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my m3 coupe
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By m3hot
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2008 BMW M3 2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl 6M)


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Great combination of everyday practicality and speed and handling. Pricey but every option is available and quality seems to be excellent.


Favorite Features

V8. DCT, comfort of front seats, I like nav with iDrive - Lexus wouldn't let you use the system when you driving! Sound system with USB interface.


Suggested Improvements

ventilated seats


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Love it
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By Louie
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2008 BMW M3 2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl 6M)


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Love the car. The Blue is fantastic. The leather is really high quality. Love the MDrive option because I drive this car daily in the summer and I don't need to spill my coffee at every stop light. Love the IDrive. I think the IDrive has gotten a bad rap from the non-computer literate generation out there. The car is simply everything good I wanted in a car, power, style, luxury, safety, performance, it's all there.


Favorite Features

Awesome sound system, great power, the sound of the exhaust during acceleration is addicting. The navigation works great here in central NY.


Suggested Improvements

I love to be able to customize the automated features of the car and would like to see more of that in the future.


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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.


Favorite Features

V8. Body style. Performance. Luxury accommodations.


Suggested Improvements

iDrive but changes are in store for MY2009


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M3 - The new BEAST?
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By googen
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2008 BMW M3 2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl 6M)


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In the past 4 years I've had the e60 M5, 2007 M6 cabrio, and 2005 M3 cabrio. This car is built much better than all three of those. M6 and M5 are similar, and some would say in their own class. Yes and no, the M3 seems to be much more agile and nimble, which gives the impression of being just as fast if not faster. Interior is the same as any new BMW car, not that great, but better than the likes of MB or P-cars. Back seat is way better than 911 p-car, but still pathetic. Overall, I think this car actually has some value in it and in today's day and age is affordable for the supercar-like performance and feel. Thumbs up!


Favorite Features

Sound of exhaust, speed, looks, price to features ratio


Suggested Improvements

XM satellite, active seats (similar to e60 M5)


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M3 Sedan
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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!


Favorite 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!


Suggested Improvements

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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M3 Cab
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By M3 Cab
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2008 BMW M3 2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl 6M)


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I've had an E36 M3 & '00 M5. This car is significantly better. The ride & comfort are the best I've seen with such performance. Not the fastest car out, but the balance of power, ride and awesome handling make it a fantastic package. Top down motoring is amazingly smooth & wind protected, yet when you want it, the sound from the loud pedal is better than the killer sound system! I love the ride adjustability & being able to cruise smoothly or flog it on a moment's notice. It's hard NOT to smile while driving this car!


Favorite Features

Motor, handling, EDC, looks, 19" wheels, sound system, keyless remote, retractable hard top, sound of motor @ 5k+ w/ top down! 4 yrs of free maintenance is pretty sweet too.


Suggested Improvements

Small back seat leg room & trunk space but that's expected with the retractable hard top. Still better than a 911. Sat nav is better, but still not as good as Lexus, Acura, etc.


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From 07 335i to 08 M3
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By AirMonte
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2008 BMW M3 2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl 6M)


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Owned 02 325 and 07 335i, I thought was the best BMW car made today. Went to the dealer for a service check walked out with an 08 M3. Why? The 08 M3 can go from 335i to Animal mode with a press of a button. The engine noise, throttle response, the handling, the 19" wheels with the billet brakes. They made everything in the car functional nothing cosmetic. Imola Red with the sunroof (CF roof was nice but my wife likes sunroof and that was the breaking point to purchase). The evil looks that every policeman gives you is priceless. Do not test drive the M3 if you don't have the money.


Favorite Features

MDrive, quality leather, iDrive, 19" wheels w/ billet brakes, aggressive body style, classic ///M badging. Speed, speed, and more speed. All natural! My favorite part is after this comment when I go drive! Have a nice day!


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Best M3 ever!
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By Steve
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2008 BMW M3 2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl 6M)


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Excellent overall ! Great performance, handling and build quality. Such a fun ride, engine note is awesome as well. Have had many AMG models, this M is probably best handling and driving enjoyment.


Favorite Features

V8 engine, double clutch is flawless. Sound system. Overall handling. really like the iDrive system, easy to use.


Suggested Improvements

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Had my E92 M3 for about 2 months now
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By bmwawm3
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2008 BMW M3 2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl 6M)


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I owned E46 E36 E30 M3s and this is by far the quickest and best M3. I love the engine/exhaust noise when you hit above 5000rpm. You can't go wrong with this car.


Favorite Features

High revving engine, MDM, M steering wheel, exterior looks.


Suggested Improvements

Nothing I can think of.


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Dr. Jekyl & Mr. Hyde
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By Kevin
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2008 BMW M3 2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl 6M)


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As smooth and easy to drive as a regular 3 series. Clutch is light and easy in stop and go. In M Mode it is a beast. The difference is night and day. More power than most will need. Putting racing pads on would make it a track ready car out of the box. Only problem, needs a bigger gas tank. Overall, the best car I have ever driven or owned. Amazing trunk space for a coupe! 2 six footers will fit in the back seats comfortably. Great car. Great build quality. No regrets.


Favorite Features

M Mode, HiFi stereo.


Suggested Improvements

Bigger gas tank. Smoother stick, it's a little notchy (no big deal). Heads up Display.


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