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BMW Z3, Coupe, Hatchback
#16 of 25 Hi mallorymoose- Congratulations on your Z3 purchase!
May 17, 2001 (11:48 am)
Nice to see a well thought out decision. Good luck on the 23rd May...; please keep us posted.
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#17 of 25 repair costs depend...
Jun 28, 2001 (8:55 pm)
I've been addicted to the ultimate driving machines for a few years and outside the warrantee period there is parts secret. It's called the BMWCCA. The largest single marque car club in America which has been around a very long time. A very small yearly subscription fee gets you an outstanding monthly magazine and better yet...up to 25% off of factory parts from many dealerships! I've actually only needed the discount on my very high mileage cars but it's nice to know it's there.
The web site doesn't do them justice but it's good for intial contact info.
#18 of 25 Please excuse the interruption...
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
Jul 09, 2001 (11:20 am)
....but I'm here to announce the new BMW Z3 Owners club now available on Edmunds.com Owner's Club board. Please stop by and introduce yourself in Meet the Members and let me know how I can help build your club.
I have linked this discussion into that folder, but it will always reside here in Hatchbacks.
Looking forward to meeting everyone!
Jan 16, 2002 (6:17 am)
Has anyone had any experience putting a "hands-free" cell phone in a Coupe? Where did you mount the phone? The speaker? There is not a lot of space for an after market (Nokia) but I can't see the value of the BMW phone at 6 to 800 bucks, just because it fits in the console.
#21 of 25 Just and FYI - This discussion is now linked...
May 21, 2002 (11:11 am)
to Hatchbacks, Sportcars, and the BMW Z3 Owners Clubs. You can now access this discuss from any of these message boards. Any Z3 owners or enthusiasts out there? We look forward to hearing from you.
Helpful Links - In addition to the feedback here, be sure to check out the Helpful Links on the left side of the page. You'll find a direct link to BMW Z3 New Vehicle Pricing guide, Reviews, and other related features throughout Town Hall. I've just linked some new items there. Hope you enjoy. Please return here to post your comments. Thanks for your participation!
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May 24, 2002 (7:52 am)
Has anyone gone the route of a chip upgrade on the 2.8 engine? If so what did you think about it? What have you heard about them? How does cold air induction work.....Basicly whats the most bang for your buck simple way to increase overall performance?
#23 of 25 Chip Ahoy
May 27, 2002 (1:06 pm)
You chip it and you might void your warranty away.
Mallory's post was right on .It does have snob appeal.Also,everyone I see driving them seems to be sitting straight up.All they need is a silk scarf and a derby and you'd think you were in merry old England.
#24 of 25 2002 Z3s Question
May 28, 2002 (6:24 am)
Hello, there seems to be a lot of Z3 3.0s on the lots in Virginia. Any idea what people are paying? I think a 2.5 Liter would be adequate, but if a 3.0 can be had at invoice, then it may be a better buy. Any opinions/advise would be welcome.
Jul 10, 2002 (1:47 pm)
I've been shopping for a somewhat unique car over the past three months. First car I started to get excited over was a BMW 8 series coupe, then passed when I learned about maintenance costs and received some feedback from BMW owners about the car itself.
After going around on another couple of cars, I'm back on BMWs again! I'm looking at a 1997 2.8 Z3 with 28K miles on it listed at $22k as a daily driver. Car includes heated seats (needed in IL), computer and Harmon Kardon sound system.
However, before I get too far along, I was wondering what people's experience has been with the earlier Z3s? Any help would be appreciated.