1998 BMW M3 User Reviews

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Users ranked 1998 BMW M3 against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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    Displaying 11 - 20 of 32 1998 BMW M3 reviews.

    1998 BMW M3 Convertible Review
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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 M3evo Review
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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 M3 Review
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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 M3 Review
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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 Review
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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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    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 M3evo Review
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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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    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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    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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    1998 BMW M3 Convertible Review
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    Caddys M3 Evo Convertable — well it certainly a looker and a gower...lol nothing like having a the roof down on a rare sunny day and go for a blast, has been modified tho and has even lower suspension which is a bit of a pain around here. not as fast as my evo4 tho.

    Pros: power, sound, look's

    Cons: handling, fuel consumption, price of repairs

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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 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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