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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 247 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

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."

A classic

By on Friday, July 25, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 93,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Overall joy to own and drive"

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

"This car is timeless! The design and look are indeed classic, and will turn heads despite its age! As my wife says, So Cute!"

Zzzzzom

By on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 70,650

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Sexy car even though it is an older model -classic"

Cons: "The back window is plastic"

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

Beautiful car

"This car drives very nice and can take off. I love the zoom power, the way it handles curves and hugs the road. It's a very sexy car especially with the top down. i don't have any blind spots and it can manuevre easily."

Beautiful car

Fantastic Fun Car!

By on Tuesday, July 01, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 130,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Great acceleration and manuevarability; A FUN RIDE"

Cons: "only a two-seater;"

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

"Although I bought the vehicle used, I have driven the majority of miles. SoCal is a perfect setting for this car and driving topless on its freeways is always a thrill. The car looks great and drives extremely well. It's a shame BMW discontinued the model because I would buy a new one in a heartbeat."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Fun in the sun

By on Monday, June 09, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 118,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Reliable,Quality build,Fun to drive"

Cons: "CD player sub standard,window motors ,cup holders"

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

"This is my wife's spring.summer,fall commuter. She loves it,smooth and responsive,automatic transmission. Bought it from 1st Arizona owner and it has been a joy to own. Never sees snow,hides in winter. This is her 2nd BMW and both have been very good. These don't like cheap tires and I put Bridgestone pole position tires on and they work well on the car. If you are looking for a summer fun convertible that is high quality I would recommend one of these over most others."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

great everyday driver

By on Monday, March 31, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 88,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Great top down or top up 2 seater"

Cons: "Don't expect to haul 2 golfers/clubs to the course"

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

"I have had this car for 3 years and it has given me no problems. I use it as a daily driver and regularly get in the 26-28mpg highway range. Cruise control and close to the speed limit (I do have a V1 radar detector, so you can draw your own conclusions about the speed limit reference) and have gotten as high as 30 on the highway. 22-23 around town is about average. I am very happy with this car and it still turns heads even though it is 17 years old. Playing golf is a challenge as the clubs must go in the passenger seat. I am 6'1" 215# so I am not the smallest guy on the block, but I have no problems driving this car. I wouldn't want to be much taller however. The trunk is big enough to put $100 worth of groceries in. Not the most practical car I have ever owned, but certainly one of the most fun and reliable. I know it can get expensive to repair at some point."

13 people out of 14 found this review helpful

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