2004 BMW M3 Consumer Review: M3 First year ownership

2004 BMW M3 - Consumer Review

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

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M3 First year ownership
By gustafson on


2004 BMW M3 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


Flawless performance, very reliable.
Winters requires special tires, Dunlop
wintersportM2/M3 are great. Car has a
very stiff supension; You will not like
it on Midwestern roads, but on good
pavement its flawless. Car needs a
different muffler system; It has a
raspy sound under full throttle, could
use the M5 unit. Nothing has gone wrong
with car up to now. Recommend a careful
break-in period; Many have ignored this
and found out that it can result in
problems at high RPMS.If you need
something to motivate you and puts a
smile on your face every day this car
is it. Fear no challenges from anything
on the road, the M3 will never

Best Features

Engine, gearbox and clutch. Superb suspension, instantaneous response especially in Sport mode. Tenacious handling, razor like prescision. Good seats, excellent visibility.Unbelievable brakes!

Worst Features

A more refined muffler sound; European ceramic brakes would be nice or cross drilled rotors. Painted calipers with M logo. An M5 engine? Drove an M3 with this motor and acceleration was unbelievable! A car that will pass ANYTHING on the roads!
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