Introduction & ForewordContents1.Is a BMW Z3 right for you? 2.Cost considerations 3.Living with a BMW Z3 4.Relative values 5.Before you view 6.Inspection equipment 7.Fifteen minute evaluation 8.Key points 9.Serious evaluation 10.Auctions 11.Paperwork 12.What's it worth? 13.Potential problems 14.Lack of use problems 15.The BMW Z3 community 16.Vital statistics Index
James Fishwick (Mike) served his apprenticeship at HM Dockyard, Devonport, before a career as a marine engineer. His interests were mainly centred around BMW motorcycles, and he still owns the first 1000cc flat twin he bought in 1981. After early retirement he rebuilt his VW Golf GTI before buying a two-year-old 2.8-litre BMW Z3 in 2000, which he still owns, and enjoys driving all over Europe. He remains active in the BMW car and motorcycle clubs, being a regular contributor to the magazines and websites of both clubs.Mike now lives in southern France.
Veloce's extended range of Essential Buyer's Guides now includes the affordable BMW Z3 roadster. With the Z3s now selling for below GBP1000, this book can ensure that you really do get to enjoy the bargain roadster experience with reduced risk of nasty surprises.- Richard Kilpatrick- Classic Car Weekly. The first few pages look at the Z3 in general: whether it is the right car for your needs, how expensive the parts and servicing are, what you need to know about the different models, etc. Once you decide a Z3 might fit your bill, the book offers a fairly comprehensive 15-minute evaluation (Walk Away or Stay), followed by the meat of the guide, which is a 10-page section entitled 'Serious Evaluation' that includes a road test. It is a very practical list of items to consider, with a marking system for each to help keep your assessment an objective one. It could be useful for sellers, too, to give them an idea of what potential buyers will be checking out. - New Zealand Classic Car.