2002 BMW M3 Long Term Road Test

2002 BMW M3: Overlooked greatness.

June 18, 2008

Thanks in part to the fan-freaking-tastic driving experience (Al Austria's post is completely wrong) there hasn't been much mention of the bits of the car that don't have an M preceded by three stripes on 'em

This weekend, with temperatures hovering in the low-mid 90's, the only things I was happier to have in this car on my jaunt through the canyons than, of course, the screaming inline-6 and ultra-grippy Yokohama Advan Neovas were the power-operated rear vent windows.

Giving the otherwise trapped air a place to go with the windows down, utilizing these little guys instantly cools the interior and reduces that nasty wind buffeting caused by an open sunroof.

It's a handy feature that I wish was available on more cars. Things like this --and sliding doors -- shouldn't be relegated to the land of the mini van...

Mike Magrath, Vehicle Testing Assistant @ 57,000 miles

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