Worth the wait and every penny you spend
By WytLytnyn on
1997 BMW M3 2dr Coupe
I've owned this car for 4 months and
have enjoyed every minute of it. It
really is the best compromise of the
sports car and practical everyday car.
The cost of maintenance and ownership
can only be equalled by Ferrari and
Mercedes (from what I hear). Invest in
a Bentley manual, a metric socket set,
a Peake code reset tool and a Valentine
One. You'll be able to do most of the
Also, you will pay through the nose for
maintence you can't easily do (like a
Gubbio flex disc on the driveshaft).
Your insurance will be high and your
mileage will suck due to your new
addiction to the wailing engine and
I like the features on
the computer like the alarm that you
can set to go off when you reach a
certain mph. Also, the convenience of
the location of the oil filter and
coolant filler bottle are nice.
The shifter action is sloppy and it is
understandable why many upgrade to
short throw shifters.