1988 BMW M3 E30 Evo II 2.3 4 cylinder petrol
RWD classic with peerless handling - driver satisfaction and feedback in spades
Central locking failed at 96,000 miles - apparently a common problem on high mileage cars, but easy to fix.
Road-going version of the BMW touring car that used to race in the late 80s - this car really does have race-car handling for the road.
Fairly good straight line performance: 0-100 in 18 seconds, 0-60 in just under 7.
Brilliant chassis allows you to leave many more powerful cars behind on twisty roads.
Brakes fade when driven hard on tough roads for extended period.
Gear shift is a bit too long.
Could do with a bit more power for overtaking.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th January, 2001