2005 BMW M3 User Reviews

2005 BMW M3 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 26 reviews

  • Performance:4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 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: 4.7 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

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PROS
"power" 18 reviews
"handling" 11 reviews
"ride" 10 reviews
"speed" 6 reviews
"exterior" 4 reviews
CONS
"high maintenance" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"expensive car" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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Donaldtoso1 writes:
2005 BMW M3 Coupe Review
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5

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Handling power style

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Maintenance is expensive

Donaldtoso1
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2005 Bmw M3 Competition Coupe — All-around great car. I love to drive it. Would highly recommend. The ultimate driving machine. I cannot wait to get another one of the E90 series. If you're considering getting one, I highly recommend taking the test drive it will put you over the edge for sure

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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GoodCarma writes:
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5

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Handles like it's on rails, will smoke most things in its price range.

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Fuel economy. Definitely not a Prius.

GoodCarma
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If You Like Cars Or Bmws In General, Buy One. — SMG can make you look like a rookie driving a manual if you're not used to it. On the other hand, you can put cream and sugar in your coffee while driving much easer than a manual. Coupe feels more solid than the convertible.

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

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Mobeen writes:
2005 BMW M3 Convertible Review
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4

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its interior

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nothing

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Its A Comfortable Car — it is an awesome car. its acceleration is very good and also brakes its interior and exterior is fully maintained. this car is a comfortable car. it has a perfect handling. it has alloy rim which is very classic. it is a priceless car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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ifigment writes:
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Handles like a dream. Very fast

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Speeding tickets

ifigment
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Awesome Vehicle Under $25,000 — I love the handling of this car. I took it up to the blue ridge parkway a few months ago and was able to drive around 60 in 3rd on all but the sharpest turns. If you can find one that's a few years ago with less than 60K miles it is well worth the investment.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Andrew writes:
2005 BMW M3 Convertible Review
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5

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red imola seats, power, handling, looks, resale value, big money spent, big rewards given, m3 status is porsche's rival.

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second cup holder is not useable with arm rest lowered. could use another 150 horsepower and torque, lol (ok being greedy with the extra power comment)

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No Wonder Its Every Car Magazine's All Time Favorite Car — everything you have ever heard, everything you have ever read, everything, i mean everything is TRUE!!!!! very hard to pick out a flaw. amazing to drive, beautiful to look at, stylish, sexy, seductive. such a pleasure to drive. power is beyond satisfying. handles beautifully, stick shift, clutch feel and steering all live in harmony with each other. yes its expensive, even for a used car but its worth every penny. power never falls flat, stability at any speed in confident inducing, and the red imola interior adds to the sexual drive experience lol. i am truly in love with this car.

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

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Assim writes:
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EVERYTHINNG

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RASPY exhaust note, gas mileage, maintenance

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Best All-round Fun Affordable Car! — looks sexy, fast acceleration amazing build quality and most fun engaging car i have ever owned. the biggest downside about owning the car is definately the cost of maintenance of the car...it gets pricy when having to do the service intervals. Also it has to use a special type of synthetic oil that ONLY BMW dealerships have a hold of so they monopolize the price of that!

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

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Kelly writes:
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It's fast and beautiful

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No reasons to avoid

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Bmw M3 Great Car — Great performance quality and appearance the cost of ownership is a little high and it is definitely fun and possess a lot of fun factor Greatest car I've had i would definitely recommend one of these or one of the newer ones to people who can afford it

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

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Zezo writes:
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Everything

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I still can not find any negatives?

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Flawless Power — This is one of the greatest cars in the world, 3.2 engine that produces 343 HP, the car is very comfortable, reliable and fast, I love driving it all the time. Quality is excellent; appearance is awesome for aggressive shape lovers and interior is very sexy for a racing car passionate. Cost? if you can afford it, just buy it. It is fun to drive the car on the roads all the time.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Nawaf writes:
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handling ... all time best !

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expensive after-parts

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Excellent !! — best car ever. must buy and must drive . Great Power, and great handling (especially when traction off). Overall its is by the the most enjoyable car.. Maybe even better than a porch carerra 2... Planning to go for a newer M3 2010 :)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Rizat writes:
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Amazing accelaration and top speed

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the body material's a cheap!!

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Bmw M3 Gtr, My Legend — Firstly, performance!! secondly, the Engine roar!! this car goes 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.5 seconds (manual), so love its accelaration!! but it has a poor body build!! even when you buy the car, you are not even aided with a radio, THATS CHEAP!! But to me, this car's a legend!!

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

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