1998 BMW M Roadster from UK and Ireland
Very solid rocket with big grin factor
Vanos Unit, replaced under warranty 14,000.
It must be the performance bargain of the decade, it outperforms all in its class and it is extremely reliable. I was considering replacing it with a TVR Tuscan, but have shied away due to the reliability issues.
I would recommend the AC Schnitzer suspension modifications to aid the poor standard setup. Later models have the M Coupe stiffer shocks which would negate this upgrade.
My previous car a UK Mark IV Supra 326BHP cannot keep up with it which is interesting as this is a very fast car too.
I would highly recommend buying one, but ensure it has BMW warranty left as once this ends you cannot add further years.
Servicing too can be expensive, inspection 1 and Inspection 2 (every other service after oil service) are £530 and £700 respectively.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th August, 2002