1996 BMW Z3 Consumer Review: Careful - 1st Model Year!

1996 BMW Z3 - Consumer Review

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1.9 Convertible (1.9L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Careful - 1st Model Year!
By No longer a BMW fan on


1996 BMW Z3 1.9 2dr Convertible


This was my dream car - or so I
thought. Styling's beautiful, but BMW
missed the boat on designing this car
for longevity. The car has literally
been falling apart since it was about a
year old...roof leaks, pieces falling
off the dash, the door handles pulling
out of the door, seat belt locking, air
bag light staying on for first 5
minutes after starting the car. And,
of course, once the warranty was up,
the worst starting happening...and it
costs a fortune to fix!

Best Features

Exterior styling is beautiful...this is fun car to look at.

Worst Features

Hopefully, BMW has learned a thing or two about building Z3's since 1996. Go with later models!
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