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1998 BMW M3 Convertible RWDReview
argi writes:
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Great, Classy — Simply great I have even driven it in the snow. I have never been to much into cars (besides liking convertibles) but I am getting in love with this. It's a lot of fun to drive. Will try to take care of it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Almost everything

Cons: Interior finish not too great

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1998 BMW M3 Convertible RWDReview
Gladimir writes:
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Handling — its perfect for me idk bout u guys, never has had an issue with them and they always do what you want it to do, hugs turns, it will grip, drift, and most of all drive its top of the line

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

Pros: the ultimate driving machine

Cons: idk who wudnt

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1998 BMW M3 Coupe RWDReview
Oscar writes:
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A Great Car Both Practical And Conty But Sporty At The Same Time — Performance: it still holds its ground against the newer cars, handling and braking well its a BMW it has no equal build quality is pretty good. aside from some minor problems that come with age the car still runs great Appearance the car still looks good after 10 years and with minor mods it looks even greater cost of ownership well gas mileage is awesome maintenance it needs original parts so it might be a bit costly fun factor is it fun to drive you say? hell yeah!!

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

Pros: Its a BMW

Cons: none!

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1998 BMW M3Review
Tobin writes:
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Better Than Any Porsche. Besides A Gt. — The performance is incredible, and it has the best mid range torque. The smooth inline 6 combined with one of bmw's famous 5 speed manual gear boxes, and some stop tech brakes makes the car more than I imagined possible.

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

Pros: Mid range torque

Cons: terrible cup holders

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1998 BMW M3Review
Eric writes:
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Great Drivers Car —

The M3 sedan really is a 4-door sports car. I have most of the practicality of any other sedan, combined with an amazing driving experience. The power is pretty good, but compared to a lot of newer sports cars it's underpowered. I would say the single greatest asset of the E36 M3 is the chassis. A month after I bought the car I took it to the track for an HPDE and was surprised at how easy it was to drive fast. There was a slight hint of understeer, but otherwise it was very composed and extremely fun. The M3 is actually pretty reliable, and parts can be found fairly cheap online, but don't come expecting it to be maintenance free; the key is preventative maintenance. The cooling system is known to have issues, and should be refreshed every 60k-80k miles (new water pump, check the radiator and hoses). The interior is not as good as the mechanicals though: my headliner is sagging a little bit, the little bins on the bottom of the doors aren't completely fastened in the rear, the glovebox sags a little, and if I drive over bumpy pavement at the right speed the sunroof will start to rattle. I average about 21-22 mpg with a commute which takes me up and down some pretty steep hills every day (~40 miles / day). Driving 75 on the freeway will get me about 26 mpg, and if you have the patience, you can get close to 30 mpg driving ~60-65 mph. But does any of that *really* matter when you have an M3? No...not really, just take it for a drive down some twisty roads and nothing else matters.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Handling, Power

Cons: Interior quality

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1998 BMW M3 Convertible RWDReview
Louis writes:
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Acceleration — It is convertible which is attractive in Taiwan. But it has few opportunities to open the top. What a shame, I only can have the topless during weekend on mountain or ocean drive. But the performance is excellent especially on the acceleration and handling.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fancy

Cons: noise

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1998 BMW M3 Convertible RWDReview
Steve writes:
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The Ultimate Driving Machine Period !!! — the 1998 BMW E36 M3 was rated the best handeling car in the world by Motor Trend Mag, the M3 out preformed the the porsche 911, corvette, Ferrari 355, toyota supra, Acura NSX..what more is there to say, M power is thge only power!

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

Pros: Unbelievable handeling and speed

Cons: police magnet

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1998 BMW M3 Coupe RWDReview
George writes:
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It Spins It Drifts It Steers! — my car is the best rearwheel drive car you can have with the money it costs!its easy to run,brake,handle,drift but!...you must be a serious and experienced driver to push it to its limits!it doesnt forgives mistakes!

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

Pros: everything!

Cons: big cost of improvement.

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1998 BMW M3Review
Sébastien writes:
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Great Compromise For An Everyday And Track Car — Amazing road car, great engine, inexpensive to buy, it's a tank. Expensive to maintain, a bit heavy and soft for track use. Easy to drive if you're awake, the LSD is great on track and in the wet. Plenty of room in the back, all necessary amenities, but please don't use it in the winter, it'll be less expensive to buy a beater in the long run.

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

Pros: Torque + LSD = Drift

Cons: Unpredictable repair expenses

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1998 BMW M3Review
Kevin writes:
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Car — Its got good handling. It has pretty good acceleration stock. The interior isnt as cheap as the hondas I have had. Its got enough room to fit four people and a trunk big enough to actually put stuff in. The gas mileage is decent as long as you dont stomp on the gas.

Pros: The handling

Cons: Nothing

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