Don Noveau, here. I just acquired a 1997 z3 2.8 MT, 80,000 miles, green/tan. I took a bit of a gamble on this one by not having a professional inspection, but all of the usual problem areas, like the diff. mount, coolant tank, etc., look ok. Underneath the car, all is dry and straight; the rubber covers on the CV's and steering rack are intact. The numbers match. I'm just wondering what surprises await, and if anyone could share some stories.