 2dr Roadster (2.5L 6cyl 5M)
After hearing less than steller
reviews of BMW reliability - we bought
the Z3 with some caution. However, the
car has been just great. It is
impossible not to have a grin on your
face when you're driving. It is just a
blast. I short drive in the Z3 can
transform a bad day into a vacation.
I seem to recall a new Honda S2000 was still under $36,000 when they ended production for 2010. In November 2001 (2002 MY), the S2000 was at least $15-25k+ less than all of its competition of the day...
to. The throws are very long in comparison to my Z3 and my GS-R. I may look at getting a short shifter kit. And the clutch is a completely different animal. I will certainly not be drag racing anyone...
We just bought a 2002 Z3. It doesn't have remote keyless entry. My husband is very handy around cars and has installed a keyless entry system in another car we had. Any ideas on how easy/hard would it...
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