Very good but not perfect...

Discussion in '2001 BMW M3' started by ZILGAM0R, Aug 9, 2002.

  1. I believe it is a truly amazing car.But there are 3 things that I don't like so much.First its weight.I think it is heavy without any particular reason except a bit better stability.Such a big company could make the car lighter.It would be better in acceleration and cornering(I don't say that now isn't good,very good).Secondly the M3 has lost a little of its past sport style.They made it a bit will comfort in mind.When you have a sportscar like this you don't care about comfort.Last,I am not sure about this but I 've heard that its brakes loose their effectivness quickly.In spite of what I said above I think that in its category is the best car.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    many people like this car because it has a good balance between performance and comfort. it even has a back seat, whhich is pretty rare for high-end sports cars.
     
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    Yep, this car is pretty heavy. That's why the Club Sport spec is now available, and the CSL is in concept. This monster will lose weight...no doubt about it. <IMG SRC="http://www.supercars.net/servlets/cMsg/html/emoticons/smile.gif"> The main reason why comfort levels have been raised a little is because more and more people are looking for that these days, and for its price, it's pretty much expected. As far as the brakes are concerned, can't speak from first-hand about durability, but from all reports they're just as good as competing brake systems, ie. those on the 996 Carrera. No doubt about Porsche's superiority in braking overall though, especially such as the brakes on the 996 911 GT2.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    The braking of the M3 is a joke compared to its engine.

    The brakes somke very quickly on a track , also when you play on open roads , they can't do it.
     
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    since when is a 60-0 braking distance of 111ft a joke(motor trend january 2002). my friend has a 2002 e46 m3 smgII( he just traded in his manual 2001 m3 for it) and both cars braking is top of the line. he has never had any problems and the car literally stops on a dime.
     
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    Well, if this car isn't perfect, then tell me what is?
     
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    Yeah...I'm afraid this car IS actually pretty perfect. I've talked to several people that told be the brakes are perfect, and a great many magazines agree. The only think I know about is in the E36 M3's the brakes are usually done at about 50K miles. But hey, thats just maintenance of a performance braking system. Now Im used to cruzing and barely stopping in my mustangs disc/drum "performance" brake system. So I think ANY BMW brake set-up would do me just right.
    These cars are awesome. Period.
     
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    I'm yet to hear of a perfect car. Probably the car I've heard the best wraps about in recent times is the Murcièlago, but that's not exactly an affordable car for us peasants. For the money, the M3 does a great job, and cars such as the Carrera, whilst having the goods in a straight line, are a tiny bit behind as far as quality of interior and ride are concerned. The M3 is the working man's supercar, in my opinion.
     
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    This car is the best in its category, maybe the best in all categories. I really think it's a perfect car...And concerning the brakes , the deceleration in this car when the brakes are working is excellent, but the problem is that there were very rare reported cases were the brakes did not respond..but such things happens in any car, and no one talks about it.
     
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    It has some crappy brakes ha ha ha ha!!!
     
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    how old are you? 13?
     

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