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2002 BMW M3 Consumer Reviews

4.9
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My first BMW

by from San Francisco, CA on July 14, 2010

I bought this car with relatively low miles from a guy who took good care of it. But it still broke down just weeks later. Power steering pump. Can't predict those things. Everything on this car is ex...
I bought this car with relatively low miles from a guy who took good care of it. But it still broke down just weeks later. Power steering pump. Can't predict those things. Everything on this car is expensive-the keys are $200 each, but its worth the money. It's a fun car to drive. It sounds nice. It handles well. Stay on top of the maintenance and I think you'll be happy you bought it. I get compliments all the time on this car. I have been more of a Mercedes/Italian marque guy, but I'm glad I bought this car. If you can get a good deal, do it. But only if you can handle the maintenance and repairs.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

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My baby

by from Philadelphia on March 2, 2009

I'm almost 50 yrs. old and have two kids in college but driving my M3 w/ 6 speed stick, makes me feel forever young.. I bought 2002 coupe with 96,540 miles and I tell you it's worth every penny.. Best...
I'm almost 50 yrs. old and have two kids in college but driving my M3 w/ 6 speed stick, makes me feel forever young.. I bought 2002 coupe with 96,540 miles and I tell you it's worth every penny.. Best family sports car for the price and quality.
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Best car I've ever owned

by from Fort Worth, TX on July 23, 2012

After 10 1/2 years I finally parted with this wonderful car. I was going to have to put some money into it (tires, hoses, belts, etc.) and I was looking for something newer with MP3 and Bluetooth capa...
After 10 1/2 years I finally parted with this wonderful car. I was going to have to put some money into it (tires, hoses, belts, etc.) and I was looking for something newer with MP3 and Bluetooth capability. This silver convertible never let me down. The only thing outside of routine maintenance or warranty I ever had a problem with was the motor that raises and lowers the top. A beautiful driver's car. If I could afford it, I'd still have it.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

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Bought new with no regrets!

by from New Jersey on June 12, 2009

This car is truly awesome! It has never disappointed me. My car is now almost 7 years old but still looks and feels new. Every time I drive it, feels like I'm still driving a brand new car. The engine...
This car is truly awesome! It has never disappointed me. My car is now almost 7 years old but still looks and feels new. Every time I drive it, feels like I'm still driving a brand new car. The engine begs to be driven hard. Unfortunately, it's not always possible and responsible where I live. This is for every enthusiasts who crave for a perfectly balanced car that will perform flawlessly when asked. The only negative thing worth mentioning with this car is how it seems to attract very annoying people. Since new, it has been egged, scratched and the door lock cylinder popped twice. Even then, I love driving this car almost on a daily basis and whenever I get a chance. For those looking to buy a used E46 M3, you won't regret it. I can't imagine the time when I'd have to let mine go. 7 years and I'm still in love!
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Fun, Reliable, Fast

by from Orange County, CA on September 20, 2011

This car is amazing. The ride is a little rough and maintenance us expensive, but it is worth every little dime. It can accelerate very quickly and the handling is superb. This car is can be described...
This car is amazing. The ride is a little rough and maintenance us expensive, but it is worth every little dime. It can accelerate very quickly and the handling is superb. This car is can be described as a tamed beast. It can and will go fast if you taunt it. This car isn't for the average driver because driving is somewhat uncomfortable if you're not used to it. Great car for an amazing price. I recommend finding a manual over the SMG because the SMG has quite a few problems while the 6spd manual is quite reliable.
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THE BEAST

by from las cruces New mexico on September 30, 2010

I got my 2002 M3 bout. year ago. This car is just Awesome.. Handling is great ..Fast like rocket train.. Yes maintence on this car is $$$. So be prepared. And yes.. this car is attractive.. many looks...
I got my 2002 M3 bout. year ago. This car is just Awesome.. Handling is great ..Fast like rocket train.. Yes maintence on this car is $$$. So be prepared. And yes.. this car is attractive.. many looks. I mainly drive this car on the weekends. I take great care of it. Looks brand new. I own a SMG. I would've wanted a manual.. But i really like the SMG.. fast shifting. optional firmness settings...even automatic setting on slow lazy days..its great! Mpower///
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How to have fun and make friends

by from Wyoming on April 28, 2010

My sons talked me into test driving a M3 when I decided to trade in (up) my Sebring. Long story short: I got an older car, added a little $$, and quadrupled my car experience. I just have to remember ...
My sons talked me into test driving a M3 when I decided to trade in (up) my Sebring. Long story short: I got an older car, added a little $$, and quadrupled my car experience. I just have to remember to always have a smile on my face to greet all those heads I'm turning!!
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Uses car for Just getting around

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Great Car, still going strong!

by from Huntsville, AL on January 28, 2008

Even though I have almost 100k miles on the car, it is still going strong with only very minor services. It still performs like the sports car it is, and outhandles anything I've seen on the road! Lov...
Even though I have almost 100k miles on the car, it is still going strong with only very minor services. It still performs like the sports car it is, and outhandles anything I've seen on the road! Love it!
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Best Car I have ever owned.

by from Annapolis, MD on November 7, 2012

I got my 2002 M3 in 2007 and it has been the most wonderful car I ever owned. Fast, comfortable, fun to drive and unbelievable nimble. Screams on the highway and is super sticky in sharp turns. Get a ...
I got my 2002 M3 in 2007 and it has been the most wonderful car I ever owned. Fast, comfortable, fun to drive and unbelievable nimble. Screams on the highway and is super sticky in sharp turns. Get a radar/laser detector, you're going to need it.
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Funnest car I ever owned

by from Petaluma, Ca on February 24, 2007

Supercar Power and handling along with bmw reliability make this the funnest car I have ever owned. There is a myth that these are expensive to maintain but its not much worse than any other car if...
Supercar Power and handling along with bmw reliability make this the funnest car I have ever owned. There is a myth that these are expensive to maintain but its not much worse than any other car if you go to a garage that specializes in bmw because unfortunately the dealer really rips it to you so just don't go there and you will save lots of money
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