2008 BMW M3 User Reviews

2008 BMW M3 Review Ratings

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  • 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:4.7 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
  • 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" 25 reviews
"ride" 15 reviews
"handling" 8 reviews
"sound" 5 reviews
"style" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"heavy car" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews
"reliability" 2 reviews

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2008 BMW M3 Coupe Review
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4

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Great balance and overall performance

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Bad on gas and not family friendly

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Track Car For The Street And Without The Usual Compromises — Great car and a blast to drive. With the nannys on this car will make the average driver great, but with the nannys off you better know what you're doing. Great overall quality and very worthy on the M badging.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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bgf18 writes:
2008 BMW M3 Sedan Review
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5

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V8 engine and high-revving nature, solid build quality, addictive engine intake sounds, great visibility, decent utility (4-doors), good brakes (for street use), beautiful and proportioned lines, high-quality leather, neutral turn-in and mid-corner handling, M-drive functionality, shifter-clutch smoothness (even in heavy traffic), seat comfort and adjustability, individual audio sound quality (except for low-end)

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Leather durability (pre-mature wear), plastic trim (finish peels), individual audio lacks low-end response, having to deal with inept BMW dealers for repairs, steering feel and lack of feedback (during street use).  The nav is archaic, but I knew this when I bought it...

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Very Satisfying, Meets My Expectations. — 2008 M3 6MT - found one with 70K miles for $28K. Well-maintained and very clean. - There is only one type of person who will love this car as it is. That is someone who appreciates normally aspirated, high-revving, small displacement motors (= lower torque #'s) wrapped in a grand-touring car who also want to transport 4 people in comfort (if sedan). Don't buy this car if you want neck-snapping torque, don't exceed 5000 RPM while driving, expect girls to notice you (they won't) or think you will take any and all tuner or muscle cars between street lights (you will be sad). I also don't recommend this car if you plan to daily drive it and are funds limited. It will break and it will be expensive. - BUT...As a third car, it is amazingly satisfying to drive on back roads and open highways. Handling is predictable, neutral and rewarding. Braking is instantaneous and adequate. Intake sounds remind me every, single time why I bought it. - BMW forum support is truly awesome - a small percentage of BMW owners (mostly not true enthusiasts) ruin the reputation for the rest - but in reality most are really cool and just into cars and tech. I have done several minor trim repairs based on the excellent posts from other folks. - In my humble opinion, this car does exactly what is was intended to do and nothing more. Don't believe the hype or criticisms and do your own research (and driving). You may hate it, you may love it. - My recommended options: Get M-drive - it permits driver adjustment of steering speed, throttle response, suspension setting and stability control. If you like music, get one with the individual audio system. It generally lacks low-end response, but mid and highs are clear enough for my amateur ears as well the sound-stage and imaging make me happy. - Get the dual-clutch if you must, but in my humble opinion, you may be missing the point...

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

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4

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Good handling, fantastic  engine, good looking vehicle, versatility a drivers car.

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could be more fuel efficient.

fernguerrero
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Great Drivers Car — It Is a solid driver's car, very communicative and predictable at the limit. Very well balanced and forgiving with an intoxicating engine sound. Extremely reliable. Brakes could be improved by changing to aftermarket pads such as EBC yellow or similar compound brands.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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5

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great handling and performance

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not suitable for winter conditions

brianodh
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Perfect — over all perfect car. great for regular driving and or modified driving. handling is great and looks are perfect. it is a great family car or car for one. easy to predict its movements and capabilities. it is a perfect car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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immamac writes:
2008 BMW M3 Convertible Review
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5

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Everything Is pretty much awesome about this car.

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Only complaints are how much oil changes are!

immamac
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Best Car Ever — You'll have a blast driving a convertible BMW M3, there is really no experience like having the top down and rocketing down your favorite twisty road. Everything from fit and finish to the mechanical parts is just uber engineered and amazing.

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

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byannalfo writes:
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3

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Handles well for its size...

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Not really a sports car, not really a luxury car...

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Trying Too Hard To Be Everything To Everyone... — I owned my M3 Convertible for just about a year... I had heard from a lot of people how great the M series BMWs were, but I just couldn't agree... I think a lot of people are in love with the name, but in reality it isn't that great of a car... It is stuck between two worlds trying to be a luxury car and a sports car, so to me it doesn't do either one so well... I enjoyed it for the year I had it, but always felt something was missing... it was stiff in an attempt to be a sports car, so wasn't a comfortable daily driver... on the flip side, being larger adn trying to also be a luxury car, it wasn't stiif enough or powerful enough to be what I would concider a strong sports car...

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

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frankcredocars writes:
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best car ever

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no complains

frankcredocars
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This Is The Monster Power — best convertible ever, fun and has a lot of power you will enjoy every part of it, very classie and very elegant, no other car has the image this 2008 bmw m3 offers, and the price is the nicest thing about it

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

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sentinel115 writes:
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5

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Probably the best all round sports car in the world

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None, some greenies may not like the gas mileage, I get 19/gal everyday use..

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M3 Purrs — Has legendary and spot on handling and blistering performance, its really a wolf in sheeps clothing and makes a good everyday comfort driver at the press of a few buttons. I have Dinan stage 1 ECU software and an AFE Mach 1 cat back exhaust which places it in the 445HP range 300+ ft lb. Will be keeping this vehicle for some time to come..

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

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5

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Power, sound and style are awesome.

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Logic7 Enhanced Premium Sound cuts the bass as you go faster or turn up the stereo.  The DSP Processing in the head unit and MOST fiber network makes adding additional amplifier not as effective, as if raw analog source could be tapped into.

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The Bmw M3 Lives Up To The Ultimate Driving Machine Reputation. — The car looks, drives, and handles great. You would think that for the pricetag, that a factory alarm would be standard; however, it is not. No complaints about the driving or handling of the car, but the technology integration could be a bit better. I am not a fan of the Logic7 fiber network, and the limitations it imposes on customizing the sound system.

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power

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fuel

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Very Good Power Car — the best car a ever own ,nice and safe to drive ,fun factor high .performance top bracking top .cost are not to crazy for a power car .after 4 year still love this car . nice look in whit and carbon roof

Primary Use: Family transportation

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