2006 M3

Consumer Reviews

2006 BMW M3

$3,655 - $37,927  MSRP Range
2006 BMW M3

Review Score

4.5 out of 5 stars

4.5

25 Reviews
100% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
4.1 out of 5 stars Comfort
4.3 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4.3 out of 5 stars Interior Design
4.5 out of 5 stars Reliability
4.6 out of 5 stars Performance
4.6 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

Wolf in a Sheep's Clothing

by BMW & M Enthusiast from Tucson, AZ on Mon Aug 29 2011

Classic, almost understated at first glance, styling with exceptional power and handling. This is my 5th BMW, 3rd M, all of them fabulous cars. I highly recommend this car to anyone looking for an every day driver that can blow away most on the road and many on the track. Buy this car and shock the porsche and corvette owners in your neighborhood.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 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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Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

M3 Slideways in Style

by Ranoa from Solana Beach, CA on Fri Jun 02 2006

I can't believe the power, handling, and capabilities of this rig. It is a rough ride, sometimes jerky, but well worth it. Gas goes quick, but your having soo much fun you don't realize how much you pay. It actually gets pretty good miles on the freeway (just over half a tank from San Diego - Santa Barbara). You go through tires quick, but again well worth the fun. My rears lasted 12,000 and the fronts can go to 18,000. If you want them to go quicker, click off SMG and see the rubber go up in smoke in the mirror. The M is fun for the enthusist. The normal day driver would think it is too expensive and rough a ride. If you can afford it, buy it, drive it, and don't look back.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
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5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

Autobahn Proven

by M3 pilot from Germany on Thu May 08 2008

Bought this car new in Germany. Put over 16000 mostly autobahn miles on it and have not stopped smiling. When I say autobahn - I mean cruising at 120 - 130 mph and racing other cars up to 160 mph (electronically limited)

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
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5 out of 5 stars

For Driving!~

by Jack from New England on Fri May 14 2010

Fantastic driving, handling & performance!! And it still gives practicality/space & great mileage on trips. Great appointments & quiet for a soft top. Add a wind blocker for max top-down comfort. Changed rear camber (to -1 degree) to get 100% longer tire wear, with minimal handling change.

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
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

2006 Owner

by M3 4 ME from SPAIN on Sun Jun 29 2008

Im here to tell you handling, excelleration and fun is all there. I love this car. Yes the competition has caught the E46 in speeed and horsepower, but when it comes down to the bimmer feel and trust they will never catch that. It is a beautiful rock solid car. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this car to all. I have 17,333 happy miles on mine and when I drop the top its a highly enjoyable experiance.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
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5 out of 5 stars

Best drivers car!

by Exotic_Ant from Las Vegas, NV on Wed Aug 30 2017

No new car has driving characteristics like this 2006 M3. The performance and handling are second to none.

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

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Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reliable and fun to drive

by drsnooz from San Diego, CA on Sat Sep 30 2006

Very reliable. Just the amount of engineering and design that went into this vehicle is amazing. Add to that 4 years or 50,000 miles of bumper to bumper coverage and this car cannot be beat in terms of supercar reliability.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
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5 out of 5 stars

The M3 addiction....

by M3fanatic from Clifton on Fri Feb 05 2010

when you own one of these immaculate works of machinery. You will never want anything else. What an amazing car. You need a garage and a nice road to open this baby up. Everyone gives your respect for having it. its the meaning of reaching success.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
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5 out of 5 stars

Great used performance value with timeless looks

by jk1234 from Beaverton on Thu Aug 17 2017

The car is a blast to drive and quick even by today's sports car standards. I definitely recommend the manual transmission. Be advised even with normal driving, they like to eat tires fast. The car is communicative and acceleration and performance is great. The traction control is a bit over intrusive. The benefit of a soft top convertible is you still have reasonable truck space for long trips. The interior holds up ok, the leather great, the plastics are sub-par. Subjectively the car still looks great and is one of m favorite M3's, it still gets looks and comments though I'd rather fly more under the radar. Used examples of the E46 M3 can be had for a bargain. As all European cars, research service history. They are reliable, but services have to be done with proper fluids. The people I know with problems with higher performance cars don't service at all (due to high cost) or properly. Just remember you have to pay to play, even though it's now a 15-20k car, it costs the same as a 60-70k car to service and maintain.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
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Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Best car out there

by john doe from Chicago ill on Wed Sep 13 2006

This car is great. It handles like a dream and looks great. The interior is second to none. There are great features and lots of room. I think that this is the best car on the market period. No one can beat this baby.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
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