1997 BMW Z3 User Reviews

1997 BMW Z3 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 17 reviews

  • Performance:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Appearance:4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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"ride" 10 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews

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Robert writes:
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If you LOVE German Cars and want to go green and save gas.. THIS is the Roadster you want to own/purchase

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NOT At All... There's no problems unless you have different opinions and thoughts

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My Bottom Line Is, If You Are A Eco-friendly.. Gas Saver And Just Love Convertibles With 4 Cylinders — BMW Z3 is not what you can find in the road alot, it is a head turning, It costs cheap for say 5 grand plus. Yes it is a FUN CAR to drive, exhilarating.. Fuel-Efficient roadster it takes a couple of weeks for the gas to go down... It really is the ULTIMATE Driving MACHINE NOTE: 4 Cylinders W/ Automatic or Manual to choose.. it moves you like the wind blowing your hair :) *smiles*

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jeff48920 writes:
1997 BMW Z3 2 Dr 1.9 Convertible Review
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Fun, Fun and did I mention FUN

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Please don't buy any of these cars,  I want all I can get

Jeff48920
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If You Like Dependability, Fun, Economy And Comfort, This Is The Car For You. — This car, although not as fast as some, is superior in overall performance. It takes the corners like it is on rails. I have never had a more dependable vehicle. It is constantly amazing to me that I can drive it for hours and still be comfortable. It sips gas getting between 28 and 35 miles per gallon and can travel at excessive speeds for hours on end. Wind and road noise are remarkably low for a vert. It looks fantastic and draws attention as if it were just out of the show room.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Mátyás writes:
1997 BMW Z3 2 Dr 2.8 Convertible Review
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Apperarance, performance

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A bit noisy when you drive on a highway (even when it's closed)

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Stylish And Fast — This is the most stylish car I've ever had. It gives you the traditional roadster feeling. The build quality is excellent, cost of ownership is average. Performance is amazing, the 193 horsepower is ideal for this car. Maximum speed is 225 km/h, i've tried one time, but it is so noisy then;)

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Michael writes:
1997 BMW Z3 2 Dr 2.8 Convertible Review
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That it is very fast, and extreamely quick.

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Haven't found any draw backs yet.

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Z3 Is Z Best! — This is "Crisis Mobile" it got me thru my 50's. It has amazing performance while getting nearly 30 mpg on the open road. We belong to the "Colorado Z Roadsters Club" and take drives every summer. We get a lot of looks when 10-12 Z's of various colors roll thru towns.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Toni writes:
1997 BMW Z3 2 Dr 1.9 Convertible Review
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5

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nothing really gone wrong with it

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no glass window in the top

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Best Car Ever Owned — battery lasted for 8 years, brakes/rotors lasted 5 years each time. after 11 years and 168K miles am still on the first clutch. The gear shifter broke off after 8 years. other then that no real problems. awesome car had to replace top after 5 years because I wasn't as careful and didn't use my cover for the plastic cover

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kaysee62 writes:
1997 BMW Z3 2 Dr 1.9 Convertible Review
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4

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Sleek & stylish

Cons

Needs more ponies & power convertible top

kaysee62
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Fun Ride & Head Turner! — Great combination of sport and luxury all rolled into one! Unique leather interior. Has a typical stiff sport suspension, but still manages to deliver a smooth ride. Manual convertible top is easy to use. Fun to drive, especially with the top down!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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CARPREP writes:
1997 BMW Z3 2 Dr 2.8 Convertible Review
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Great looking and powerful roadster.

Cons

None that I can think of right now.

CARPREP
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Great Roadster — This car is powerful and fun to drive. I've found that it can be expensive to maintain if you have the servicing done at a BMW dealership. I prefer to do my own maintenance and the parts for this car are not too expensive.

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dirtsman writes:
1997 BMW Z3 2 Dr 1.9 Convertible Review
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A fast fun car for the young at heart.Turns heads where ever you go!

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Travis writes:
1997 BMW Z3 2 Dr 2.8 Convertible Review
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4

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quick as hell and its a bimmer

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you can only fit one girl in at a time, two if your lucky

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Its A Bimmer, Seriously — These cars are amazing, the fun factor on these cars is through the roof, i absoulutly love driving them.

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DHW writes:
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Looks sharp. Gets compliments.

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interior quality

DHW
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Fun In A Small Package — Like most everything now that I have it "fixed" up. Fun to drive. Negative: Too easy to go too fast. Gets compliments almost every time out. Takes curves like it's on a rail. Have had minimal mechanical problems and those were too-be-expected maintenance for a car of this age and miles (~90K).

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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