I bought my used '10 E90 BMW M3 in May 2016 from a large used car retailer (starts with "C" end with "X") with almost 25K on it. Since then I've done the oil change, replaced the batter, and am now about the replace the Halo (Angel Eyes) - the right one is out- with LED's and the cornering (signal) lights - keeps indicating that the left one is out even though it isn't, but I've read on forums that it's forewarning you before it goes out-. So it's been a relatively decent car to maintain, considering these are all things that required for regular maintenance on a 6 year old car (granted it's low miles but still the age catches up). This is an ABSOLUTE blast to drive (even in the crappy NOVA/Washington D.C. traffic)! The power is on demand and the steering is as precise a surgeon's scalpel! I've had numerous comments from passerby's (mostly in parking lots) who just have to blurt out "nice car!". The interior is beige and the exterior is Melbourne Red with black wheels. The seats are extremely comfortable and the whole ride on a whole is enjoyable (as this currently is my daily commuter). There's some peeling occurring in the driver side door handle and on some bubbling paint on the M wheel (all eventually fixable). Overall though this car is AMAZING to drive (everyday)! My son thinks I drive a "race car"!
There is absolutely nothing wrong with this 2010 BMW M3 Sedan (E90). Everything you ever wanted from a sport car, the M3 has it. From its "explosive acceleration" to its "superb" handling & maneuvering, this piece of "technology" surpasses anyone's dreams. From he minute I took it out of the dealer, it has been nothing but "necks-turning" and compliments, everywhere I went, everywhere I go.
From the comfort of its Red Novillo "all-leather" interiors and the "tight-fit" sport bucket seats, to the 410 Horsepower V8 power plant and "sophisticated" suspension system, these should be more than sufficient favorite features you could ask for.
The only minor thing I could probably improve on my M3 would be a more "resonance" exhaust system.
But, not everyone likes the "roar" of a mighty sport car these days, however if you consider your self to be a "performer driver" then you would probably agree with me.
I'm just saying it...
All Porsche, Ferrari, Maserati owners need to drive an M3 and see that you have wasted your money on the car you chose. The M3 is all the car you could ever want without going straight race car. BMW technology is exactly what they advertise, the ultimate driving machine
Took the car into the dealership to assist w/setting up homelink and asked the service adviser if every M3 owner comes in with a big grin! He said Yes! There is nothing like a V-8 sound and this one sounds sweet! The DCT in M mode is fantastic! I am an old school manual shift guy or should I say was!! The only bad thing is the 1200 mile break -in period and then another 3000 miles of easy does it. However in this car the easy does it is all out performance for most cars. It is not a super car but who needs to say that to my M3. It thinks it is!! I was about to buy a Z06 to support the American cause, however, I drove this and I am afraid there was no comparison.
There is a transfer of racing knowledge to the street!
Hardtop convertible is best of both worlds. Was also considering C63 AMG and 911 SCab. The M3 performs better than 911 for $30k less, and out laughably out handles the AMG -- I also owned a C55 AMG previously and a Z06 Vette. M3 has the best balance of comfort, power, and handling of any car I've owned. I highly recommend the Tech Package for now other reason the the M-mode -- this allows you to change suspension, throttle response, and steering response with push of a button and transforms the car instantaneously (almost like a different car). The V8 sounds incredible and can't wait til spring so I can hear it with hardtop down. Must haves are Tech pkg, and upgrade wheels.
M-button, hardtop convertible, engine tone, M-button, heat reflecting leather, handling...oh and did I mention the M-button?
More inside storage would be nice, but heck it's not why I purchased the car. Also, the break-in period is 1200 miles which is tough to get to in Northeast during the winter. Also, wish they still had a plain metallic silver exterior.