Ownership cost

Used BMW M3 Convertible (01 - 07) review

(2001 - 2007)
bmw m3 convertible
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What used BMW M3 sports will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a BMW M3 sports?

Buying a performance car is never going to be cheap, and the M3 convertible's desirability means it holds its value better than most. The experts reckon the car loses only around a third of its purchase price in the first three years.

Running costs are high, but that's offset by the fact that you will get good money when you sell it on. Needless to say, it's rated in group 20 for insurance, and you won't get much more than 20mpg.

BMW garages are above average for maintenance costs, and with service intervals on this specialist machine every 7500 miles - and a major one needed every 15,000 - don't expect to get off lightly. It needs plenty of TLC to keep it sweet, so talk to other owners if you want to get an idea of cost before you buy. Website fan forums are a good place to start.