In Reply to: 1.9 vs 2.8/2.3 vs M posted by James Johnston on February 11, 2000 at 13:22:47:
In defense of my own vehicle, a 1.9l Z3.. stop calling it a non-sports car!!! Where'd people get the idea that sports cars have lots of power and race stiff suspensions??? What is an MG, how about an Austin Healy, or a Triumph Tr4... aren;t they sports cars? Well, the Z3 is cooler, faster and much more reliable/driveable then they are. So an M roadster is faster than my car... it cost 15,000 more dollars, and in four years I took that money I didn't spend on the car and more than qudroupled in in the stock market! And I still have my Z3 and it is still fun. If you want to know how well a Z3 1.9l does, get a championship autocross drive to take you for a ride in one, I think you'll be surprised.
BTW, I suspect that anyone with such an unbalanced opinion of Z;s... (I think ALL of them are cool in their own way) probably doesn't even own one...