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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 10-30-2011, 09:57 AM
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New 2012 128i

You know the story: You go to the dealership to drool over pretty cars and you end up driving one home, or rather driving a 1 home. Well, it happened yesterday. Went to BMW of NW Arkansas to check out the new 2012 128i in Alpine White. Drove the car, loved the car, leased the car.

We traded in our 2010 VW Golf (pictured below) which has been a nice car for more than a year now but just doesn't even begin to compare to the 1. The best, and kind of embarrassing, part were all the awesome surprises we discovered on the 1 hr 45 min ride home. I once swore to myself that I would never go into a car deal ignorantly, but I did anyway. At least the surprises were all good surprised, like auto-dimming side view and rear view mirrors, Blue tooth, BMW assist, leather at no extra charge instead of vinyl, etc. Needless to say, this was more of a step up from the Golf than we were anticipating.

I won't go into the nitty gritty of the lease but I will say that they accepted my rather firm offer of $200 above invoice price and that shocked the hell out of me. As my CA said, or sang, "you get what you negotiate."

So we're in for 3 years/36k mi. First lease and first new BMW and I am happy with the outcome.

I apologize for the less than stellar iPhone pictures. Here she is:





Out with the old:



And in with the new!

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Old 10-30-2011, 10:05 AM
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Congrats! Let us know how it performs compared to the vw
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Old 10-30-2011, 11:24 AM
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A good choice. Congrats!
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Old 10-30-2011, 01:07 PM
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:23 AM
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Took her on a spirited drive down a twisty country road yesterday enjoying the beautiful fall weather (staying well within the break-in rpms) and I have to say I am very pleased. I honestly was expecting the 128i to be the softer, cushier sister of the 135i and while that may actually be the case, compared to what I'm used to this girl's a beast! Granted I've only driven one 135i and that was in very heavy metro traffic so I don't have a good base line to compare her to.

As for the Golf, There is absolutely no comparison. My own personal DD is a 2007 VW Gti with the DSG transmission and I thought that was 'sporty.' Psh. I'm now counting down the days to get my equity on that car leveled off so I can get my own personal 1.
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Congrats! The x28 engine is a great engine. The only thing you miss from the x35 is that punch and torque.
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any updates on how this is going for you.car looks great btw.
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