"I have had my z3 since new in 2000. Came on here to get the KBB value because I was going to sell it and buy a Harley. After sleeping on it, I can't bring myself to do it. If you are in the market for a Z3, expect to pay a higher price than KBB, because the ones that are left out there have owners that don't really want to part with the car but have to.
Now to comfort. It is a bit rigid. I have taken long trips in mine and have been fine, but I can see why some people would have problems. The key is to slide the seat a bit forward and lean the back of the seat back more where you are in a bit of a reclined position. Remember, this is a two seat roadster. You would still be fine on a daily commute of 50+ miles. And I have been on trips with it, but pack light. The truck is small, but it is in proportion to the car.
As far as my Z3, it's going to be parked next to the Harley in the garage. She's a keeper!"
"This vehicle just brings a smile to your face. The seating position, view of the instruments, view over the hood, arm on the door, wind in your face all are great and it's a coupe. The styling says it's a serious performer and the stance and tires are just aggression. Unactivate the traction control and spin and burn the tires all you want. Easy to drive and so rare it gets gawking looks by everyone, and I mean everyone, that passes. Relatively common components so it's not hard or expensive to get repaired. Highly recommend as a better vette or boxster S."
Cons: "Not very comfy seats but still fun to drive"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Purchased a 96 at 70k miles last June and no regrets so far.Dreamed of owning a corvette stingray but happened to come across this z3 while looking for a 3 series.Hope this car will reach 200k miles without any major problem since I really am having so much fun driving it."