Pros I own the 2009 M3. I've had it since the beginning of 2010. Every single feature in this car has been designed in the best possible way.
Cons I don't have a single complaint about this vehicle. I've never been able to say that about a car.
Summary BMW spared nothing in the design of this car. The DCT Trans is perfect for any style of driving. The engine always feels like it has more than enough horsepower to handle any situation I get into. The convertible top is the slickest thing around. The interior is very comfortable on long trips down the coast. There are more bells and whistles to play with than I have time for. I love the aggressive look of the front end. People notice it coming up on them in the fast lane and get out of the way. I'm constantly impressed with how every aspect of the car has been thoroughly engineered. It's as if those BMW engineers kept waking up in the middle of the night thinking "Oh! let's add this or that to this car" and they were allowed free rein to build it to the best of their ability and desires. I'm sure this is why you have to pay the hefty price tag this car commands. You definitely get what you pay for and then some. When dropping 80K on a car you expect the very best and BMW has delivered just that. I looked very hard at all other cars in this class and I could not find anything from the US or Japan that could match up to the performance, styling, quality, and sex appeal that this car has. You can go just as fast for 30K less in something else, but you can't match the features, comfort and build quality BMW has put into this car. If you can afford it, buy one. If you can't afford it, buy one anyway.
Pros Handles great, double clutch tran is excellent. 18" tires more comfortable look better than 19s. M3 looks fantastic top up or down Wife as well as my twenty year olds are impressed. With 2 big guys in front there was plenty of leg and shoulder room.
Cons No dislikes as yet, only 1000 miles.
Summary Best performing and looking convertible on the market including Carerra.
Double clutch transmission is very good and intuitive to use. Navigation easy to use with great technology.
Pros Amazing acceleration and sound. DCT big improvement over previous SMG. Incredible feel and handling, never lose the feel of the road. Cabin is very intuitive and everything easily accessible.
Cons Definitely go for 2009 and up. Improved GPS (hard drive for faster access), iDrive improved with newer models. Trunk space, but to be expected with a hardtop.
Summary 2nd M3 I've owned and does make driving an experience!
Pros super fast yet very comfy! rides better with 18" tires and wheels for sure! amazing technology on the roof. Love the DCT transmission. Pocket rocket! love the idrive! the m button is awesome.
Cons need a longer cable for the iPod connector if you want to connect an iPhone. seat should move forward on its own when it's folded forward for passengers to get in the back and get back to it's orig position after. CD player should play MP3 DVDs.
Summary The DCT is awesome, the roof is the main reason to purchase this car. I just purchased this vehicle certified preowned and I can tell you that I test drove the Mercedes Benz E550 and the Porsche 911 Cabriolet and the Nissan GT-R and I can tell you that this is positively the best choice. I have been looking for 3 months and have driven all the cars above more than a couple of times each and I know I made the right choice. BMW M3 Convertible. Great car!For all of the above reasons, and more, I vote the M3 the world?s finest all-around car. Sure, our long-term Nissan GT-R is dazzling to drive, and much quicker, but it?s nowhere near as livable as the M3, a machine that?s plenty quick already. At $54,850 base and $68,270 as-tested, our M3 sedan delivers the driving grins of sports cars costing three or more times as much, plus a versatility that enables it to play the role of The Only Car in the Family. It looks great, too, I might add?clean and sleek but bulging with muscle (tastefully, not via rear wings and giant hood scoops).
Updated on Sep 18, 2010
I can?t think of another automobile that does so many things so well?and in such a right-sized package. If you put an F1 car and a premium sedan in a blender, the M3 would be the cocktail that pours out. Mmmm, nothing else like it. A toast then: To the BMW M3, the greatest all-around car in the world.
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