2002 BMW Z3 User Reviews

2002 BMW Z3 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 13 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • 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:4.2 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
  • Overall: 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

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Jamez writes:
2002 BMW Z3 2.5i Convertible Review
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5

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fun, fast

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no trunk space

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Z3. Great But Small. — great car, fun to drive and fast. maxes around 145- 150 mph. obviously has some sort of governor inside it. cost of ownership : NEW: $52,000. Repairs (free for four years) After 4 years- the window regulator broke three times, and the tranny / shifter plastic wheel broke and the whole thing needed to be replaced as an assembly. 800. A wheel striking a curb can also cost you 12-16000 dollars. The car was appraised as being 12,000 after only 4 years. Fun as a toy, daily driver, or otherwise, but dont be shocked by its depreciation, and dont expect to pick anybody up at the airport unless they have no luggage.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Potentia_222 writes:
2002 BMW Z3 2.5i Convertible Review
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4

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Great handling, decently quick.

Cons

Not great in the snow. Eats gas like a pig. Not a fan of it not having a dummy 6th.

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I Love This Car. I Am Not Giving Mine Up, Ever. — Not the fastest car in the world. It's decently quick, and extremely nimble. I have yet to have any real build quality issues with the car except for having to replace the shifter knob once. The air conditioning is weak, but the heating is remarkably good.

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

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Kurt writes:
2002 BMW Z3 2.5i Convertible Review
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5

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Fun to Drive  - Great Gas Mileage - Comfortable to drive -

Cons

It's little

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Love The Sun! — I love this little car. Drives like a dream. No wonder BMW is THE ULTIMATE DRIVING MACHINE. This car turns heads - everywhere I go. The only drawback is I have three kids and two Mastiff dogs - obviously we don't all fit.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Autoimport writes:
2002 BMW Z3 3.0i Review
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Unique look, great handling, superior power. This is one car you just can't get bored of. Draws a lot of attention from all types of crowds.

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None

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Unique — This car performance and great handling are hard to find in any car. It has great power to weight ratio, is not under power, and still for being a 2002, it still shocks people that have not seen a vehicle like this.

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

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Ron writes:
2002 BMW Z3 2.5i Convertible Review
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Have fun on the road

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A family with children

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As A Toy, It Can't Be Beat, For The Cost. — Purchased this car as a replacement for a Goldwing motorcycle. Have never regretted that decision. It is LOADS of fun! I happened to find a low-mileage car, that had been babied. It has plenty of power, very agile. It's actually a 3.0 liter engine, manual trans, and came with a removable hardtop, so it's a great 3 1/2 season car. Since it's my toy, it doesn't come out of the garage if there's and ice or fresh snow on the ground. I have driven it on New Year's Day, though, with the TOP DOWN. I Love the body-lines on this car, far better than the Z4. Mine has not needed any major repairs. New Tires are the most expensive thing I have had to do for it. Upgraded the brakes - just because I wanted to. Holds the road, giving me as much performance as I want.

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

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Gary writes:
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Performance, charismatic, extremely fun

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Bit tiny, could have used some improvement from the factory.

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Bmw Z3 Coupe — Modded the way it is, it is one of the best handling cars out there. It's quick. It gets more attention than exotics. This is really a car for true enthusiasts. If you have a passion for such a car, you will never let it go.

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

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Diya writes:
2002 BMW Z3 2.5i Convertible Review
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fast

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nothing

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Ok — performance great..very fast. appearance can turn head away. use of gas is affordable. very fun to drive. and the cist is worth it. maintenance can be a little expensive but it dioesnt matter coz its fun and exciting to drive this car

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jeff writes:
2002 BMW Z3 2.5i Convertible Review
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Performance & handling can't be beat!

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NONE!

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You'll Get My Car When They Pry My Cold Dead Body From Behind The Wheel. — The car is actually a 2002 M Roadster, but it wasn't a listed choice. This is the best car I have ever owned, bar none. If you're wondering why people love their BMW's, it's because they build a car for true driving enthusiasts. Before I bought mine, I couldn’t understand what all the thrill was. I had ridden in several & was never impressed. Then I bought mine & when I finally got behind the wheel, it immediately became clear. You are instantly connected with the car & the road. While BMW may have moved to far to the right for many purists, the 3 series is still the car to beat. Hopefully they will figure out that 5000lb trucks do not an M make & Dip Sticks are required for the sanity of us old guys.

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

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Rafael writes:
2002 BMW Z3 2.5i Convertible Review
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quick and nimble

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stock suspension too soft for track use

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Z3 Upgrade — quick and nimble around the track ... too bad they removed the 6th gear for USA cars ... upgrade to ground control suspension if you plan on doing track days ... go with a staggered wheel set up 10" in rims the rear and 8" rims in front ... strut bars front and rear ... beef up the sway bars front and rear ... under chassis cross-bar should all work to stffen-up the car...

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Ali2111 writes:
2002 BMW Z3 2.5i Convertible Review
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4

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Fun, nice, small car

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Not fast enough and build is a bit poor

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Beginner Speedfreak Car — Nice car, good handling. Fun to go joy riding in...very safe. Battery sucks though needed to be changed about two times but otherwise good beginner car for those getting into speed. If your a speedfreak like me and tired of those boring cars then this car def isnt for you buuuut if you're jus getting into it instead of jumping to those fast sports cars try this first.

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2001 BMW Z3 Reviews

My Awsome Car The Bmw Z3 By abdullahbmw

i love that car it was one of the bast cars i ever had is fast and nice and womans love it. if you are looking for somthing relayble you should get the z3 and during the summer time it is so nice ... Read More

Zetti 4 Ever By Barbara

I absolutely love my sweet little road-star, but things never can be fast enough... or you get used to it. performance is not too bad, it's a 3 litre, it's not the M though. appearance is very nice a... Read More

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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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1998 BMW Z3 Reviews

You Will Receive Complements All The Time! By wandakay

A larger trunk would be nice but of course it would lose the beauty of the car if they did that. Gas mileage is great! My maintenance cost was hardly anything, other than oil changes. It is a very fun... Read More

Great Sports Car For The Money! By Smithrc

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 thes... 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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