Used BMW 3-Series M3 Convertible (2001 - 2006) Comfort

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4.5
A very impressive piece of kit, with sufficiently enhanced looks to distinguish it from cooking 3-Series models, the drop top simply adds an extra layer of appeal to the M3's already compelling specification. Ultimately the loss of the metal roof makes it less suitable for the race track, but that's not the point of this car.

3.5 out of 5

Comfort

Rear space is poorer than a regular 3-Series Coupe, better suited for kids or adults on short joyrides. The ride is a little firmer, but not enough to spoil things. Those in the front t will feel very well looked after as the multi adjustable seats are very comfortable and supportive. Hood up wind noise is well suppressed even at motorway speeds but we wouldn't want to verify the 155mph top speed with the roof down!

Those in the back will experience a bit of buffeting.

3 out of 5

Practicality

The boot features a collapsible wall so that when the hood is not in use, more boot space is freed up. Additionally the entire roof mechanism can be removed as a cartridge when using the optional hard top giving maximum boot capacity.

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3.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

Essentially standard 3-Series with a few embellishments, best of which is a set of supremely supportive seats. 3-Series ergonomics are pretty much spot on. DSG gearbox features a sequential gearshift, and paddles mounted behind the steering wheel.