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 Z3 1.9 Roadster RWDReview
    David writes:
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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 1.9 Roadster RWDReview
    Jeff48920 writes:
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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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    1997 BMW Z3Review
    Robert writes:
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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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    1997 BMW Z3 2.8 Roadster RWDReview
    Mátyás writes:
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    Stylish And Fast — This is the most stylish car I've ever had. It gives you the traditional roadster feeling. The build quality is excellent, cost of ownership is average. Performance is amazing, the 193 horsepower is ideal for this car. Maximum speed is 225 km/h, i've tried one time, but it is so noisy then;)

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

    Pros: Apperarance, performance

    Cons: A bit noisy when you drive on a highway (even when it's closed)

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    1997 BMW Z3 2.8 Roadster RWDReview
    Michael writes:
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    Z3 Is Z Best! — This is "Crisis Mobile" it got me thru my 50's. It has amazing performance while getting nearly 30 mpg on the open road. We belong to the "Colorado Z Roadsters Club" and take drives every summer. We get a lot of looks when 10-12 Z's of various colors roll thru towns.

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

    Pros: That it is very fast, and extreamely quick.

    Cons: Haven't found any draw backs yet.

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    1997 BMW Z3 1.9 Roadster RWDReview
    Archie writes:
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    Beemer Bits Them All — 4 cylinder car that can beat v6 engines cars and v8 trucks.... specially if i'm the driver......... nice for daily use......best ever.... tough..... 100% performance, quality, appearance, cost of ownership and fun factor . Lastly, it's a super duper cute car.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: the driver...... hehehehe

    Cons: the rpm  indicator is not enough for the car

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    1997 BMW Z3 2.8 Roadster RWDReview
    Chuck writes:
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    My Z3 — The convertible is amazing. Love going 150mph with the top down. I drive it everyday.. its white and seckzy. It retails about 14000-16000. Has about 200rwhp. The next best thing is a motorcycle. I would suggest this car to anyone.

    Pros: A very comfortable sports car. its zoom zoom

    Cons: nothing

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    1997 BMW Z3 1.9 Roadster RWDReview
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    Best Car Ever Owned — battery lasted for 8 years, brakes/rotors lasted 5 years each time. after 11 years and 168K miles am still on the first clutch. The gear shifter broke off after 8 years. other then that no real problems. awesome car had to replace top after 5 years because I wasn't as careful and didn't use my cover for the plastic cover

    Pros: nothing really gone wrong with it

    Cons: no glass window in the top

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    1997 BMW Z3 2.8 Roadster RWDReview
    Travis writes:
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    Its A Bimmer, Seriously — These cars are amazing, the fun factor on these cars is through the roof, i absoulutly love driving them.

    Pros: quick as hell and its a bimmer

    Cons: you can only fit one girl in at a time, two if your lucky

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    1997 BMW Z3 1.9 Roadster RWDReview
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    Riding Like Bond — The '97 BMW Z3 1.9L is a great car of the late 90's. By today's standars, it shows it's age. Unles you buy the 2.3L or the M, the 1.9L is lacking in the acceleration department even with a manual. It does come with some good options but nothing a '97 Honda civic didn't come with in the same year. Some good notes are that it does save on gas and its a convertable. The dow side of the convertible is that its not a push button top. It's an old fashion pull it back with good ol manual labor, wich can be quite impractical if the weather decides to change in an instant. I would recomend this for any parents looking to buy their newly 16 or 18 yearold daughter a new car It has everything they need and can still wow the boys and friends.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: It saves gas

    Cons: The top isn't automatic

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2002 BMW Z3 Reviews

    Review By Guru9V3PDW

    Overpriced, no detailed car accident report or services and cleared smog check Read More

    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

    2001 BMW Z3 Reviews

    Review By wjrz111

    Nice car, expensive for the mileage Very nice confition Read More

    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

    2000 BMW Z3 Reviews

    Review By Guru9L32SP

    I previously owned one and I sold it due to health reasons. I loved the car it was an automatic so the wife could drive it she also loved it. Read More

    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

    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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