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BMW 3-Series M3 M3 Coupe 2d (2008/08)

BMW 3-Series M3 M3 Coupe 2d (2008/08) - Owner Review

Perfect for a family of four with Isofix mounts, good boot etc but awesome performance
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BMW 3-Series M3 (07-13)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
I love fast cars and don't care if it is a bit brash

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They like it - good looks but relatively understated. They have always been shocked when they get a ride in it and feel the acceleration for the first time.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Probably - it is the perfect compromise between a full-on sports car and a family car. I cannot think of anything else that offers the range of ability of the M3 and the effortless performance.

What are you likely to buy next?
Possibly a family car like another 5 series and a 911 as a toy. If only one car, then another M3.

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Independent

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£39,000

When did you buy the car?
August 2009

Did you get a good deal and why?
Yes - no BMW dealer could match the deal I got

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
-

What was the dealer like?
Very helpful - gave me a 1 hour test drive and very helpful with flexible finance deals. Also happy to fit extras such as bluetooth as part of the deal.

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Out of this world. So civilised and refined when pottering around town or cruising on the motorway, but when you want to play then all hell breaks loose. A truly phenomenal engine yet so controllable. It is amazing how quickly you adapt and get used to this sort of performance, which indicates how forgiving the car is. I still have to pinch myself sometimes and remember how fortunate I am to drive this car every day>

What's it like to park?
Very easy - especially with the standard parking sensors

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Nothing gone wrong but not as sturdy as my previous 530D in terms of interior build quality. Make sure you have a stock of oil though - you cannot get it at halfords etc and will be stuck if you run low! Castrol TWS Motorsport 10-60W - keep some in the boot!

What's most practical about your car?
Perfect for a family of four with Isofix mounts, good boot etc but awesome performance

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
The V8 engine

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