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ady79

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hi there my names adrian and im from east grinstead, im new to the zeds as mainly been a toyota man for last 6 years and now currently looking for a z3 for fun and daily ,im looking at the six cylinder engine as heard its the best one 2, or 2.2 or 2.8 so im here hoping for guidence all help appreciated

many thanks
ady
 

Brian4

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Don't forget the 3.0 as well.
There are some buyers guides on the knowledgebase.

Welcome from me as well, and loads of help here.
 

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Hello from Cornwall. All the straight six's are ultra reliable. Which ever one you choose, it'll be a good choice
 

ady79

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Don't forget the 3.0 as well.
There are some buyers guides on the knowledgebase.

Welcome from me as well, and loads of help here.
ah yes the 3 ltr as well, im only just learning about these so please forgive my lack of insite, i did test drive one from a trader in leatherhead but this one wasnt for me as the handling was all over the place so i think there was something wrong with it
 

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Hi ya and a big welcome from Aylesbury
@GregT has a stunning 2.2 for sale on here :happy:
 

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Hi @ady79 @BMBabe is correct i do have a gorgeous Z3 2.2 for sale - 76k on clock currently sorned as tucked away for the cold months. it comes with full leather interior m sports interior and the electric convertible is perfect no rips or tears at all

i was looking for around the 4k mark ono great runner and it has also been owned by a number of people on this forum so its been looked after

let me know what you think :)
Thanks

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ady79

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thank you greg and BMBabe , it does look a stunning car however its too much for me as were are looking at a very max of 3k but ideally between 2 and 2.5 i know im not going to find a minter for this amount but its all we can streatch too
 

GregT

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thats a real shame - beautiful car and drives superbly - she has a carbon fibre induction which gives her that throaty loud sound aswell (in a good way not a bad way lol)

help me out guys though do you think i have this overpriced?? not sure and open to people telling me if i have lol
 

ady79

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thats a real shame - beautiful car and drives superbly - she has a carbon fibre induction which gives her that throaty loud sound aswell (in a good way not a bad way lol)

help me out guys though do you think i have this overpriced?? not sure and open to people telling me if i have lol
dont think its overpriced from what ive been looking at greg as its low mileage well looked after and its an 02 reg ,i like it but too rich for me besides the other half wants to try a different coulour car from silver as its what we have now lol , talk about them moving the goal posts
 
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GregT

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thanks lol i dont feel its overpriced either but some people i have spoke to who have said they are interested (clearly want everything for nothing) on gum tree and stuff tell me its not worth 4k (dont know what they are on about clearly) lol im sure someone will snap it up soon - i have a potential looking at her on saturday hopefully :)
 

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I paid £2995 for my Zed just over a year ago. 1998, 2.8 Auto, full service history, 2 owners, 88k miles.
 

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Welcome @ady79,

Looks like you are getting sound advice already. From my perspective I've owned the 2.0 and now the 2.2i, and both are great engines. The 2.0 had to be pushed a bit harder than the 2.2i but still fun to drive (and boy did I have some fun drives in it!!). To be honest, you can't go wrong with any of the 6cyl engines...

Cheers, Gary
 

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Welcome from Canada! Just want to point out that the M44 1.9 is highly under rated and can be had for a steal of a deal. I'm used to driving high HP cars and find the little 4 cyl to be a real shocker. It revs so quick I have to really watch the tach needle or I'm way over the red line before I expect it. Don't write them off without trying a good one out on the road. JIM
 

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Welcome Andy and Jim is right: don't forget the M44!
It's a Semper Fi model!
 

ady79

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Hi all and thanks for the advice and welcome messages @GazHyde did you find much difference in running costs between the 6 cylinder models
 
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Shelly

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Welcome to the forum Ady :)
Hope you find what you are looking for in your Z ;)
Great site great people ;)
 

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If it was me I would go for the 3 litre, better mpg than the 2.8
May struggle to find one for 3k though Jim. But should still be able to get a decent 2.8 for that. Ooooh welcome to the Forum good look with the search
 

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Hi all and thanks for the advice and welcome messages @GazHyde did you find much difference in running costs between the 6 cylinder models
Not much that you would notice. Well other than I'm now feeding the 2.2i on premium unleaded so costs have risen slightly. I'm not really working out MPG as my mileage is really low at the moment (home worker) and mainly local journeys. I'm also not that light on the loud pedal either ;)
 

ady79

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Thanks guys and girls , I'd probably be doing a fair few miles in the zip I found one I like what should I look out for when viewing or driving one
 
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