I have been around cars my entire life. My grandfather and great uncles sold Fords. My dad has his own body and paint shop. I am an electrical engineer who designs automotive microcontrollers. My husband loves cars, and we go to the Indy 500 and a CART series race every year. This explains one reason that I love the Z3 so much.
I decided to replace my reliable '96 Honda Civic over a year ago. I wanted something with power, something fun, but it had to be a daily driver for me. I also wanted more of a high end car than the Civic was (which isn't saying much). I looked at several cars, but finally decided that I liked the Boxster. I had always wanted a Porsche and just loved the way it looked. For comparison, I looked into the Honda S2000 and the BMW Z3.
We went to the Honda dealers to find out about the S2000. They said that we could get a 2001 model; we laughed and went to the BMW dealer. I liked the Z3 very much, but I still wanted the Boxster. So, we went and drove it. That was the most uncomfortable ride I have ever had. The interior was kind of ugly and confusing, and the price was out of this world. There went my dreams of owning a Porsche. I don't think that I ever will own one if it has to be a daily driver.
We talked and thought, and I fell in love with the Z3. I originally opposed it, because of the stigma of BMWs. But it's been a great car, and my fellow owners have been great too. I know that I made the right decision when I bought a 2000 titanium silver 2.8 Z3 with a black top and topaz blue leather (one of the few with this combo that I have found).
When I leave late from a hard day at work, my baby puts a smile on my face, and my cares melt away. I love the feeling of driving a convertible; it makes me feel more like part of my surroundings. I love the feeling of driving it even more when I am driving on the twisties. My husband loves it too:) I finally have a car that will handle the way I like to drive. I also find the Z3 to be the sexiest of all of the roadsters; its curves remind me so much of a beautiful woman that I feel more beautiful when I drive it.
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