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bulletproof
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By mirnbekreln
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2000 BMW Z3 2.3 2dr Convertible


Review

Except for chronically scrubbing the
front spoiler when parking, I've never
had a moment to question my decision to acquire
this car - considered the Boxster, but chose the
Z3. The 2.3 has great balance, exhilerating
performance and sounds great. My wife gets
looked at every time she drives it (which is why she
lets me keep it). Every bad day gets better when I
climb behind the wheel. It'll have 15k miles on it
this month (time for the first oil change) and,
although I hate to put this in writing, there has
never been a mechanical issue of any kind. Get in.
Sit down. Turn the key and off you go - solid as a
rock 'n quick.


Best Features

Karma - just seeing it in my garage inspires a smile


Worst Features

Live rear axle is a little TOO true to the 50s/60s sports car experience. Car gets skippy on uneven road surfaces, squirrely in turns.


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fast lane to the poorhouse
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By rufwun
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2000 BMW Z3 2.3 2dr Convertible


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I love love love this car but it is
killing me with maintenance costs!
Owning this car has been like having
two car payments with the inevitable
trips to the shop every 6 weeks. But
she is solid, nimble, attractive,
powerful and above all, fun! She's my
dream girl, but sometimes there's a lot
to be said for the frumpy, low-
maintenance girl next door. If you can
afford the upkeep, this car is pure joy.


Best Features

The engine. Sometimes, I like to just drive it around enclosed parking garages so I listen its throaty echoes all around me.


Worst Features

Overall mechanical quality. I'm not asking for a Honda, just something that doesn't cost me an extra $250 every month. Plastic window is like looking through a beach towel.


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zoom
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By beemerdriver4life
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2000 BMW Z3 2.3 2dr Convertible


Review

I drive a lot and tend to push cars to
the max. The z3 has held up amazingly
well. Other than some early "service
engine" light issues which required 10+
trips to the dealership in the first
3mo of ownership, I have no
complaints. The engine in this car is
a beautiful thing. For the price, you
cannot find more of a head-turner. I
don't recommend BMW's CPO program.
But seriously this is one of the most
fun to drive cars ever made. And talk
about taking turns! Watch out on tires
for this car as they run right around
200 a piece. Also, replace the crappy
sound system. It's worth it and makes
high speed trips with road noise all
the more enjoyable.


Best Features

Engine, the way it takes curves, curb appeal, riding low to the ground. Friday afternoons in this car cruising around with no particular destination.


Worst Features

Better sound system, better coverage under CPO warranty


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Coors
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By Beedracer
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2000 BMW Z3 2.3 2dr Convertible


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Had my 2.3 roadster for 1 year. Full
Sport package and every option. Love
it. Used to hate Z3's before I drove a
six cylinder model. It's quick, and
drives like a go kart, but it feels
substantial. BMW makes great cars.
The steering and shifter are perfect.
No problems so far.


Best Features

Steering, handling, shifter, sport package, SEATS, SEATS. The power, heated, leather sport seats are PERFECT.


Worst Features

Plastic rear window stinks. Even the Harmonn Kardon sound system could be upgraded. Sound quality is only good.


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Bulletproof
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By Mike33
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2000 BMW Z3 2.3 2dr Convertible


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I have owned my Z for four years. I
have driven it hard daily. I have had
it back to the dealer once and that
was for an oil change. I still love
the cars looks and enjoy driving it in
all kinds of weather.


Best Features

The cars looks handeling and reliabilty


Worst Features

You can't really drive this car in heavy snow. Not that I really would like to drive it in the snow.


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