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2000 Z3 M Roadster

Discussion in 'E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)' started by adeshong, Oct 23, 2008.

    adeshong guest

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    This is my first post to this forum.

    I recently go a 2000 Z3 M Roadster for $14,900 off of craigslist. It is titanium silver with a black interior and black top, great condition. It does have high mileage though, 97k. With the high mileage I did get a 2 yr warranty that covers almost anything mechanical and electrical. So far the warranty has covered a faulty headlight switch. An easy DIY problem but I had the warranty so why not use it. There have been no other problems except that I can't seem to push the button to make the top come up. This car reminds me of my old MGB but on steriods and this car is scary fast, I'm not use to the quick pick up.

    I posted some pics in the Z gallery, hope I got them in the right spot.

    This is a fun and GREAT car.
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    az3579

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    I'm sorry, high mileage? Come back when you hit 150. :rolleyes:


    The M Roadster looks fantastic in silver/black. Too bad they're so expensive...
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    lcjhnsn

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    Welcome!

    Where are you located?

    You might also be interested in checking out www.zscca.org

    adeshong guest

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    Hampton VA

    I just signed up as a member in this group.
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    330indy1

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    keep an eye on your cooling system....

    adeshong guest

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    Thank you for the info.

    I just had the cooling system flushed and had the thermostat and the expansion tank replaced.

    They also found a power steering leak, warranty covered it less the $100 deductible. Would have cost me at least $210 .

    Warranties are great.
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    mooseheadm5

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    The Z3 cooling system is generally better than the later stuff. Doing the expansion tank and t-stat was a great preventative maintainence thing to do, though.
    Have not yet had to replace an expansion tank on anyone's E36 or Z3. Have had fan clutches lock up and throw fan blades, though!
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    lcjhnsn

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    The biggest concern with used M Roadsters is the rear subframe failure.

    Go to www.Bimerforums.com Z3 forum and do a search, you will find many many examples.

    I didn't know about this problem before I bought my Roadster and learned the hard way afterwards. Installation of Ireland Engineering or comparable urethane rear subframe bushings will help limit subframe torque wind up, which is the primary cause of the failure.

    But, even after shelling out a significant pile of coin to install the Randy Forbes subframe reinforcement, I LOVE MY ROADSTER!!!

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