2011 BMW 1 Series User Reviews
128i Coupe shown
- $21,837 - $29,672
- No trim specified for this review
- Comfort, style, ride, power
Purchased As New
After reading a lot of reviews here some of which I think are fake (nonspecific problems and nonowner opinions) I thought I would try to help if you are thinking of this car. I have a first year 2008 128 convertible with almost 24k miles. This car is fantastic. The 1-series has the same drivetrain as a 3-series. That's why only a small price break. It is as big as the old 3-series and the convertible has more trunk than a 3-series convertible because of the soft top. I shopped both and bought this one. I recommend the 128 over the 135 for value. You don't need 300hp for $6k more to enjoy. 230hp (in mine) is plenty of power and I get as high as 33-34mpg on the highway. The car rides like a big car, still sporty, quiet with the soft top (for a convertible) and the best seats with an ultraviolet coating so they don't get as hot. I got white with light gray interior. This is a road trip car for me so I have driven long distances comfortably. The only slight negative is recalls. However, everything on mine has been just programming or fixed before I had an actual problem. I have never had one mechanical problem. So, my personal firsthand experience is excellent! Ride, looks, roof down or up fun, power, mpg, comfort, all fantastic. I've driven mountains, dessert, prairie, coast, everywhere and it is terrific. The only ergonomic problem is the cupholder. Only one cup if the armrest is down. Small goofy problem. However, for me, firsthand owner of almost 4 years this car has been flawless and fun. I recommend it highly and I've had 8 other BMW products (including Mini Coopers). BTW, the 2008 has the same engine/drivetrain and build you will get in a new one, except yours will probably have some nice new tweeks and improvements. Test one for yourself and make your own review. Hope this helps you. I always read these before I buy.
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