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!
Comfortable seats, cozy cockpit. Great acceleration, good gas mileage. Trunk is spacious. Love the warm taupe color with black top.
Wish radio code were easier to re-set; I miss my music and BMW doesn't seem to care much. Floor mat rug slides around under driver's feet, annoying. Back windows are now more rigid and durable I hear.
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.
I love the heated seats and the side curtain air bags.
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.
Handling and styling. My Z3 has the
sport package. The sport seats offer
great lateral support and are
comforable on long trips. The exhaust
sound us sweet!
A telescoping steering wheel would
make for better driving positions and
more enjoyment and comfort.
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.
The engine and exhaust sound, the
handling in tight corners.
We bought an aftermarket armrest,
otherwise it has all the creaks of a
typical convertible - not necessarily
a bad thing.