1997 BMW M3 User Reviews

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1997 BMW M3Review
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One Of The Best All-time Sports Cars — I've driven mine for nearly 10 years now. It still gives me great pleasure to drive and looks great from every angle.

Pros: The car just feels right.

Cons: Nothing

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1997 BMW M3 CoupeReview
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This Thing Was Pure Fun! — This coupe was rated with 240hp but it sure felt like a whole lot more! The torque led to an absolutely amazing acceleration curve.

Pros: Great gear box, fantastic handling, great looking car.

Cons: I sold it!

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1997 BMW M3 CoupeReview
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Amazing — Fantastic car. Great power. Great modification ability. Too bad the turbo kit never made it.

Pros: Tons of power.  Great handling (not with stupid driver)

Cons: Not very responsive steering

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1997 BMW M3 CoupeReview
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Simply Amazing — Amazing. Great shifting. Torque Monster

Pros: Power, Torque, in-line 6 reliability

Cons: steering is soft-thats the only downfall

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1997 BMW M3 CoupeReview
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Best Bang For Your Buck! — The 2nd generation M3 from BMW putting out 240 hp and roughly the same in torque. At roughly 3100 lbs, it churns out a 0-60 time of roughly 5.5 seconds. This particular model year (1997) only comes with a standard transmission and the infamous "vader" seats. With a nearly 50/50 weight distribution, this car handles amazingly. Great track car right out of the box. ;)

Pros: Price, power, classic style.

Cons: Prone to electrical problems.

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1997 BMW M3 M3evoReview
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Very Good Car — Although BMW M-car enthusiasts do not rate these, my old E36 saloon was a very good car - quick, good handling (without traction control), with a great engine.

Pros: Very good car, great engine, excellent handling

Cons: Not as good as an E39 M5

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1997 BMW M3 SedanReview
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Awesome Car Even If Mine Was The Auto Version ;-( Lots Of Money For Maintenance Though — LOVED THIS CAR!!! got it when iI was young, not thinking about maintenance and cost of ownership!!! Put a smile on my face every time behind the wheel though!!! Like that mine was a 4 door and had very subtle differences from say a 325i back then.

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

Pros: Awesome car!!!
INLINE 6!!!!
4 dr M3!!!

Cons: maintenance cost
auto version ;-(

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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

The 2013 BMW M3 is a legend in the world of performance cars, giving enthusiasts everywhere a reason to own one. I always find it remarkable how the BMW M Division's engineers have made exceptional ... Read More

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 Matt

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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