2003 BMW M3 Reviews from UK and Ireland

2003 BMW M3 3.2

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.2 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired47000 miles
Most recent distance48000 miles

Summary:

One of my dream cars knocked off the list!

Faults:

Got a puncture second day of owning it!! (my fault really!!)

General Comments:

This car is awesome!

If you want speed and handling in a car that is smart, comfortable, and great with the lady's, get an M3!

I've owned this car for only a week, and what a week its been. Had to travel 150 miles to get it, but that was the best bit, being able to drive it all that way back!

The best thing about an M3 is not the speed or the looks, or even the fact that you own a BMW, it is the noise that comes from that 3.2 straight six engine. Combine it with the 4 exit exhausts and you've got yourself a one hell of a sound. Go through a tunnel in whatever gear at about 6ooo revs with the windows down and it sounds like a Ferrari - now you can't complain with that!!

I bought one in red with the csl 19"s on it, and when cleaned up looks as good a car as any!

The other thing is, yes, it might only get to 60 in just over 5 seconds (to some that is quick anyway!) but its the way that it just keeps on pulling all the way to its limited top speed of 155 with no effort what so ever!

I live in a country with very bouncy bumpy country roads, but this baby just eats the road up, and when doing 120 down a road that should bounce me off into a tree, it just holds to the road like nothing I've ever been in before!

As for the the interior, its very smart with full leather, electric seats, and all your climate control and that other stuff, so you're not short of luxury.

Its well built and hard to fault.

I bought mine from a BMW dealership, which I highly recommend, you get your full 1-3 year warranty, full MOT, and if there's and marks on the body work and wheels they will re-furb free of charge. The service is excellent as well.

Overall I highly recommend the M3, its such an easy car to drive, you just point it and go. It looks amazing, drives amazing, sounds amazing, and with and average of 25 mpg, who can complain!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th January, 2007

29th Jan 2007, 03:13

What sort of hooligan are you doing 120 on country roads. I am 19 years old and own a 95 micra. I do 50mph on country roads and people like you put my life and others at risk. Also, how would you know that it continues to pull until 155mph have you done this before as you have not mentioned anything about a racetrack. I may be young, but I am more sensible than you and have to pay higher insurance, its ridiculous.

2003 BMW M3 CSL 3.2 petrol

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.2 petrol Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired3000 miles
Most recent distance6500 miles
Previous carLotus Exige

Summary:

Best car I have ever owned

Faults:

Nothing although too soon to say.

General Comments:

Makes the normal e46 m3 seem like a lorry such is its lightness and nimble race car like handling.

I've got rears on the front as well as the rear and it pretty much destroys anything on track.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th June, 2006

Average review marks: 8.5 / 10, based on 2 reviews