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1996 BMW Z3

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Information shown for entry-level Convertible.

Fuel Economy:
City 20/Hwy 29/Comb 23 MPG
Max Seating: 2
Engine: 4-Cyl, 1.9 Liter Transmission: Manual, 5-Spd
Country of Origin: Germany Country of Assembly: United States

1996 BMW Z3 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.3
Out of 10

Based on 252 Ratings for the 1996 - 2002 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.3/10
    Quality
    9.4/10
  • Reliability
    9.5/10
    Performance
    9.5/10
  • Comfort
    8.7/10
    Styling
    9.5/10

Never a more dependable Bimmer Rocket.

By on Tuesday, November 11, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 55,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "Dependable , very fast, very pretty, decent milage"

Cons: "Stiff ride for some, not cheap to maintain, stick"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"If not suffering a stiff ride and just decent gas milage is important to you , don't buy this car. If you love performance BMWs that are very reliable as well as the most fun to drive other than a Porsche that costs twice as much to buy and fix, buy an M roadster or Coupe.17-27 mpg, 5.2 sec. to 60, corners like its on tracks and the roadster looks beautiful, ( exception, the Ugly Coupe ) my car has low milage but except for normal maintenance, a thermostat, fan clutch and seat bushings for $800 the M car has been trouble free for 55000 miles. A stiff ride but not brutal at 68 with a bad back I drive 200 miles with no complaints, more might be uncomfortable for some. Over all after many Mercedes, Porsches and bMWs, this m roadster is my favorite pocket Rocket to date."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Not perfect, but perfect for us

By on Friday, October 31, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 65,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Great value, good looks and ride"

Cons: "subwoofer can't handle the power"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

to me, this car looks best in this colour (impala brown)

"A local car dealership had a red '98 1.9 basic model for sale and I checked online and discovered a brown '00 2.8 full-jam (same mileage) for $2,000.00 less (175 miles away) and bought it. Mechanically, the car is just about perfect, especially for its age. This has become the car of my dreams. I love everything about it: the way it looks and drives, and the way it makes me feel- content. The controls are easy and intuitive and from what I've seen on YouTube, basic maintenance seems fairly straightforward. My wife, who is very picky, thinks it is comfortable and we are looking forward to a weekend trip to test it out. We are not likely to see very many just like this one on the road."

2 people out of 6 found this review helpful

to me, this car looks best in this colour (impala brown)

Best performing roadster I have driven in 50 years

By on Thursday, October 30, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 79,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "If you can find an exceptional one, grab it !"

Cons: "Absolutely none come to mind !"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have owned this vehicle for over five years. It has performed flawlessly since the day I bought it, and has given me absolutely no trouble since then. It accelerates, corners, brakes, and handles like the true performance machine that it is. It clearly outperforms its sucessor, the Z4. Very clearly two thumbs up."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Best roadster ever and great to drive

By on Sunday, September 07, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 17,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "A collector vehicle"

Cons: "I can not think of any!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I love to drive this little roadster. It is a head turner. It is the limited edition 007. Number 95 of 100."

5 people out of 8 found this review helpful

An incredible car! Has a removable hard top

By on Tuesday, August 05, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 19,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fast, reliable, economical, smooth ride, beautiful"

Cons: "none"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"The optional hard top can be removed so you just have the convertible. No scratches, dents or dings. Has a custom stereo system that connects to your phone as well as an I pod. I also have the original 10 disk cd player that I purchased it with. It's an awesome car. I am just having to adapt to not bending down to get in as my knees are shot. Has two cup holders as well as a glove box. It's been constantly garaged no higher than 85 and no lower than 73"

3 people out of 6 found this review helpful

confortable, nice driver

By on Sunday, July 27, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 138,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great price, fun to drive, powerfull"

Cons: "No cup holders, no auto top"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"New paintjob, radiator, fuel pump, clutch, seats, dvd player,top, clean stick shift, Window clickers,runs like new."

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

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