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2008 BMW M3 Sedan RWDReview
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Analog, Vicious, Unflappable. —

One word. Visceral. The engine in this car, the S65 V-8, will keep you coming back for more and more day after day. The journey to redline (in my car 8600 RPM) is unlike any other road car Ive driven. Above 6000 RPM the intake noise and steadily increasing ferocity of acceleration will leave you breathless and a bit scared. Like pistons are going to shoot out of the block if you dont stop! Are there faster cars out there with press you in the seat torque? Absolutely. None of those vehicles will hold your attention for month after month, year after year like the E9X M3 will. Points to note: - Mine is a 2008 M3 6MT. I have had it 2.5 years, put 11K miles on it and put about $2700 into repairs.- it is amazingly satisfying to drive on back roads and open highways. Handling is predictable, neutral and rewarding. Braking is instantaneous and adequate. Intake sounds remind me every, single time why I bought it. - In my humble opinion, this car does exactly what is was intended to do and nothing more. Dont believe the hype or criticisms and do your own research (and driving). You may hate it, you may love it. - My recommended options: Get M-drive - it permits driver adjustment of steering speed, throttle response, suspension setting and stability control. If you like music, get one with the individual audio system. It generally lacks low-end response, but mid and highs are clear enough for my amateur ears as well the sound-stage and imaging make me happy. - Get the Dual Clutch (DCT) if you plan to track it, otherwise the 6MT is the way to go for daily driving.

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

Pros: V8 engine and high-revving nature, solid build quality, addictive engine intake sounds, great visibility, decent utility (4-doors), good brakes (for street use), beautiful and proportioned lines, high-quality leather, neutral turn-in and mid-corner handling, M-drive functionality, shifter-clutch smoothness (even in heavy traffic), seat comfort and adjustability, individual audio sound quality (except for low-end)

Cons: Leather durability (pre-mature wear), plastic trim (finish peels), individual audio lacks low-end response, having to deal with inept BMW dealers for repairs, steering feel and lack of feedback (during street use).  The nav is archaic, but I knew this when I bought it...

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2008 BMW M3 Coupe RWDReview
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Track Car For The Street And Without The Usual Compromises — Great car and a blast to drive. With the nannys on this car will make the average driver great, but with the nannys off you better know what you're doing. Great overall quality and very worthy on the M badging.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great balance and overall performance

Cons: Bad on gas and not family friendly

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2008 BMW M3 Sedan RWDReview
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Perfect — over all perfect car. great for regular driving and or modified driving. handling is great and looks are perfect. it is a great family car or car for one. easy to predict its movements and capabilities. it is a perfect car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: great handling and performance

Cons: not suitable for winter conditions

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2008 BMW M3 Convertible RWDReview
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Best Car Ever — You'll have a blast driving a convertible BMW M3, there is really no experience like having the top down and rocketing down your favorite twisty road. Everything from fit and finish to the mechanical parts is just uber engineered and amazing.

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

Pros: Everything Is pretty much awesome about this car.

Cons: Only complaints are how much oil changes are!

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2008 BMW M3 Convertible RWDReview
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This Is The Monster Power — best convertible ever, fun and has a lot of power you will enjoy every part of it, very classie and very elegant, no other car has the image this 2008 bmw m3 offers, and the price is the nicest thing about it

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

Pros: best car ever

Cons: no complains

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2008 BMW M3 Coupe RWDReview
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M3 Purrs — Has legendary and spot on handling and blistering performance, its really a wolf in sheeps clothing and makes a good everyday comfort driver at the press of a few buttons. I have Dinan stage 1 ECU software and an AFE Mach 1 cat back exhaust which places it in the 445HP range 300+ ft lb. Will be keeping this vehicle for some time to come..

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

Pros: Probably the best all round sports car in the world

Cons: None, some greenies may not like the gas mileage, I get 19/gal everyday use..

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The Bmw M3 Lives Up To The Ultimate Driving Machine Reputation. — The car looks, drives, and handles great. You would think that for the pricetag, that a factory alarm would be standard; however, it is not. No complaints about the driving or handling of the car, but the technology integration could be a bit better. I am not a fan of the Logic7 fiber network, and the limitations it imposes on customizing the sound system.

Pros: Power, sound and style are awesome.

Cons: Logic7 Enhanced Premium Sound cuts the bass as you go faster or turn up the stereo.  The DSP Processing in the head unit and MOST fiber network makes adding additional amplifier not as effective, as if raw analog source could be tapped into.

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Very Good Power Car — the best car a ever own ,nice and safe to drive ,fun factor high .performance top bracking top .cost are not to crazy for a power car .after 4 year still love this car . nice look in whit and carbon roof

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: power

Cons: fuel

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2008 BMW M3 Coupe RWDReview
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Simply The Greatest Value In High Performance Motoring — This is my second M3. My love for this car just keeps growing. It is a fabulous car both as a commuter and as a track car. It has two distinctly different personalities. On the street it can simply be a 3-series with extra torque. But on the track, above 6,000 rpm it morphs into a shrieking V8 with grip that has no end. What's so amazing to me is that everything that competes with the M3, including the 911SC, the F430 and the GTR all retail for close to DOUBLE the cost of a new M3. What a deal.

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

Pros: It's an M3, so pretty much everything.  Handing is best in class.  Power is awesome.  Ride is terrific.  The sound of the engine at 8400 rpm is amazing.

Cons: I'd have to say that the electronic accessories (such as the iPod interface) is not as good as it could be, and the keyless ignition is nothing more than an annoying gimmick.  Also, the two cup holders are terrible.  

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2008 BMW M3 Convertible RWDReview
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Use It Or Lose It — Performance - heaven above 3000rpm up until 8400rpm, fade free braking and amazing handling. Build Quality - no repairs needed, no squeeks/rattles. Appearance - looks good inside and out Cost of ownership - only 15 miles per gallon, free regular maintenance Fun factor - SOO AWESOME

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

Pros: handling, power

Cons: none

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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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