BMW Z3 Roadster Review from Guatemala

2001 BMW Z3 Roadster 3.0i 3.0i

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.0i Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance15000 kilometres
Previous carBMW 2002


Classic lines with quick solid power


Original battery went dead within a few months of buying the car.

6CD stack was incompatible with original CD/Radio so they had to replace with a Cassette/Radio in order to read the 6 pack in the trunk.

Soft top has some sort of cords with springs to remain taught, and these keep breaking, just a nuisance.

General Comments:

This roadster is a blast to drive on mountain curvy roads here in Central America.

I think it handles beautifully and with the 3.0i I have plenty of power.

Face it, this is a Sunday go to church type car. No space for luggage or kids, period!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd June, 2004

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 1 review