In Reply to: considering a Z3 but I have some questions posted by jason on January 16, 2000 at 22:48:30:
I've kept my rear window in tip top shape using the Zymol Screen Clean Kit... it's like a wax protectant for your rear window.
My silver Z3 (00) definitely turns heads. One of my good friends has a silver Miata (99) and although we both enjoy our choices, I can see the look in his eyes when we park side by side.
The above discussion regarding $$ is right on target. I may have paid a little more, but when my buddy maxed out his Miata with all the accessories, he didn't make out on price like he thought he would.
I've driven his and he's driven mine. I'll take mine any day. I feel more secure taking hard curves in the Z... I don't feel like the rear of the car is going to slip out from under me. And no one has mentioned road noise. The 2000 has the new liner for the top... the road noise is considerably less in the Z than the Miata.
One thing I do like about his Miata, though, is the styling. It may not draw stares like he wants, but it does look good from the side.