1997 BMW Z3 User Reviews

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    1997 BMW Z3 2 Dr 2.8 Convertible Review
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    35

    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.)

    Pros: Looks sharp. Gets compliments.

    Cons: interior quality

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    1997 BMW Z3 2 Dr 1.9 Convertible Review
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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.)

    Pros: Sleek & stylish

    Cons: Needs more ponies & power convertible top

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    1997 BMW Z3 2 Dr 1.9 Convertible Review
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    31 Mpg On 89 Octane Fuel — Good gas mileage from a sporty ride. Our Z3 has been in two minor accidents and I was pleased that it can take a beating and holds up so well. Its ability to go through corners like a go-cart puts a smile on my face on a twisty road.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Fun to drive, especially with the top down. Built like a tank compared to other small sports cars.

    Cons: Seat is uncomfortable on long trips

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    1997 BMW Z3 2 Dr 2.8 Convertible Review
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    105

    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.

    Pros: Great looking and powerful roadster.

    Cons: None that I can think of right now.

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    1997 BMW Z3 2 Dr 2.8 Convertible Review
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    This Is The Car Bmw Was Talking About When They Say The Ultimate Driving Exerience — Fun factor is through the roof! After i put aftermarket wheels and tires there is no corner this car cant handle. The cost to maintain is kinda high though, I had a fog light ggo out and it cost $40 to ship from germany not to mention the cost of the light. Fuel econmony isnt as bad as you would think, it still gets 28 MPG as long as you keep your foot out of it. ONe downfall is the fact that it requires premium fuel.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: The fun factor

    Cons: cost of maintenance

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    1997 BMW Z3 2 Dr 2.8 Convertible Review
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    Fun Autocrossing Car — FUN car to drive, with the right upgrades, no body roll, perfect amount of power with a turbo 2.8 i6, get one and make it your project car, make sure t have some money for it, took me a while to get my parts together but sooo worth it

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

    Pros: style and performance

    Cons: space, but i dont mind

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

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    Ok — great car road handling in the wet is caution ...redm leather sets off the style an look of the car .... the only cabriolet i have owned which dont leak in the rain the stereo system is to be desired for

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: style

    Cons: rear end is loose

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    1997 BMW Z3 2 Dr 1.9 Convertible Review
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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

    Pros: Fun, Fun and did I mention FUN

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

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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

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

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

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2002 BMW Z3 Reviews

    Love The Sun! By TheKurt

    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 - obv... Read More

    Unique By Autoimport

    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 veh... Read More

    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

    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

    1999 BMW Z3 Reviews

    In Love Sence 1995 (concept) By migration_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

    1998 BMW Z3 Reviews

    Awesome Sports Car By paulor

    One of the best roadsters ever made. It is such a wonderful deal for the money. Bought it 2 years ago, only 8.000 miles! The engine is pretty big for this little and light car, but you feel how well m... 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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