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Re: Hey... let's not be rude. (archive)

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Posted by kwillmorth on April 19, 2000 at 18:12:49:

In Reply to: Hey... let's not be rude. posted by Mike S on April 19, 2000 at 15:53:24:

I read an article, I think it was Roundel, that showed the 200,000th Z3 rolling out of Spartenburg. This also marked the point where Z3 annual sales passed the Mazda Miata, making the Z3 on of the most successful sports cars ever...

Yet, the numbers you refer to show just at 78,000 +/- cars through Jan 2000. Interesting. That would mean that Z3 sales oversees is greater than the US, for a US built car.. That's cool in it's own right.

I also read a fun article in BMW Car, that compared the coupe to a station wagon (it was in good fun, no flaming ok!). The woman who wrote it, drove an M coupe and was explaining peoples reaction to it. First their was the group of woman at a grocery that thought it was the smallest station wagon they had ever seen.

The conclusion to the article was great. She simply stated that station wagons were for hauling stuff. The only thing she was sure of, was her M coupe was for hauling only one thing... ass!

: I don't see anything unreasonable in the original message. To me it sounds like a legitimate pre-purchase question.

: Gerald, if you look on the Z3 board you'll see a "sales history" link where you can find the sales figures. Through Jan '00 there were 1259 M coupes vs 881 Z3 coupes sold in the U.S. Combine that with the likelihood that the M owners are more enthusiastic about their cars and so are more likely to frequent (or even know about) this board, and you can draw the conclusion that the issues mentioned about the M don't indicate any problem with build quality relative to the Z3 coupe.

: Nothing's perfect. Enjoy what you have.

: Mike

: PS Besides, only little ol' ladies cruise around in Z3 coupes! Hey Mikey Z... gotcha !

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