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Z3: The last of the User Friendly BMWs

Discussion in 'E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)' started by willconltd, Nov 11, 2010.

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    FredR

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    Just noticed this board my self.

    I have to agree w/ Mpire. If I didn't own a 96 Z3 and or a 97 M3 wouldn't be able to own a BMW. Both cars are about as simple as BMWs can get. We don't even have power seats in the M3. With basic tools and a couple of Peake code reader/reset tools I have been able to do 95% of all repairs. I have owned the Z3 since 97 and there is very little I haven't heard about them or found out on my own. I love the Z3, she has 198k miles on her and we driven her to all but 13 states in the lower 48. She's got a Downing Atlanta Super Charger last Christmas and is getting a hardtop this year.
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    bcweir

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    Congrats on your Z3

    Don't forget that if you didn't originally order a hardtop with your Z3, you may need a hardtop installation kit to properly mount your hardtop. This is similar to the E36 convertibles being fitted with a hardtop. It's widely available for about $100.
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    FredR

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    BMW has a great deal on some colors.

    It comes with cover and mounting kit as a retro fit kit. I paid $1400 w/ taxes for an evergreen top. I'll have to have it painted but better than $3265 for a black one.

    willconltd guest

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    Well, the Z3 retrofit kit ... 54219408699 $460.00

    However, if you are buying a Hard top second hand, you probably only need the mounting posts, defrost harness, and the bolts for the header.

    04 Left hardtop support 1 54218410457 $101.96
    04 Right hardtop support 1 54218410458 $101.96
    03 Torx bolt M8X18 2 54218410534 $8.51

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