The BMW Z8 is a beautifully proportioned, exceptionally well engineered hand built car. Introduced in 2000 at about $130,000 it has increased in value roughly equivalent to inflation. An excellent low mileage (under 15000 miles) car can be bought in the $180000 range. The blue, black and red versions seem to command a higher price than the much more common silver car. Similarly, the cream interiors and the red/black interiors are more rare and command a higher price. The car itself is a real pleasure to look at as well as to drive. It is fast and it is comfortable. I looked at Lamborghinis too and they are awful to drive (older versions in the same price range as the Z8). Newer Lambos are a great ride. But the Z8 should continue to appreciate in value even though they seem plentiful in the used car market. The lowest price I have seen is $139000 for a car with 54000 miles. BMW sold these as collectable cars so most are maintained in excellent condition. It isn't likely that many have been wrecked. The Z8 is a unique car that commands attention when you drive it. Beautiful finishing and fun make it a practical investment.
Update 2/18. I like the car more and more every day. It is a piece of art and a mechanical joy. Update 8/18. Most enjoyable car I have ever owned.
I've owned over 50 cars in my life, including some top flight iron. None has ever been the true combination of quality, style, power and fun-to-drive that the Z8 has been. I remember why I bought the car every time I take it out. Absolutely wonderful ride! I get thumbs up, stares and comments whenever I take her out. Great fit and finish, no mechanical problems and my BMW tech's have been wonderful to deal with. The best service anywhere! Gas mileage is OK, essentially 20mpg on the highway and mid-teens around town. I really love this car, but know someday I'll get the bug for something else and then may have to sell/trade the car. They are becoming harder and harder to find.
Combination of power, handling, road feel and sporty comfort. Fit and finish. Retro-modern styling. Quality materials. Ease of use. All the looks and comments!
Kinda' late now, but... glass rear window. Either improve nav or get rid of it. Exchange run-flats for improved sport rubber. Needs 12V socket near dash for radar.
This car is not just a vehicle, but a
extreme thrill riding machine. The
performance on the bmw z8 is
terrific, swerving around corners, and
providing your body with an amazing
adrenaline rush every time you slide
into this piece of art.