Used 2003 BMW M3 Convertible

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2003 BMW M3
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2003 BMW M3

Pros

  • Remarkable engine, race-carlike handling, killer good looks, sumptuous interior, available Sequential Manual Gearbox.

Cons

  • Uninspired exhaust whine, having to pay extra for basics like power seats and an alarm system.

Used 2003 BMW M3 Convertible for Sale

BMW M3 2003 2dr Convertible (3.2L 6cyl 6M)
77,237 miles
Used 2003
BMW M3
Base
Victory Motors
19.6 mi away
List$15,777
Est.Loan: $288/mo
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BMW M3 2003 2dr Convertible (3.2L 6cyl 6M)
56,388 miles
Used 2003
BMW M3
Base
VIP Auto
57.1 mi away
List$18,700
Est.Loan: $341/mo
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2003 Highlights

For the 2003 BMW M3, BMW will offer a DVD-based navigation system -- meaning that you won't have to give up an in-dash CD player if you opt for the nav system. Additionally, automatic headlights and rain-sensing wipers are now standard, while aluminum interior trim is a new stand-alone option. The power seat package has been excised from the coupe's option list, so you'll have to spring for the pricey premium package if you want power front seats (these come standard on the convertible).

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2003 BMW M3.

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Most helpful consumer reviews

BMW M3 - Hype from Reality
gravis8000,10/01/2005
I previously owned a 2000 M Roadster. Loved the car - a beast. Tight handling, throaty exhaust, a rocket launcher. My buddy owns a 2002 330Ci - refined car, snappy, loved the top. I thought the 2003 M3 w/SMG would marry the best of both. It does - in a way - but after owning it, I still find myself longing for the purity of the M Roadster. It's just as fast (01-02's would actually smoke the E46 M3), handles better, and it's way lighter. The M3 outputs 333HP but it weighs 3780lb. The SMG trans screams at high RPM/track driving, but it takes getting used to around town. For an awesome daily driver for the fam, save the $ and get the 330Ci & buy the M Roadster for the weekend.
M-3 smg is slug
john d,04/14/2003
Car with SMG is a slug from standing start. Leaves line at 900 rpm to low for performance. Bogs and cannot spin tires until it gets RPM up, cannot be considered high performance. Other owners report same lack of starting line power with SMG. Car has terrible ride with 19" wheels seems like solid tires on smallest crack in pavement. Car doors are very hard to open, latch snaps back if not fully depressed. Saleslady though SMG was an automatic with manual shift, did not know what a Getdrag was. Very disappointed in BMW and dealer. Traded car at one month and 800 miles for C5 Corvette convert, very happy with Vette lots of power at any rpm.
Ultimate Driving Machine
the STIG,05/20/2009
Right when I saw this car I knew that we were meant for each other. The handling will blow you away. Love letting it loose all the way to 8200 redline and then shifting in .8 milliseconds. Love driving in SPORT and DSC turned off. Surprising decent mpg get 27 on highway and 21 on streets and I don't drive like a gramma. Just keep in mind if the road is ruff you will feel it! M3 comes with a lot of options like nav, competition package, CSL, luxury package.
Live in Daytona?
trying Lexus,07/26/2009
This is my 4th BMW and wanted to treat myself to a convertible. Although this is truly a ‘looker’, unless you are driving the Daytona 500 to work, I’d suggest getting the loaded 330 (or Lexus IS). Racing clutch is impossible to not be jerky no matter how delicate you shift. Suspension is so tight than unless you’re on pristine Florida roads, you can lose a kidney on the way to work. But, lets face it, the car draws attention and it’s still true that nothing handles and drives like a BMW!
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Features & Specs

MPG
14 city / 21 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed manual
Gas
333 hp @ 7900 rpm
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Used 2003 BMW M3 Convertible Overview

The Used 2003 BMW M3 Convertible is offered in the following styles: 2dr Convertible (3.2L 6cyl 6M).

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  • The Used 2003 BMW M3 Convertible Base is priced between $15,777 and$18,700 with odometer readings between 56388 and77237 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2003 BMW M3?

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