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2002 BMW Z3 Convertible

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Total blast!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By mexibec04
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2002 BMW Z3 Convertible 3.0i 2dr Roadster (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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This is my 3rd BMW (325 '96, 528i '99). It's a total blast to drive! I loved the 528i handling (which reviews made the best production sedan ever), but the Z3 must use some technology that flat-out reads my mind. I mean, the handling is just telepathic. I caught myself changing lane in for sure less than 0.1 second at 80 mph (typical on a non-jammed CA highway) by a slight movement of the steering wheel. This car means business. It goes where you want it to go, and DSC keeps the the oversteer in check (the Z3 *will* oversteer when pushed agressively with DSC disabled) It jas the looks, the handling, and the 'cachet', and IMHO, no other roadster (Z4 included) matches its sleek styling.


Favorite Features

Telepathic handling, exterior design, interior comfort (of course harsh, but it's balanced enough to provide a great feel of what the car is doing).


Suggested Improvements

Well, it's discontinued... But I would have liked goodies such as Xenon light (I put Xenon bulbs though), a glass rear window, a smaller, auto-dimming mirror and steering wheel-mounted radio and cruise controls. Well yeah, it's a BMW after all.


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Fun to Drive and Attention Grabbing
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By rpsloanes
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2002 BMW Z3 Convertible 2.5i 2dr Roadster (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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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.


Favorite Features

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!


Suggested Improvements

A telescoping steering wheel would make for better driving positions and more enjoyment and comfort.


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RRZ3
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By Richmmm
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2002 BMW Z3 Convertible 3.0i 2dr Roadster (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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I've loaded mine up with the Dinan upgrades and it runs like a dream


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The Austin Healy with Performance Power
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By EZRishel
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2002 BMW Z3 Convertible 3.0i 2dr Roadster (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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The M Roadster is definately not a Z3 when it comes to handling and performance. It challenges the Z 8 for king of the true sports cars under 150K. It is the car for those who owned or wished they owned the big Austin Healy of the '60s, but with the difference of greater reliability, better handling, and much greater acceleration and top end. This is the car for twisting roads and long road trips.


Favorite Features

The "look" of both exterior and interior, backed by pure handling and power. To push this car through 40 MPH curves at speeds in excess of 100 MPH and accelerating to speeds approaching 160 MPH on straightaways is a thrill that can't be matched.


Suggested Improvements

Relacing the clock and outside temp gauges with an oil pressure and transmission temperatue gage, and Zenon HDI lights would make this car perfect.


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SWEEEEET!!!!!!!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By deewaye
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2002 BMW Z3 Convertible 3.0i 2dr Roadster (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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I really can't say much bad about the car...I love the looks and the aggressive style. The 3.0 is the way to go. Everyone who is an enthusiast wants the 3.0 over the 2.5 The motor is great, tranny superb, and the handling is out of sight. I have noticed fairly quick wear on the tires. But, I do drive it with authority..If you can find one in good shape get it..The car is gonna be a classic!!!!!


Favorite Features

acceleration, motor, handling!!!


Suggested Improvements

larger trunk, subwoofer is weak and rattles.


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