1998 BMW Z3 User Reviews

1998 BMW Z3 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 12 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 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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PROS
"ride" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 3 reviews

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drummerbrat writes:
1998 BMW Z3 2 Dr 1.9 Convertible Review
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4

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Great handling car, cruise control,traction control,all power windows,power seats,power mirrors,remote keyless entry with dual security/alarm systems,power locks,power steering, antilock power brakes.

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Can't get more than two people in it.  It can't pull the boat. Insurance is kinda high priced.
Got to be careful with the rack and pinion power steering at high speed.

drummerbrat
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Low, Long And Has Fast Top End. — I tested her speed and reached 145 MPH in about 22 seconds on a deserted hard road,handles great at high speed...hugs the road. Overall this is a great car and good on gas. Fun at the beach too.....drop the top and cruise.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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JMagin writes:
1998 BMW Z3 2 Dr 2.8 Convertible Review
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Nothing else compares.

JMagin
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Sleek — Classic sports car. Fun, fast. Agile. Styling can't be beat. More than a car, a hobby. Purrs like a kitten. Never had so much fun washing and waxing. From the grill to the trunk, incredibly well-designed. Did I mention fun and fast?

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

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James writes:
1998 BMW Z3 2 Dr 2.8 Convertible Review
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See above

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BMW servicing costs

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Does What It Says On The Tin Type Of Car Does Everything You Expect Of A Bmw — Drives easlily and well and even stays warm in the winter despite having a soft top, not too bad of fuel and handles well

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Smithrc writes:
1998 BMW Z3 2 Dr 2.8 Convertible Review
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Great sports car.

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cargo room

Smithrc
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Great Sports Car For The Money! — The Z3 is in the best tradition of the British sports cars of the 60, with the exception that everything about the Z3 is better than the earlier British cars, especially the electrical system and these cars can actually be driven in the rain and you stay dry.

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

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DevinBMWZ3 writes:
1998 BMW Z3 2 Dr 1.9 Convertible Review
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Excellent handling, Stylish, Convertible top

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Small trunk,

DevinBMWZ3
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Beautiful Ride — This sporty Z3 Roadster features a five speed manual transmission with exceptional handling. It boasts 138 horsepower sending the car from zero to sixty in 8.3 seconds flat. This stylish Roadster is similar to the model featured in classic '96 James Bond film, GoldenEye. You won't find a pair of Stinger missiles concealed behind the headlights on this car, but you can enjoy quality features such as heated leather seats, power locks, windows and doors, and cruise control just to name a few. Without a doubt, the highlight of this car is the convertible top. Cruising around town with the top down will turn a simple trip to the grocery store into an glamorous adventure. This classic BMW convertible is a fantastic ride and earned itself a 9.3 out of 10 in Kelley Blue Book's Consumer Reviews.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Momlovesjesus writes:
1998 BMW Z3 2 Dr 2.8 Convertible Review
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FUN!

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None

Momlovesjesus
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Fast, Sexy Fun! — Handles the curves and has plenty of curves herself. Pure joy to drive. I haven't had any problems with this car. Puurrrrrsss like a kitten. I was worried about the soft top holding up but it has faired very well.

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TEFR writes:
1998 BMW Z3 2 Dr 1.9 Convertible Review
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Fun to drive Florida car

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quirky

TEFR
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I Enjoy It As A Weekend Car — The ladies DO love this model! Handles just like a roadster should and seems pretty durable, with good mileage. Quirky at times; buy a code scanner. Noisy with roof down; buy a windscreen. Roof replacement = $800.+ Good quality, fun to drive.

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

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Sleveillee writes:
1998 BMW Z3 2 Dr 1.9 Convertible Review
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Fun !!!

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need more power

Sleveillee
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Ultimate Driving Machine — Excellent handling nimble and quick for a 4 cyls Excellent fuel usage up to 35 MPG very good cruiser comfortable smooth riding. Looks aggressive and can be! Like the interior better then the newer z4. Has enough trunk space for for medium trips

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

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Javed writes:
1998 BMW Z3 2 Dr 1.9 Convertible Review
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looks

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its badly built by the yanks

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My 1st Bmw Have Had 2 Of These Now — If you like driving buy the 2.8 or 3.0 or the m cars the 1.9 or anything else is for posing only the 3litre is the best on I had one its great and totally diffrent the 1.9 i had a few years before

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Riaan writes:
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Cheap in the U.K and easy to maintain, best drivers car...

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Dont want to get out of it!

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German Class — Loved driving it, loved the way it handles, comfy and you can drive it without getting tired on long trips, performance is great from the 6 cylinder engine and the car just loves to perform.

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2002 BMW Z3 Reviews

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2001 BMW Z3 Reviews

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2000 BMW Z3 Reviews

Summer Cruiser! By bmwdan388

The 2.3l Z3 is a small but fun car! The 2.3 still has a little grunt but also does fairly well on gas. The car is perfect for taking a Sunday cruise or hitting a few back road's on the way home from w... Read More

A Great Driving Experience. By jcpaac

It looks great, fun to drive, very cool AC, Excellent sound system, electric top fast to set up,no major mechanical problems, maintenance was always done. It keeps its value, 52,000 miles in a BMW is ... Read More

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1999 BMW Z3 Reviews

In Love Sence 1995 (concept) By 4mica2

Everything works the best of what it was made of. I love everything about my BMW Z3. No other car brand can dare come close, to the ultimate driving machine . BMW, the best I know, everyday I turn he... Read More

Fun And Elegant Classic Sports Car By bhannasb

This car is so much fun to drive, and to look out from (at a low road level). I feel connected to the best classic car designs and implementation of all time of the joy of cars. It's an emotional hig... Read More

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1997 BMW Z3 Reviews

Fun In A Small Package By DHW

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 mechanic... Read More

Fun Ride & Head Turner! By kaysee62

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 ... Read More

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