1999 BMW M3 Consumer Review: Didn't match Hype

1999 BMW M3 - Consumer Review

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Base Convertible (3.2L 6-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Didn't match Hype
By JPSinMiami on


1999 BMW M3 2dr Convertible


I must say that it is not the supercar that all the reviews claim it to be. Firstly, this car is waaayyyy to heavy and you can feel it on heavy cornering loads..it could use more power as has been put into the newer M's but I would be really happy with the 240bhp if it trimmed a few pounds. This shift mechanism was also a huge dissapointment. Why manufactures still make rubbery indecisive gates is beyond me. Toyota got it right with the Mr2 MKI why doesnt everybody just copy it. Brakes and steering are among the best I've ever driven. It's a good car...just not the great car I thought it would be. I shoulda saved 8k and bought a Viggen convertible.

Best Features

Steering and brakes, fit and finish.

Worst Features

Cowl Shake is absolutely appauling...I can't believe that a car of this caliber has this much shimmy. Traction control (ASC) is annoying as hell to people that know how to drive. Car needs a 250 to 300 lb diet.
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