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2001 M3

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2001 BMW M3

$6,604 - $46,324  MSRP Range
2001 BMW M3

Review Score

4.9 out of 5 stars

4.9

9 Reviews
100% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
4.4 out of 5 stars Comfort
4.7 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4.2 out of 5 stars Interior Design
4.1 out of 5 stars Reliability
5 out of 5 stars Performance
4.8 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

must drive

by swat from Chicago, IL on Tue Mar 22 2011

I have owed 13 cars in my life and this by far is number one in my book. the style and performance is outstanding. Turns heads everywhere

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

One of the best used sports cars for the money

by Mr. M3 from Orlando on Wed Oct 01 2014

Everything you read about these is true: fun, classic good looks, and a subtle sportiness that's a lot of fun w/out being obnoxious. My advice - pay the premium for a lightly used, low mileage M3. These cars tend to either be abused or baby'd and the ones that are well cared for will provide years worth of enjoyment and reliability. Maintenance and repair costs actually not as bad as sometimes rumored. Keep in mind these cars are designed by BMW's racing division and many little steps taken to make them surprisingly easy to work on for the backyard mechanic - don't be intimidated - they are quite easy to work on! If you opt for the SMG tranny (fun to drive but not a REAL sports car experience IMO) make sure you get the rear end checked out first as there are many documented cases of the excessive torque that is incurred by the sheet metal on bottom of car at point of attachment to rear end will ultimately fail and the fix is expensive. Have fun - great cars!

5 out of 5 starsComfort
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4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
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5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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4 out of 5 stars

One of the best performance cars I have owned

by Brenz from Spokane, Wa on Sat Aug 26 2017

This car has great performance and road holding abilities. Mine was a convertible and great summer fun. If you ever get the chance to buy a M series go for it you will not regret it.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

Most fun car I?ve owned

by Kwikblkmax from Union, NJ on Thu Aug 02 2018

This is a future classic, prices on the e46 M3 are already rising. Out of other high performance BMW, Mercedes, and Audi, this car is by far the most fun to drive.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

You won't regret buying this vehicle

by Chandler H from CA on Wed Jul 19 2017

Anyone who looks at buying an E46 M3 should know what they are getting into. Its a 15 year old car, so don't be surprised if you run into problems, however, this is the most satisfying vehicle I have ever driven. It's just so brilliant in every way. Finding the right one may take some time, but when you do find the right one, you'll never get bored with it.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
3 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

High performance in an affordable package.

by Greggie330 from St Petersburg on Sat Mar 31 2018

Easy to upgrade (e.g. DINAN) and can actually fit 4 people. Strong motor from the famous E46 series and stays glued to the road. Though a smaller convertible, it is heavy and solid giving a very safe feeling. Also, you can actually have the top down with golf clubs or groceries in the trunk!

4 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

Fun little car

by Peter K from Ny on Thu Apr 06 2017

e46 m3 convertible in a 6 spd manual, what more can I say?. Classic bmw looks and handling, very precise car fast enough and great real bmw handling unlike the new garbage. Clutch is smooth and light and when the engine revs you smile!!

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
3 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

TRULY AN ULTIMATE DRIVING MACHING

by BIMMER420 from GREAT FALLS, VA on Thu Sep 07 2006

GREAT CAR! WOULD RECOMMEND TO ANYONE, YOUNG OR YOUNG AT HEART! IVE HAD IT SINCE IT WAS NEW AND IT HAS NEVER GIVEN ME ANY PROBLEMS. GREAT HANDLING, GREAT ACCELERATION. TURNS A LOT OF HEADS. GREAT ENGINE SOUND.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

Drivers car

by Peter from Ny on Wed Nov 21 2018

The e46 m3 in one of the last of the real Bmws, classic bmw handling and a manual trans. Built like a rock and extremely easy to drive and enjoy. Maintanance is also classic Bmw so be prepared to feed its hunger.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
3 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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