In Reply to: What's this Coupe worth? posted by Mike Owens on August 02, 2000 at 22:39:02:
For Y2K, I think it was different because dealers didn't order many and even if they had one, it wasn't even worth their time to give you a good deal as they could be raping someone on a 323i instead.
As for the car, the 2.8 is really great! I have absolutely no regrets about buying mine. Most people didn't even know they made a 2.8 coupe.
Having said that, the 3.0i looks *really* tasty. 0-60 in easily less than 6 sec, standard 17" wheels, *32* more HP and the same low torque peak, yow! I autocross, and the 2.8 Coupe is a really good A Stock car. I'd have to say it seems to be a bit behind the Boxster, but that 3.0i is going to be right on the money (assuming they keep it in the same class). I dunno, that's a tough choice you have. If I knew I was going to autocross, I might get the 3.0i. See if you can haggle them for more off. Otherwise, the 2.8 is plenty quick, and if you can get it for under $30k, that's a *big* difference in price. Good luck!
'99 Z3 2.8 Coupe
I went in to my local BMW dealership today to drive a 3.0 Roadster, in order to see how much I liked the new engine and its performance, to see if I wanted to go ahead and order a 3.0 Coupe. My dealership will sell me a new 3.0 Coupe at MSRP less $2000, which basically comes out to about $37,500 to $38,000 on a car with the sunroof, aluminum trim, CD, cross spoke 17" wheels and possibly metallic paint.
While at the dealer, they had just traded in on a '99 Z3 2.8 Coupe with only 4600 miles. The car is silver/black, has the sunroof, no CD, and looks like new. Also has the BMW extended warranty for an extra 2 years or 50,000 miles, I believe.
If I can get this car cheap enough, I'll buy it. What do you guys think this car is worth, and/or should I get the new 3.0 instead?