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Muscular elegance
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By Wal
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2002 BMW M3 2dr Convertible (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


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Well, I finally got my hands on an M3 cabrio of my very own. I can’t stop ranting and raving about it. The technology integrated into this machine is nothing short of amazing. I’m blown away by the performance of such a docile looking vehicle. That’s probably my favorite part of owning it. No one knows it’s a hot rod in disguise. Until you mash the go pedal and the rears light up while the car strays sideways. Wow! All this and seating for four adults AND luggage. Used to have an S2000 for 3.5 years before the M3. God bless the S2000 performance, etc, but the M3 really has it all. S2000 performance, but with comfort and room for luggage, the cooler and the Hibachi for the weekend getaways.


Best Features

Performance, luggage capacity, seating for four, beautiful cabrio top & ease of use, styling, SMG transmission, comfotable seating, fat steering wheel, road feel, ingenious BMW technology, exhaust note


Worst Features

I think the sound system could be better. A car of this calibre should have a top of the line sound system. Alarm should be standard equipment in a car this expensive.


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M3 Dream
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By seasnake
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2002 BMW M3 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


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The current M3 is a dream for a performance car enthusiast. With few exceptions, it will bury the competition with always blistering accelleration and it will stop in a heartbeat. Handling is second to none, as might be expected with a chassis and mechanics tuned for the Nurburgring. Where else can you buy a world class, track-ready sport coupe that will also seat 4 comfortably - with luggage. Fit, finish and quality of materials is second to none. BMW - form does follow function.


Best Features

SMG transmission. Takes a while to get comfortable with and there are a couple of "give-ups" compared to a manual gearbox. But, the options are endless and lots of fun. I doubt there is a pro driver who can outshift the computer, and automatic double- clutching is amazing.


Worst Features

Somehow - a little more storage in the cockpit area please.


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Fun car to drive
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By igal
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2002 BMW M3 2dr Convertible (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


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This car is amazing in every aspect lots of power great looks and drive like a dream.


Best Features

SMG transmission, interior and exterior look, and the drive - this car is so much fun to drive a real racer.


Worst Features

Hard top convertible, xenon fog lights, hand brake that matches the smg shifter knob.


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Know What You're Getting
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By Rakete
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2002 BMW M3 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


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Before you buy, be sure to research the service histories of these cars. Model year 2002 had a series of engine recalls that are warranty items (bearing service), but necessary fixes. Be sure they've been done and ask dealer to provide service history to prove it. If buying used, I do not recommend this model year to be purchased from a non-BMW dealer or private owner unless VIN proof can be provided that the recall service has been completed. Engine failure, while rare, is catostrophic. That said, I purchased mine from a BMW dealer with all service documentation and have had nothing but miles and smiles of glee!


Best Features

Exterior design (w/optional 19in wheels) is both modern and classic. Subtle, muscular shape (aluminum hood power bulge and flared fenders) and classic side "gills" reflective of classic 3.0 early 70's coupe.


Worst Features

Lose some weight baby! It seems all car makers are going crazy with horsepower - and this car has plenty - but weight keeps going up!!!! The power to weight ratio has the biggest impact on performance, but only big power numbers make the marketing material. Good Luck and safe driving to you.


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Performance
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By 2drstdcoupe
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2002 BMW M3 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


Review

Purchased with performance in mind. Received one from Germany without a governor. Excellent car would highly recomend.


Best Features

Handling, acceleration and looks


Worst Features

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