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

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M3, fun on wheels
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By BMWEMT
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2003 BMW M3 Coupe 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


Review

Ive been driving bimmers since 1984,
a 325, a633, an M6, a 540 sport, and
this M3 is the best of the bunch.
Got the premium package with moon roof
heated seats and all leather seats.
Actually, this is my sons graduation
present for next May. When I turn it
over, I'll go pick up another one.
Just too damn much fun to drive!!!!!


Best Features

The upgraded sound system is terrific, with the 6 disc player in the trunk.


Worst Features

Only improvement I can think of...Put an 8 cylinder in it. What a monster that would be.


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


Review

0 problems in 6 months with sterling
performance, wet or dry. I've owned
performance cars, trucks and a roadster
- but my E46 M3 takes the cake. It took
almost 3 months to get it once the order
was placed but when I saw it sitting
ready for me to take her home, the wait
was more than worth it. What other car
comes close to this price point that:
1.lets backseat passengers take their
legs with them 2. High Performance
Rev-Happy Engine 3. Safety 4. "Fun to
drive" doesn't even touch it.


Best Features

SMG - what else need be said Styling - can go to the opera or to the track Stealth - to those who casually glance at the car it looks like "just another 3 series" a true wolf in sheep's clothing The Feeling you get when you drive her


Worst Features

Overly soft Nappa Leather "scratches" easily. Would prefer an interior that is more M and less 3. Better Nav system (That's why I didn't order it) HK Upgrade adds a rattle feature in the passenger door speaker.


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Fun Fast Exciting...it's an M3
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By JTL
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2003 BMW M3 Coupe 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


Review

I personally am new to the BMW world as
I've only owned a 2001 BMW 330CI and
recently purchased a 2003 BMW M3
Coupe. I was impressed with the
performance, handling, and look of the
car. The car is amazing and looks
fantastic!! The only option I wish the
M3 would offer is Heads up display to
help keep my eyes on the road rather
than on my speedometer.


Best Features

SMG II, Sport Mode, Braking, Curves and Styling


Worst Features

Better interior materials - marks very easily and tough to clean on nappa leather maybe a more resistent protective coating on the trim and leather will help but besides that I love the car!!..more toys would be nice like Satellite radio options/heads up display/adaptive headlights...


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E46 M3 is a superior car
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By JetBlackE46M3
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2003 BMW M3 Coupe 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


Review

This is my second M3, but the first of
this (E46) generation. I am absolutely
stunned and impressed with the level of
performance that has been drawn from
this exceptional 3.2 litre inline 6
engine. I thought my old '97 M3 with
240HP felt quick, well this thing is
unreal. You can outrun 911's and most
of the muscle car crowd and look better
doing it. Handles amazingly well, rides
smoother than expected (even with my
19" wheels) and is an all around
wonderful car. I would change very
little about it except maybe make the
interior a little more "Mercedes like"
I guess.


Best Features

Stunning, ultra smooth and powerful 333HP inline 6 engine. Go cart like handling. Brakes that put a $125,000 911 Turbo to shame.


Worst Features

More stylish/quality interior. Better speaker quality for H/K stero upgrade.


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Greased Lightning and Roaring Thunder!
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By derek33
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2003 BMW M3 Coupe 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


Review

The BMW M3 is a vehicle unlike any
other. It combines the power and
handling of a Porsche or Ferrari, with
the luxury and comfort of a Mercedes.
It's ride is firm and responsive.
Formula 1 level performance, all for
only $50,000!! This car is truly the
best car I've ever driven...I can only
imagine what the BMW engineers will
create for the 2006 model.


Best Features

Nappa Leather, Speed to burn!


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