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    BMW Z3 anygood?

    We are thinking about getting a small cheap second daily car.
    i have been looking at BMW Z3's, i know nothing about them, has anyone owned one? what are they like?

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    They are the same price as an MX5/MK3 MR2, and less interesting to drive unless you get an 'M'.

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    One of the girls I'm seeing has one and to be honest it's a good little drive but so much is going wrong with it... ALMOST as much as my car... lol...!

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    Talk to Monkey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonny Wilkinson View Post
    Talk to Monkey.
    Was about to say the same. In fact he was selling his wasn't he?

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    I have a 2.2L facelift as a summer run around.

    As a daily driver I prefer it to the MX5 and the straight 6 sounds nice

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    my mate had the m version and it was a beast

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    Z3 - women
    Z4 - men

    Z3m - men
    Z4m - legend of a man.

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    if its not an M its weaker than a wet fart :P

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    Treat yourself :

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    Z3Ms aint cheap though....and there is not exactly hundreds for sale.

    Z3s on the other hand are common as muck and cheap as chips and its only really the 1.9 that is a massive disappointment.

    Thinking about it, it would make a good donor for a kit car.

    1-2K gets you a manual 1.9 or the odd 2.8 auto on 100K+ miles.
    2-3K will get you a 2.8 manual with around 100K on the clock.

    25K will buy you one of the 2 Z3M Coupes on autotrader.
    Last edited by Jonny Wilkinson; 25-04-2013 at 11:32.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronster! View Post
    One of the girls I'm seeing has one
    Looks like SXOC has a playa

    4 pots are a bit crap, 6 pots are fine though, nice sound and pretty nippy. Will feel better built than an MX5 or MR2.
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    I like Mark, he seems fair.
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    Mark is right.

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    theres been a nice looking one knocking about the bmw5 for sale ads on the forum for a while.

    I thought about it - did a straw poll with mates and the conclusion was i wouldnt live it down and they would constantly take the wee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deacon View Post
    theres been a nice looking one knocking about the bmw5 for sale ads on the forum for a while.

    I thought about it - did a straw poll with mates and the conclusion was i wouldnt live it down and they would constantly take the wee.
    So you bought a Fiat Panda instead
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    I like Mark, he seems fair.
    Quote Originally Posted by Slip_n_slide View Post
    Mark is right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverzx View Post
    I like Mark, he seems fair.
    Quote Originally Posted by Slip_n_slide View Post
    Mark is right.

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    Personally I'd rather have an MR2 Roadster but then I'm biased. I love mine, it's small, nimble, surprisingly quick, relatively economical and the looks definitely grow on you. Closest thing you'll get to a Lotus Elise for the money too!

    I think you should at least test drive one before deciding on the BMW

    EDIT: The car Mark linked to above does look very nice mind... If you're not bothered by probably a 22mpg average
    Last edited by Pete C; 25-04-2013 at 10:27.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonny Wilkinson View Post
    25K will buy you one of the 2 Z3Ms on autotrader.
    [Pedant] Those are M Coupe's, not Z3M's [/pedant]
    They're also ridiculously priced!
    Actually, I like them being priced that high as it sates my lust for a breadvan a little. Actually, it doesn't, because I've just looked at more reasonably priced ones. Man I want an M Coupe - appreciating assets, as well...

    surely you get better than 22MPG out of a 2.8? Isn't it basically the same engine as a 330? We get about 23 average for mixed drives out of our E46 330i Auto Wagon!

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    My 328 track car gets 30mpg and that has an M50 manifold and silly induction kit on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    So you bought a Fiat Panda instead
    they all love the panda!

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