this car is ok, but nothing as special as it should, or could be. Firstly its not really as fast as contenders, eg the new mercedes c63 amg, which will do nought to 60 in 4.5 secs, but dont think im promoting the merc, far from it, the rest of the car is rubbish, not even close to the m3, the m3 as an owning proposition is great, it will hold its value far better than the merc, and even though its not as quick as the merc it still feels faster than it, the merc feels incredabily boring. The dash f the new m3, whilst being efficient and easy to use isnt exactly a style icon, its very bland and dull. I hope this car will turn out better than the old m3, but i just dont think it will, bmw has lost the driving soul, my advice is go for the old m3, its just as quick, more fun and around 15k cheaper if you get one thats not very old, the only thing wrong with the old m3 was that it was even more boring to be in, and it smelt of cheap plastic, but its still better than the new one. IF you wanted an m3. But if you wanted somthing better than an m3 then either get the vauxhall vxr8 and go on a nice holiday, or get the more expensive porsche 911, or audi rs6, and dont go on holiday for a year.
tom davies, hants, September 4th 2007