I bought this car to replace my 1994 M3, I don't regret buying this car at all. I love it, the amount of torque an power and the handling capability make this car oh so fun. Going from 60-90mph takes only a couple seconds without a down shift. Going through the twisties proves to be even more fun, going twice the speed limit through the turns makes this car an ultimate driving machine. Only a few thousand of these were sent to the US so you're not passing one every day and there's not gonna be one next to you at a light. The steering is precise and quick and the car goes wherever you point it. Not a hint of body roll an the car feels like its never gonna lose traction. This is one hell of a car!!!
The handling ability, torque sets in early making for easy highway passes. Being able to outperform most cars an still carry a weekends worth of luggage, feeling like the car will never ever lose traction on the turns, seats that hold you in while manuevering like a fighter jet an are comfy, HANDLING
Windows don't go all the way down making it odd to put your arm out the window, Seats can become somewhat uncomfy after a few hours of driving, hatch wouldn't open around 90k miles an had to be repaired TWICE!
I sell BMW's and when I saw this car I had to have it. This is a lot of performance for the money. The great thing about this car is that it is an everyday driver and a track car built into one. It has a lot of creature comforts as well as more than enough performance. Oddly enough I am 6'6" and I still fit into this car. BMW's are great for tall people like myself. These are pretty rare cars, if you get the chance to buy one at a fair price I would jump on it. I will say though that people either think that this is the coolest car that they have ever seen or they think that it looks like a tyco toy version of the batmobile.
The amount of torque that this car has as well as the handling. The car almost anticipates corners. Everyone that you ever meet that has one, you are instant friends with. This car draws a lot of attention at gaspumps. Probably one of the few cars for under $50k that gets constant looks.
Add a 6th gear and you would make me a very happy man!! I am not a fan of the gauges. They look kind of dated. I am only 23 so that does not appeal to me so much. I understand what they are going for. It did not bother me enough to go out and find replacements though.
I purchased my 2000 M Coupe (June 1999
build date) used with 28000 miles on
odo. Replaced shocks and springs with
Koni Sport single adjustable shocks
and Dinan springs. Have had most of
the applicable TSB up-grades applied
under warranty to include fuel sending
unit, rear wiper washer valve,
transmission detent pins, and ECU
software revision. Warranty repairs
include A/C compressor replacement and
rear half-shaft seal replacement.
This car sees many high speed track
miles driven at Driving Schools. It's
not a practical daily driver. Most
fun car I've ever owned.
Aggressive and unique styling.
Precise handling with tendency towards
oversteer. Exceptional power and
Seats are hard and uncomfortable
during long drives of two or more
If BMW is the "ultimate driving
machine", the M Coupe is the ultimate
of the ultimate driving machines. This
car must be driven at all times. It is
as responsive as any vehicle I have
ever driven. It signals to the driver
every nuance of the road and what is
about to happen to the car before it
happens. This makes for a rigid ride
but it also permits you to push the car
into a sharp turn at seemingly
impossible speeds. Tires make a big
difference with this car so recommend
you choose only those premium tires
that will provide the mix
of "stickiness" and "wearability".
The appearance is unique and not for
everyone. Power is more than
acceptable but cornering is
exceptional. This car will be
remembered and collected as a memorable
When the window is fully down, it
sticks up about 1/4 inch making it
uncomfortable to rest your arm on the
window sill. Re-design the hatchback
release. It has failed 4 times in 3
years. Dealer replaces at no cost but
it is a hassle.