2011 BMW 1 Series User Reviews

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Users ranked 2011 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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    2011 BMW 1 Series 128i Review
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    Track Worthy — 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 and forth to work in, just make sure you have a sedan in the grage for more people to take with you.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: great handling and gas saver

    Cons: no back seat room

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    2011 BMW 1 Series 135i Convertible Review
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    M3 In A Small Package — 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 again.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Fast good looking car

    Cons: Bad gas mileage and cramped back seat

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    Hot!!!!! — This car is clearly in the BMW family with 100% of the pedigree - but a much better price point. It is compact, yet has exceptional cargo capacity. It drives like a powerful BMW, and yet is a great first car for a young person to own. I love this car.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: - power
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    - reliability
    - style, looks, prestige
    - fun to drive

    Cons: Gas mileage is not the best: 18 mpg in the city, 27 mpg highway. Maintenance costs are, of course, as you might expect from a high-class car...

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    2011 BMW 1 Series 135i Review
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    Really Happy With It — I have the new 1m Coupe. The car is everything you find with a bmw. I cant complain about anything at the moment but im only had it two weeks. The car is 350Bhp which is quick enough for what i need. All in all a good car upto now.

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

    Pros: How there's only 450 ever made for the uk market.

    Cons: The cost of purchasing it.

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    2011 BMW 1 Series 135i Review
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    Pocket Rocket! — Great performance in a small package! Lots of torque from the twin turbo 3 liter I6, 7 speed DCT is smooth and great for city driving. Roomy interior for a compact coupe, well appointed. Brakes are over the top, stop NOW!

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

    Pros: Fun to drive!

    Cons: No HUD

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    Its A Decent Fun To Drive Car, If Don't Care About The Power. — I will write the review later. It's a nice decent car, if don't care about power. It's have enough power for day to day regular commute traffic. If you want power, I suggest you get a 130i, for good power.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: It's handling is pretty awesome, control is good.

    Cons: The 2.OL is pretty weak for going up the hill. The engine need to keep at 3000 to 4000 rpm or higher to have the enough power to go up the hilly road. It used up gas quick. The car rides pretty hard, maybe because the Bimmer used Run-Flat tires.

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    2011 BMW 1 Series 128i Convertible Review
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    Round Wheels — speedy no need to repair great style big car its the best its so cool and nice comfortable yes it is it is fast and quick and cheap it is good for races very nice car its fun to drive it

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Cons: speed

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    2011 BMW 1 Series 128i Review
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    Perfect Day-in, Day-out Go To Work Car. — I bought the 128 to drive to work every day. I wanted something with a solid mix of comfort, reliability, safety, economy, simplicity, and importantly, fun. At my salesman's recommendation, I picked the car up at BMW's South Carolina Performance Center. You supply the transportation, BMW puts you up in a nice hotel and you spend a day driving on their track, touring their factory where they make their SUV/SAV's , and visit the museum. It finishes with you taking delivery of your new car. I'd come in from Virginia, but there were folks from as far away as California who were going to drive cross-country in their new car. Fantastic experience...you come away with a new appreciation for BMW, its people, and the people who buy them. If you buy a new Bimmer, you must choose this option. Given expectations, the 128 is a perfect little machine for getting to work and running errands. Having grown up in Europe surrounded by little sedans that could put a smile on a driver's face (Cortina, Taunus, and of course Bimmers), the 128 continues the spirit of those machines in modern form.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great build quality, comfortable yet still sporty ride and handling mix. Gas mileage is averaging aroung 25 MPG in mixed driving. My third car with run-flats and without doubt the technology is progressing. Plus, Goodyear's run-flats get replaced if puncture occurs within a year and wear limits...saved me around $300.

    Cons: Paint on front of the car seems to chip a little too readily.

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    2011 BMW 1 Series 135i Review
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    The Mini Ultimate Driving Machine... The E82 One Series Coupe — Since 2008, BMW finally introduced the smallest car of their family, the E82 (coupe) and E88 (cabriolet) one series, into the US. There're some minor facelifts of the 2011 model compared to the 2010 and the 135i got the upgraded Inline-6, N55B30 twin-turbo engine, with the same power output of 300/5800 hp and 300/1300 tq, with a better fuel efficiency. With it's compact size, great suspension, and the 7-speed double-clutch transmission, this baby-BMW packs in so much fun factor that it's probably one of the most fun cars to drive, albeit its small size. Overall, this is a great little car to drive around with a better practicality compared to other similar sports cars such as the 370Z or the Porsche Boxter because you can actually seat 2 adults in the back and you have a reasonable amount of trunk space. If you can sacrifice a little ride comfort for lots of fun and spirited driving, this is the small coupe you'd want in your garage.

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

    Pros: Power, handling, styling, drivability, upgraded iDrive navigation

    Cons: Small interior size, ride comfort, gas mileage

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    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

    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

    2008 BMW 1 Series Reviews

    Annoyingly Fun By migration_Romangel

    It's a BMW it is fantastic. A very fast and zippy car that handles like a top and has a ton of sex appeal and the color itself is something that stands out and is very eye catching. Everyone that ri... Read More

    It Is A Classic Bmw By schroederjf

    BMWs have been the best looking convertible sedan for a generation. The engine is rock solid and the clutch durable. I love BMWs heated seats ... honestly, they are the best of any car I have ever d... Read More

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