2003 BMW M3 User Reviews

2003 BMW M3 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 27 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" 10 reviews
"handling" 9 reviews
"speed" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 5 reviews
"high maintenance" 4 reviews

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jantonios writes:
2003 BMW M3 Coupe Review
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5

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Fun to drive, handling is amazing, looks are nice.

Cons

Maintenance costs. VANOS Replacement, very prone to fail.

jantonios
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Really Fun And Amazing Drive. — Enjoyable to drive, just maintenance costs are high. Gets compliments everywhere I go, really quick. A very nice car nonetheless, very respectfully and known in the BMW Community, fits passengers in the back just fine. If you buy one make sure you get ALL maintenance records on hand and verified.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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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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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:
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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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Aaron writes:
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Pure driving enjoyment, nothing better for the price.

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high cost of ownership

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Great Looks, Great Power, Great Fun, Great Car, Not As Great Price. — THE ultimate driving machine, perfect balance of power, handling, styling, and most importantly fun. Great build quality, higher cost of ownership than most cars, but is is basically a factory tuned, street legal race car so that's to be expected.

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

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Dow writes:
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Its a great daily sports car

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its weight.

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Its Guud. — Great brakes, revs well however, its a bit heavy though. Very well engineered, puts what power it has very very well and has great traction. Shifter is a bit long, but its nothing I cant change. I need 4 more words.

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Paul writes:
2003 BMW M3 Coupe Review
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Looks, acceleration, solid ride, 22 MPG, Handling is very responsive, Very good brakes.

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Differential is clunky with SMG II shifting, suspension very stiff for everyday use.

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M3 — So far, I have only replaced the cam sensors,alternator and the battery which were covered by the extended warranty. Replacing rear and front brake rotors and pads,flushing the brake fluids and engine coolant thru the dealer or any shop is expensive, so DIY.Just buy original BMW parts.

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Paul writes:
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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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Sven writes:
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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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