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E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013)
BMWs throw back to the iconic 2002, with a renewed form and function. The smallest car in BMW's line up but still packs a punch. Available in coupe or convertible, powered by either an inline 6 in the 128 or the twin turbo rocket sled 135.

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Old 09-05-2011, 10:12 AM
Shulik Shulik is offline
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Hello I am new to the forums and got a 2011 128 yesterday with 10k miles on it. I am happy and loving the drive.
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:13 AM
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Welcome, and nice choice!
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Old 09-07-2011, 12:13 PM
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Enjoy!

I can recommend the drive my wife and I took to break in my 128i. We travelled cross country from MD. (much closer for you), explored Lassen Volcanic Park, headed west on Rts. 44 & 299 and meandered along 101 all the way into southern Washington. The 128i proved to be the perfect car for the trip.

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Old 09-07-2011, 02:33 PM
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The 1 Series is a fabulous machine. I got my 135i back in February and love every minute I spend in it. Though I'm not sure I could sit in those seats for a cross country trip, unless there were frequent stops. For that, I think I'd rather take our X5 with the super comfy contour seats.

Congrats on the new bimmer!
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Old 09-07-2011, 03:48 PM
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I found the seats a little firm on a trip (approx. 300 mi.), however, my wife used a memory foam pad from a previous car and said it was great - so may get one.
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Old 09-07-2011, 04:41 PM
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It's not just the firmness of the seats that would prevent a long road trip for me. The tight suspension is just a bit too rough for anymore than a weekend getaway in my opinion. My car has the M-Sport package so that might have something to do with it. Makes it crazy fun to drive on curvy mountain roads though.
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Old 09-08-2011, 07:23 PM
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Compared to my last car (see sig), the sport package 135i is positively creamy in it's handling, but compared to the Cadillac STS rental I have this week it's pretty firm. My point, it depends where you are coming from. I'm Driving my 135 750 miles this Sunday and I expect I'll arrive comfortable and happy (as compared to doing the same drive in my Mini).
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