It's the most fun I have had in a car, and I have driven a Porsche Carrera among other sports cars. The look of the car is the perfect blend of classic roadster shape and form with modern design and sleekness. It's not as fast off the start as I would prefer, but it has wicked acceleration at speed, dismissing some wannabe on the interstate while already doing 70 or 80. At 120 (the fastest I've dared take since it was a public road) it still has more to give. One time my wife and I were stopping in an art district shopping area. When we pulled over to park there was a young boy of 4 or 5 with his mother on the sidewalk, and through the passenger window we both clearly saw the boy say with a slow awe, "That's a *fast car*." That pretty much said it all; the classic yet modern look, with enough performance to back it up. It's pretty much a dream to own.
I purchased this car from a dealer in distress, they got a shipment of Z3's in December, 2000, they had snow drifts up to 12 feet and the Z3's were not selling . I got the car delivered to my home, 1300 miles away, for about 60 % of what the local dealers were getting for this car . In a little over 16 years of ownership, no problems yet . I get offers to sell the car every time I take it out .