1998 BMW M3 User Reviews

1998 BMW M3 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 32 reviews

  • Performance:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Appearance:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Overall: 4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5

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PROS
"power" 17 reviews
"handling" 13 reviews
"ride" 9 reviews
"build quality" 4 reviews
"speed" 4 reviews
CONS
"expensive part" 4 reviews
"expensive car" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"gearbox" 2 reviews

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 32 1998 BMW M3 reviews.

Iconicautoexchange writes:
1998 BMW M3 Sedan Review
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4

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Well balanced car, great handling, great sounding engine

Cons

Could use more power

Iconicautoexchange
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Bmw E36, A Great Driver — The E36 BMW M3 is an iconic vehicle, it handles well and keeps up with most vehicles from that era. Its great for a weekend track day or driving it around town and with the reliability of the inline six cylinder it wont leave you stranded!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Wein1830 writes:
1998 BMW M3 Sedan Review
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5

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Reliable, fast, fun, wouldn't buy anything other than a BMW after owning this car.

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BMW parts and service are more expensive than an average car

Wein1830
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Great M3 — Car is really fun to drive, faster than the newer "muscle cars". I originally wanted a 68' Camaro, but couldn't get a standard car loan for a car older than 81'. Somehow I ended up with a 1998 M3 after looking at Ws6's, GTOs, and early 2000's Camaros. In the end, I am glad I chose this car. I haven't seen another one quite like it in the 6 years I've owned it. I also have a newfound respect for the quality of machine BMW makes. I would be hard-pressed to buy any other brand after owning my M3.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Justin writes:
1998 BMW M3 M3evo Review
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4

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the look of my car always makes me smile

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fuel costs

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You Can't Get Better Than This — this has to be one of the best cars you could ever buy even though it's 13 years old it will still out perform most of the new hot hatches without any problem. The only problems you will find is it drinks fuel and BMW dealer servicing can be a bit costly but it's well worth it

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Dave writes:
1998 BMW M3 M3evo Review
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Performance, looks, great in the summer, love it..

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Nothing really, like the whole package. If you buy a car like this you don't worry about costs, but they can be high if it goes wrong!!

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Love It... —

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Car_Man_Dan writes:
1998 BMW M3 Convertible Review
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Everything about his car is great!

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none (aside from the water pump)

Car_Man_Dan
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Fun To Drive, Top Up Or Down. Good Build Quality — I love this car! it was my 1st car when i got my license. I haven't had any major problems with this car, aside from the water pump issue which plagued the E36 3-Series. It still has great pick- up for its age.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Muhammed Faheem writes:
1998 BMW M3 M3evo Review
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the BOMB

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NOTHING

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The Best Ever — i like every thing about it its my prized posession top speed: 280 k/mh no repairs whatsoever styling is kept original mileage on the clock is 78 909, full service this car is the best drive you'll ever have

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Andy-Monkey writes:
1998 BMW M3 Convertible Review
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Fun, sexy and will make you smile from ear to ear. Plus it's a proper head turner too.

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Losing your license is very probable if you can't tame your right foot

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A Great Car Through And Through But Not For The Feignthearted Or Economists — I love this car because you feel very young, almost like the time when you first got into the out run game at the fair and thought you were really driving. Performance is fantastic but if you drive hard it drinks hard, very hard. Build quality is very good, it is German after all. I personally like the minimilistic look of the E36 interior but it may not suit everyone. Not as expensive to run as i thought it would be, some parts are expensive but some are suprisingly good value. for me this is deffinately a very fun car to drive but go that little bit too hard and it will bite you!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Nick writes:
1998 BMW M3 M3evo Review
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fun to drive

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not the cheapest unit on the road

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Still Worth The Money Though Any Year M3 — u kinda have to drive one to understand, that's about all i can say, hard car to describe, but it handles well, accelerates well and doesn't look too shabby.....but you really can't go wrong with a bmw now can ya??

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Carlos writes:
1998 BMW M3 Convertible Review
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Top down punani factor

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expensive parts

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Great Fun — Love driving top down, great acceleration, nice style and a lot of fun. I bought this car for 12,000 with 68k Miles on it. Had to buy a new suspension for $1.6k. Had a few top issues which I fixed for under 1.2k. I love this car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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argi writes:
1998 BMW M3 Convertible Review
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Almost everything

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Interior finish not too great

argi
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Great, Classy — Simply great I have even driven it in the snow. I have never been to much into cars (besides liking convertibles) but I am getting in love with this. It's a lot of fun to drive. Will try to take care of it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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