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Old 10-20-2008, 09:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Z3 in snow?

I'm looking into selling my Audi Cabriolet and buying a Z3. The winters here aren't anything horiffic, but it's enough where I'm not sure if a Z3 is a good replacement. ABS is standard on Z3's and there was traction control on 97+, so they might do fairly well. Of course, some gnarly snow tires would be mandatory.

I had planned on 3-series convert, but when I can get a Z3 for the same price, why not? It's a much nicer looking car.

Any thoughts or experience here?
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How much snow? Traction control would help, limited slip diff is better.
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put some weight in your trunk. And get the best tires (check tests).
Then good luck and have fun!
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Normally the roads are scraped down to just a dusting or small layer of snow, but a 3-4 inches is probably the very most it would have to go through.
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I saw this car a couple weeks ago and it's what got me thinking about Z3's:

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That's a beautiful color combination, and at that price, I thought for sure it would have been sold by now. Looks like I might have to call about it tomorrow
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Call it, ask if it has limited slip diff, although the snow issue doesn't seem like a lot...
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but that Z has the crappy engine... also it seems to be a bit too cheap
I wouldn't take any other engine than the 2.8 on a Z
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I'm not concerned about the car being fast, I'm really a pretty slow driver. Are there other problems with the 4 cylinder that make it a bad engine?
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no, it's just not a good bang...
but the fuel consumption should be all right
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