2003 BMW M3 Consumer Review: M-3 smg is slug
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M-3 smg is slug
By john d on

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

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Car with SMG is a slug from standing start. Leaves line at 900 rpm to low for performance. Bogs and cannot spin tires until it gets RPM up, cannot be considered high performance. Other owners report same lack of starting line power with SMG. Car has terrible ride with 19" wheels seems like solid tires on smallest crack in pavement. Car doors are very hard to open, latch snaps back if not fully depressed. Saleslady though SMG was an automatic with manual shift, did not know what a Getdrag was. Very disappointed in BMW and dealer. Traded car at one month and 800 miles for C5 Corvette convert, very happy with Vette lots of power at any rpm.

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automatic top

Worst Features

Donot use SMG on a car this heavy, fix doors, get different tire and wheels for better ride, train sales staff
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