2008 BMW M3 User Reviews

2008 BMW M3 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 37 reviews

  • 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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"power" 22 reviews
"ride" 14 reviews
"handling" 6 reviews
"style" 4 reviews
"speed" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"heavy car" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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지훈 writes:
2008 BMW M3 Coupe Review
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Performance, Drivability, Comfort, Design.

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Reliability, Transmission.

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2008 Bmw E92 M3 — The 2008 E92 BMW M3 is an amazing car, in which I can't really describe in this small square with the amount of time I currently have. It performs marvelously, is comfortable to drive, and is fantastic for both daily and spirited aggressive use. The M Dynamic function works like a magician to give you that balance of slide versus grip, and the power and torque come on quickly and steadily. The only qualm I have about this car is quality: the engine has already broken once (there is a TSB for this) and the manual transmission has a intermittent grinding issue, present in an estimated 5% of these cars, which BMW flat out refuses to acknowledge, for fear of losing money. The DCT also has a few issues as well, although there is currently a fix for it available.

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Jonathan writes:
2008 BMW M3 Sedan Review
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Big Grins

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Gas mileage

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Best Sports Sedan On The Road — One of my favorite cars I've ever owned.Awesome performance for what it is. Awesome breaking great corning and hi rev motor makes for a fun car on the track and not to mention the best sound you'll hear from a sedan.

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

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Ashkaun writes:
2008 BMW M3 Coupe Review
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Good overall performance especially its handling & Practical & Luxurious & good price

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A little heavy & Its looks are ok

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2008 Bmw M3 — THE VERDICT: PERFORMANCE is incredible!! Very Powerfull Engine, accelerates beautifully(0-60 in 4.1), top speed is ok (161mph), Brakes stop on a dime. Its handling is the best thanks to the amazing suspension and tiny racing steering wheel. A little heavy though (3652 lbs) ROAD has great luxuries such as a nice sat nav system. Very practical but a little thirsty when it comes to gas (14/20 MPG). Amazing price for its performance ($60,000). Looks like every other BMW. It can definitely street race!!!!! I know, i did it!!

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Zack writes:
2008 BMW M3 Coupe Review
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Performance and handling.

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Front end is a little much when parking.

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Bmw Is Stilll The Ultimate Driving Machine — Performance great. Practicality not great. Quality not the best BMW has come out with. Apperance always gets a look. Cost of Ownership.... lease is the only way to go. Fun factor unless your wealthy its hard to beat. Very fun to drive. Gas mileage better than expected. Can't fit a set of golf clubs in the trunk.

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Sean writes:
2008 BMW M3 Coupe Review
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Everything

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Gas mileage, price

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Bmw 2008 E92 M3 — Performance - It's an M, you know what that means. Build Quality - Build very well, strong welds, no squeaks or noises. Appearance - Gorgeous body lines, Fat rear tires with wide body, M badges, and nice colors. Cost of Ownership, 14/20 MPG is pretty lacking but that's the price of performance. Financing is quite expensive as is insurance but the utility gained from ownership makes it ok. Fun Factor - Unmatched. 414HP, 0-60 in 4.1... Manual Transmission. Lovely!

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brianodh writes:
2008 BMW M3 Sedan Review
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5

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great handling and performance

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not suitable for winter conditions

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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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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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frankcredocars writes:
2008 BMW M3 Convertible Review
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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:
2008 BMW M3 Coupe Review
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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..

sentinel115
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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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rkoonce writes:
2008 BMW M3 Coupe Review
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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.

rkoonce
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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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2013 BMW M3 Reviews

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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

Ultimate Bmw By GG42

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2009 BMW M3 Reviews

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I heard really good things about this car, but it turned out to be a piece of crap. It barely ever starts up, it leaks oil, transmission fluid, power steering fluid and brake fluid. The bearings go ... Read More

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