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2002 BMW M3 Convertible - Consumer Reviews

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Muscular elegance
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By Wal
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2002 BMW M3 Convertible 2dr Convertible (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


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Well, I finally got my hands on an M3 cabrio of my very own. I canít stop ranting and raving about it. The technology integrated into this machine is nothing short of amazing. Iím blown away by the performance of such a docile looking vehicle. Thatís probably my favorite part of owning it. No one knows itís a hot rod in disguise. Until you mash the go pedal and the rears light up while the car strays sideways. Wow! All this and seating for four adults AND luggage. Used to have an S2000 for 3.5 years before the M3. God bless the S2000 performance, etc, but the M3 really has it all. S2000 performance, but with comfort and room for luggage, the cooler and the Hibachi for the weekend getaways.


Best Features

Performance, luggage capacity, seating for four, beautiful cabrio top & ease of use, styling, SMG transmission, comfotable seating, fat steering wheel, road feel, ingenious BMW technology, exhaust note


Worst Features

I think the sound system could be better. A car of this calibre should have a top of the line sound system. Alarm should be standard equipment in a car this expensive.


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Fun car to drive
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By igal
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2002 BMW M3 Convertible 2dr Convertible (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


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This car is amazing in every aspect lots of power great looks and drive like a dream.


Best Features

SMG transmission, interior and exterior look, and the drive - this car is so much fun to drive a real racer.


Worst Features

Hard top convertible, xenon fog lights, hand brake that matches the smg shifter knob.


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Perfect Sports Car - (with some flaws)
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By mountainman
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2002 BMW M3 Convertible 2dr Convertible (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


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I join in all the hyperbolic praise that has been heaped on this car. It is fast, beautiful, handles tremendously, and has brakes that will suck your eyeballs out of your head. Here are the negatives: the convertible top is aggravating; it rattles and squeaks incessantly, and dealers don't know how to fix it. (The solution: leave it down!) The suspension is a bit harsh for daily driving on rough roads. Blind spot when the top is up is pretty bad (The solution: leave it down!). With the windblocker in place, you can't use the back seat. (The solution: leave kids at home!). Biggest gripe: EVERYONE wants to race you - annoying, although you can beat them all.


Best Features

Looks -- constantly gets compliments and stares. It's almost embarassing with the top down. Power is phenomenal and addictive. Handling too -- you search for corners to slide around. Mileage is decent -- I average 20.4 mpg combined. Interior is comfortable -- seat heaters are toasty and fast.


Worst Features

Lack of one-touch-up windows (other than driver window), odd since the 330 has them. Slightly less-stiff suspension maybe. Fewer rattles in the convertible top. Better exterior door handles (they feel cheap). Better stereo reception (XM/Sirius would fix this).


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M3 Hard to beat
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By JWSmith
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2002 BMW M3 Convertible 2dr Convertible (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


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This is an amazing car that is fun to drive. 0-60 in less than 5 seconds. A real head turner.


Worst Features

Get rid of the rubbing noise made by roof.


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Parked my M3 Convertible
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By 4ocious
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2002 BMW M3 Convertible 2dr Convertible (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


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I have permanently parked my 2002 E46 convertible with only 9100 miles on it. I plan to sell it ASAP in the Spring. This car has never lived up to its hype. There are a lot of cars out there (ZO6, E55 AMG) that give you better performance, handling, and that good ole' kick in the pants kind of feeling. I don't think I'll buy another BMW.


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