My New X1 Ride
I have had my car for two weeks and I love it. Its beautiful and such a fun drive. I ordered it on 8/31/12 and I picked it up at the dealer on 10/26/12 so it was exactly 8 weeks. It seemed like years though. My build is:
Le Mans Blue Metallic
M Sport Line
Nevada Coral Red Leather
Heated Front Seats
Harman Kardon surround system
I was able to get it for 5% off MSRP.
I love the handling and sporty feel. You can feel it hugging the road on corners. Those who don't like that feel would probably do without the sport suspension. The steering is solid. I found that the servotronic steering too light. I made the dealer re-order the car because the first build didn't have the paddle shifters.
I was aprehensive about the red leather seats when I ordered it but I love it. In some pictures I saw before I ordered it, it seemed to be day glow red but in person it is a rich red. Depending on the light intensity it goes from a light red to a deep brown red. The combination with the Le Mans Blue is awesome for me.
I got the rear windows tinted and bought a roof rack and snowboard holder. I ordered it before I heard about the changes that were coming to the M sport line so I have the 18" summer performance mixed tires. I'll have to put a set of winter or all season tires before hitting the slopes this winter.
I don't have BMW Apps and its fine for me, I don't need to see the album art on the display. I can still play Pandora but with the BMW iPhone cable the song titles don't always update on the display. When the phone is connected through Bluetooth and using Pandora the song title updates all the time. There is also another quirk with the Bluetooth. When you connect with the iPhone cable and then connect to Bluetooth you have to re-enable the Bluetooth streaming audio for music. It took me a while to figure that out.
I have only put 320 miles on the car so its still in the break in period. I'm still on my first full tank of gas and its getting about 18 miles per gallon. I expect that to go higher as it loosens up.
I don't mind the auto start/stop feature but I had the dealer reprogram it to default to the last setting. The engine is not as smooth as a 6 cylinder but I was looking for more fuel savings on this model. I was coming from an Audi A3 lemon (it was in the shop 4 times this year alone). The X1 feels more powerful and handles better. I cant wait until the break in period is over so I can floor it and feel the full acceleration.
Last edited by Wolfex; 11-09-2012 at 04:42 PM.