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E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)
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Old 04-20-2012, 07:59 AM
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IMO, it is that M owners are more likely to be car people than non-M owners.
And car people work on their cars, join forums to talk about cars, and such things. Non-car people do not. They put in gas and drive. If something goes wrong, they take it to a shop and pay the bill. They do not know, care or understand what went wrong and what got fixed. If the cost to repair is too high, they get rid of the car and get another one. To them, a car is a commodity, like a loaf of bread.
I agree. Even though I own a Non M Z3 Roadster. I've always enjoyed working on cars.
Finding a Z3M in as good condition and for the price I was willing to pay would have been almost impossible. I also did not want to wait too long for one to come on the market.
I just liked the looks of the body of the Z3, M or non M. Mine is a manual trans and has the sport package with power top.
This forum has been invaluable to me since owning the car.
I didn't purchase the car as an investment, but as a weekend & sun out fun toy.
The 3liter is a joy to drive, lots of low end torque and fun in the twisties.
Haven't done any major mods, but upgrading the lights etc and now, going through the Canadian light switch wiring to figure out how to turn off the DRLs and keep the Angel eyes on, is a nice challenge.
My Z is in excellent condition, some road rash on the bottom of the front bumper, but it is an 11 year old car.
I'll probably have the bumper re-painted this winter. Been quoted $600.00
$5,000 to do the whole car.
I love my Z, enjoy working on a classic engine with minimum computer controls. Capable of doing all my own maintenance.
Nothing much more to say.
To me she's a classic.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:24 PM
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IMO, it is that M owners are more likely to be car people than non-M owners.

And car people work on their cars, join forums to talk about cars, and such things. Non-car people do not. They put in gas and drive. If something goes wrong, they take it to a shop and pay the bill. They do not know, care or understand what went wrong and what got fixed. If the cost to repair is too high, they get rid of the car and get another one. To them, a car is a commodity, like a loaf of bread.
Yep Thats the deal
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:29 AM
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I was thinking along the same lines. My Z3 Roadster is 14 years old and I just spent several thousand dollars on cooling system upgrades, shock absorbers, upholstery, and other items. And that was just for the parts. I have also spent many, many hours working on it. I have owned quite a few 14-year-old cars, but have never considered spending that kind of time and money on them. So I guess that fits my personal definition of “Classic”. When I see it in my driveway, I always think it looks great. When I work on it, I’m often impressed with the design and engineering (with a few exceptions to be honest). When I drive it, I’m usually smiling.
I have to admit, however, that I must be a poor judge of “Classic.” I have driven some of those sought-after 1960s and 1970s American muscle cars like Camaros, Mustangs, Thunderbirds. They’re not much fun to drive with poor suspension, wandering steering, and carbureted engines.
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