1999 BMW M3 Consumer Review: Everything I expected it to be

1999 BMW M3 - Consumer Review

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

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Everything I expected it to be
By Curtis on


1999 BMW M3 2dr Coupe


Owned for over 6 years and drive over 100K miles (163K total). Have only brought it in 3x for minor issues (a/c control, brake noise and steering lock failure). All other maintenance and repairs were done myself or by a friend. Have upgraded suspension components (shocks/struts, lowered springs, sway bars, bushings) resulting in a firmer but way better handling vehicle. My brother has a stock M3 sedan and they feel like very different cars now. Power is adequate. People want more, but this car was not designed for straightline speed - no BMW ever has been. Can push the car to its limits without much drama. Plan to keep several more years and surpass 200K miles. Fantastic car.

Best Features

handling, braking, understated styling still looks good even though it's over 10 years old, world class engine even though it's a stroked e36 325 motor

Worst Features

rear subframe issues, rear shock mount failures, electronics fail too early
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