This is a very stylish car which begs to be driven. My first test drive I was amazed by the front end power which the Roadster gave. From that point on I was sold. Great car, reliable, and fast! Fun to drive.
I bought this car three weeks ago. In that time I have put over 3000 miles on the car. I think the car could use a little more power but 240 HP is not bad at all. I wish I could tilt the seats themselves, not the back rest. When you are driving you seem to block the clock. I drive this car very hard and I still get above 20 MPG! With most cars I have felt the need to speed to have fun but you will have fun with this car going the speed limit. I can reach everything very easily and I can hit the ASC botton when my hand is on the stick. Build quality, are you kidding me, its a bmw, it dosen't get any better than that. I have 107000 miles on my M roadster. It was a CPO.
The rear seemed a little loose at high speed corners so get a butt-strut to fix that and the car is good to go.
Since selling my Z3 and purchasing my first M, its been the funnest car yet. After pushing it to 136mph, it felt smooth as silk. BMW really knows how to make the Ultimate Driving Machine. Although the car still seemed hungry for more speed, it pretty much topped off at 136. They didn't make the M model for the hell of it, they made it for the power. Put a rear wing on it, it will stand out more.
Smooth engine, torques at 3800, interior is classy and everything within reach.
Bucket seats are nice but uncomfortable in long drives. Car is a bit heavy which takes up the M's power.
The only thing different between this
car and the one from the cartoon, is
that my car is silver (w/blue-black
interior) and I don't have all those
nifty gadgets. However, it blows away,
performance-wise, nearly every car on
the road (exceptions being $100K+
porsches, ferraris, and some
corvettes). I've had other sports cars
in the past, but this is by far the
most exhilerating drive of my life! At
130mph, with the top down, it's still
as smooth as a hot knife through
butter. I'd be tempted to get the full
DINAN upgrade (another $35K though),
but I'd be too worried with all that
ADDITIONAL performance, I'd probably
Acceleration, cornering, styling.
Color combination somewhat rare (Silver
ext., blue top, with a black/blue
Tilt steering wheel to help get in/out
of the car. GPS system (I love
gadgets) like other BMWs. A storage
compartment behind/between the seats
(of course, that means giving up one of
the speakers though).
Since purchasing a 2000 M Roadster last
summer, I'm still looking for any
excuse to drive it! The car had only
15,000 miles on the odometer when I
bought it and even though I live only a
couple of miles from work, I use my
days off to explore some of the more
deserted canyons in and around the L.A.
The amazing thing is that I expected
the car to much more finicky than it
has proven to be . . . get in and go
has been the rule since day one.
The only down side is the dismal gas
milage which has hovered in the mid-
teens most of the time, but is probably
more due more to my heavy foot than any
fault of the vehicle.
The engine . . . sweeeet.
Styling . . . Hot Wheel!