I love the sporty, classy look of my car, and the color of blue is really pretty. All the extras only detract from that. Nelson recommends radiator replacement every 50,000 miles or 5 years, whether or not the radiator shows signs of problems. Most people considering a Z3 want the wind-in-the-hair experience though the coupe can come with an optional sunroof. During the summer, Panera has tables outside for its customers. I loved driving with the top down and on curving mountain roads. And now we have the 2002 Z3.
A five-speed gearbox is standard beefier with the 3. I was shopping with my friend, and we ended up buying quite a bit more than planned. But it seemed sacrilegious to drive to the beach in a tight little roadster top up. I drove into a crowded parking lot one sunny afternoon. Horsepower-uber-alles folk will seek an M version, though their finances may require them to settle for one of the other 6-cylinder versions, as M Roadsters and M Coupes carry significant price premiums. And a thorough pre-purchase inspection by a technician familiar with the marque is a must. Beware of a bad starter motor.
A Panera Bread restaurant was located in the strip mall abutting the parking lot. Coupé models were only produced as 2. A bad receptacle will trigger the warning light. Z3 Selection Like salsas, Z3s come in a wide variety of flavors from mild the 1. My first Z3 was totaled after being hit by a Suburban -- the superior craftsmanship of the frame saved me! The brake system should be flushed every other year.
My only negative comments about my car is the difficulty I'm having in replacing the door panel. I like the fact that it's a convertible, so in the summer you can put the top down and enjoy the sun and feel the wind through your hair. It is definitely an attention grabber. At least we didn't have to compromise on the car. A slow loss of coolant with no apparent exterior leak is the primary symptom of some serious engine damage. This sleek little car handles like a dream.
That fundamental expression of top-down motoring, which combines two seats with an engine in the front and drive at the rear. And dual side airbags became standard from 1999 on. Even used '03 Z4s start at around 30 grand. In addition, here are some special points to keep in mind when inspecting a Z3, courtesy of experts Nat Sears and Carl Nelson. Carefully inspect the rear differential mount. After this new project was approved, a stipulation of making it cost effective was given to the engineers.
A 189-bhp inline-6 joined the Z3 lineup in '97 as an upmarket alternative to the 4-cylinder cars. It was based around the well established E36 3-Series platform. There is no other car like it---it's a work of art from the outside, and drives like a dream inside. Archived from on 19 October 2011. The car needs very little maintenance and has required very few repairs.
Many small sports cars have limited leg room and limited storage. As for the coupe, it was introduced for the 1999 model year and came with nothing smaller than the 2. Although their budgets might not allow the latest innovations of the Z4, they can have the same engines, since the exceptionally smooth and torquey inline-6s carried over from the Z3. But the engine has jumped from the original 138-horsepower 1. But, overall, I would say it's probably one of the most fun cars. As with the roadster, the 2.
The word conjures sunny summer drives to no place in particular-when the route taken has little to do with arriving in the least amount of time and more to do with appreciating the journey, the road, and the…. I now have my second Z3 and couldn't be happier. After more than 10 years on the road, the Z3 seems to be blessedly free of major issues. Still, it's wise to be cautious when buying any used car. Pro: Good rough ride, loud and noisy. It has electric windows, which I've had to replace the switches. It's not too common that a starter goes bad.
It also wears wider rear fenders than the 1. A succession of different engines sizes in both 4cyl and 6cyl were used through the production life of the car, in different countries. The Z3 Coupé was unveiled at the. T his car has ample leg room - my six foot three husband has no trouble sitting comfortably. It handles well and maneuvers easily. I was determined to fit everything in and I did.