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Underpowered
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By douglas stewart
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2008 BMW M3 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl 6M)


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Dependable and comfortable. Fun to drive. Brakes great, handles well. But, built to keep you out of trouble. Underpowered as can be for the real enthusiast your better off building an American v8 in a muscle car. These are tame in comparison. IMO BMW built these for folks that really don't know what real power is. They are very tame. Stomp the gas and wait. Ya for yuppies it may be a little impressive but for real men its a disappointment on a high level. Forgettable power, lame. I will not buy another 1 unless they trust me not to crash it, they don't. Needs much more torque and or turbocharging.


Best Features

beautiful interior , brakes and handling . Very comfortable.


Worst Features

TURBO . Trust us BMW . We will try to stay out of trouble . If not , your gonna lose to the new breed of go fast American cars .


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M3 Perfection
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By MMMMMMMM3
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2008 BMW M3 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl 6M)


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I've always been a Porsche guy & even tried an 08 Vette for a while but a baby meant I needed a 4 door or I was sentenced to driving the wife's car all the time. I looked at the IS-F, E55, & C63 before buying the E90 M3. One drive and you'll understand. The feel, sounds, handling etc are all unbelievable. When you are done driving like you stole it, it is a very civilized cruising car for the whole family. None of the competitors come close. I honestly didn't think I'd like the M3 from reading about it as I thought it wouldn't have the torque to make me happy. I couldn't stop grinning on the test drive. Drive one and you will understand. The M3 is the best all around car on the market.


Best Features

Performance, handling, perfect suspension tuning, V8 music


Worst Features

6sp shifter could be better. I'd like a slightly more aggressive gear ratio but Dinan's 4.10 can fix that. Free tires for life :)?


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If you like to drive
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By Shaf
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2008 BMW M3 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl 6M)


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Then you need to get this car. The engine sounds phenomenal and I'm still in the break-in period. The DCT transmission makes this car and I highly recommend getting it. The car's fit and finish is perfect. Everything is flush no creaks or rattles. The interior would use a bit more distinction from the regular 3 series but at the price we're paying compared to other countries it's acceptable.


Best Features

V8. Body style. Performance. Luxury accommodations.


Worst Features

iDrive but changes are in store for MY2009


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By Guitardrew
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2008 BMW M3 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl 6M)


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I love this car. I have two young children which means that I need a car with 4 doors. I have owned a '98 E36 M3 sedan - which was fun and a '02 E39 M5 - which was fantastic (apart from the oil leaks & quirky electronic failures) both of which made me an avid M fan. However, when it came time to replace the M5 there was no 4 door M series available. So, I switched to Audi's S4. I was very surprised at how good the Audi was but it did not give me the same driving enjoyment as a BMW. When it came time to change the Audi I looked at the M5 and the M3 sedan. I liked the M5 but I could not see what I was getting for the extra $30K. The M3 is a perfect solution for me and my family... we love it!


Best Features

Brakes, engine (and exhaust noise at 4-5,000rpm), iDrive, comfort access, iPod integration, M button (so much easier than the two fingered salute on the E39 M5), phone integration, comfortable ride in normal mode and acceleration!


Worst Features

Nothing critical but it does need a larger gas tank, addition of European style rear fog lights for use in heavy rain, back up camera, Acura style voice commands for navigation, headlamp washers


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