2005 BMW M3 User Reviews

2005 BMW M3 Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2005 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 21 - 30 of 31 2005 BMW M3 reviews.

2005 BMW M3 Coupe RWDReview
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Best Car Ever Owned — This thing is beautiful. I have made some of my own upgrades like the black grill, some interior changes, and I'm saving up for a super charger

Pros: Wonderful drive, great handling, acceleration, braking, and overall
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Cons: Almost none, except for the gas

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2005 BMW M3 Coupe RWDReview
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Classic — I had to have this car from the minute I test drove it, and after a couple of years, it still brings me thrills and a big smile to my face.

Pros: Everything

Cons: Factory optinal Harmon Kardon sound system is not that great.

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2005 BMW M3 Coupe RWDReview
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Amazing Car - But Not For Everyday Use... — Absolutely amazing car to drive on the track. Amazing power due to lighter weight, but very twitchy on the edge... Caution should be taken when driving a BMW M3 CSL full throttle on a track...

Pros: Power, Handling, Go-Cart feel

Cons: Hard ride, Slippery on the edge

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2005 BMW M3 Coupe RWDReview
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My Baby!!! This Car Is Hott!! — Aside from the only two negatives, driving in snow and expensive repairs, this car is amazing. It's 338hp makes it much faster than most cars out there. It accelerates instantaneously. One of the coolest features is the SMG, which allows the operate to drive the car automatically, or manually without operating the clutch. Considering the coupe bodystyle, the vehicle actually has great visibility. And, the handling is immaculate. Every crevice or pebble the car rides over, you feel. Also, the Harmon Kardon stereo and apple red leather interior is pretty nice. OK, I"ll stop going on and on about how much I love my car!

Pros: Handling, Acceleration, Appearance

Cons: Maintenance

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2005 BMW M3 Coupe RWDReview
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Fast And Classic — I went for the 6-speed manual transmission instead of the solenoid operated thing. I've had it up to 136 mph (verified by GPS) and it still had top end to spare. Believe it or not, I've never gotten a speeding ticket in this car (but I just got one in my Grand Cherokee).

Pros: Engine, looks, transmission.

Cons: Oil costs $8/l, rear seat room elicits complaints from my geezer friends.

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2005 BMW M3 Coupe RWDReview
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Perfect Track Day Car Out Of The Box. — SMG was ahead of it's time, but not fully perfected. This is a go kart and handles like it's glued to the tarmac. Not much more you can bolt on to this car other than a turbo or supercharger kit. There's plenty of power on tap without modifications.

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

Pros: This car has the engine that BMW should have put in all of the earlier M3s.

Cons: Buckle up this is a bronco!

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2005 BMW M3 Coupe RWD Review
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This car is very similar to the ZHP. Only difference is the engine.
vs2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 320 Sedan
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Power Ranked 2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 320 Sedan worse.
"Engine"
Value Ranked 2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 320 Sedan worse.
"Sporty"
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2005 BMW M3 Coupe RWD Review
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As I expected my M3 was the one, the only, the car that transformed every desired move into reality. The best in its class.
vs2006 Porsche Cayman S
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2005 BMW M3 Coupe RWD Review
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vs2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR
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Looks/Style Ranked 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR worse.
"wide body the paint I had was called carbon black was spectacular changed colors in different sun shades. quad muffler tip gave it an aggressive look."
Back Seats Ranked 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR better.
"Lancer is a 4 door Sedan vs 2 door M3"
2005 BMW M3 Review
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Ive owned the BMW M3 Convertible and a 2006 Porsche 911 S2. The Porsche is a car you can drive around all day in third gear like any daily driver. When you want a race car just shift and put your foot into it and shes gone... The M3 convertible has to really be driven at speed to really be appreciated for its performance capabilities. Its great for relaxed country drive with the top down.
vs2005 Chevrolet Corvette
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vs2005 Porsche 911
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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 Matt

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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