Hi all

Ian S

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British Zeds
Joined
Feb 10, 2018
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15
Location
Forres (near Inverness)
Just arrived here at the beginning of my search for a Z3, I've had an MX5 Mk1 for a few years, and love it, but think I need something that can handle longer runs easier, driving the car is fine, but conversations are a bit difficult!
So I have been reading good things about Z3's and need to start looking at actual cars next. I don't mind travelling to get the right car, I went 450 miles to get my Lexus LS400 which I saw on Ebay, a days travel is nothing if you get the right car you will have for years!
Just as well really, as I live up near Inverness!

Anyway, hello to all, and any observations for someone just started looking gratefully received
 

andyglym

Shiny Dust Caps Make Your Zed Go Faster.
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British Zeds
Joined
Feb 20, 2015
Points
231
Location
Moresby, West Cumbria, England
Model of Z
2.8 Roadster
Just arrived here at the beginning of my search for a Z3, I've had an MX5 Mk1 for a few years, and love it, but think I need something that can handle longer runs easier, driving the car is fine, but conversations are a bit difficult!
So I have been reading good things about Z3's and need to start looking at actual cars next. I don't mind travelling to get the right car, I went 450 miles to get my Lexus LS400 which I saw on Ebay, a days travel is nothing if you get the right car you will have for years!
Just as well really, as I live up near Inverness!

Anyway, hello to all, and any observations for someone just started looking gratefully received
:welcome:to the forum from West Cumbria. Take a look in the For Sale section, this lovely 2.2 as an example, not mine.

https://zroadster.org/threads/2002-bmw-z3-2-2.21803/

I'd buy from an enthusiast if you can as it's more likely to have been maintained better.
 

Shelly

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British Zeds
East Anglian Crew
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Jul 9, 2013
Points
201
Location
Norfolk
Model of Z
Z4 2.0 20i M Sport sDrive
:welcome: Hi and welcome from me too :coolsteer)

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t-tony

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British Zeds
#ZedShed
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Torksey Lock,Lincoln, England
Model of Z
E89 Z4 23i Auto
Hi Ian and welcome from near Lincoln. As Andy said if you can buy from an enthusiast for obvious reasons. If you're looking for a car as a project and you're handy with the spanners a Z3 is a great car to do.

Tony.
 

Nodzed

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M Power
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Feb 18, 2016
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Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England
Model of Z
Z3M Imola and Z4 (e89)
:welcome:
 

Jack Ratt

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British Zeds
The West Country
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Dec 3, 2013
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200
Location
TRURO, CORNWALL
Model of Z
2.8i AUTO and 2.8i MANUAL
Hello and welcome to the forum. There have been a few Zeds for sale in or near Aberdeen recently on Ebay
 

Grumps

Always happy, apart from when I'm not 🤬
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British Zeds
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Apr 27, 2014
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226
Location
Forest Town, Mansfield
Model of Z
Z4 e85 2.5i
Hi from Mansfield. I'd personally aim for a 6 cylinder car, nothing wrong with 4 pot 1.9, I just like the silky smooth running of a 6 pot.
I do like your thoughts on travelling for the right car. The amount that won't view something because it's to far amazes me when it's something your going to have for years to come. Good luck with your search.
 

Ian S

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British Zeds
Joined
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Points
15
Location
Forres (near Inverness)
Hi from Mansfield. I'd personally aim for a 6 cylinder car, nothing wrong with 4 pot 1.9, I just like the silky smooth running of a 6 pot.
I do like your thoughts on travelling for the right car. The amount that won't view something because it's to far amazes me when it's something your going to have for years to come. Good luck with your search.
Yes, I think a 6 is called for, had any number of 4 cyl. cars and recently sold my Lexus V8 (sob), so I think a 6. :)
 

Mazza

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British Zeds
The M44 Massive
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175
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Bognor Regis
Model of Z
Z3 1.9 M44 Roadster Z3 2.8 Project
Hi and welcome from the south coast:welcome:
 

mwpe

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Dec 8, 2011
Points
178
Location
Camberley
Model of Z
3.0
Hi and :welcome: from Surrey, good luck with your search. I know Forres a little bit as my brother and his family live there. Haven't been up there for a couple of years but hope to make it again soon. :thumbsup:
 
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