2009 BMW M3 Long Term Road Test

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2009 BMW M3: Showing Its Age

January 04, 2010

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So here we are 14,636 miles into our M3's life and it's beginning to show some signs of wear. This is the driver's side floor mat which is unraveling at its seams. Not a really big deal but somewhat surprising this early on.

More after the jump.

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Oldham already addressed the driver's side seat bolster last fall, but the wear is increasing rapidly from what you saw last September. Is it just me or does this kind of patina look better on black leather? It's no secret that I'm not a fan of the red leather and this is part of the reason why.

On the up side, I just spent 850 miles blasting around in the M3 over the holidays and am reminded again why this car is a segment benchmark. It is a car I would happily own. Even with the wear.

Josh Jacquot, Senior road test editor

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