Used 2004 BMW M3 Convertible Consumer Reviews | Edmunds
ADVERTISEMENT

2004 BMW M3 Convertible - Consumer Reviews

Average Consumer Rating

32 Total Reviews

Base 3.2L 6-cyl. 6-speed Manual - (32 reviews )
ADVERTISEMENT

Sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
All in one!!! Performance, Style and Reliability
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By vision3
on

Vehicle

2004 BMW M3 Convertible 2dr Convertible (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


Review

Bought this amazing car last year with 55k orig miles. I've since driven it for 12k miles and can only say great things about it. It runs, drives and handles outstanding. The solid build, craftsmanship and styling of this car is top notch. The exterior color is called Carbon Schwartz. At first glance, it looks Black; but, in sunlight it seems to change to metallic dark Blue. Have to see it to believe it! Interior is Black with Black convertible top and 19" wheels. All original, non SMG, regular 6 spd. No problems at all. A practical yet powerful convertible sports car with room for 4 people and suitcases. A powerful, great handling sports car that gets 20mpg!! BMW got it right!!


Best Features

Style, power, handling, build quality, gas mileage, room for four, plenty of trunk space, and reliability. If you can find a well maintained used one, buy it. It's a keeper that will never go out of style and will have you smiling every time you drive it.


Worst Features

Can't think of anything. Except, maybe a little deeper interior middle console storage compartment, to keep sunglasses, eyeglasses, etc. But it's not a big deal, as there are other storage compartments to make use of (glovebox and door panel lower pockets).


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Can't buy more fun
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Silvert M3
on

Vehicle

2004 BMW M3 Convertible 2dr Convertible (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


Review

Nothing handles, accelerates, and overall performs like an M3 convertible and still has room for 4 people and luggage (try that in a Porsche). Proof positive that you can make a practical car fun, and a performance car practical! All with 21 mpg city and 25 mpg highway.


Best Features

Engine w/333 HP. 6-speed SMG transmission. Nav system. Convertible top. People staring!


Worst Features

Slightly more rear leg room.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Fun at First - Then the poor quality
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Frustrum
on

Vehicle

2004 BMW M3 Convertible 2dr Convertible (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


Review

Had a lot of fun with the top down, great acceleration and speed -- loved the SMG. Not enough space for all the bad. Twice transmission died on the freeway at 90 mph, flying in neutral. Manage to get to the side, tow-truck guy says "these have been dropping like flies." GPS never worked. Took into different dealers totaling 5 times, everytime they said it was fixed. It actually works now. Intermittent glitch on windows rolling up, still not fixed. Tire pressure light is on now and won't go away (tires checkout). Took to dealer and they said it was fixed, drive it away and light still on. Anyway, tons of other basic quality issues. Frayed steering wheel leather.


Best Features

SMG was fun when it worked. Not a coincidence they have pulled it from the new cars.


Worst Features

Some build quality. Seems to be meant to be leased for a few years and then traded.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

2004 BMW M3 Convertible
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By HawaiianDropTop
on

Vehicle

2004 BMW M3 Convertible 2dr Convertible (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


Review

Incredible car! The SMG is so much fun without the worries. There's crazy traffic here in Hawaii and I would never get a manual transmission car. The SMG offers so many options of how you want the car to perform with the feel of a manual. Great gas mileage for a 333hp car. It definitely lives up to its name as "ULTIMATE DRIVING MACHINE".


Best Features

SMG transmission. Gorgeous design!


Worst Features

Bluetooth. More powerful sound system.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

A supercar that has a back seat.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Daddy
on

Vehicle

2004 BMW M3 Convertible 2dr Convertible (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


Review

This is the most fun car I have ever owned. Being able to take my kids in a convertible is great and the fact that it is quick and handles well is a super bonus.


Best Features

Power, handling, SMG.


Worst Features

More horsepower is always good.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT

Write Consumer Reviews

Write Consumer Reviews

Write a review and rate your own car.

ADVERTISEMENT

New Car Buying Guides

See which cars and trucks our editors recommend

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat*
Chat online with us
Email
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Phone*
Call us at 855-782-4711
SMS*
Text us at ED411