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2006 BMW M3 User Reviews

2006 BMW M3 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 22 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance: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
  • 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: 4.8 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" 12 reviews
"speed" 7 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
"build quality" 3 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 3 reviews
"expensive tires" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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Raphael writes:
2006 BMW M3 Coupe Review
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5

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Sharp, Reliable, Fun to drive

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SMG is too hard, The car is a bit noisy

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Bmw M3 E46 — Acceleration is insanely fast. Braking hasn't been a problem with this car. The car is very tight around corners but sometimes a bit hard. Build quality is pretty good. There haven't been many problems with the car. However, repairs on this car, especially because of how old it is are expensive. Just for the 50k mile checkup it cost 2 grand. This car is definitely fun to drive and its a very uncommon car to see in my area

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Tom writes:
2006 BMW M3 Coupe Review
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fast

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none

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Brilliant — brilliant performance great acceleration good build quility good for price fun to drive stunner comfortable not that bad mpg has had no repairs and is clean and straight great fun on a track and reccomended for anyone wanting a bmw.

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

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zmel10 writes:
2006 BMW M3 Convertible Review
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5

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Fast and Fun

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None

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Red Beauty — Very fast car, responds whenever you need it to. Its color and beauty turns heads on the street each time i take it out. Year 2006 but still looks and smells new as if it came out of the factory. Beauty

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Gogo writes:
2006 BMW M3 Coupe Review
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4

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Pure power and awesome handling

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Huge repair costs.

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Gogo's M3 — Best car ever own, it has lots of power and torque, it looks great too. Handles like a dream. I doesn't need constant repairs, but when it does it costs a lot. The fun factor is WOW, greatest car of all time :D

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James writes:
2006 BMW M3 Coupe Review
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4

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Great all around sportscar

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The new 1 series M

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A Blast To Drive And Easy To Live With — As a whole the car is great it has plenty of get up and go and looks good while doing it. Its a geat daily driver and does well on gas for how hard i drive it, braking is great, never at a need for anymore breaking. will put a smile on your face every time you open that s54 up.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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James writes:
2006 BMW M3 Coupe Review
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5

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best bang for the buck

Cons

better have a lot of bucks

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Great Car For A Everyday Use That Is Still Able To Turn In Speeds Over 170 — Overall a very capable car. Though in corners it reminds one that its suspension is still from the standard 3 series. The build quality is lacking as there are many complaints on the rear subframe failure. Also the interior B and C pillars fabric is known to fall off. The rear deck rattles with too much bass or on rough roads. The alt will fail at around 40K. The cats often fail around the 50K-60K mark. The engine requires specific oil 10/60 that is only available from the dealer. The styling of the car still turns heads though the last model is 4 years old. While the first model is 8 years old. The S54 is a great engine and the Getrag trans is a good transmission though is often picky when selecting gears 1-3 often amplified in cold weather . Fun factor is still a 8 out of 10. I would buy again

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

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Babak writes:
2006 BMW M3 Coupe Review
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Great performance with awesome handling

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Hard ride

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Hard To Beat A M3 — Very fast & forgiving car. It handles like a dream. My second M3, can't see how any other car can measure up to it. Not the most comfortable ride, but if you just care to be comfortable, stay on the couch or just buy a Lexus.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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David writes:
2006 BMW M3 Coupe Review
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Everything except the negitives listed below.

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Expensive parts and oils, exterior door handles can be tricky, doors close a little to noisy, expensive to replace rear tires from burnouts and donuts.

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E46 Bmw M3 2006 — Performance – 10 of 10 (350hp with additional mods) Build Quality – 9 of 10 (SOLID and premium materials used) Appearance – 10 of 10 (With additional add-ons) Cost of Ownership – 8 of 10 (Expensive oil 10W60) Fun Factor – 10 of 10 (FUN FUN FUN!!!!) Best vehicle i have ever driven and owned!!

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Brad writes:
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Great all round car.

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Front disc breaks moaned and shuddered under hardish breaking

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Bmw M3 Smg — Great performance and handling sports car with all the creature comforts one could want or need in a day to day car. The SMG gearbox took some getting used to, but seemed to work well. Although the gear change when set on super fast was somewhat rough. I never tried out the launch control which apparantly worked like a bomb, killed your rear tyres though. I did switch off the traction control to get her sideways on many occations which took a few km off the tyres as well. Really miss her.

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Hailey writes:
2006 BMW M3 Convertible Review
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5

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amazing

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too much money to fix!!

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M3 — I love it. The M series is the best BMW ever made. The handling and appearance is amazing! I wouldn't trade my car for any other car. Unless it was a newer one! I just love to drive it. I'm always in it, and my friends love it too! The only bad thing about BMW is they only last for about 10 years until they need costly repairs. BMW needs to work on that!

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2012 BMW M3 Reviews

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2011 BMW M3 Reviews

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2010 BMW M3 Reviews

Performance By BMW_M3

The acceleration, braking and handling are great in the M3. It is a ton of fun to drive, but you need to be able to do more then take the kids to soccer practice to really enjoy all it offers. Read More

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2009 BMW M3 Reviews

Lemon By M3haver

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