1996 BMW M3 User Reviews

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    1996 BMW M3 Review
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    5
    Great all around car to drive and have a good time in
    Power Ranked 1996 Porsche 911 better.
    "400 HP and more with a little work"
    Would Buy Ranked 1996 Porsche 911 better.
    "There just no words to explain how much youll enjoy this car"
    1996 BMW M3 Coupe Review
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    $5,000 Ish.. — This car runs great and all works very well.Exterior is very good. Interior is nice however the seats have become torn and it now has seat covers on the front bucket seats and shows much better. Engine is excellent and doesn't miss a beat. It is very quick and smooth. Clarion stereo system, power windows, locks, sunroof, like new tires. It has recently had new rear wheel bearings, clutch, head gasket, radiator, interior head liner and thouroughly gone through by a BMW specific mechanic. It is an absolute sports car in good condition.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: fun and smooth drive. Think I've already fixed all that this car needs and still has alot more life.

    Cons: nothing, i just don't need it!

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    1996 BMW M3 M3evo Review
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    Best Bang For Bucks Ratio — Great, understated looks - still! Fantastic performance, amazing BMW build quality, handles like a dream just like a BMW M3 should. Good gas mileage if driven normally. Maintenance and replacement parts are a bit pricey but they don't fail that often.

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

    Pros: Performance, Looks and BMW bonus!

    Cons: Maintenance costs but that's about it.

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    1996 BMW M3 M3evo Review
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    Just Drive 1 — best car ever made on the world! lot of hp,lightweight, 50-50 weight ratio 0-60 in less than 5 seconds the car is very sexy,specially with angel or devil eyes it has no problems at all, just take care of it ! The fun u get is awesome !

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

    Pros: serious?

    Cons: too much hp,cant get enough

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    1996 BMW M3 Coupe Review
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    Alot Of Fun To Be Had For Cheap If You Do Your Own Maintenance. — beautiful car, kinda looks like a civic. the handling is absolutely incredible. there is alot of car for the price. kinda a pain in the ass to drive when your in traffic, but when you get it out on the open road you just cant beat it.

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

    Pros: fun, fast, attractive. women love this car.

    Cons: the price. basic maintenance is stupid expensive.  

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    1996 BMW M3 Coupe Review
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    Bmw M3 Mpower! — This car is amazing extremely fast! with an intake exhaust and a chip my car does 0 to 60 in under 5 seconds. The maintence is pretty expensive but not terrible. Gets decent mileage around 20 mpg so much fun

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: very fast

    Cons: expensive

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    1996 BMW M3 Coupe Review
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    My E36 M3 — The ///M badge says it all.... Performance and Handling all the way! My E36 M3 is pretty much stock and it handles like a dream on the track! Hopefully soon I am going to replace the stock suspension with Biltstein shocks and H&R springs and probably look into R-compound tires for the track on lighter wheels. Cost of Ownership - Set aside a budget of $XXX /year and you will not regret. Fun Factor - HIGH!!!! Switch the ASC off, spray some water and get a lead foot....yeeehaaaww!!!!

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Almost Nothing...

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    1996 BMW M3 M3evo Review
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    All In All An Excellent — i love the m3 as its an everyday driver just a bit thirsty. very reliable and is controllable when going sideways downside its its a bit dated in looks and exspensive parts but i will own a newer one when funds allow me to i haves always loved bmws so i will be with them for a while

    Pros: still is quicker than most newer cars

    Cons: very exspensive to run

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    1996 BMW M3 Coupe Review
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    The Ultimate Driving Machine — 1996 BMW M3. 3.2 liter Inline-6, 5-speed Manual Transmission. Silver on Black. Limited Slip Differential, Traction Control, Leather Seats, Heated Seats, Power Seats, Sunroof, Electronic Climate Control. This car has eveything you need. Its fast and sporty, but comfortable at the same time. Do 155mph and not even know it. This car feels like its on rails while taking turns at high speed, and stops on a dime, lots of confidence behind the wheel. The only con I have is the stock sound system is sub-par and was one of the first thing I changed. There arn't many nice E36 M3's out there, real ones atleast. The car is not meant to be a head turner, but I do get compliments. Great Car.

    Pros: Acceleration, Handling, Braking, Visibility, Comfort

    Cons: Sound System

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    1996 BMW M3 Coupe Review
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    Was A Fun Car To Drive. Not Comfortable For Long Disntances. Had Racing Seats. — Bought the car new in 1996. I will post some of my pictures soon. I had a lot of fun driving the car. Very fast for the year.

    Pros: At the time. Speed. Handeling is very good. Shut off the anti slip and have some fun.  

    Cons: Tires burn off fast. 8 to 12k miles at most.  If you don't drive like a grandma and why would you have this car and do that. Tires wear on the outside edge be careful.  The inside can be smooth and you won't see it.  

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2013 BMW M3 Reviews

    The M3 Is A Legend In The World Of Performance Cars! By 2013BMWM3

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    Ultimate Driving Machine By stubble88

    I like the handeling of this car. Three stages of suspension stiffening is plenty to cover your ground. I like the power button. More sensitive throttle response. Plenty of DCT control. Love the rev... Read More

    2012 BMW M3 Reviews

    One Of The Best All-rounders You Can Find! By racerc63

    This car suites a variety of purposes, can be a family hauler and grocery getter one day and the next you can take it to the track where it is also perfectably and equally capable. Its also comfortab... Read More

    Expensive, High-maintenance Fun By tmc930

    Fast, nice handling, beautiful looking, awesome sounding, M mode is fun, excellent sound system and technology... BUT Bumpy, Bad in snow/ice/rain, High maintenance parts, Very low bumper, Gas guzzler.... Read More

    2011 BMW M3 Reviews

    One Of The Most Fun Of All Cars I Have Ever Driven By bodiezapha

    This baby was one of my favorites of all time. I can't even begin to explain how fun this car is to drive. It fast and beautiful and sounds like a mean machine. It handles so well...rear wheel drive a... Read More

    Amazing! By Ron2591

    Love everything about this car. excellent daily driver or weekend car. trunk space is excellent for a coupe and the fact that the rear seats fold is very useful for food shopping or any luggage. Overa... Read More

    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

    I've owned three M3s since 1998. Even driven several M5s. This M3 is the best. Would keep it forever but don't have the room for it plus the new ride. DCT (dual clutch) is amazing technology. Wish the... Read More

    2009 BMW M3 Reviews

    The Best Of The Two Worlds! By Mehrdad

    BMW M3 sedan is truly is the best of two worlds, it can be your fun car of the weekends for twisty roads, great and luxry car for your Friday night out, its a only race car that you can take it to Cos... Read More

    Lemon By M3haver

    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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