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Old 12-18-2012, 07:43 AM
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i'm 30. am planning on buying a 2001/2002 z3 M Coupe within the next six months as a 31st birthday/graduation from medical residency present. by the by does anyone know if there is a resource for people who want to buy BMW engines? i'm researching the feasibility of dropping an N54B30 or N20B20 from the current Z4 into whatever chassis i end up picking up.
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:10 AM
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20 now, but I bought my car a couple months ago when I was 19. Not sure why Statefarm gave me so much money for my stolen 03 GTI, but I'm not complaining :], proud owner of a 2000 M Roadster . 4th car in 4 years now x], but I plan on keeping this one. I've somehow had nothing but good luck on parts.
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:46 PM
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I'm under 45... for now.
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:21 AM
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I am 25 and own a z4 and an x3
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Old 10-01-2018, 01:46 PM
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Evansqui

Actually 73.
Just sold my 2001 Z3MCoupe (S54 engine). and can now devote some time & effort to the usual battery drain problem on my 2000 M Roadster..... pulled every single damned fuse and relay in the front power distribution box and still have significant drain across the battery.
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Old 10-02-2018, 09:02 AM
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Mein Auto: 2000 Z3 2017 x3
62 when I bought mine last year. Figured I better get it while I'm still able to get in and out of it without assistance.
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Old 10-03-2018, 06:08 PM
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Bought my 2001 3.0 two years ago at 65 and had my first grandchild 6 months later. I only hope to be able to drive it when she's big enough for the passenger side air bag.
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Old 10-03-2018, 07:38 PM
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Mein Auto: 1997 Z3 Roadster 2.8
75 and have owned five Z3's....two coupes and three roadsters...Currently own a 1997 2.8 roadster, manual shift, DunkelGrun II paint. (Best looking brg color out there) I am basically a british car guy but am now too old to work on them have sold al British cars with the exception of the mgb gt with the sebring body and 3.9 aluminum Rover V8.
I honestly believe the Z3 is as close as you can come to an "old school" sports car but with the conveniences of modern technology...side bar..this is the FIRST Z3 I have owned that does not have rear axle noise...I am keping it..
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Old 10-14-2018, 01:50 PM
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41 here, bought a 1998 Z3 M Roadster a few weeks ago. Previous sports cars include a 2000 Miata and a 2001 Porsche Boxster S.


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Old 10-15-2018, 05:26 AM
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I think you are seeing a lot more younger people with them as they get cheaper on the used market.

Most younger folks cannot afford a $30K+ car for a toy.
Not to sound cheap but I'm 60 and the last thing I need right now is to spend a ton of money on a car. I think the Z3 is a great car nd with minimal maintenace you can keep it in great shape.
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Old 10-15-2018, 09:09 PM
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Shew.... just beat the cutoff. I'm still under 45 (44) and will hopefully have many more years to enjoy my Z3 with the 45+ group.

I'm a converted motorcycle rider after a recent accident that could have been *much* worse. I bought my Z3 to fill the void left by my bike. It was a way to keep the wind in my hair whilst surrounded by airbags!

I had actually considered getting a roadster over a year ago. I even test drove a Z4 Coupe while contemplating a move away from 2 wheels. I always loved the look of the Z3 and no other car would do.
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Old 10-27-2018, 06:49 AM
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42 this week. Just got the Z3 M Roadster three weeks ago and love it.


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Old 10-29-2018, 12:15 PM
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Old 11-18-2018, 11:35 AM
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I’m 18 I’ve had my 2.0 litre Z3 for a month honestly the best purchase ever!
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Old 11-18-2018, 01:12 PM
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Mein Auto: 2002 Z3 2.5 Roadster
At 75

but bought my 2002 Z3 soft top in 2002. It's been great & enjoy it everyday.

Hope you all enjoy yours at ANY age!

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Old 12-10-2018, 10:53 AM
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i am 19, bought my Z3 when i was 18, not one second of regret saving up for a coupe now i just love the overall feel of the car, gets me smiling like this whenever i get in it!
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Old 12-10-2018, 12:01 PM
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I am 76, maybe why I can't remember if I posted in here before ;-)
But then, the previous owner was 90 year old funeral home director.
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Old 12-19-2018, 03:50 AM
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Yes...it's a favorite of us oldsters and chicks. Have never seen a young guy driving one.

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Old 12-19-2018, 05:33 AM
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.... Have never seen a young guy driving one...
Maybe it's the sport car effect...
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Old 12-19-2018, 08:24 AM
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Here is a slightly different thought...I'm over 45, by 30 years....have been thinking about and dreaming about British sports cars since I was eleven...the British car crowd is diminishing fairly rapidly...After selling my Lotus 7 clone and other Brit cars I am down to my mgb gt that runs a 3.9L aluminum v8...I still drive it but the biggest drawback is I can not work on it very much...old age problem...that is where the Z3 comes in...the Z3 provides me with the motoring experience that I still enjoy, but without the need of constant maintenance...
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Old 01-22-2019, 03:54 AM
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I was 16 when I bought my 1999 Z3, am now 17!!!!! Love it.
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Old 01-22-2019, 04:19 AM
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Always wanted one ever since it appeared in James Bond's Golden Eye. Had it for 4 years. Definitely enjoyed it on those spaghetti mountain road passes and trips to the seaside. It was never our main car, always third or fourth.
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Old 01-22-2019, 07:50 AM
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I was 44 when I bought my 99 M Coupe. I'm 45 now so officially and old guy
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