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E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013)
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Old 11-16-2007, 04:33 PM
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UK 'festers - Top Gear Watch

I am a big fan of Top Gear. Take everything they say/do with a grain of salt, but it's quite entertaining. That said, I was hoping any festers that live in the UK could keep an eye/ear out for the 1er (coupé) on the show. Please post the date/episode if the car is on the show.

Hopefully they will do the 135i - I'd like to see a diesel, but it will just make me jealous. I feel like Clarkson will loathe the styling, adore the power, and cry about the handling, but I've been wrong before.

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Old 11-16-2007, 08:30 PM
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Fifth Gear on Joost has a comparison between a 130i M-sport 5-door and a VW R32 5-door.

They absolutely loved the R32.
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Old 11-17-2007, 01:16 AM
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r32 is a bad ass car, can't take that away from it.
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Old 11-17-2007, 01:26 PM
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I am a big fan of Top Gear. Take everything they say/do with a grain of salt, but it's quite entertaining. That said, I was hoping any festers that live in the UK could keep an eye/ear out for the 1er (coupé) on the show. Please post the date/episode if the car is on the show.

Hopefully they will do the 135i - I'd like to see a diesel, but it will just make me jealous. I feel like Clarkson will loathe the styling, adore the power, and cry about the handling, but I've been wrong before.

Thanks!
Just go to www.finalgear.com You can watch the current week's show about 6-12 hours after it airs in the UK.
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Old 11-17-2007, 01:26 PM
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r32 is a bad ass car, can't take that away from it.
I am a former VW owner and I must say they make a pretty good product.

My only issue(s) deal with their reliability and service (costs and customer service).

Tough competition in this 30-35k segment.
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Old 11-17-2007, 10:53 PM
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I am a former VW owner and I must say they make a pretty good product.

My only issue(s) deal with their reliability and service (costs and customer service).

Tough competition in this 30-35k segment.
I had a VW R32 and had no problems with it. There were a few minor stuff here and there but overall the car brought a smile to my face every time I took a corner I would enter and exit every other corner at full throttle Of course I did the same with my 130i but with the 130i the rear was like a snake once I got on the gas..
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I had a VW R32 and had no problems with it. There were a few minor stuff here and there but overall the car brought a smile to my face every time I took a corner I would enter and exit every other corner at full throttle Of course I did the same with my 130i but with the 130i the rear was like a snake once I got on the gas..
Wow, you're the first VW owner that I've known to never have had any problems with his\her car that were worth mentioning. How many miles did you put on it and how long did you own it? I was strongly considering a new GTI until I did some reasearch on maintenance costs and frequency fo repairs.
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