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
Improved stock suspension, brakes and
strut bar help the car to preform over
its successors. Though there are
always aftermarket room for
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.
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.
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
Can be tricky to drive in bad weather
but mostly due to driver behavior, dont
turn off saftey systems.
More standard options such as alarm
system, cd changer, better speakers etc
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
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.
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.
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.
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
The Harmon Kardon stereo is lacking, and
the door panels rattle with even
moderate bass from the speakers.