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1997 BMW M3Review
GuruJ681T writes:
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My offer for the car was rejected, but that most likely means it was sold already. Now the car itself seemed to be of good value because of what it was, especially at the price. Looking at it in detail, I could see it had good money in it. So overall great car!

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1997 BMW M3 Sedan RWDReview
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My First M3 — She was picked up used and even after 11 years was a strong runner and handling was good. I liked the solid feel on the road in all weather conditions. I'd like to get another M sometime if they would come down in price.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: She was a M3 built back when BMW built super high quality cars.

Cons: Parts were expensive but had a good mean time between failures.

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1997 BMW M3 Sedan RWDReview
styme001 writes:
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Can't Beat The Balance And Handling... — My 1997 M3 sedan will always hold a place in my heart. I will always miss her. I wish I had never sold it. Should've kept it and bought a Honda Civic as my daily driver. You just can't beat the handling and balance of this car. Also the shape and lines of the sedan will always be iconic my eyes.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Eventho towards the end I was having so many problems with the M, I'm going to miss this car the most....The handling and balance was 2nd to none.  I have yet to drive a car with the same.

Cons: Cant' be used as a daily driver...as you get closer to the 100K mile mark things just start to break.

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1997 BMW M3 Coupe RWDReview
Hein writes:
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The Definitive Bmw Experience For The Driving Purist — It is one of the last BMW's that can be realtively easily worked on by an enthusiast owner, and it also one of the last of the true drivers cars before BMW went nuts with gadgets and electronics overload. Not a powerful car my modern standards, but a timeless design and a beautiful balance of all round performance and feel

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

Pros: Engine sound, nostalgia, handling balance and feel

Cons: If you want to beat a V6 Acord or Camry in a stoplight race

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1997 BMW M3 Coupe RWDReview
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The Best, Most Fun Car To Ever Drive.. Love It — First of all it was a 4 door.. and i loved this car. My soul mate.lol.. I love a car that can handle and my favorite thing is when you get on the gas... it immediately accerlates just as if you let off the gas.. it immediately decreases speed.. LOVE THAT..and being able to go from driving automatic to manual..

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: DRIVING HAS A WHOLE NEW MEANING

Cons: not one thing

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1997 BMW M3 Coupe RWDReview
Edward writes:
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A Blast To Drive, Rewarding To Own. — Absolutely LOVE this car... Great acceleration, great handling, a blast to drive. Stand on the brakes, and it will stop on a dime and give you change. Most repairs are fairly inexpensive, but maintenance items (brakes etc) are generally more expensive than on some other cars. Currently getting 21-23mpg around town, but it has a misfire. When it is running correctly, I get 22-25mpg. Not bad for a car that has a fun factor this high, and will run circles around a lot of the cars out there today.

Pros: Awesome performance for a car in this price range

Cons: Can't think of one, unless you're looking for a winter car

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1997 BMW M3Review
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Most Fun For The Money You Can Find. — A fun Track car. This 13 year old car has been my daily driver since 2000 and has many fun days on the track. Since upgrading the suspension it sticks in the corners like it was on rails. Very Fun!

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

Pros: Best handling track car I have driven

Cons: Although Black looks nice it sucks in the summer heat.

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1997 BMW M3 Coupe RWDReview
James writes:
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Best All Around Sport Car — I'll just start with the cars biggest flaw, its the US Version. The "other" E36 M3 came from the factory with about 317 hp whereas the US cars only topped out at 240. This car has it all, performance from a 3.2 liter smooth inline 6, brakes that will stop you on a dime and a suspension that will out handle some new high end cars and on my car....4 doors. Just keep in mind that this car is pushing 10-15 years old and may not run circles around your average Subaru Sti or Mitsu Evo. It is still a lot of car for a new and inexperienced driver though. There is still a large aftermarket, but it is a BMW so performance upgrades are more expensive and usually yeild low HP gains unless you go forced induction. Definately one of my favorite cars I've owned close behind the E30 M3

Pros: Fun car with enough power to satisfy most lead footed drivers

Cons: US model got the detuned motor

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1997 BMW M3Review
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Very Nice Car — Very strong and fast , brakes are very good , handle perfect. build to handle and to fit you like a glove in the seat , expensive to maintain.Car quality overall is good only thing that will stay with you is the hard clutch.

Pros: built to performe

Cons: Maintenace costs

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1997 BMW M3 Coupe RWDReview
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A Few Thoughts On My 97 M3 — The most fantastically fun car I have ever driven! Wicked fast, pinpoint handling, gets better mileage than my truck and any car I have ever owned (160 MPH econocar?) in an elegant package...if you are a performance car fan you need to drive one of these!

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

Pros: Rediculously fast and still seats five.

Cons: Engine rebuilds are expensive.  Still better than my Toyota.

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