1999 BMW Z3 User Reviews

1999 BMW Z3 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 15 reviews

  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 9 reviews
"power" 7 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
"big car" 3 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
CONS
"high maintenance" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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Kip writes:
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A lot of people hate it.  Runs down 911's and Corvettes on the track.  Surprisingly useful hatch area.  Very durable.  Affordable.

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Rough ride on city streets.  Not too good in snow.  It does look like a penis.  Random interior electircal problems appearing at 100k.  Needs euro convex side mirrors and 321hp motor.

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99 M Coupe — I love this car. I've had people yell, "That's the ugliest car I've ever seen!" and "Your car looks like a shoe!", when I drive by. It's like constantly giving the finger to snobs and other idiots. Performance - It shifts, stops, and turns (and over-steers) as well as any car I've ever had the chance to drive hard. It's very predictable and controllable. With good pads and tires I can run down all sorts of more expensive stock stuff on the track (911's, Corvettes, NSX's, M5's), although I do get crushed by the Z06, 911Turbo, e46 M3, Viper crowd. I would like more power (240hp/238tq, 3100lbs.), but it does pretty well with it's lowish gearing (1:1 final drive). It's not a drag racer, but you can kick the back end out at will with street tires on. Quality - without counting normal wear and tear and maintenance items, the only parts I've had to replace are the front brake calipers. Probably from pushing them a little too hard on hot track days. The right side one started to stick, or seize. I'm at 100k miles now, and I've started to notice some interior electrical wear; the window motors, door locks, and stereo controls are all getting fussy. I think the motor is a little down on power now too. I'm going to have to look into that. Appearance - Would I have ever designed it? No. That's probably why I like it so much. People do seem to like the way it looks a lot better in person. Mine is slightly lowered and has bigger tires which might help too. The interior is typical pre-Bangle BMW, functional not too flashy. It does have a two-tone interior option. I have yet to see one of those I liked. Cost of ownership - Anything at the dealer seems overpriced, but I think it's that way at most dealers these days. Parts aren't particularly cheap, like a 5.0 mustang or something, but it has the same engine, and many other parts, as the ubiquitous e36 M3, so they are not hard to find. It gets about 23 mpg highway / 17 in town / 9 at a track day. Fun Factor - It is fun to drive unless you are a pansy. It's loud (especially with Magnaflo mufflers) and can be too stiff. It really is comfortable if you're not hitting potholes all the time. The seats are great and have heaters. People stare at it a lot, I don't know if that counts as fun.

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Adrian writes:
1999 BMW Z3 2.3 Convertible Review
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Styling, nameplate, Teutonic engineering, handling, plenty quick enough

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Some consider the Z3 a girl's car, but i say that would be only the 1.9 narrow body version

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Stylish And Fast Enough For 99% Of My Intents And Purposes;) — Great car, recommend to anyone looking for lots of style, some comfort, great handling prowess and excellent reliability being a BMW

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Allen writes:
1999 BMW Z3 2.3 Convertible Review
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BMW inline six engine, cornering on winding roads.

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BMW maintenance cost

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Next Best Thing To A Motorcycle — Great handling...turns on rails, could use more power, better built quality & materials, and minor electrical issues are to be awared of.

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Ken writes:
1999 BMW Z3 2.3 Convertible Review
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Great ride, fun, and others always look!

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Electrical System - hated those big bumps

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Best Car Ever Owned — This was my favorite car due to the fun driving it and how fast it was. This was power packed with a 2.3 liter engine and a 5-speed manual gearbox. Convertible top worked great and was very easy to put up and down. Not much room inside, but it was a Roadster! Too bad this car just got too old for me. I traded this one in just over 80,000 miles.

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4mica2 writes:
1999 BMW Z3 2.8 Convertible Review
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Love for life. And to many women phone numbers.

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I don't know of any. Oh just one, to many women phone numbers. LOL :o)

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In Love Sence 1995 (concept) — 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 her on. And go on the open road. with the top down. Halla!

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

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bhannasb writes:
1999 BMW Z3 2.8 Review
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4

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One of the top, classically beautiful cars ever made in my opinion; unique appearance, great handling, comfortable driving position with good forward and side visibility.

Cons

1999 technology re: lack of back-up cameras, parking proximity warnings; lots of road noise compared to a modern Lexus.

bhannasb
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Fun And Elegant Classic Sports Car — 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 high for me everytime I see it or drive it.

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

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csalgado31 writes:
1999 BMW Z3 2.3 Convertible Review
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Fun drive, excellent handling, great engine, smooth powerline.

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Small trunk

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One Of The Best Cars I've Ever Owned. — I really love this car. Its been super reliable. She handles like a dream and always looks amazing! BMW sold me on all their cars because of this one. BMW enthusiast for life because of this great 1999 BMW Z3.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jerome writes:
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4

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the speed, attention, sound

Cons

none, just check if you have a strong maintenance budget

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My Z3 Beemer — This a a great car. Really great toy to play with. fast acceleration good breaks...little sloppy on hig speed cornering but otherwise great fun. The leaks when raining is a bit annoying but the fun is always overshadowing it...

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

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Johanna writes:
1999 BMW Z3 2.3 Convertible Review
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It's  BMW Baby

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NOTHING

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Fast Little Monster — It's a BMW. It's FAST. It's a Mini Little Itty Monster. Great Commuter. It's our Baby. Don't be Fooled. It was a gift from the papi. This car is VERY fun. It's EL ZORRO V. I Love IT. Sideways tho

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

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Richard writes:
1999 BMW Z3 2.3 Convertible Review
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Performance and looks

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Not fuel effiecient

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Brilliant Car! — Great acceleration, good brakes, brilliant handling. Good build quality, only the rear plastic window which fades with time. Starts rattling if you took the car on dirt roads. Not very fuel effiecient. 7-8km/l. Maintenance is pricy especially tyres. Great fun to drive. Draws a lot of attention!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Unique By Autoimport

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2000 BMW Z3 Reviews

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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1998 BMW Z3 Reviews

Sleek By JMagin

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-desig... Read More

Low, Long And Has Fast Top End. By drummerbrat

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.....dr... 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

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