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Old 04-24-2006, 10:26 AM   #16
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The only disadvantage to Z3's is the fact that they use the dated E30 rear semi trailing arm suspension, which adds a lot of camber when lowered. That also explains why the Z's are so similar to E30's in handling dynamics and tail-happiness. Solid cars

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Old 04-24-2006, 04:44 PM   #17
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Rear subframe, rear subframe, rear subframe! LOL

That's the place to look at the most, especially where the diff attaches to the trunk floor (ala single ear). Due to a loose rear subframe bushing the rear subframe causes the trunk floor to tear. The best fix for that is to install urithane subframe bushings which reduce that stress. Especially on the more powerfull 3.0L.

Good luck and hope it works out well!

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Old 04-26-2006, 10:14 AM   #18
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i picked up a 2000 m roadster last sept. for $19500 with 66000 miles. have had no probs yet. only bad spot is the glove box, seems to be hanging low when closed. other than that it great and loads of fun.
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