2008 BMW 1 Series User Reviews

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    2008 BMW 1 Series 135i Review
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    Best 6-speed Coupe Of Its Class! — The twin turbos on this car is a dream, the power is always there. Quick trips AND highway driving are both fun. Seating is spacious enough for a coupe and rear seats will actually work well in a pinch. Handling as you would expect is superb. Build Quality is great, dash and gadgets and gizmos all hold up and can handled being used. There is nothing "bad" about this car. MPG goes down as expected when you get on the turbos. No bugs or quirks to be really cautious for. All and all, no real cons for this vehicle.

    Pros: The twin turbos on this car is a dream, the power is always there. Quick trips AND highway driving are both fun. Seating is spacious enough for a coupe and rear seats will actually work well in a pinch. Handling as you would expect is superb. Build Quality is great, dash and gadgets and gizmos all hold up and can handled being used.

    Cons: There is nothing "bad" about this car.  MPG goes down as expected when you get on the turbos. No bugs or quirks to be really cautious for. All and all, no real cons for this vehicle.

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    2008 BMW 1 Series 128i Review
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    Best Sports Coupe In Its Class. — Completely lives up to BMW's reputation. Would buy this model again. Great handling and power. Best coupe in its class! Strong acceleration and braking. My wife has always wanted this car and it met/exceeded her expectations. Next time I will consider the 135 to see what the turbo charged engine does to this model.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great acceleration from straight 6.  Excellent handling.  Most people surprised by the power and excellent handling.

    Cons: Sports car and you feel most bumps on the road.

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    2008 BMW 1 Series 128i Convertible Review
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    128i Convertible — BMW Quality and performance, just the right size car for 2 adults. The 128i has just the right amount of power and the transmission is superb. The top goes up and down nicely, I just wish you did not have to hold the botton down through out the process.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: It's a convertible

    Cons: Small trunk can't fit golf clubs

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    Little Black Beast — Car is AMAZING! Performance is outstanding, and it is a BLAST to drive. Car looks menacing, down to the factory black chrome exhasust! Only drawback is once you get into the turbo's, it drinks the gas but the fun is worth it.

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: Surprising performance car

    Cons: Not a thing

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    2008 BMW 1 Series 128i Convertible Review
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    Bmw 1 Series M Sport Cabriolet — Quick off the lights! Scared the beejeebies out of me first time i put my foot down! Handles beautifully until it rains. Average 28 mph so a little more expensive, but so fun to drive!The M Sport is more aggressive in appearance and the saphire metalic black paintwork is a dream with the chrome touches. 19inch alloys finish the look for me. The interior is class and is so comfortable. The back seats are small but i didn't buy it to please the back seat driver!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Smooth and fast

    Cons: The expense of the petrol - make petrol cheaper please

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    2008 BMW 1 Series 135i Review
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    Bmw 135i Coupe, A Must Have Car! — The BMW 135i is simply an amazing car. Out of two tiny turbos and a 3.0 liter inline 6 cylinder engine it gets 300hp and 300lbft torque. It is extremely fun to drive, and will get you anywhere extremely fast. The only downside is that maintenance is expensive and cargo space is limited. However, the car is a must have, no doubt.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Extremely fast and fun car.

    Cons: Cargo space sucks, and can only be used when there is no inclement weather.

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    Great — Great car nice and smooth with power to match. BMW quality, BMW finish. Just the right size. I like the performance numbers on this car. It matches up with the Japanese pocket rockets yet without the ricey association to it

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: great engine N45

    Cons: curved bottom body line

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    2008 BMW 1 Series Review
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    1 Series 118d — Fantastic line , fantatic handling and motor. It is the olny one compact car with rear traction. It is very funny to drive. 6 gearbox sporty. Mine has 16" wheels and is gray with black interiors. Fantastic combination. very impressive car

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: good

    Cons: sporty man

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    2008 BMW 1 Series 135i Review
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    Sexy And Loads Of Fun — Build Quality: Excellent. It has been two full years now, and no problems to report. Car Comparisons: Besides the 135i, I considered the Audi TT. Overall, the power/performance, styling, and quality/higher resale value won me over. Performance: There was a bit of an understeer issue in the beginning. (If you don't drive your car

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    2008 BMW 1 Series 135i Review
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    Rocket Car — this car as an amazing handling, one of the most powerful engine! Really dependable car, no problem, sporty driving, as a good overall assembly, prefect balance between sporty looks and the classical lines of BMW. I recommend this car to every REAL driver

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: summer driving! Go-kart handling!

    Cons: Winter driving in snow

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2013 BMW 1 Series Reviews

    I Love The 135i - Zoom Zoom By edsantoleri

    I've been driving BMWs since the early 1980s. This car is the most fum of all the ones I have owned. The twin Turbo is smooth and the boost is impressive. Great breaks, excellent handling, fun ride! ... Read More

    2012 BMW 1 Series Reviews

    Bmw 135i Small Car - Big Fun By DJKapeesh

    Small cars are always fun! Especially with a bombshell under the hood in a rear wheel drive format! DCT tears through the gears adding to the driving experience of an already well balanced vehicle. 53... Read More

    2011 BMW 1 Series Reviews

    Track Worthy By 1ofMANY

    great suspension and get up and go with gas saving potential, just lack of room in the back seat for anything. Not baby friendly but other than that this is a nice car that i can use to commute back a... Read More

    M3 In A Small Package By ggareis

    This car is a head turner and fast. The only thing I don't like about is the gas mileage and small back seat. Would still purchase this all over again if given the chance. I'm in love with a car once ... Read More

    2010 BMW 1 Series Reviews

    Love It. By WiseGuyNCSU

    This car is my dream car. Its small, peppy, Looks great, stops on a dime and very balanced. I would not trade my car for anything else. Its has been my dream car since it first came out. I will own a ... Read More

    Fun Topless Car! By drewben

    Have had it for only 3 months. Very quick car. Great sound with the top down. Very refined exotic exhaust not and engine sound. Takes a pounding from roads here in New England. Some bumps cause crashi... Read More

    2009 BMW 1 Series Reviews

    I'm In Love With No Regrets By so_bourgeois

    I bought my 135i after extensive research, I wanted fast, rear wheel drive, room for luggage, passable gas mileage, good looking, some pedigree. I got all of that without question, typical bmw mainten... Read More

    Best Bmw Bang For The Buck By Sable_18816

    Well built, no mechanical issues, 20,000 trouble free miles. The car handles brilliantly. Terrific brakes. Nav is easy to use. Interior has a great fit and finish except for the squeaky center arm... Read More

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