2008 BMW 1 Series User Reviews

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Users ranked 2008 BMW 1 Series against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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    Displaying 11 - 20 of 34 2008 BMW 1 Series reviews.

    2008 BMW 1 Series 128i Convertible Review
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    55

    Bmw 1 Cabrio — I was very lucky to drive this car. I preferred this one over the Mini, but I guess I ran out of budget. Good acceleration, clean handling and it's a convertible, what more could I say? Too bad they haven't made an M1 yet...

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

    Pros: Handling, acceleration

    Cons: Haven't found out anything negative

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    2008 BMW 1 Series 128i Convertible Review
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    Great Car — Its a 125i m sport convertible in black with red leather with the 3.0 engine fitted as standard.plenty power,it goes sideways and i just love it. if i take my time i can still get over 40mpg,not bad for a 3.0! but plant the throttle and it can go down as far as 7mpg lol,i don't care about fuel consumption i just love the noise of that straight six.

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

    Pros: Looks very good

    Cons: none

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    2008 BMW 1 Series 128i Review
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    Great Daily Driver For Those Who Need Some Sportiness Without Sacrificing Reliability And Style. — Great daily with balanced handling and reasonable comfort. Pricey, but worth it. Wish it had the full leather and sport package. Overall a great sporty car. Fun to drive, reliable, useful for everyday errands and shopping, yet still quick enough to keep me interested.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Agility, balance and reliability. Oh, and it is a BMW.

    Cons: Smallish back seat if tall front seat occupant (but we already knew that).

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    2008 BMW 1 Series 135i Review
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    Glad I Bought It — This car is awesome!! High performance and luxury. Can't beat that!! Very quick, fast, and agile yet it has very good everyday driving manners. The car is loaded stock, but of course, I had to add a few options. This car is so fun to drive I will probably never get rid of it.

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

    Pros: FUN!

    Cons: Nothing sucks about my car!

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    2008 BMW 1 Series 135i Review
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    Near Perfect -- Truly An Ultimate Driving Machine — My only two complaints are the electronic speed control (155 mph with the performance package; could easily do 175 without the governor) and the wind noise around the windows that resulted in driving over 120 mph (something about the extra pressure messing up the seal). This is the most amazing drive I've ever had. I fall in love with it all over again every day I drive it. Sadly, my wife talked me into trading it in on a 3-series that the whole family can enjoy more. Bittersweet.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Power, handling, exhaust note

    Cons: You might not have the personality for it.  It demands to be driven like you stole it.

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    Buy One! — It's just awsome! (when I get to drive it!). Good fuel consumption, responsive engine, comfortable, hi tech and great styling - what a combination! Exceeds all my expectations of a smaller car - by a long way. Sets the standards for other manufacturers

    Pros: Stylish, pokey, fun

    Cons: On no account avoid this car

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    2008 BMW 1 Series 135i Review
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    Great Car — Amazing acceleration, great handling, good manual shifter, much better looking than in pictures. Fun to drive, excellent interior and options. The brakes are fantastic, and the car is extremely responsive, even with all the nannies off it is remarkably composed. It is easy to drive in commuter traffic as well. Trunk space is good. A great, classy wolf in sheep clothing. Definitely more fun than my 2002 300xi. Buy it and you won't regret it.

    Pros: Engine, handling, options

    Cons: none so far

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    2008 BMW 1 Series 135i Convertible Review
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    Perfect So-cal Car — After years of driving roadster, I've decided to get something a bit larger (so I can take friends with me. Small car, monster engine, sexy body.. what more can you ask for.. Can't wait to take the car to the BMW AUTOCROSS.

    Pros: engine, fit  finish, interior built, handling, transmission (6 speeds)

    Cons: smallish back seat, price tag

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    2008 BMW 1 Series 128i Review
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    128i Is More Than Just A Daily Driver — Performence - Great acceleration speeds very settle until you reach 3000 RPM, it start to scream, gives you torques and power, great transitions. ABS works wonders, and handles great..other than the fact it understeered when i was driving 95 on the high way last week, front tire was about to slip and nanny kicked in create some what of a understeer. Build Quality - for premium package, you get boston leather and wood trims..seriously what else can you ask for. Appearance - for sure it's head turner, chick sucker. it'll get everyone looking at your car. Cost- 42k around would give you the same package that I have Sports Package Premium package Xenon lights Active steering Heated seats Ipod intergration Comfort access and bluetooth intergration. Fun Factor - it's really fun if you have long trip and you have a friend with a higher tier car you can chase around. i drove my baby chasing my friends M3, going almost 100 at times never reach over 3000 RPM. seriously it's a fun car. oh and it's a Rear wheel drive, some see it's fun thing some doesn't feel that way.

    Pros: Fast, reliable, sporty, looks great, all in one little package

    Cons: gas mile, nanny system (traction controls) are scary at times.

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    2008 BMW 1 Series 128i Review
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    Short Review — Small and very luxurious! This car is amazing. Good things come in small packages since it is a 5 series inside even though it small on the outside. Good things do come in small packages. The ultimate driving machine. Really! :-)

    Pros: BMW

    Cons: Gas Mileage

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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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