BMW's SMG transmission is not ready
for prime time. When it works, it's
great fun. Unfortunately, it doesn't
like to go into gear when its cold,
cannot be worked by garage attendants,
and has died suddenly (resulting in a
tow)while cruising. Software upgrade
to the computer made the situation
worse. BMW has been disappointing in
Don't expect the customers of $60,000
cars to be beta testers.
BMW needs a great deal of work on
This is one of the nicest cars i have
ever driven, In 2001 i bought an 1999
M3 coupe and i was very moved by the
performance,styling and elegance, then
in 2003 i traded in my X5 4.4 and got a
brand new M3 convertible and i must say
anything that BMW missed on the 1999
they fixed on this one, it has
incredible throttle response and even
better handling i must say great job on
the new M3 BMW!!
This car is easily one of the best car
out there if you want some luxury,
4-seater and a hell of a performance
car. The Porsche 996 may even be a bit
faster around the corners but it doesn't
seat 4. The interior of the M3 is nicer
than the 996. The exterior is much much
nicer looking than the 996 with the
possible exception of a GT3. I had the
car for almost 2 years and I have yet to
have even one minor defect that required
me to go back to the service center.
The engine, seat and its adjustments,
steering wheel, the pedals.
Stereo, need more aluminum parts to
This car is what BMW is all about. If
you like to drive you will love it.
Perfect power band, race car brakes,
rock solid suspension. The only negitive
thing I have to say is that the car
isn't cheap. But remember, it is the
ultimate driving machine.
Harmon Kardon stereo is the best I've heard
Styling, Styling, Styling!!