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1996 Highlights

BMW follows Mazda's lead and introduces a roadster. This dreamy two-seater made its debut in the James Bond movie, "GoldenEye," and has had enthusiasts across the country drooling over its smart styling and impressive refinement. Featured as the perfect Christmas gift in the 1995 Neiman Marcus Christmas catalog, BMW sold out of Z3s before the first one was released to the public.

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Used 1996 BMW Z3 for Sale

BMW Z3 1996 1.9 2dr Convertible 61,499 miles
Used 1996BMW Z31.9
Est.Loan: $145/mo
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"Get ready to cruise with the top down in this very nice 1996 BMW Z3 Convertible. Great color combination and only two owners in 22 years! Clean Auto History Report. Equipped with the 1.9L 4Cyl and 5-Speed Manual Transmission. Financing available. Call or email for more details. You will love our NO HAGGLE

BMW Z3 1996 1.9 2dr Convertible Violet Red II 54,900 miles
Used 1996BMW Z31.9
Est.Loan: $98/mo
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BMW Z3 1996 1.9 2dr Convertible Arctic Silver Metallic 43,793 miles
Used 1996BMW Z31.9
Est.Loan: $159/mo
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Great Value
After having a Porsche Boxter (loved it), I tried a Mazda Miata and was disappointed. When the opportunity to purchase the Z3 came along I grabbed it. It has been a wonderful car and predictably reliable. The rear alignment has been problematic but besides that a great car.
Fun, fun, fun
The four cylinder Z3's may not have the oomph of the later six cylinder models, but it is fast enough to get one a speeding ticket! On the other hand, I believe the handling is lighter and better balanced without the extra weight of the six cylinder in the front. The four cylinder wants premium gas, but gas mileage is great! And, yes, people do stop and ask about the car or look as we drive by. The BMW dealers are expensive for service and/or repairs. But dropping the top on a sunny day and cruising the back roads makes it worth while!
The best car in it's class!
Many people call the 1996 BMW Z3 underpowered because of its 4 cyld engine, but my friends, they are wrong on every count. The body and engine work as a team, providing on of the fastest cars in its class (4 cyld). NOt only is it the perfect body of a sports car .... it's a powerhouse! I fell in love the day I saw the BMW Z3 the first time on the road, I was 12 years old at the time, but I knew that day that the Z3 was the only car for me. Six years later, I own my dream car ... and it's everything I immagined it would be, and more. Don't let engine freaks talk you out of buying the 1996 model, just because it says 4 cyl doesn't mean it can't feel like a V12!