My mom is looking to get a z3 and I was wanting to get some info on them. My dad had a 1.9 back in 96, but I dont remember much about it as far as little things go. What are some major known issues? Also, what are the numbers for a 1.9 stick and a 2.8 auto. My mom really wants a automatic, but after driving my stepbrothers auto ti, I'd be afraid to let her drive a 4cyl auto if they perform equally.