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X1 E84 (2011 - current)
The new to the US BMW X1 will arrive at BMW dealers in the fall of 2012 as a 2013 model year. Get your X1 28i with either sDrive (RWD) or xDrive (AWD) or get the US exclusive I6 N55 powered X1 35i dDrive.

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Old 10-31-2012, 10:28 PM
X1-tahoe X1-tahoe is offline
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visibility from drivers seat for someone 5'9

I sat in the car in the showroom for a good 20 minutes and I felt like no matter how high I moved up the seat I couldn't get a good view of what's directly in front of the car. The combo of the raised hood and me being 5'9 created a zone directly in front of the car I couldn't see.
For those of you that own the X-1, do you notice this? Is this an issue in real world driving conditions?

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Old 10-31-2012, 10:29 PM
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Uh...if you can't see in front, that would pose a dangerous real world driving condition.
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:56 PM
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why don't you take a test drive and see for your self?
I am about your height and can see fine. But you, and only you, should be the judge in this case.
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:02 PM
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You'll never see the zone directly in front of a car, no matter what you drive, but that's what parking sensors are for
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:30 PM
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I'm 5'9" and have no trouble seeing out the front.
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