2003 BMW M3 User Reviews

2003 BMW M3 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 26 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:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 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" 11 reviews
"ride" 9 reviews
"handling" 8 reviews
"speed" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 5 reviews
"high maintenance" 3 reviews

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2003 BMW M3 Convertible Review
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5

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Anything and everything. Literally.

Cons

Nothing. Car is perfect :')

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Beast — Overall the E46 M3 is a great car. I'm actually looking forward to purchase another. Except, hardtop coupe this time. Its fast, amazing handling, sounds great, and not bad on gas consumption. Would definitely recommend to anyone. Best car out there in my opinion (aside from the E30 M3 hehe).

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

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Paul writes:
2003 BMW M3 Review
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None

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2003 Bmw M3 — An amazing car! The M3 I drove had the SMG gearbox and it worked beautifully. The engine revs freely and when worked, gives incredible perfomance. Handling is almost race-like and although I drove the M3 on an airfield, I would imagine it would be a great cross county machine. Pros: Performance/Handling Cons: None

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Matteo writes:
2003 BMW M3 Coupe Review
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5

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Practical and Fast

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Not really a winter car

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Great Car — If you're looking of a car to drive everyday and of to the track on weekends with, you have to get a BMW M3. There is nothing that can come close to offering this kind of practicality and fun for the price.

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

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Sven writes:
2003 BMW M3 Coupe Review
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Performance

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Hight service costs

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Bmw M3 2003 — Nothing to say! It is a BMW M3 E46! There is no other Racecar for the every day use on the roads. Maby some but not with five seats. Good: A lot of Power! Perfect Handling! Brakes are amazing! And good Gas Miles! Not so good: Hight maintenance costs. Needs a lot of maitenance.

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AZMEL writes:
2003 BMW M3 Convertible Review
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5

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Beautiful, fast, fantastic handling, and my golf clubs fit in the trunk

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Have to learn the SMG

AZMEL
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I Love This Car — What more can you say about this car? Having driven all of them, I think the E46 M3 is the best balance of power/weight, handling and looks of all the M3s. The SMG transmission takes a little learning, but after that it's fantastic. Driving this car is the most fun you can have with your clothes on.... Three years after I first wrote this review, I still have this car and I still love it. With the top down at intersections, people tell me how great it looks. It's still just really fun to drive. I don't drive it every day, but the only major maintenance expense has been $600 to repair a failed gear in the folding top mechanism. I have driven many high performance cars, some faster, some more exotic but nothing better balanced. The brilliance is in the integration of all the things that matter.

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

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M32003 writes:
2003 BMW M3 Convertible Review
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Handling and power are graet in this car, plus being a convertible is an amazing experience

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Have to grab the steering wheel with both hands due to the power.

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Powerful And Fun — Like the quality and handling. At times the "excess" power is fun but not in the USA highways :( Love the different options to switch gears manually on steering wheel or shift knob as well as auto mode. Convertible is always fun. Mine is probably the best in the market due to the extreme good care as well as the low miles.

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Habib writes:
2003 BMW M3 Coupe Review
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Car handled amazingly...the SMG transmission and the drivelogic system worked awesome.

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I guess I'm spoiled...I felt car was slightly underpowered...nothing to negative about this car...

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Smg Blast To Drive — I loved this car! Only problem, I felt it was a bit underpowered. Car had tons of torque and the Drivelogic system allowed this car to be a daily driver. The car handled very well, and it wasn't much of a looker but it definitely made you feel younger.

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

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Warren361 writes:
2003 BMW M3 Coupe Review
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Great looks, great acceleration, extremely responsive and everyday driveable.

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21mpg average, higher repairs costs

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Best All Around Everyday Car For The Sports Car Minded. — Best all around everyday car for the sports car minded. PROS: Great looks, great acceleration, extremely responsive and everyday driveable. No fuss to own and can seat up to 4 people and carry a lot of cargo. SMG transmission is the perfect blend of sporty technology and convenience. CONS: 21mpg average, higher repairs costs.

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Car_Man_Dan writes:
2003 BMW M3 Coupe Review
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Fast & Fun what else do you need!!?!!?

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the worry I might scrape my big wheels on curbs.... :(

Car_Man_Dan
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Definitely Get The Coupe, They Handle Better. There Are Actually More Convertibles Than Coupes — Fun to drive, quite fast and handles greatly!! Couldnt ask for a better (E46) M3! When I purchased it, I was unaware of the fact that the Oxford Green Metallic and the Cinnimon interior were a rare color combination for the series! Not that I mind this added bonus!!! :D

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

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Ruchik writes:
2003 BMW M3 Coupe Review
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Excitement

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None

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Masterpiece — Excellent Performance. Never not exciting. Not too much or too little. Needs attention and care. Build quality is good, but needs care Gorgeous looks. Average maintenance. Fuel cost is not much, and parts are not too expensive. The most fun car to drive.

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

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