2012 BMW 1 Series Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2012 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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2012 BMW 1 SeriesReview
gbarrera311 writes:
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Perfect combination of power and size. Design is timeless.

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Kat writes:
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The car had every feature I wanted and the price was incredible. I loved it so much I drove it back to Dallas!

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MichaelBurr writes:
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Great driving car and a nice small size plus it’s a BMW

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cynthiakgreco writes:
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Beautiful vehicle in excellent shape for its age. Still learning all the ins and outs of this model, but so far, really enjoying it....

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Guru6HDM2 writes:
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Wow car is so sweet it handles the road so good in that Sound just like a cool roadster.The top down is a whole new driving experience

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Baug writes:
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This car is hysterically funny to drive. I bet these are gonna get some attention very soon. Thats a lot of car for the current price here in February 2020, dont neglect this littleadt, open the muffler, tape it and its good to go.

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Teddy412019 writes:
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Alot of wear. Not worth the money. Needs to lower price.

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2012 BMW 1 Series Review
ficheco says:
vs2012 MINI Cooper
2012 BMW 1 Series winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Back Seats Ranked 2012 MINI Cooper worse.
"Theyre as small as the minis but more comfortable"
Value Ranked 2012 MINI Cooper worse.
"V6 baby, power , and looks"
2012 BMW 1 Series 135i Coupe RWDReview
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Bmw 135i Small Car - Big Fun — 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. 53/47 weight distribution but a thrill to put sideways in the corners. 2 + 2 format makes it a fairly convenient car when needing to carry passengers and more spacious than even an audi A5. Not to mention BMW makes the best seats in the business as well. Trunk space is top of the line for a small car like this and is quite a practical little guy for your daily driver or grocery needs. Limited wheel fitment makes finding wheels difficult. BMW really should have included a LSD with any cars that exceed 300hp such as this. It is a BMW and as such will cost more then most JDM or Asian cars to maintain and fix in certain situations. It is still among the more reliable cars and my 1st choice for German automotive makers when maintenance cost and reliability is in the conversation.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Power!
DCT transmission available and a fun Manual.
2 + 2 format and trunk space

Cons: Limited wheel fitment.
Needs a Limited Slip Diff
Maintenance can cost more than JDM

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2012 BMW 1 Series 135i Coupe RWD Review
Paul says:
vs2012 BMW 1 Series 135i Coupe RWD
2012 BMW 1 Series 135i Coupe RWD winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy

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Reviews From Other Years

2013 BMW 1 Series Reviews

Review By Chaio

A coupe that’s bigger on the inside than it looks. For a car that size, the engine is more than enough and anyone can enjoy it. One of the best cars ever assembled. Read More

Review By Somera

it is a nice car just inthink the prive is too high. Read More

2011 BMW 1 Series Reviews

Review By jmussotto

car was not in top of line condition from interior to outside Read More

Review By Drag_N

Great value modern “drivers car” BMW. It’s a very balanced, fun, engaging car. It takes corners well enough with manageable body roll. It suffers from understeer and rear end hop. Both of which can b... Read More

2010 BMW 1 Series Reviews

Review By GuruMRCGM

Great Car Mine is Problem Free Love Convertible Fun Ride Affordable Impulsive Awesome Read More

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

2009 BMW 1 Series Reviews

Review By Jaraude

Needs some cleaning, but that could be done no problem. The car was amazing Read More

Review By Guru9YPVT7

Overheats, smells like burning oil Oil smoke comes out from under hood Cheap plastic interior Not impressed Drives average, better options out there Read More

2008 BMW 1 Series Reviews

Review By Guru2YCN6

Car was beautiful! Just needed several repairs and wasn’t a great value Read More

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

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