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2003 BMW M3 Coupe - Consumer Reviews

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M3 Madness
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By Gretsky911
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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
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By M3ITSFUN
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2003 BMW M3 Coupe 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


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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
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By lilqdee2
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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
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By JeffM
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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
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By Ronnizzle
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2003 BMW M3 Coupe 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


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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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