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My M roadster
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By Kevin
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1998 BMW Z3 2.8 2dr Convertible


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This car is awesome! I purchased the M Roadster version of the Z3 which includes more horsepower(240hp) with a slightly larger 6 cyl. engine and a sportier suspension. The car drives and handles amazingly as if you are glued to the road. The performance is excellent with one flaw being the fast reving when your hard on the gas.the gas milage is decent when your not hard on the driving. The only problem I have had is the amount of room in the cockpit area. Movement is limited but that's what you expect with a 2 seat roadster. The two-tone black and blue leather interior is beautiful and goes very well with the silver paint. If you're looking for a Z3 but want a little more, check out the M!


Best Features

Performance! the perfect handling, the sporty feel of the shifting and the beautiful and well finished interior.


Worst Features

Larger cockpit, more trunk and storage room


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What driving should profess to be...
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Marc
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1998 BMW Z3 2.8 2dr Convertible


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Overall I would rate this car a definite buy with a few caveats. First, take a close look on all the repair work done on this vehicle. As most 1998 Beamers will have over 100,000 miles, I would be aware of what has been done and what is needed to ensure no surprises and fun in the sun. Make sure all 30,000 mileage inspections aII have been performed along with upkeep with the interior and tires. In addition, I would check all BMW's part recall information such as the thermostat replacement. My experience with the Z3 for the last 4+ years has been great. The car has a great engine and I feel the handling is decent. If you do your homework, you'll be very happy...


Best Features

2.8 liter engine moves.... simplicity of dash.... pure sports car...


Worst Features

too much plastic in the interior glove box issues... plastic rear window...


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Too Much Fun
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Diana
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1998 BMW Z3 1.9 2dr Convertible


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I am having a ball in this car. I've driven it roundtrip between Key West & Rochester, NY. Extremely comfortable for 14 hour days on the road. I just picked up my Christmas tree in it last weekend (top down, of course!) I want to tour the West and see the stars at night! Can't wait to go. If you want to be treated like a celebrity, drive this car!


Best Features

Style, style, style. Heated leather seats. Comfortable, supportive seats. Pedestrians insist on giving ME the right-of-way.


Worst Features

If it only came with Bond, James Bond...


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Ice Cream Runner Z3
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By VFRAV8R
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1998 BMW Z3 1.9 2dr Convertible


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My wife had to have it. We imediately
replaced the loose seats with
aftermarket and it's been a joy. Tops
are easily fixed or replace and it's a
looker. Inexpensive fun and 30 mpg.
Exactly what we wanted. Pleasant
ride. Manual tops seem to work better
with these models. Give one a try.


Best Features

The transmission is a dream and a light clutch.(try a Boxster's)


Worst Features

Of course more bass out of the radio and seat rails that don't cost a fortune.


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Fun car to drive
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By Thebitz
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1998 BMW Z3 2.8 2dr Convertible


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I just bought this car in 10/03 and I
absolutely love it! For a 98, it looks
and handles great! I test drove it on
the west side of Cincy on curvy SR
roads and it was an instant sale. The
only problem I had was replacing
several seals on my convertible
top/front windshield, but I guess that
should be expected with a 6 yr old
convertible. I had to drop $2000 the
first month I owned it and now another
$500 for a carb sensor, fan or
something. I knew the maintenance
would be expensive, but that hurt a
little. Even with these costs, I still
love the car (as long as another $2K
bill doesn't come up within a yr)


Best Features

#1 Handling and speed!


Worst Features

It feels like the low end gears don't have much pickup. I would think a straight 6 could produce a little more HP/tourque with the 1st gear.


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