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Re: faster - 2001 z3 3.0 or 2001 330ci? (archive)

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Posted by PeteZ3 on March 03, 2001 at 20:28:00:

In Reply to: faster - 2001 z3 3.0 or 2001 330ci? posted by PeteZ3 on March 02, 2001 at 14:56:33:

ok ok ok - my error - I really don't want to do any damage to the car so I will break it in properly for sure. The car is way too nice to abuse. I only hit the rev limiter 1 time, total accident - the car kinda gets to the redline ALOT quicker than I am used to. I was like oh crap whats that?
Its a fun car but I haven't had time to get used to it. Its not my primary driver and I don't want to take it out in bad weather so I think it might take a while to hit the 1500 miles.
The car is incredible. I've only driven a couple of times so far, and people definately look at it alot. Didn't really buy it for that purpose though - that gets old, been there, done that. Got it because it looks great, is powerful and handles like a dream. I am dying for the summer and top down motoring.
I'm not really a crazy driver. Honestly. 99.9% of the time I'm just cruising along @70-75. Right now my only concern is that I think the speedometer is wrong because when I am going 70 it feels like I am going alot slower - is the speedometer wrong or is this a normal sensation? I am getting pased by other cars - but thats normal I guess. I think I just need to get used to the car.
The only other comment I have at this point is that the car seems to be lacking an arm rest. Oh, and my trunk is really hard to close - like I have to slam it really hard and there's nothing in there but the boot cover.

What is faster from 0-60 and say 0-100?
Just got a new 2001 z3 3.0, 5-speed, and mybrother got a 2001 330ci auto (steptronic?). Of course they are both incredibly nice cars and very different - flat out who would kick who's ass - straight line, no twisties?
I am thinking my Z-3 would beat the automatics ass all day long, but I am still kind of getting used to the shifting (and bounding off the rev limiter)
i know top end sucks in the z-3 but thats ok - i'll live. how often can I exceed 130 on public roads anyway?

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