Welcome to ZRoadster.org - BMW Z1 Z4 Z8 Z3 Forum and Technical Database

If you want to join in with the discussion, and see the areas which are available only to members then sign up now!

  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Practical Classic

Discussion in 'General Banter' started by Brian4, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. Brian4

    Brian4 Zorg Guru (IV)
    British Zeds East Anglian Crew

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2011
    Messages:
    2,529
    Likes Received:
    2,016
    Trophy Points:
    173
    Location:
    Hinckley/Burbage
    Model of Z:
    Z3 3.0i Auto
    Just popped into local Tesco and browsed the magazines as you do. Anyway spotted Pracrical Classic and the headline was 'roof down motoring for less than 3K' so had a look on the front cover.
    Spitfire, Midget, XI9, MGTF, MX5 but no Z3. I'm sure they are missing a good thing and it can't be cos they are not old enough because the MX5 was a P reg so same as 1st zeds.

    Also went to a Classic Car show on Sunday and only saw 3 BMW's but it was in Coventry the home of quite a few car makers. Was a good day out.
     
  2. micklaw

    micklaw Zorg Legend
    East Anglian Crew

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2012
    Messages:
    454
    Likes Received:
    153
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Location:
    broughton astley
    Model of Z:
    1.8 roadster
    brian i brought the said mag when we were away in the van the other week.
    there is a small section in it about the zed under beemer bargains it says is the z3 sports car this summers best buy?
    you can have it when i finished
     
    #2 micklaw, Aug 28, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2013
  3. GazHyde

    GazHyde The Gaz Monkey
    Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator British Zeds

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2011
    Messages:
    15,163
    Likes Received:
    9,256
    Trophy Points:
    226
    Location:
    Newbury, Berkshire
    Model of Z:
    BMW Z4 3.0Si Sport
    I think the Z3's will always be underestimated, and I think its because people think they are more expensive/exclusive than they are. We've had a few new members over the past months who have been surprised at the prices being so low, and what you get for it!

    I would certainly agree that at the moment the Z3 is a "summer best buy" because prices are so darn low at the moment.
     
  4. joey

    joey Zorg Addict
    British Zeds The M44 Massive

    Joined:
    May 17, 2013
    Messages:
    411
    Likes Received:
    208
    Trophy Points:
    59
    Location:
    Guildford
    Model of Z:
    1.9 16v M44
    I could not believe the amount of car you get for your money with the Z... all of the cars mentioned in that article have inherent problems..I mean the build quality of the MG just leaves a lot to be desired, the spitfire ,lovely but comes with all the issues you get with a car that age the midget ditto, MX5..common as muck and styling wise nothing on a Z3...

    they are terribly underrated....reliable, stylish, and old enough to be "honest" in terms of what the onboard computer controls and what you do..and new enough to have the advantages of modern cars without the disadvantages of really modern cars and can be, with care and regular servicing be an everyday drive ..I just don't get why they are not more highly thought of..

    I love mine and cannot honestly think of a reliable ragtop under 25k I prefer....yes there are faster..but as stylish...no..

    if I can never afford that aston martin DB9 then I can't imagine driving anything else than a Z3 of some sort....or if I have a windfall a Z8..!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. badman gee

    badman gee Guest

    I've seen faster milk floats than a 1.9 :p
     
  6. joey

    joey Zorg Addict
    British Zeds The M44 Massive

    Joined:
    May 17, 2013
    Messages:
    411
    Likes Received:
    208
    Trophy Points:
    59
    Location:
    Guildford
    Model of Z:
    1.9 16v M44
    oh b***** off with your M...the 1.9 is deliberately slow so everyone can enjoy watching you drive past...;)
     
    • Like Like x 2
  7. ge45ton

    ge45ton Zorg Legend
    East Anglian Crew The M44 Massive

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2013
    Messages:
    102
    Likes Received:
    59
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Location:
    Cambridge
    Model of Z:
    1.9 M44
    'milk float', so that's what the M stands for! :ymdevil:
     
    • Like Like x 2
  8. joey

    joey Zorg Addict
    British Zeds The M44 Massive

    Joined:
    May 17, 2013
    Messages:
    411
    Likes Received:
    208
    Trophy Points:
    59
    Location:
    Guildford
    Model of Z:
    1.9 16v M44
    no...m stands for masculinity substitute....:)....!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. badman gee

    badman gee Guest

    The m cars are the elite of the range!
     
  10. badman gee

    badman gee Guest

    These cars are classic according to insurance brokers!
     
  11. Brian4

    Brian4 Zorg Guru (IV)
    British Zeds East Anglian Crew

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2011
    Messages:
    2,529
    Likes Received:
    2,016
    Trophy Points:
    173
    Location:
    Hinckley/Burbage
    Model of Z:
    Z3 3.0i Auto
    And I bet the 'M' was being pampered again Mark when you saw that milk float or was it overtaking the 75?
     
    • Like Like x 1
  12. joey

    joey Zorg Addict
    British Zeds The M44 Massive

    Joined:
    May 17, 2013
    Messages:
    411
    Likes Received:
    208
    Trophy Points:
    59
    Location:
    Guildford
    Model of Z:
    1.9 16v M44
    I know why your M is so fast badman...you live in east anglia....no hills!

    in surrey we have them....lots of them....:)
     

Share This Page