1997 BMW M3 Consumer Review: Worth the wait and every penny

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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 maintenance yourself. 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 exhaust noise.

Best Features

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.

Worst Features

The shifter action is sloppy and it is understandable why many upgrade to short throw shifters.
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