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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 01-07-2012, 01:42 PM
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Well, ended up buying a new one. Picked up a new 2012 128 with Convenience package, Sport Package and a few other options. Red, Black interior. Love it so far Traded in a 2011 Mini Cooper S.

Question, the on board tool kit only contains a tow hook. Is that all that should be in there ???
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Old 01-07-2012, 06:46 PM
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Well, ended up buying a new one. Picked up a new 2012 128 with Convenience package, Sport Package and a few other options. Red, Black interior. Love it so far Traded in a 2011 Mini Cooper S.

Question, the on board tool kit only contains a tow hook. Is that all that should be in there ???
Can wait to see pics. Love that color combo
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:34 PM
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Well, ended up buying a new one. Picked up a new 2012 128 with Convenience package, Sport Package and a few other options. Red, Black interior. Love it so far Traded in a 2011 Mini Cooper S.

Question, the on board tool kit only contains a tow hook. Is that all that should be in there ???
I believe there should be several other tools. Check with your dealer ASAP.
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Old 01-08-2012, 02:40 PM
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Question, the on board tool kit only contains a tow hook. Is that all that should be in there ???
My '08 also has a reversible screwdriver, one medium hex wrench, and one 10mm/13mm wrench. But according to the manual, the allen wrench and screw driver are needed specifically for operating the convertible top in case of a malfunction, so perhaps they are not included with the coupe.

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Old 01-08-2012, 03:52 PM
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Congrats on your new car! I have been on the fence about getting a MINI S vs the 128i. Your thoughts???
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Old 01-09-2012, 05:17 AM
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Well, the 128 is a much better daily driver. A lot more comfortable, better ride but still wonderful handling. Four adults will fit in a 128, very hard to do that in a Mini. The BMW just seems to be more refined. The Mini maybe a bit more fun. And quite honestly, I was reading so many horror stories about Mini engines blowing I just was a little concerned about long term relibility. I'm glad I made the choice I did, Love the 128
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Old 01-09-2012, 08:48 PM
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It's a great car, congrats!!
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Old 01-10-2012, 02:26 AM
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Welcome, enjoy your new 1!
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Old 01-10-2012, 06:52 AM
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Congrats on your new car! I have been on the fence about getting a MINI S vs the 128i. Your thoughts???
I think the answer to MINI vs. a 128i would depend on your expectations...are you seeking fun for fun's sake or fun and versitility? The MINI would be a great 2nd car, or a similarly great car for an urban dweller...it's small, powerful, and has good presence. In my opinion, the 128i has similar qualities as the MINI while not being quite as small and with the added features of a true back seat and trunk space. Not a bad dilemma really.
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:17 AM
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Exactly what Leslierc ssid. The Minis A great second or urban car. My problem was I needed a car that my whole family could fit in and my 17 year could not fit in the Mini.
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:32 PM
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We have a mini as well. We put a palm tree and a ladder in it (2 separate occasions) but I guess you couldn't fold down the back seats, and lay your 17 yr old through the trunk into the cabin.
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Old 01-14-2012, 07:20 AM
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Well, ended up buying a new one. Picked up a new 2012 128 with Convenience package, Sport Package and a few other options. Red, Black interior. Love it so far Traded in a 2011 Mini Cooper S.

Question, the on board tool kit only contains a tow hook. Is that all that should be in there ???
I'm pretty sure that is correct. Tow hook is it. BMW leaves slots for other tools. I am not sure, but I think there is a legal requirement for a more robust tool kit and emergency kit in Europe.
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Old 01-14-2012, 07:39 AM
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I think the answer to MINI vs. a 128i would depend on your expectations...are you seeking fun for fun's sake or fun and versitility? The MINI would be a great 2nd car, or a similarly great car for an urban dweller...it's small, powerful, and has good presence. In my opinion, the 128i has similar qualities as the MINI while not being quite as small and with the added features of a true back seat and trunk space. Not a bad dilemma really.
Thanks for the feedback. I need only 1 car, but I have 2 large dogs that ride occassionally. But, believe it or not, they both would fit in the 1 series. I have 1 that likes to ride on the front seat and the other could easily fit in the back seat with the seat folded down. The roof height of the 1 series allows that. No way could they fit into a 3 series because of the roofline. They do fit in the X5, but for the few times they ride, the 1 would do and I want better gas mileage and I loved driving the 1 series the few times I had it as a loaner! So, I guess I'll be 1 series shopping!
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Old 01-16-2012, 08:20 AM
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Thanks for the feedback. I need only 1 car, but I have 2 large dogs that ride occassionally. But, believe it or not, they both would fit in the 1 series. I have 1 that likes to ride on the front seat and the other could easily fit in the back seat with the seat folded down. The roof height of the 1 series allows that. No way could they fit into a 3 series because of the roofline. They do fit in the X5, but for the few times they ride, the 1 would do and I want better gas mileage and I loved driving the 1 series the few times I had it as a loaner! So, I guess I'll be 1 series shopping!
Having owned both a 1-series and a 3-series. Can't say I agree with you on the roofline. The 3-series has more leg and head room for the rear passenger, be that human or canine.

Here. Just looked it up. 3-series rear headrom = 37.5" 1-series = 37.1".
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Old 01-16-2012, 04:11 PM
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wow, that is interesting. I sat in both and the 1 just seemed 'taller' than the 3. I have loved the 1 series ever since I had it a loaner car and that's when I had the M6! I loved how it felt like a go kart and just loved every minute of those 48 hours! BMW has announced a limited edition of the 1 series that can be had in carbon black metallic with some other cosmetic doo-dads! Of course I want one! And I want the current rendition of the 1, not the new one. It was announced over on the 'other board' and starts with March production. I plan on ordering for the last month of production in June.
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Old 01-16-2012, 07:23 PM
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Having owned both a 1-series and a 3-series. Can't say I agree with you on the roofline. The 3-series has more leg and head room for the rear passenger, be that human or canine.

Here. Just looked it up. 3-series rear headrom = 37.5" 1-series = 37.1".
The 4-door E90 3-series sedan has 37.5" of headroom, but the 2-door coupé has 36.1" compared with the 37.1" in the 1-series. 1-series coupé has 32.1" of rear legroom compared with 33.7" in the 3-series coupé
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nice trade. I do think you should at least get a screw driver in your tool kit
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Old 01-17-2012, 12:47 PM
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Yea, dealer gave me missing tools from kit, Hendrick BMW has been great. As far as trading the MINI just yesterday MINI announced they were recalling every single MCS ever made. Seems they can catch on fire. That on top of cam chain tensioner problems showing up in the 2011s makes me glade I made the trade
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Nice! Love the red! Is that your old MINI in the left background? Enjoy your new car!
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:48 PM
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Yea, dealer gave me missing tools from kit, Hendrick BMW has been great. As far as trading the MINI just yesterday MINI announced they were recalling every single MCS ever made. Seems they can catch on fire. That on top of cam chain tensioner problems showing up in the 2011s makes me glade I made the trade
Glad you got the tools. Don't know (and don't cre) about the MCS. Doesn't sound like a BMW model.
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Old 01-19-2012, 04:47 AM
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Yep, had'nt noticed. Thats my old Mini in the background
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Old 01-19-2012, 03:40 PM
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So, I come out today and all four tire stem caps are missing. What the heck ?????
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Old 01-19-2012, 04:15 PM
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were they there when you bought it?
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Yep, well at least 90% sure they were

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