2008 BMW 1 Series User Reviews

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    2008 BMW 1 Series 135i Review
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    Best Car In It's Class. — BMW's 135i is nothing short of amazing. The build quality is stellar and that coupled with standard BMW power and handling make for an amazing machine. BMW's warranty and free service are great programs that add confidence to ownership. The 135i's twin turbo engine is incredible...more than enough power is always on tap. I would definitely recommend the 135i to anyone who loves to REALLY drive. The enthusiast who takes the long way home from work on a sunny Friday afternoon just to enjoy the open road.

    Pros: Power, Handling, Quild Quality, Service, FUN FUN FUN!!!

    Cons: Cost for it's size

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    2008 BMW 1 Series 135i Review
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    I Love My 135i M Sport — This car is a rocket! It feels solid as a rock. Goes 0-60 in 5.1 seconds, so great to merge into L.A. traffic! The ride is quiet, even with the audio system off. I love the way it looks. This is a great introduction car to the BMW line. Fun, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun!

    Pros: A rocket

    Cons: I wish it would get better gas mileage

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    2008 BMW 1 Series 135i Review
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    Bmw 135 — A light, tight BMW that does 0-60 in 4.7 sec need I say more? It's not an M car but it can be if you want it to. Just get a performance exhaust, stiffer springs, sway bars, and a DINAN stage 2 and you've got yourself a 400hp M killer. As it is it's an incredibly capable sports coupe but also a GT when you want it to be. Best bargain in the market.

    Pros: phenomenal performance, great handling, light weight, and all the luxury you'd want in a sports coupe

    Cons: none

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    2008 BMW 1 Series 128i Review
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    I Am A Fan Of Bmw! — It's mt new car so it's the best haha Performance - It handles like it's on rails, accelerates like a BMW should and the breaking in unbelievable Build Quality - I've only had it for a few months but no issues yet. Appearance - It has that aggressive look to it. Cost of ownership - mileage is around 25 MPG average. it gets up to 40+ MPG on the highway if youcan keep it around the speed limit. Fun Factor - It's my fisrt BMW but it's the most fun I've had driving.

    Pros: It's fun, quick and handles great... what else is there?

    Cons: None yet. It even has room in the trunk/boot for my golf clubs.

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    2008 BMW 1 Series 135i Review
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    Best Bmw On The Line-up — I drove this car at the BMW performance school and I have to say it was my favorite car there. Has the same motor as the 335i but drives totally different. It is a lot quicker and more agile. That 300lb/ft of torque really shows with the size of this car! When I was driving it i downshifted to second gear and it hauled ass all the way through! According to one of the instructors when drag raced against the M5 and M6 the 135i can hold its own all the way up to about 85 to 90 mph keeping right next to the M5's and 6's. Really I may be sounding very bias but I loved driving the car and since I drove it i miss it, i want to drive it again very soon. Overall great car, classic BMW: as balanced as can be. Period.

    Pros: EVERYTHING !!!    

    but....

    Cons: -Cost even though advertised to be cheap, loaded is about $42,000.
    -Almost everything on it is optional even more so with the 128i.
    -Small back seat, but stand-able.
    -Not bad but not good gas milage about 23 miles per gallon average.

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    2008 BMW 1 Series 128i Review
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    1 Series — This car is great. Many nifty features.

    Pros: acceleration, handling, integrated bluetooth, auto sensing wipers

    Cons: fuel economy (23MPG average)

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    2008 BMW 1 Series Review
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    Looks Good But Ride Isn't As Good As It Could Be. — Unfortunately for this car, I had just traded it in from a Ford Focus ST so when I put my foot down in this I was underwelmed. Still, it is a BMW so it isn't too shabby!

    Pros: Looks pretty good from most angles, fuel economy, image, stop-start function, cabin well insulated from outside noise

    Cons: Chassis and ride. Engine is good but maybe needs abit more "poke". Deisel engine rattle; like driving a cab

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    2008 BMW 1 Series 135i Review
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    Coolest Compact Car — Coolest compact car Great (basically carefree) engine and 6 speed gearbox. Impressive that the 2 litre engine is enviromentaly friendly (119gc02/km) and still puts out 143hp and alot of torque. Mind you that 143hp isn't that much of a wowfactor BUT it's a small 3door compact car with the same hp as most normal midsized cars so 0-100kph in 8.9s isn't that bad. And you get free parking! It certainly is the best performing car of all envirementally friendly dieselcars today. However 0-100kph in 8.9 seconds isn't enough to give it a full score on performance. Breaking is excellent and handling with the stiffened suspension that the M-sport package gives me is superb even with 5 people in the car. Can't really complain much about the buildquality. Neat and tidy, very... "german". My only complain is a small panel hosting the buttons for the electric windows. It looks like it comes right out of a Daewoo or other cheap car. I'm normally not really fond of the compact car look but BMW managed to make me buy theirs partly because of the looks. Looks great and stylish although I have my reservation about the backpart. The back looks good - for a compact car - however this cars beauty truly takes form when it's seen in the coupé version. Hence 4/5 on appearance.

    Pros: Looks, driving experience, fuel economy and "the feeling".

    Cons: Electric window buttonpanel looks really cheap

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    2008 BMW 1 Series 135i Review
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    Like A Rabid Bulldog Chasing A Mailman — Test drove both the 128i and the 135i. The 128 is a pleasant little semi-sports car. That's about the best I can say for it. The 135i, however is the main show. Just hit the accelerator and you hear this very satisfying growl just as you're shoved back in the seat by the resident 300 hp monster. This is a very fun toy to drive around, in fact, I was basically chortling the whole time I was driving it. It's a funny blend of serious performance, luxury and practicality. If this unique (odd?) mix of size, comfort, performance and price is in line with what you want, well there probably aren't too many other options, but who cares because you probably won't stop smiling after you drive one.

    Pros: Probably the most fun you can get from a new BMW for less than $50k

    Cons: It's a weird cross between a true sports car and a luxury 4-seat coupe. It's redemption is the amazing engine. It's bane is the not so modest price.

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    2008 BMW 1 Series 135i Review
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    Light Car With Turbo Charged 300 Hp Makes It Feel Like An M3 — This is a 2 door coupe with 3 liter inline 6 cylinder churning out 300 HP, and with it's light body weight the power to weight ration is incredibly balanced and makes this car feel like an M3. The steptronic paddle shift transmission is one of the best BMW had made and there is no turbo lag and the power is instantly transmitted to the wheels when changing gears. It's an awesome car to drive

    Pros: Power, handling, braking, overall performance

    Cons: Exterior design

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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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