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Written on: 22/08/2007 by dafrancis (2 reviews written)
Well, what can one say about this car? It is a dream to drive it sticks to corners. It sounds fantastic when you push the throttle to the floor and so quick and sounds fantastic. Model I own is fully loaded with SMG, SatNAV, tele etc.
I chose BMW due to its reliability and build quality and the M3 and definitely has no compromise on any aforementioned points. Also to top it off as I do highway trips only, I get a decent 26 to 30 mpg depending on weight of foot and music blaring out the Harmon… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/12/2006 by Graham2410 (1 review written)
My wife has a BMW Z3, which I drove to collect my second hand E36 M3 EVO. All the way home I drove the M3 normally and changed gear at about 5000rpm. Although the handling and comfort was far superior to her Z3 I was disappointed with the performance. When we got home I took her for a little spin to confirm my disappointment. We joined the dual carriageway and I put my foot down, this time instead of changing gear at 5000 rpm I listened to that sweet exhaust note - Next thing I knew, I was… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/10/2006 by robindubai (1 review written)
This BMW M3 Coupe has always been my dream car. I have owned 4 BMWs in the UK (318is, 325, E36 M3 saloon, 535i) and am lucky enough to now have an E46 SMG.
To the crunch. This car has 2 personalities:
1) Well mannered
2) Aggressive, i.e. a race/track car
The beauty of this car is that you can drive around the town centre, and it behaves with the elegant and reassuring poise that you come to expect with the 3 series. This type of driving is best when not in sports mode.
Now, the other… Read Full Review
Written on: 20/07/2006 by jonathan kelly (110 reviews written)
BMW M3 is 2dr six cylinder machine an expensive version of one of the most popular cars ever made. It has some interesting features for the more experienced driver; a 6 speed manual gearbox, A top of the range built in satellite-navigator so you know how to get to where you are going, a TV, a compact disc changer, all as standard as most 'extras' are included in the price, like air conditioning and out side temperature gadget. The seats are red leather racing style. It's also got a locking… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/07/2006 by jonathan kelly (110 reviews written)
BMW M3 2dr is a six cylinder machine. The expensive version of one of the most popular cars ever made; the 3 series BMW. It has some interesting features for the more experienced driver like a 6 speed manual gearbox. Also a top of the range built in satellite-navigator so you know how to get to where you are going a TV a compact disc changer all as standard as most 'extras' are included in the price like air conditioning an out side temperature gadget. The seats are red leather in the racing… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/03/2006 by mboon (2 reviews written)
I have had my 1996 BMW M3 Saloon 3.0 for about 4 months now. The car is great. The tyres are not the car just eats them and the fuel.
Anyway I haven't had any problems at the moment apart from the brake pads having to be replaced which is not the car's fault.
A lot of people go on about Evos etc but I agree with the guy at the top of this forum. Evo's are great for a couple years but when you go to sell it, which you will, can you honestly tell the person who's looking at it that you haven't… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/09/2005 by Blueworld3 (1 review written)
Lets get things straight, the BMW M3 Coupe is a four (adult) seat car with boot space, which can challenge a 996. It's bored out, tuned engine, and suspension, would leave any boy racers envious. Expect to have some come and speak to you at the gas station. Very quick, great leather (much better than all usual BMW coupe's). M series are a different breed there is little relationship between normal and M. Don't believe the dealers, worse residuals than BMW (normal) and Porsche. This… Read Full Review
Written on: 15/08/2005 by b19gcm (1 review written)
Just bought a BMW2003 E46 M3 coupe with SMG, TV, Sat Nav and in individual atlantis blue (never seen another one in that colour). I have driven a lot of fast cars in my time but this is special ! 346 bhp through those 255/35/19 tyres is great fun. Having driven both the Manual and SMG versions the SMG comes out streeks ahead. It is one of, if not the best Paddle shift systems you can get. Gear changes in 0.4 of a second with the traction control switched off and on driving programe 6. It makes… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/04/2005 by xtranaut (2 reviews written)
I can't believe how many amateurs have this notion that because some cheap Nippon names that are totally void of quality and class, and for that matter, nothing impressive but an engine - would begin to compare cars like EVOs and WRXs to an M3.
You have to look at the big picture and the long term. Some of the things that the children miss in these equations are "will the car be worth fifty cents when I go to sell it?" and will it exude as much staying power class in a year as the Bavarian Bad… Read Full Review
Written on: 13/02/2005 by Late Flyer (4 reviews written)
My BMW M3 Coupe Sports car is the manual 6 gear current version (not as shown above), is two years old and owned from new. It superceded a 328i Coupe'. It is definitely a driver`s car. If all you want is transport, buy a Mercedes. In the dry, it corners without any drama whatsoever at higher speeds than I am prepared to use on public roads. It is another story in the wet, but the traction control keeps things fairly safe. Acceleration is very good and sufficient to make good any overtaking… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/02/2005 by richardg (1 review written)
My last car was 993 (4wd). 3rd child put pay to that. The BMW M3 Coupe Sports Car is a worthy replacment but I still have to agree with " if you want a porsche , get a porsche!"
The m3 is fast enough for sure, but aside from the awesome acceleration it somehow lacks the raw excitement of the porsche… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/05/2004 by cmurman (1 review written)
The BMW M3 Coupe car will bring out a passion for driving. You'll start taking the long way home from the office. Fun to drive agressively.
The power and grip are outstanding. The handling is unbelievably sharp. I had 03 coupe with SMG- but just ordered '04 w/manual 6-speed… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/08/2003 by wexell (1 review written)
The BMWW m3 Coupe is the best bmw made in 2001 and 2002
They dont sell them anymore… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/07/2003 by Chris. (1 review written)
All around the BMW M3 Coupe is a very good reliably fast car but there may be a few problems with the stearing if youre not used to driving rear wheel drive… Read Full Review
Written on: 15/04/2003 by racer. (1 review written)
jeremy clarkson wrote the m3 convertible was rubbish in the sunday times. but then he also wrote that the murcielago was rubbish, and the mini cooper s was rubbish...and he sold his ferrari and bought a mercedes, oh and hes almost 90 years old.
i have recently bought one, its a brilliant car. if you are going to take it on a track, then i suppose you should buy a coupe, but if its for every day driving on normal roads then its perfect.
put the roof down, slot it in third gear, and drive it… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/01/2003 by Paul. (1 review written)
Just been for a test drive in M3 SMG. If you've never been in a car with this sort of power before, prepare to be shocked. The amount of power available is unbelievable. I drove the M3 back to back with a 330 for an easy comparison. The 330 is a quick car but seemed very sluggish after getting out of the M3. My current car is a 318Ci and I would say that the difference between the 318 and 330 is no where near as much as the difference between the 330 and the M3. Mind you, don't underestimate… Read Full Review
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