Picked up this car in Fort Lauderdale and drove back to New Hampshire. What a rush. Have had many cars and this is the best by far. Look forward to driving like never before. Had a number of people pull up to me on the highway and want to play and felt no urge to embarrass them, just kept driving with the top down and the tunes playing.
Unreal performance and style. Handling is incredible and just fun to drive to nowhere special.
Great car, but the sophistication of
the OBDII (Computer) makes for alot of
trouble with failed sensors. Also,
got a bum transmission... BMW is
standing behind all of this, I am just
tired of taking it to the shop (once
every other month!)
Put a single CD player in the sound
system.... better shock absorbtion for
trunk mounted CD player. Allow
Navigation system to just have map up
with car position without directions
required. Make Foglights match Xeon
headlights (foglights too yellow!)
This is all it is said to be by the
car mags and more. It's a blast to
drive - it's fun even on short drives
to work. The space is practicle for
kids in the back - and they love to be
in it with the top down. Quality is
first rate - I'm surprised that even
after three years, there are no
rattles or squeaks - it is as tightly
put together as the first day.
There are not any drawbacks as far as
I'm concerned - except I wish BMW made
something the size of a Suburban for
the family car.
The engine - 333hp. 8000 RPM. Wide
The suspension and the (thank God)
Stability Control System. When I turn
it off - it can be a wild ride.
I have owned BMWs and other sports cars
before before but this is the most awesome car
I have ever driven. The handling is excellent.
The noise of the soft top is almost non
existent (no small thing if you have ever had a
convertible). If your if your children are 14
years old or less and your friends are small,
you will hear no complaints from the back
Handling and performance. Sound system.
Needs bigger screen on the GPS location
system and onboard computer. Needs voice
recognition for controlling onboard computer.
Needs more interior alternatives. Backseat
This is my dream car for many years. I
have heard so much about the M3 in the
past. Then the new 2001 M3 with 333
hp. came to this shore. I went and
order two of them- one couple and one
convertibe. I took the first available
convertible in Imola red. I love the
red, black, black combination. The
other standard colors like silver,
white, blue etc. are too common. It is
as fast as a Porsche 911. Better than
Boxter S which has less horse power,
speed and handling features. Ferrari
has a reason to paint most of their
Goes faster than can feel
comfortable. Solid & quiet.
Corners on rails with no lean. Top
operation is ease. Quality is
excellent. Love "sport" button for
take off. Prefer M3 over BoxterS-
less power, less high tech handling
equipment. Heated seats for cold
weather top down driving.
BMW recalls & gives better H/K sound
shift is bulky-1st/2nd & improves
at higher gears. Redesigned rims w/
more recess & protected by tire "rip"
for parking. Firm up steering effort.
Adjustable steering effort/pedal
heights. Prefer lower/louder exhaust.