1995 BMW M3 Reviews from UK and Ireland

1995 BMW M3 Dakar Yellow Coupe 3.0 I6 M Power

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership1995
Engine and transmission 3.0 I6 M Power Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 miles
Most recent distance76660 miles
Previous carBMW 3 Series

Summary:

Very fast car, comfortable, and get a great colour! Or better yet, find a GT

Faults:

Some awful person painted the rear diffuser the body colour, so I immediately purchased a factory black one from BMW Solihull where I work.

Apart from that nothing, these cars are perfect to run, use, race or even cruise in!

General Comments:

The BMW M3 is one of those cars every enthusiast wants to own at some point in their vehicle career.

The power, comfort and reliability are what made these cars very very hot, and on any enthusiasts wishlist.

They made several rare M3's E36 including the GT and the GT2, and The Individual made from the Evolution models. These all came with rare colours such as Estoril Blue, Dakar Yellow which I have, Imola Red (GT2) and Fern Green (GT).

Power figures were 286bhp for the M3 and 321bhp for the EVO M3, although the figures from a lot of previous discussions and banter were the M3 was making more like 295bhp, and the Evolutions were struggling to make 311bhp.

My version is a limited edition Dakar Yellow coupe 95 last edition on a N registration with 75000 miles FBMWSH. Has full black vadar leather, carbon roof and polished motorsports. Really is breathtakingly beautiful.

I haven't modded the car, apart from the roof and getting the wheels repolished, it's pretty standard apart from a straight through DTM TUBI exhaust from previous owner, rollers at work make the car at 307bhp, which is very very reasonable for just an upgrade of an exhaust.

I've had the car about a month, and love it to pieces, it handles so great and it's so fast for a light BMW, as all the new ones are heavy and bulky!

No one can deny also that the proper M3 interior were a nice dark leather with the famous vadar seats, as they set this car off.

You always have unwanted attention with thieves wishlist cars, not to mention Scoobys and Evos up your backside trying to get you to bite, but believe me, whilst they await their turbo to kick in, these cars are at 100mph accelerating still hard!

Buy one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th March, 2010

30th Oct 2010, 07:15

Carbon roof? Do you have photos of this? Could you send them to me at does@anybodyknow.me (it is a real address..) I own a 94 LHD bought on export from BMW Park Lane.

1995 BMW M3 3.2 petrol

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 3.2 petrol Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired43000 miles
Most recent distance44000 miles
Previous carRenault 5 GT Turbo

Summary:

Impreza eater

Faults:

Nothing.....

General Comments:

An absolute animal. The most remarkable car I've ever driven. Far better than the Impreza Turbo.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th January, 2001

12th Apr 2001, 07:32

Impreza eater? Yes, it'll eat one coming the other way when you spin off trying to go quick in the wet down a twisty road!! OK, it's quicker in a straight line but then it should be at twice the price with an extra 80bhp!

18th Jan 2007, 00:10

I'm with the guy above me. There is no way a Type R took an M3. Maybe in the wet, but that's your only hope is the M3 sliding on the water. Other than that the power of the M3 is enormously more, and the handling, even if it's not as good like you say, is still damn good, and is definitely good enough to get it through the twisties with times far shorter than Hondas.

That being said, this car is amazing. I've owned mine for a couple months and have no complaints. The parts tag is a little high, but well worth it. The VANOS system in these cars is amazing. Power non stop. Just keep your pedal to the floor and she'll keep running. I personally feel that the BMW M3 is the best performing car in the world all around.

1995 BMW M3 Evolution 3.2 petrol

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 3.2 petrol Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired44000 miles
Most recent distance80000 miles
Previous carSubaru Impreza series McRae

Summary:

Buy one even if it's for a week

Faults:

Very little except have replaced the rear tyres about 20 times.

Whining rear diff my own fault, probably due to blasting it sideways out of roundabouts and hairpins.

General Comments:

The best car in the world, fantastic performance, handles like it's on rails, drifts like the wind and great, great fun. Hope to get the new M3 later next year.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd November, 2000

24th Feb 2003, 14:40

Not the best car in the world, the best sports saloon in the world.

1995 BMW M3 Saloon 3.0

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 3.0 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired27000 miles
Most recent distance44000 miles
Previous carBMW 318i Cabriolet

Summary:

Supercar bargain

Faults:

Lambda probe, oil cooler.

General Comments:

The M3 is a saloon car with super car performance and style, although pricey to service and maintain (nearly £800 for the inspection and service).

Slightly disappointed with the residual value of the car, cost £27k May 1998 and was offered 13k by a BMW dealer against a new car in August 2000.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th September, 2000

Average review marks: 8.5 / 10, based on 4 reviews