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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.

View Poll Results: 128i or 135i?
128i 23 21.90%
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Old 07-04-2007, 05:38 PM
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Isn't the VW front-wheel drive?
That would make it a non-starter for me.
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Have to see what's in the Sport and Premium packages.
I'd bet on the usual suspects: leather, power seats, lumbar support, assist/bluetooth for premium. Sport will get better seats, wheels and rubber, steering wheel, and the 135 sport will get the ///M sport bits: body kit, shifter, suspension and better brakes.

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Why do you guys need so many luxury features in a mere mid-$20s coupe? As long as it drives damn well and has a couple things, that's kind of the point. There's another BMW that gives you more features. It's called the 3-series.
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Isn't the VW front-wheel drive?
That would make it a non-starter for me.

It is actually, since it lacks weight in the back for traction, it's probably better that it's not. If you have ever driven the Mustangs, there just isn't any traction in the back, a heavy gas and the back wheels are spinning and squealing, a big problem for most rear wheel drives. I grew up driving them and got really tired of having to throw sandbags in the back in the winter, but since the BMW is evenly balanced its a non issue.

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Why do you guys need so many luxury features in a mere mid-$20s coupe? As long as it drives damn well and has a couple things, that's kind of the point. There's another BMW that gives you more features. It's called the 3-series.
+ freak'n 1

It's not unlike us Americans to only want more... and more and more until we become the fatest nation in existence. Beats me.
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Why do you guys need so many luxury features in a mere mid-$20s coupe? As long as it drives damn well and has a couple things, that's kind of the point. There's another BMW that gives you more features. It's called the 3-series.
The 118d that I rented and then later reviewed only had one option that I could identify: automatic climate control (strange choice, I know - considering how basic the rest of the car was, the three knob manual setup would've been fine, really). In fact, the rear windows were crank operated.

I never found myself needing or wanting any features that weren't already there. I'd imagine such a car to be fantastically reliable over time, especially by BMW standards.
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Why do you guys need so many luxury features in a mere mid-$20s coupe? As long as it drives damn well and has a couple things, that's kind of the point. There's another BMW that gives you more features. It's called the 3-series.

Do you honestly believe you'll be able to get a 1-series in the US for mid-20s? Maybe, but only as a basic model...
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Not that it will be an option, but I'd like a 135i (4 door) with cloth or alcantara seats, a very firm sport suspension, limited slip diff, and nothing else!
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Do you honestly believe you'll be able to get a 1-series in the US for mid-20s? Maybe, but only as a basic model...
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I'd expect 23-24k for the 328i stripped with 1k dealer profit.
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Not that it will be an option, but I'd like a 135i (4 door) with cloth or alcantara seats, a very firm sport suspension, limited slip diff, and nothing else!
That sounds soooo nice. Even with my distaste for alcantara and cloth, I'd still be all over it.
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135i! Turbo's are fun.
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Why do you guys need so many luxury features in a mere mid-$20s coupe? As long as it drives damn well and has a couple things, that's kind of the point. There's another BMW that gives you more features. It's called the 3-series.
That may be your point, but it's not mine. For me, it's not about the price. The 3-series is a fine car, but I would prefer the overall size of the 1er without giving up too much in the way of creature comforts. If that makes it cost the same as a 335i, fine. It's a different car.

Different people like different things. When I was in my 20's I wanted the most power I could get with no power-robbing accessories. I had that. Now I require more comfort (but still not limousine-level!).
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That may be your point, but it's not mine. For me, it's not about the price. The 3-series is a fine car, but I would prefer the overall size of the 1er without giving up too much in the way of creature comforts. If that makes it cost the same as a 335i, fine. It's a different car.

Different people like different things. When I was in my 20's I wanted the most power I could get with no power-robbing accessories. I had that. Now I require more comfort (but still not limousine-level!).
I guess we're getting old Bob?
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I guess we're getting old Bob?
Yep, but I figure it beats the alternative! With any luck our younger brethren will survive to do the same.
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Yep, but I figure it beats the alternative! With any luck our younger brethren will survive to do the same.
We'll be the 2 old farts driving these things...getting challenged by every Honda, Mitsubishi and Subaru in the tri-county area

We should get matching license plate frames: "My other car is a 650i"
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Well, since I won't be getting a 135i until my 650i lease is up, I'll just have to get one that says: "My other car is a Jensen SP"
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Do you honestly believe you'll be able to get a 1-series in the US for mid-20s? Maybe, but only as a basic model...
What's wrong with a base model? Less stuff to break.

I've NEVER understood why people buy loaded up Toyota Camries or Honda Accords. As you know, those things can climb well into the $30s. Whenever I see a loaded-up Camry I feel like smacking the owner in the face and saying "Why couldn't you just settle for a base Lexus?!". And then there's the people who buy the loaded up minivans, that also run into the upper 30s. A $38k minivan? I'm sorry but that just doesn't make any financial sense at all, not in the slightest sense. And these same people complain about how expensive BMWs and other luxury brands are.
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Perhaps they aren't badge-whores.
Perhaps a loaded Camry suits their needs better than a base Lexus, even if the price is the same.
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Some people like features over luxuries. I mean if you want to be very luxurious and have features cars get expensive quick. So you make a choice, luxury or features. I chose a car that had a little of both, and it rarely gets respect even though it is a fine automobile (my Saab 9-3).
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What's wrong with a base model? Less stuff to break.

I've NEVER understood why people buy loaded up Toyota Camries or Honda Accords. As you know, those things can climb well into the $30s.
guys, my point is I expect the base price to be higher than that.

In the mid-20s, you can get a decently equipped VW GTI or a fully loaded Mazdaspeed 3.
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If the 135 starts around 33 I'll probably buy a 135 and do ED on one. Options would be light for me on a 135, Cold Weather Package and maybe Logic 7.

If I can't swing a 135 I'll buy a 128 which I have a feeling will be the better balanced car anyway. I really wish we were getting the 255hp NA motor. I'd add the M sport pack to the 128, the cold weather pack, xenons if they aren't standard and possibly logic 7.

In the end I have a feeling a 128 equipped like that would wind up being very close to the 135i in price in which case I'd just get the 135
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