Thank you for all the positive feedback! More than a month has passed now and I made use of the time for a few more tours and activities. The Coupé is running like a charm and as I am getting used to it I drive it a little bit more sporty from time to time.
I definitely want to do an ADAC driving safety training soon, as my last one has been done about 5 years ago with my FWD Seat Ibiza and the Z3 has surprised me with quite some snappy oversteer. When I was turning left from a red light in the wet and used a little too much gas as I released the clutch when changing from 1st to 2nd a bit too fast… Seems like the simple throttle-based traction control is not reacting fast enough in those cases… Saved it like a boss though
Anyway, here’s some pictures:
Another northern black forest tour. Stilll much more to explore here. Elevation changes, nice corners, lovely villages.
A tour along the Rhine valley - no elevation changes here, but that was expected
A shot from the pit area of the old Solitude raceway near Stuttgart. I went around the 11.4 km long final layout of the track which still is a public road today. It’s limited to 70 kph or lower though, so no real fun to be had except of thinking about what racing must have been like around the 1930s (motorcycles only) and 1960s (Formula 1 & 2). Definitely a very interesting and dangerous layout back in the days with crazy elevation changes, tight corners, fast-flowing corners and high speed straights.
A tour with the local group of the official Z3 roadster Club Germany in the area north of Stuttgart. Coupés are tolerated in the club, too. The meeting place was in front of a shoe shop - I don’t know if that was a coincidence.
I’ll become a member of the club soon and hope to get some good contacts and advice on fixing small issues with the car. I already got a nice contact to somebody with good technical knowledge owning a quite similar Z3 Coupé living 25 km away.
That’s it for now! In the next updated I’ll be covering the interior of the car and probably all the mostly minor issues I want to sort out one after the other.