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1998 BMW M3

Overview
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Vehicle Highlights

Information shown for entry-level Coupe.

Fuel Economy:
City 18/Hwy 26/Comb 21 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 6-Cyl, 3.2 Liter Transmission: Manual, 5-Spd
Country of Origin: Germany Country of Assembly: Germany

1998 BMW M3 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.6
Out of 10

Based on 137 Ratings for the 1995 - 1999 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.7/10
    Quality
    9.7/10
  • Reliability
    9.6/10
    Performance
    9.7/10
  • Comfort
    9.3/10
    Styling
    9.7/10

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By on Sunday, May 04, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 143,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "POWERFUL, NIMBLE, HANDELING, ALL SEASON CAR"

Cons: "EXPENSIVE UPKEEP"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"ITS A CAR IT DRIVES LIKE A CAR FEELS LIKE A CAR ITS A CAR, BUT NOT JUST ANY CAR. IT IS THE ULTIMATE DRIVING MACHINE."

5 people out of 6 found this review helpful

After 12+ years ...the best car I have had

By on Friday, October 25, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 115,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Classic looks, super handling and perfomance"

Cons: "Haven't found any"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Bought this 98 M3 in early 2001 with 11K miles. Now has 115K. Has been great both on the street and the track (HPDE events). I have done suspension upgrades with Bilstein shocks, H&R springs and sway bars (at 60K miles). Has been reliable with minor repairs along the way(you do need to do regular maintenance). I have driven new cars, including the newer M3s, but this car has handling and road feel that cannot be beat. I use this car as my daily driver. I will keep this car until it dies (or I do!). If you can find one in good condition...get it!"

10 people out of 10 found this review helpful

Understated, yet perfect performance

By on Tuesday, October 08, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 115,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Performance, handling, bullet-proof drivetrain"

Cons: "AC is weak"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This is my 3rd and favorite BMW. 98 M3 convertible - it has enough power to make you smile (I don't race it and yes, a lot of souped up Japanese cars will best it from a dead stop - but over 80mph, I still have tons of top end and she's pulling strong). This car is great for someone who can do their own maintenance - in fact it is pretty inexpensive to maintain if you do it yourself. Near perfect weight distribution and never met a turn it couldn't handle - even at scary speeds... Look for one that has not been modified or beat on. AC is weak, electronics are finicky - but driving fast on back county roads with the top down - can't beat it..."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

luv It!

By on Wednesday, August 14, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 120,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This is a fun car to drive! I get offers to buy it all the time. I have replaced the hoses, radiator,left and right struts, does need the material around sun roof replaced,passengers side seat needs some repair on headrest. Otherwise the car runs just fine. heated seats never a problem, windows, etc.. antenna needs replacement and cd player needs repair. those are just minor issues. This car amazingly got me through a freak snow storm while out one day and while it did skid because of lack of front wheel drive I got home with no problem. SUV's where stuck on the road while my baby 3 kept going! Never give it up even if I get another vehicle! Like I said its stable and fun to drive! :)"

Best performance for the money.

By on Friday, July 19, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 95,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Pefectly balanced for great fun behind the wheel!"

Cons: "Minor electronic gitches."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought my 1996 M3 in 1998 and have no regrets. It has that balance of horsepower & torque / braking & handling that is hard to beat. I have considered the e46 and still like this better even though its not quite as quick. Plus it looks better!"

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Loved It

By on Wednesday, May 29, 2013

I owned and sold this car
Reason: Totaled

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "everything"

Cons: "bad cup holders, expensive"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"These are awesome cars. best handling chassis ever. so much power. even good in snow with snow tires. all around great vehicle."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

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