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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 260 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

excellent condition, collector car

By on Thursday, April 30, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 26,500

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
10/10

Pros: "fun to drive, turns heads,"

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

"This car has only 26,500 miles. I am second owner, the car had 16,500 miles when I bought it at 5 years old. I have 10 years, put on 10,000 miles. Garaged dec thru april, summer driver only. Excellent condition a must see. All manuals tonneau cover tool kit like new. Paint was a premium color that year. Platium gray, red black interior. Must see to appricate the condition!! Top like new and very tight."

Most fun you can legally have

By on Wednesday, April 29, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 119,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "FUN to Drive"

Cons: "$$ maintenance, coils unreliable"

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

Stevens Pass

"Bought this at a bad time in life, it changed everything. Goes fast, corners great, turns heads. The perfect toy for a mid-life crisis or a second childhood. Top down on the 101 coastal road, passes those slow logging trucks in an instant, leaving the 20 car line behind. Great for a night out in the big city or those long winding roads in the wilderness."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Stevens Pass

Great car and TOTALLY reliable

By on Saturday, December 27, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 58,000

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
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Fun to drive, park anywhere, and still looks great"

Cons: "I truly have no cons re: this car. A GEM!"

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

"I bought this car new but it was a managers special...3000 miles on it. I have had it almost fourteen years with one problem and that problem was my grandson spilled a bottle of water in console and blew out a computer chip. BMW fixed it and gave me a rental till it was fixed...no charge."

9 people out of 11 found this review helpful

wonderful,fun,good on gas, love it

By on Thursday, December 04, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 68,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "fun to drive, great gas milage, good looking car"

Cons: "doesn't hold many groceries, but who cares!"

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

"This has been just the best car ever for fun, enjoyment, and good gas mileage. Not interested in selling or trading, just curious to see what this mint condition sports car is worth"

10 people out of 18 found this review helpful

More fun to drive than our previous C-5 Vette

By on Thursday, December 04, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 73,200

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
9/10

Pros: "Looks and runs as good as a lot of new cars."

Cons: "non-powered top, still very easy to drop."

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

"Original paint, interior, and convt. top. Very good tires, anti lock disc brakes, and convertible top. Car is black on black on red. has 4 small body dents and chips in paint. AM, FM, Stereo, Cassette Player, BMW 6 CD Player in trunk. I have a car fax included. We have owned car for 3 years and only put 3000 miles on it, Garage kept with a car cover on it. I am 77 years old and I had back surgery in 2011 and again in 2012 with plates and screws, Very hard for me to get in and out of it or we would not sell it. Has a sport shifting mode on console. will pass inspection in any state. Pics. on Face book. $8,500.00 firm. Cashier or Treasury Checks only."

1 person out of 6 found this review helpful

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."

11 people out of 21 found this review helpful

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