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Old 10-09-2012, 12:05 PM
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New Z3 owner

Hi everyone,
I just purchased my first BMW z3. My boyfriend purchased a 2000 topaz blue automatic, and after driving it, I decided that even though I already have a sensible Toyota Highlander, I had to have a fun car of my own. We recently found a 2001 topaz blue z3 2.5 5 speed, with a boot and a hardtop for a great price and couldn't pass it up!

Just wanted to say hello and i look forward to learning lots here
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:55 PM
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Congrats on the purchase of one of the most fun cars ever! Welcome.

Hope we can help you have a great owner's experience...
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:28 PM
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:40 PM
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Welcome to the forums. How fun to have matching cars!
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:44 PM
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Congratulations and welcome.
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:36 PM
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Hey Skippershe! Looks like we're both newbies to this forum. I too recently obtained a 2002 Z3 3.0 as a gift from my husband. The body, paint and engine are in good shape but the interior needs to be completely restored. Our home is a place where rescue animals come to live and be loved and mistreated cars are brought back to their natural beauty. I've already taken care of all the nit-picky stuff that was broken and damaged so it's off to the upholstery shop for a new top, headliner and window, seats and a 'dye' job on the side panels and boots.

It's also good to have a...well...somewhat local Z3 pal.

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Old 10-10-2012, 12:15 AM
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Thanks for all the welcomes
I can already tell that this is a great forum to be a part of!
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:57 AM
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Welcome. And yes this is a great forum to learn from.

Make sure you do all the maintenance. Is this your DD? With LA traffic, 5 speed is a pain.

I'm local as well. Only drive to train station so I don't have to deal w/that LA traffic.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:55 PM
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Welcome! - and I find it refreshing the "girl" is driving the 5 speed and the boyfriend has the automatic. Congrats on the new purchase, you'll love it. I have a 330Ci (manual) that is my daily driver, and a Z3 (manual) that is my toy. My husband drives the 325xiT (automatic). hehehe.... girls have all the fun.
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:36 PM
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Hi IgotBMW,

I have a 10 year old son, so I have to have my Highlander to shuttle kids around. I only work a mile from home, so no commuting...Guess my Z3 is just my fun little get-around-town car I didn't really "want" a 5 speed, it just happened to work out that way. I haven't decided yet if this is my "forever" Z3...I really had my heart set on finding a bright red one, but until I find it, this one will suit me just fine
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:41 PM
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HI tobandals,

Loved your post and had a good chuckle! At first I wanted the automatic, but after driving the 5 speed, I think I'll keep it! Besides, my car's gonna be waaay faster than his, cause I got the 2.5! LOL
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:46 PM
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Hiya Indy Girl,

I tried to send you a PM, but the system says that you don't accept them. Just wanted to say hi and see what part of Ca you're in. Would be fun to meet up one of these days
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HI tobandals,

Loved your post and had a good chuckle! At first I wanted the automatic, but after driving the 5 speed, I think I'll keep it! Besides, my car's gonna be waaay faster than his, cause I got the 2.5! LOL
Both of you have 2.5L engines.
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:39 AM
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Both of you have 2.5L engines.
See?? I learned something alteady! lol


but mine's still faster
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:15 PM
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Hiya Indy Girl,

I tried to send you a PM, but the system says that you don't accept them. Just wanted to say hi and see what part of Ca you're in. Would be fun to meet up one of these days
Just fixed my settings and sent you a PM.
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:05 AM
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See?? I learned something alteady! lol


but mine's still faster
Actually, I think you'll find mine is faster because it's yellow.

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