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1998 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

1998 BMW Z3 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.3
Out of 10

Based on 266 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
    9.4/10

Love Driving this Little Z-3

By on Monday, August 17, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 42,000

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
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Just a Blast to Drive, Love Driving this car."

Cons: "Hard to get in and out of, I need to lose weight !"

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

"Purchased this Red Z-3 two years ago with only 32,000 miles on it. Love driving this car, only issue knob that controls heat an cold, broke tab off behind it. Seats are very, very, comfey for a same car."

Great power and fun. Love this car!

By on Wednesday, August 12, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 90,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "convertible, fast, easy to drive, and maneuver."

Cons: "smooth ride: easy to exceed speed limit"

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

"Have owned this car since 1998. It is a great car for enjoying the open road and for maneuvering through traffic. Great on gas consumption, easy to maintain, and has had consistent and professional upkeep."

SOLID CLASS

By on Tuesday, July 14, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 150,000

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
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Super all around!"

Cons: "Fast & low - others can't see you."

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

"Positives: I've had my car for over 10 years now & I still love to drive it! This car totally loves passing gear even on a hill climb & glides without resistance. From the super unique body, the gas mileage, the power, the low growl of the engine, the way it lowers & raises when parking or backing, the way it grips the road on tight turns, & the way it fits everywhere. I know why Bond drove it! Negatives: Low to the ground & others can't see you. (Perhaps drive w lights on.)Fast car - others don't always check mirrors. (Don't riding by rear door of vehicles adjacent.) Breaking is excellent but other cars can't stop as quickly. (Here is where distance from other vehicles & breaking sooner is your friend.) This car is low to the ground & grips the road in tight turns. Wear sunblock! Great for weekend rides on the coast!"

4 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Awesome Looking and Driving Car

By on Monday, July 13, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 114,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Absolutely fun to drive!"

Cons: "Cup holders too small"

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

"Handles great on smooth road & FAST. Just a really SEXY car. This particular year has the Shark Gill look. Nice."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

wonderful open road cruiser.

By on Monday, July 06, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 21,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"The car is built well and really has stood the test of time. It looks like the day it was in the showroom. It handles just like a real roadster should. It is a little under powered with the 1.9 4 cyl. engine. The 2.8 or a 3.0 would be much better. I bought this car for the open air experience, fun and quality. I have realized all of this with abundance."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

So much fun to drive!

By on Tuesday, May 26, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 105,469

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: "Super car for any age! Changes your lifestyle!"

Cons: "The trunk is small, but that didn't bother me :)"

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

Still lookin' great after 15 years!

"Absolutely the most fun car I have ever owned! Love, love, love it! I am original owner, but have decided to do more camping, so I am moving on to a camper van. This car has been garaged its entire life, easy to manipulate, good on gas and has power! And it makes you feel young when you drive it!"

11 people out of 21 found this review helpful

Still lookin' great after 15 years!

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