2004 BMW M3 User Reviews

2004 BMW M3 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 44 reviews

  • Performance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Appearance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"power" 18 reviews
"ride" 15 reviews
"speed" 11 reviews
"handling" 11 reviews
"brakes" 5 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 12 reviews
"high maintenance" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"transmission" 2 reviews

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performance both handling and acceleration

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parts and labor very expensive. I have had two major issues with the car since I've had it at 78k miles and 4 years. $10,000 in major repairs.

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Instinctive Handling (you Think About Where You Want To Go And The Car Is There) — Like power, handling. Dislike high parts costs and the fact it might not be that reliable as I have had $10,000 in major repairs in the last 4 years. It does have a timeless design, however. I feel like it will be a classic car one day.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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The look of E46 is by far the best looking IMHO of BMW.

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Too heavy
Not impressed with handling

Porschenut
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My Dreamcar Just Got A Bit Too Heavy And Smg Sucked — I owned a 99 BMW 328i and I loved it. Since then, E46 M3 was my dreamcar. Unfortunately, after a few weeks owing it, I found it a bit over weight. The SMG automanual sucked. Either shifting too abrupt or too slow. I was never able to dial it to behave correctly. Well, it could be me who expected the computer to shift better than human could. Obviously, with single clutch, that is not possible. I kept the car for a year or so and got rid of it so soon as I could. That was my last BMW ...

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great looking car

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pricey to fix

Avandenburg864
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Cars Ok — I wish this car had better handling and would go faster. The fuel economy was horrible for this car. I didn't like my color options as well. this car looked amazing and had great looking wheels. i didn't like the design of the front end.

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SMG Gearbox is amazing.

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Doesn't get the best gas mileage, but it's a race car!

jsidlosky
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Really Sleek Looking, Great Power, And Handles Amazingly Well. — I really love the SMG transmission, shifting in 80ms in it's fastest shift-mode. The 333hp engine really puts out, and throws you into your seat. It handles like a dream, very snappy and doesn't lag at all. The throttle input is amazing as well, the engine responds instantly as you depress the pedal.

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everything

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nothing

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Baja Panty — this car is and will always be the love of my life. Nothing compares, if u honestly think so youre stupid. Buy this car SMG or Manual, it will be all you need in life to make you happy , trust me

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It's 333 hp. 6 spd manual transmission. I've never owned a better car.

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Nothing.

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It's Amazing. Buy One. — It's 333 hp. 6 spd manual transmission. I've never owned a better car. It's fast as hell. It was expensive when it came out but wasn't bad as a used car price. The car is excellent to drive, fast, great handling and the interior is very top notch. Great all around car.

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Handling, Braking

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Maint. costs

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Amazing — Best All Around sports car for its age. Takes a solid second place, in every category making it a easy win and a very good buy. Handles better then any car out there, and also has descent power. The E46 M3 I think i in the top ten best cars ever made.

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

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very fast, great looking car. The handling is out of this world and the enginuity of european cars is second to none. 5 star crash test rating.

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costly to fix, not as easy to put people in than a say a 4 door car.

stevenh8238
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I Love This Car With My Whole Heart I Just Have 2 Kids So I Need A Truck Or Sedan At This Point. — It gets look every where I go in it and compliments almost daily. I am OCD so I never wanted to use this car for its meaning which is going fast....very fast. You can absolutely feel the power in this car, it does not like going slow. I cant put my kids in it though so outside of driving to work for a month or so before going to the field for three months or a deployment for a year I got no use out of it. This car has been well looked after and I really doubt if there are many if any others in this year and model that look as good as this.

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I am M3 lover and always will be..:)

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All i will say the Maintenance sure is not cheap...thats about it most sucks..

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M3 Driver — This is car makes u feel that u will concor the road. The handling is perfect ride is smooth which you can enjoy not like other sports cars not taking name lol.. and it tracks a lot attraction like all my cars.

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Brakes and power!

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nothing...

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Bmw M3 Power — great sports car you can use on a every day basis... super powerful inline 3.2 liter 6 cylinder engine! the maintenance costs are a bit high since oil has to be Castrol or Motul 10w-60 full synthetic try anything different and you will know and feel the difference!

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

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