• (4.8) 19 reviews
  • Inventory Prices: $1,778–$12,202
  • Body Style: Convertible
  • Engine: 138-hp, 1.9-liter I-4 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
  • Seats: 2
1997 BMW Z3

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by Dnoveau from Rockville, MD on November 26, 2017

My Z is 20 years old. It has 94000 miles, so it’s been used lightly. It has none of the typical problems with the cooling system or differential mounts. It’s built like a tank, but it gets 25 mpg (... Read Full Review

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