I too just acquired my first Z3. It is a 2000 Z3 Roadster. After a lengthy search, I finally found one that ended up being in my neighborhood. My search was made difficult because I wanted: bright red, manual shirt, the 2.8L engine, less than 100,000 miles .... at a give away price. (LOL). (Not necessarily in that order) I was able to get everything, except it has the 2.5L engine. And Oh, a good, but not a "give-away" price. Mechanically, it appears to be rock solid; cosmetically, it has a few minor issues, such as the seatbelt guides, ragged floor mats (new ones have been ordered) and the faux wood console has seen too much sun. Otherwise, everything works and looks good. I live in the desert southwest, and have enjoyed top-down driving. I am delighted with the comfort on the vehicle (I am 6' 2"). The ride is superb, and I am pleased with the fuel efficiency, although that was not my highest priority. Has anyone had a good experience with the console kits? From the adds, they just appear to be stick-on decals over the existing factory console. If the car turns out to be as mechanically sound as I think it is, I may, in time, have a custom automobile shop upgrade the interior .... upholstery, and new console. We shall see. I look forward to the forum, and will be making comments from time to time. I will make every effort to keep my comments fresh, and not "plow-up" old subjects that have been thoroughly discussed elsewhere.