1997 BMW M3 Consumer Review: The Ultimate Driving Machine

1997 BMW M3 - Consumer Review

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Base Sedan (3.2L 6-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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The Ultimate Driving Machine
By Mike O. on


1997 BMW M3 4dr Sedan


There have been few purchases (<5) in my life that I have absolutely no regrets about. This tops the list. Everyday when I get behind the wheel of this car I am elated. The response is like no other vehicle I've driven. The flat torque curve starts you off at 200lb-ft and the acceleration is fantastic. Handling is phenomenal; double suggested speeds for highway ramps (professional driver, closed course, do not attempt at home). Every time I think about getting a new car, those thoughts are blown away when I drove home. To top it all off, it's practical-4 doors, trunk space, decent rear legroom. This is the most fun you can have in an automobile, probably for around $10k these days.

Best Features

Low end torque, looks, handling, inflated sense of manhood.

Worst Features

Cup holder design, immortality, 6th gear, ability to fly.
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