1997 BMW Z3 Top Comparisons

Users ranked 1997 BMW Z3 against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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    1997 BMW Z3Review
    Wilkinchu writes:
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    The Z3 is a classic roadster. I bought one in 1998 with a 2.8 6 cylinder engine and loved it. Living North, I used it sparingly. I had less than 20,000 miles after 5 years. Now having moved to Florida the last few years, I am ready for another open top car. Because of my love for the Z3, I am looking for another. Since they longer make the Z3, I will look for a low mileage used one.

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    Guru94SLVK writes:
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    The car was in bad shape and is over priced for the many cosmetic issues it has

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    William writes:
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    Any e36 is great!!! z3 is a derivative and all are great-6 cylinder is bulletproof if well taken care of

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    1997 BMW Z3 2.8 Roadster RWDReview
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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.)

    Pros: Looks sharp. Gets compliments.

    Cons: interior quality

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful.
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    1997 BMW Z3 1.9 Roadster RWDReview
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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

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful.
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    1997 BMW Z3 1.9 Roadster RWDReview
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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

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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    1997 BMW Z3 2.8 Roadster RWDReview
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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.

    Pros: Great looking and powerful roadster.

    Cons: None that I can think of right now.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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    1997 BMW Z3 2.8 Roadster RWDReview
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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 2.8 Roadster RWDReview
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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 1.9 Roadster RWDReview
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    Pros: A fast fun car for the young at heart.Turns heads where ever you go!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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    Reviews From Other Years

    2002 BMW Z3 Reviews

    Review By GuruG2MMH

    A great car to drive .. get the 5 speed .. a true sports car the way it should be .. so much fun with the top down .. stereo needs help with a better head unit makes a big difference. Read More

    Love The Sun! By Kurt

    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

    2001 BMW Z3 Reviews

    Review By Guru95W98S

    The review says to put aside your relationship with that dealer or that specific car and its issues. Doing that, its easy to get this five stars. you have to buy the correct one. This car is not been ... Read More

    Review By Wanda

    I love the car make and model and style handles well on the road and fast price varies 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

    Review By GuruRTR2S

    I had my Z3 for 6 years and it was driven most of the time by my wife . She was so in love with the car she would not give it up. Only one problem to report the radio and CD player had to be replace... Read More

    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

    1998 BMW Z3 Reviews

    Review By Guru811FF

    I purchased the car. I own it now. Thank you Read More

    Awesome Sports Car By paulo

    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

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