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First introduced to the world by a Mr J. Bond, nice to look at, but with not much going on underneath. It's an expensive and slow alternative to a Mazda MX-5.
It's not enough fun to drive(mental Z3M aside), plus the boot and cabin are small. But the design is becoming a timeless classic.
As with all BMWs the engines are a stand out point. All are good - the 1.9 providing ample propulsion for this light, basic car.
The 3.0 engine is overkill for the slightly unruly chassis of the Z3. Unless you like to go sideways opt for the 1.9 or lovely sounding 2.2 straight six.
Pay around £6000 for a 9 year old 2.2 Z3 with 60,000 miles showing. You can get a 1.9 car with 100,000 miles on it for £3500 less.
Depreciation is now quite flat on these cars. But the cars over 10 years old may drop heavily soon.