2004 BMW M3 User Reviews

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    2004 BMW M3 CoupeReview
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    '04 M3 — It's a great car with great build quality. It does, however, weigh much more than I'd like. The maintenance of such a high performance engine is a bit costly. However, the car is a blast to drive despite it's weight. It doesn't have the raw brawler feel of an STI, but steering feel is great. If the car weighed like 300 lbs it'd be perfect.

    Pros: Fast, fun to drive, handles very well.

    Cons: Weight, Maintenance costs

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    2004 BMW M3 CoupeReview
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    Great Car, Fast And Handles Well — Fast and fun to drive. Accelerates quick from 0-60 in the mid 4 seconds range. Handles well and requires little maintenance, but it is expensive when it does. Love the color and interior. It gets decent gas mileage, but it takes premium fuel.

    Pros: The speed and sport button

    Cons: Cost for maintenance

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    2004 BMW M3 ConvertibleReview
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    Great Car For... Some People. — Great car, but attracts too much attention. Goes through tires very fast. Wheels are too big. Seat warmers are great for when it's cold for 2 weeks out of the year, but useless for the rest. Transmission is great for driving fast, but in traffic it's almost harder than driving a manual. Overall it's a great car for people with long flowing locks of hair that want the sun in their face all the time. Too bad I like my hair short.

    Pros: Good looking and fast

    Cons: Transmission option to be avoided

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    2004 BMW M3 CoupeReview
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    Great Performance But You Pay For It! — The car drives and sounds superb,it makes you smile everytime you drive it.Once you press the sport button the car jumps into action and just wants to press you back into your seat everytime you dab the accelerator. I think 0-60 comes just less than 5 seconds but feels quicker than that at times.The build quality is what you would expect from BMW and this car has extras with electric seats,sunroof,AC, Nav/TV and SMG semi auto gearbox. But with all this fun it comes with a price 18-26 mpg, front discs and pads are £400 just for parts. Inspection2 service is around £900 and decent rear tyres are £250 each.The tax at the moment is £210 which was the same as my 330D. So running costs are a nightmare, all M cars are but its worth it for the Fun! Highly Recommended Addiction

    Pros: Performance,Reliability Quality,Smiles......

    Cons: Cost of running  Empty pocket....

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    2004 BMW M3 CoupeReview
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    The Best Handling Car Ever — The E46 M3 is the best handling car that I've ever driven. The performance is just superb - including the powerful yet smooth engine, stable and solid handling, and excellent braking. I am an average driver, but my M3 makes me feel like I'm a Formula One driver. Every single minute I spend behind its wheel is a sheer pleasure. Just can't think of driving any other car.

    Pros: Great engine, great suspension, and great brakes

    Cons: Less glamorous than the E36 M3 (IMO)

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    2004 BMW M3 CoupeReview
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    M3 2004 — Performance, this car have a unique handling, braking and of course acceleration time ..... Appearance, as you can see, BMW, has for the "M" models a unique colors frame, diferent from the regulars one´s. Fun factor: It is the most fun car i drive from all i got in my entire life.

    Pros: Performance, fun drive !!!!

    Cons: Expensive !!!

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    2004 BMW M3 CoupeReview
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    Bmw M3 Csl — NOTE: Model M3 CSL First car that I dont see myself selling!!! It has the peformances of previously owned TVRs and the simplicity but at the same time it has the build quality and reliability of german cars . Handling is that of a race car but still usable for the road.

    Pros: Fast, no gimmicks

    Cons: Not everybodies cup of tea

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    2004 BMW M3 CoupeReview
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    M Power — love it, sticks to the road, fastest in its class, looks awsome with 19inch diamond cut rims, good base for upgade, custom exhaust syatem and brembo big brake conversion coming soon. thats all i have to say this this tells me i need 50 words minimum so that is why i am still writing!!!!

    Pros: speed and grip

    Cons: nil

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    2004 BMW M3 CoupeReview
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    Smgii — SMG 411: The SMG M3 uses exactly the same transmission and clutch as a manual gear box, but they are actuated by an electro-hydraulic control system, which also has authority over the throttle. There is no clutch pedal in the car, and the conventional shift lever is replaced by a complex switch, supplemented by paddles mounted to the back of the steering wheel. Shifting can be accomplished using either control. Sequential mode responds to driver input. In automated mode, the computer does its own thing, as if emulating an automatic transmission. There are five settings for shift aggressiveness (speed) in each mode, plus a "maximum-attack" sixth level available only in sequential mode with DSC turned off. BMW states that SMG, in its fastest settings, is faster and more precise than any human could be.

    Pros: Everything!

    Cons: a few lil things

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    2004 BMW M3 CoupeReview
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    Good Performance, Benchmark For Most Cars — Good ride all arounder, A drivers car. Solid Chasis and excellent engine and good brakes with low fade. Suspension is better with bilsteins to better neutralize under/oversteer.

    Pros: Hi-Rev engine, SMG F1 gearbox with launch control!, very good all arounder, will be a classic

    Cons: decent reliability, decent exhaust note, not much performance aftermarket for more horses, not a luxury coupe, brake dust suckes

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    2013 BMW M3 Reviews

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    Ultimate Driving Machine By stubble88

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    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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