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      03-12-2013, 09:02 AM   #1
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the z3 looks good to this day
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      03-12-2013, 09:39 AM   #3
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awesome pics! i have a Silver 2000 M Roadster too
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      03-12-2013, 09:41 AM   #4
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the Z3M is still the most beautiful car imo since I last owned one 12 years ago. Regretted selling that every day of my life lol.

Any chance the mz3 is selling? There's also a blue z3 M coupe in hk but because of emissions issues it wont be able to drive till 2018. Let me know if you'll be doing any photo shoots any time soon, it'd be great to have 3 generations of z's in 1 picture.
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      03-12-2013, 07:44 PM   #6
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the z3 looks good to this day
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      03-12-2013, 07:51 PM   #7
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Yes, Z3 is more beautiful.
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      03-12-2013, 08:12 PM   #9
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Such pretty cars. They'd be on my list if only the quality of the interiors were nicer. I sat in a Z4M at the dealership and came away pretty disappointed.
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the z3 looks good to this day
Agreed! Hard to top.
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Both cars still look absolutely amazing given their age.
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Wow still love the way the old MZ3 looks. I bought it when it first came out in '98. No traction control and I used to drive over the rainy/wet Pali Highway from Kailua to Honolulu and managed not to kill myself
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Yes, Z3 is more beautiful.
I like the Z3 vert better as well, but I also know that the Z4 is a much better car in every other aspect.

Regardless, the Z4Mcoupe blows both out of the water!
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z3 wins as the roadster, but in a hard-top, then the z4.

Is the z3 the s54 motor?
If only it wasnt de-tuned...
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Have to disagree with the above comments. I don't care if James Bond drove the Z3, it's still an ugly car. Neither one of these is a beauty but the Z4 is just better in every way. The only roadster I love is the Z8.
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the z3 looks good to this day
Believe it or not, two times last year I have had a couple people ask me if it was "The New Z" lol.

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Wow still love the way the old MZ3 looks. I bought it when it first came out in '98. No traction control and I used to drive over the rainy/wet Pali Highway from Kailua to Honolulu and managed not to kill myself
'98's represent! Imagine no traction control with twice the power! I have actually been driving the car more and more in the rain, just staying out of the boost.
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I like the Z3 vert better as well, but I also know that the Z4 is a much better car in every other aspect.

Regardless, the Z4Mcoupe blows both out of the water!

The Z4 does some things better, but it's, also bigger and a bit more tamed-diluted. There is a rawness that is very enjoyable. There are many E36/7/8 owners who did not jump to the E85/86 when offered the choice. It's not about price either as a last year MZ3 Coupe with an S54 can hit $30k, enough to buy a Z4M
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Have to disagree with the above comments. I don't care if James Bond drove the Z3, it's still an ugly car. Neither one of these is a beauty but the Z4 is just better in every way. The only roadster I love is the Z8.
You are 100% in the minority on that. After years of ownership, cars shows, auto-x, getting groceries, I have never had a car that was viewed as "beautiful" by young old, male, female, all kinds-the way the MZ3 has.

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Believe it or not, two times last year I have had a couple people ask me if it was "The New Z" lol.
hey, i believe you, with a few tweaks here and there, itll easily look as fresh as many recent bmws
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Z4 looks miles better. I think it is one of the best proportioned cars ever made. It still turns my head every time I see one.

To me the Z4 M is the closest BMW has ever come to making a car that exudes character. There is just something about it that I love.
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The quality of the pictures are beautiful as well. Those cars are just clean.
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+1 for Z4M, but I may or may not be bias :P
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I personally prefer the e86 to the e36/8 clownshoe in terms of looks. The Shoe is an acquired taste.

But with the Roadsters, to me the e36/7 is classic, the lines and proportions. It's like a modern German AC Cobra, and I am not the first to make that comparison.

The e85 Z4, I just don't think it has or will age as well. Hemmings and others called the e36/7/8 Ms future collectibles...I don't know how well the Z4 will age 10-29-30 years from now.
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Sorry,both are looking outdated to me.
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