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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2004 BMW M3 Coupe Review
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5

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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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Avandenburg864 writes:
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4

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great looking car

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pricey to fix

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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.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Porschenut writes:
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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 ...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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jsidlosky writes:
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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!

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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.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Rob writes:
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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

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Sudheer writes:
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Good looking and fast

Cons

Transmission option to be avoided

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Great Car For... Some People. — Great car, but attracts too much attention. Goes through tires very fast. Wheels are too big. Seat warmers are great for when it's cold for 2 weeks out of the year, but useless for the rest. Transmission is great for driving fast, but in traffic it's almost harder than driving a manual. Overall it's a great car for people with long flowing locks of hair that want the sun in their face all the time. Too bad I like my hair short.

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Joey writes:
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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.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Daigoro writes:
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Great engine, great suspension, and great brakes

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Less glamorous than the E36 M3 (IMO)

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The Best Handling Car Ever — The E46 M3 is the best handling car that I've ever driven. The performance is just superb - including the powerful yet smooth engine, stable and solid handling, and excellent braking. I am an average driver, but my M3 makes me feel like I'm a Formula One driver. Every single minute I spend behind its wheel is a sheer pleasure. Just can't think of driving any other car.

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Greg writes:
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Fun Factor

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u would b pulled over by cops a lot

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M3 Convertible — Feels like a V8 muscle car. Precise control overall Interior was kinda worn. Build Quality was pretty good Gas Mileage is costy, but no maintenance fees A lot of fun with this car.. but i dont kno if i want the car

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David writes:
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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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