Are Z3's getting rare?

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Zedbedee
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Are Z3's getting rare?

Post by Zedbedee » Sun 02 Jul, 2017 15:48

Are Z3's getting rare already? Just returned from a week in Cornwall (not in the Z3) and I didn't see any Z3's at all, a couple of Z4's and that was it. When you look at the prices of complete cars and the prices of used spares it's a wonder that any cars get sold and are not all broken for parts.

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Re: Are Z3's getting rare?

Post by Gazza » Sun 02 Jul, 2017 15:58

I saw two today on a journey of 80 miles.
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4wheels
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Re: Are Z3's getting rare?

Post by 4wheels » Sun 02 Jul, 2017 21:10

reasonably. especially 3.0 ones like mine.. only a few hundred left
https://www.howmanyleft.co.uk/browse/bmw/bmw_z3

Zedbedee
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Re: Are Z3's getting rare?

Post by Zedbedee » Mon 03 Jul, 2017 08:51

Some conflicting data on that site but it looks like there are about 2000 2,0 litre Z£'s left. Not a massive number.

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motco
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Re: Are Z3's getting rare?

Post by motco » Mon 03 Jul, 2017 09:11

None does a huge mileage either, so unlike the proverbial repmobile, they aren't to be seen at every turning. Mine lies unused for days at a time, and even weeks in winter. I dare not begin to work out the cost per mile! :bawl:

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Re: Are Z3's getting rare?

Post by Gazza » Mon 03 Jul, 2017 13:23

I haven't used mine since September 2016
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Howard Adams
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Re: Are Z3's getting rare?

Post by Howard Adams » Mon 03 Jul, 2017 20:30

Hi, here in darkest rural France 🇫🇷 (Charente) I have a 3.0i, and in our club we also have a 2.8 & a MZ3

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Re: Are Z3's getting rare?

Post by peter2b » Mon 03 Jul, 2017 21:18

any one know how many 2.2's are out there as swmbo might be looking for one later this year
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Re: Are Z3's getting rare?

Post by Broon » Fri 07 Jul, 2017 08:41

I can go weeks without seeing any. But then there are 3 in my estate (all black). Mine is the only 3.0i though. There are probably fewer of them in Scotland where I am.

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Re: Are Z3's getting rare?

Post by Rafolian » Fri 07 Jul, 2017 20:55

Not rare here in the Costa Blanca north. Quite a few in my area!

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tom_sk
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Re: Are Z3's getting rare?

Post by tom_sk » Fri 07 Jul, 2017 22:38

peter2b wrote:
Mon 03 Jul, 2017 21:18
any one know how many 2.2's are out there as swmbo might be looking for one later this year
peterz3
I may have one for sale in a few weeks time!
See my recent post viewtopic.php?f=5&t=45300&p=417132#p417132

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BladeRunner919
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Re: Are Z3's getting rare?

Post by BladeRunner919 » Sat 08 Jul, 2017 22:33

Rafolian wrote:
Fri 07 Jul, 2017 20:55
Not rare here in the Costa Blanca north. Quite a few in my area!

Mine will be there in a week as well!

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BonBon
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Re: Are Z3's getting rare?

Post by BonBon » Mon 10 Jul, 2017 21:15

FYI - in Israel 50-75 (with only one coupe).
Most are quite weathered with about 10 owners each. Youngins who hold for a year until they have their first .....and the wife gives 'em a hard time.

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