I Miss It. Do You? - 2002 BMW M3 Long-Term Road Test

2002 BMW M3 Long Term Road Test

2002 BMW M3: I Miss It. Do You?

September 07, 2009


Yesterday I was tooling along in and quite enjoying our long-term 2009 Audi A4 Avant. Then I stopped at this redlight behind the black E46 M3 pictured above. Look closely and you'll notice it's an M3 with the Competition Package, which means its rides on a set of supercool 19-inch BBS wheels and packs other goodness from the Europe-only CSL model. It's the one the have.

When the light went green I tried to stay with the guy, but he was on it and the A4 just didn't have enough guts. He knew I was trying, so he really pushed it, eliminating any chance I would have of getting another look at the car.

About a half-mile down the road he caught a green, but I was lagging so far behind I got stuck at the light. All I could do was sit there and watch him disappear over a rise. By the time I got moving again he was long gone.

Now all I can think about his how much I miss our beloved black E46 M3. Am I the only one? Some cars just stay with you...ya know?

Scott Oldham, Inside Line Editor in Chief


  • jctitan08 jctitan08 Posts:

    Owned my '05 M3 for 8 solid years; just sold it this year sadly. Says a lot when you remain happy EVERY time you get in... year on end. Not so much anymore... haven't drove a single car worthy of the same comment. Yes, I will always miss the driving dynamics that the e46 M3 was able to produce - nothing else has been able to provide the feedback , perfect weighting & proportions, etc... as the BMW adage goes, it is a true "Ultimate Driving Machine."

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