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1997 BMW M3 Coupe RWDReview
Nima writes:
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Have Over 200k On It, And Still Drives Like A Champion! — The care is just fun to drive. It handles awesome. I can take corners, and the car is glued to the ground. The interior is getting old, and my seats are getting ripped, but hey I have been driving it for a long time.

Pros: Performance, handling, fun to drive, looks

Cons: electronics

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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 Coupe RWDReview
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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 Coupe RWDReview
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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 Coupe RWDReview
Nolan writes:
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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 Coupe RWDReview
Curtis writes:
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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 Coupe RWDReview
Giles writes:
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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 Sedan RWDReview
Logan writes:
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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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2021 BMW M3 Reviews

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