2003 BMW M3 User Reviews

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    2003 BMW M3 Coupe Review
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    45

    Its Guud. — Great brakes, revs well however, its a bit heavy though. Very well engineered, puts what power it has very very well and has great traction. Shifter is a bit long, but its nothing I cant change. I need 4 more words.

    Pros: Its a great daily sports car

    Cons: its weight.

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    2003 BMW M3 Coupe Review
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    M3 — So far, I have only replaced the cam sensors,alternator and the battery which were covered by the extended warranty. Replacing rear and front brake rotors and pads,flushing the brake fluids and engine coolant thru the dealer or any shop is expensive, so DIY.Just buy original BMW parts.

    Pros: Looks, acceleration, solid ride, 22 MPG, Handling is very responsive, Very good brakes.

    Cons: Differential is clunky with SMG II shifting, suspension very stiff for everyday use.

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    2003 BMW M3 Review
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    2003 Bmw M3 — An amazing car! The M3 I drove had the SMG gearbox and it worked beautifully. The engine revs freely and when worked, gives incredible perfomance. Handling is almost race-like and although I drove the M3 on an airfield, I would imagine it would be a great cross county machine. Pros: Performance/Handling Cons: None

    Pros: Performance/Handling

    Cons: None

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    2003 BMW M3 Coupe Review
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    Bmw M3 2003 — Nothing to say! It is a BMW M3 E46! There is no other Racecar for the every day use on the roads. Maby some but not with five seats. Good: A lot of Power! Perfect Handling! Brakes are amazing! And good Gas Miles! Not so good: Hight maintenance costs. Needs a lot of maitenance.

    Pros: Performance

    Cons: Hight service costs

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    2003 BMW M3 Coupe Review
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    Backroads Ftw — The car was not stock when I purchased it first of all, the suspension, wheels, braking system, tires, muffler, are all aftermarket items. Becasue BMW is very picky about weight distribution the car boasts a near perfect 50:50 balance. The suspension (KW schocks, eibach race springs, ground control sway bars) was tuned to have a neutral balance, (so ive been told) I am guessing that a stock M3 understeers. Therefore the car behaves very well at the limit and it is easy to correct if you find the rear end slipping out too much. As far as straight line performance goes, its ok, a quick car for sure. Braking performance is very impressive, since the stock calipers and discs have been replaced with Stoptech ST-40 calipers and slotted rotors, and now paired with PFC-01 pads will actually lock up the Toyo T1-Rs i was running before, part of my reasoning to switch to Michelin Pilot Sport Cups. Right now they are currently only in the front (suspension needs some TLC) which is pretty entertaining.

    Pros: The car performs wonderfully

    Cons: its becoming a track car.. ok thats not that bad, for me anyway

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    2003 BMW M3 Coupe Review
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    Bmw M3 E46 — This car was fantastic. Goes like stink, handled like it was on rails, Looked amazing, a real head turner. However . . . . Build quality wasn't the best. A few bits of interior trim would often fall off & it had quite a few electrical faults. I mainly put that down to the rubbish mechanics at lloyd bmw. Wouldn't trust them to change a tyre! It wasn't the cheapest car to own. set of four tyres was about £2k Cost of servising was also Mental. Mpg wasn't too bad, on a long motorway run i averaged 35 mpg, Put your foot down & you could easily average about 9. I was paying about £2500 insurance. So it isn't cheap. But if you can afford afford the costs, Worth every penny! An amazing car.

    Pros: Power, handling, comfort, Looks

    Cons: Costs!

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    2003 BMW M3 Coupe Review
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    Best All Around Everyday Car For The Sports Car Minded. — Best all around everyday car for the sports car minded. PROS: Great looks, great acceleration, extremely responsive and everyday driveable. No fuss to own and can seat up to 4 people and carry a lot of cargo. SMG transmission is the perfect blend of sporty technology and convenience. CONS: 21mpg average, higher repairs costs.

    Pros: Great looks, great acceleration, extremely responsive and everyday driveable.

    Cons: 21mpg average, higher repairs costs

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    2003 BMW M3 Convertible Review
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    Amazingly Well Car. — well lets start.. i like this car because its really tight and there is no lag.. the interior style is amazing. and the speical body kit has like a kinky looking style haha. and the grill's on the side are only on m3 m5 m6.. thats it the m3 is probly the greatest car ive ever rode in.

    Pros: everything onthe whole car

    Cons: cant have anything in the trunk if you want to put the top down.

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    2003 BMW M3 Coupe Review
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    Csl Model — Perfomance:- Very quick, handling the best I have experienced, Brakes need sorting but with a modification they are great. Build Quality:- Very good as you would expect Appearance:- Looks very mean and agressive Cost of ownership:- About as cheap as it gets for this perfomance and it does 30mpg on a run! Fun Factor:- One of the best cars I have driven and the best one I have owned.

    Pros: Noise and Handling

    Cons: None

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    2003 BMW M3 Convertible Review
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    E46 M3 Review — Bad SMGII transmission! Great Performance! Overall: If you plan to change ur car within 5 years, this is a great car to you! It would be one of the fun car to drive if you have limited budget. It does turn head when u drop the top when wandering around~

    Pros: Great Performance, real pull on floor pedaling

    Cons: Worst SMGII transmission ever!

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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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