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2003 BMW M3 Coupe

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Base 3.2L 6-cyl. 6-speed Manual - (46 reviews )

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M3 Madness
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Build Quality
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By Gretsky911
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Vehicle

2003 BMW M3 Coupe 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


Review

I upgraded from a 3-series coupe to a
M3 and found the 2003 out-performs the
323ci hands down. The M3 is an
awesome car and has specific apects
that make it so. Whether your an
middle aged man or a Guy out of
college, you'll feel the freedom of
driving one of the most powerful cars
on the market. Whether your on the
track, on the highway, in a city or
even in a lot, you can always find
some time to push the car. Whether
its the speed you like, cornering, or
just the style. This car has got it
all.
Improved stock suspension, brakes and
strut bar help the car to preform over
its successors. Though there are
always aftermarket room for
improvements.


Best Features

SMGII is fantastic. Easy to use and fun to drive. Power of the engine, Cornering (added strut bar). Flip down rear seats for added cargo room. Xenon lights are awesome.


Worst Features

Exhaust should be more noticeable. I think a Dinan chip is a must. They should put these in there stock. Seat comfort need improvement. Though the leather is much nicer then the 3-er. Wish there were more accessories. Thats why I designed some new body changes out of fiberglass.


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Its Not Perfect, but close
Performance
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By M3ITSFUN
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Vehicle

2003 BMW M3 Coupe 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


Review

Driving over a year now, I can say its
a awesome sports car, truly special in
everyway. Its unique and has very few
faults, it will make you want to drive
more.

Obvious but...
Can be tricky to drive in bad weather
but mostly due to driver behavior, dont
turn off saftey systems.


Best Features

Performance,Looks,Build Quality


Worst Features

More standard options such as alarm system, cd changer, better speakers etc


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My BMW M3
Performance
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Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
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By lilqdee2
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Vehicle

2003 BMW M3 Coupe 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


Review

I recently purchased a new 2003
titanium silver M3 Coupe. Love the 19-
inch rims and the sports/cold weather
package. Nappa leather/aluminum trim
make the interior gorgeous. I've had
the car for about 3.5 months now and
the only problems I had were in a
loose transmission plate that was
replaced and covered under warranty
and the snow - this is obviously not a
winter-weather car to drive. Since I
have the SMG feature and its rear-
wheel drive, it was extremely
difficult to drive the car around snow
patches.


Best Features

The car is gorgeous - It definitely gets a lot of attention and performs as BMW state - the "ultimate driving machine"..Worth the $60,000 I paid for.


Worst Features

Minor changes - The seatbelt always gets caught within the seat lever. I would also recommend a built-in compass for those with no Navi system.


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Best sports car for the money
Performance
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By JeffM
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Vehicle

2003 BMW M3 Coupe 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


Review

Compared to sporty sedans (Audi S4) and
traditional sports cars (Porsche 911),
the E46 M3 has all of the performance of
the latter with very few compromises.
The S4 is a great choice if you NEED
four doors, but otherwise, the M3 is the
choice for serious drivers.

This car is the real deal when it comes
to performance, and yet it's comfortable
and easy to live with. The trunk is
usable and you can even put someone in
the back seat without feeling guilty.

The M3 is always fun the drive, and
never beats you up, unlike some
harder-edged sports cars.


Best Features

The motor is simply incredible. It defines the car. It's not a torque monster, but it's very flexible and loves to rev. The sound is unique and intoxicating.


Worst Features

The Harmon Kardon stereo is lacking, and the door panels rattle with even moderate bass from the speakers.


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Tight M3
Performance
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Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
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By Ronnizzle
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Vehicle

2003 BMW M3 Coupe 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


Review

The M3 is the best sports car for its
cost and can compete with some of the
greatest cars in the world. It drives
extremely well in daily traffic and
such.


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