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1998 BMW M3 Sedan - Consumer Reviews

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Sports Car or Sedan?
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By QTip
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1998 BMW M3 Sedan 4dr Sedan


Review

Sports Car or Sedan? BOTH! Who says
having 4 doors means your car has to be
sluggish and boring? BMW created a
vehicle to shatter that misconception.
I love the fact that I can go 0-60 in
less than 6 seconds and still have
groceries all in the same car. Thats
not the half of it. The greatest
feeling that comes from this beast of a
machine is when you take 20 MPH turns
at over triple the speed, yet youll
still feel glued to the road. This car
excedes all of my expecations. Whats
can I say, this car keeps me coming
back for more. Thats why its my second
M3. Its the perfect family sports car.


Best Features

The on board computer is extremely helpful in detecting potential problems. I was impressed at the BMW flashlight and tool kit. Who would have thought....


Worst Features

Well so far I realized that BMW parts rarely go out....but when they do be ready to be the local parts guy's best friend.


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Do it all sedan
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By Sarge395
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1998 BMW M3 Sedan 4dr Sedan


Review

I needed practical yet fun. Got it
all with the M3. Not a cheap car to
own or operate but it was worth it.
Took it to Road America for 2 days of
track time with the BMW club. Learned
a lot about the car and my driving
skills. Do it if you get the chance.
Owned it now for 5 years and will
drive it until it becomes uneconomical
to operate. One sweet ride and 4 door
practical.


Best Features

Styling and handling are outstanding. Classic design. Easy to operate all the functions and excellent safety features. Must get the seat heaters and cruise control.


Worst Features

A little cramped for 4 on a longer trip. Must buy snow tires for winter use. BMW service is expensive.


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By BMWBob
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1998 BMW M3 Sedan 4dr Sedan


Review

Flawless and Faultless. Amazing
handling backed with all the power any
fool should need. Granted a few
straight line junkies might need more
power, but on a real road this car
offers more than enough to get in
trouble. The car is a delight to
drive and while I have a manual, I
have driven the automatic and feel you
give up much lees than you might
imagine on the switch.


Best Features

Handling, handling and handling. Car is well put together and solid.


Worst Features

Could use a 6th gear or an overdrive for long drones on the freeway, otherwise about perfect.


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Black Beauty
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By pgorsuch
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1998 BMW M3 Sedan 4dr Sedan


Review

Truly remarkable auto. Engine is
powerfull and just keeps begging for
more. Amazing gas mileage no matter
how hard I drive it. Over 30 mpg
while driving expressway at 80 mph.
Transmission is perfect. Never
hesitates just jumps into the next
gear. Handles fantastic on the
corners. Only drawback is the wide
tires which necessitates putting it
away for the winter. Can't wait until
spring.


Best Features

Engine and transmission. Engine remains clean even after 6 years. Like the power. When clean, this black beauty looks fantastic.


Worst Features

Have had some trouble with power door locks and tail light warning sensor. Side mirrors pop off with a slight touch and have needed service to reinstall them.


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M3 4dr Std
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By phr
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1998 BMW M3 Sedan 4dr Sedan


Review

Outstanding handling and braking
abilities. I prefer the E36 interior
and exterior styling to the E46
series. The only way to learn the
potenial of this car is to drive it on
the track. Spend a weekend getting
instruction in the car with the
BMWCCA. After that you'll really
appreciate what the M3 is all about.


Best Features

Cockpit-like interior at night.


Worst Features

More fade-resistent brake pads. Power steering hose is too tight - has blown twice on me. Suspension a litte soft.


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