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2008 BMW 1 Series

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135i is Fun to Driive but needs rear tires annually
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By eric146
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2008 BMW 1 Series 135i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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This car is a true joy to drive but, the need for Z rated tires and the cost makes this car impractical to be your only vehicle. This vehicle has needed new front tires every two years (25000 miles) and needed rear tires about every year (12000 miles). I finally had enough of the tires wearing out and I choose another vehicle. If you want a fun car, this is it, but beware you will be spending between $375 for Hankooks or $1000 for Run Flats every year. Then do not forget about the Premium Unleaded fuel requirement.


Suggested Improvements

Like BMW is going to listen, put a spare tire on the car!!!!!


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Great drive, good looks, high maintenance
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By darthbimmer
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2008 BMW 1 Series 135i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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When it was time to sell my beloved '98 M3 convertible I looked at the 2012 3s. Too big and bloated and cluttered with expensive, distracting technology. The 1 series is the spiritual successor to the older 3. Slightly smaller back seat and trunk, but closer in size and with a clean, driving-focused dashboard. We picked one up used with low miles and original warranty still remaining-- a good thing because we have had to use it a lot! We test drove a 128 but felt it was underpowered. The 135 was obviously more expensive but we fell in love the first time we pressed the pedal to the carpet. This car is stupid fast. In a dark color and especially with the top down it looks great.


Favorite Features

With the 3.0T engine this car is stupid fast and has handling to match. Interior design is classic simple and driver-focused. Looks great with the top down. Heated sport seats are great. iPod integration works well.


Suggested Improvements

The only significant knock against this car is its reliability. We bought ours 3 years used with 30k miles and have had it in the shop for repairs 3 times in the first 6 months. BMW has a great 4/50k warranty-- and this is why it's needed!


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LOVE my 135I...but
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By di4uk
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2008 BMW 1 Series 135i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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I've had my 135I convertible since 6/2008. It drives great and I love the car but I've had to take it back to the dealership SIX times because the convertible top continues to leak. Today makes the second time I've filed the Lemon Law on the car. And, to make matters worse, the dealership has a totally rude attitude about trying to fix the car.


Favorite Features

Handling and speed


Suggested Improvements

Fix the convertible top.


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I love the 135i
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Jorge
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2008 BMW 1 Series 135i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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I've been driving the car for more than 22,000 miles now and I think I can have some comments: 1. I had the usual problems: The HPFP, the bluetooth firmware upgrade, all the tails lights failing and the safety recall for the seat belts. 2. The run flats awful, replaced them with Michellin A/S now and rides much better 3. Gas mileages is not great. The car has been problem free for the last 5,000 miles and I personally think there is NO perfect car, I was lucky that BMW Charlottesville has been ver professional and helped me all the time when I faced problems. However, if you love cars, this is the one! Test drive one and see for yourself.


Favorite Features

The N54 engine is a masterpiece, once they have replaced the fuel pump. That Manual trans is excellent and will give you a lot of joy. Problems are resolved now for the new models and I hope you get one. In my case I had to get my 135 on year One of the One.


Suggested Improvements

1. Drop the run flats 2. The BMW free maintenance program is worthless if you want to keep the car x the long term. Check other sites for realistic recommendations.


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Screamin'
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By rEddie2
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2008 BMW 1 Series 135i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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My wife always wanted a BMW Convertible. We assumed the lease on this one from the original owner. We absolutely love the performance of this car, but have been a little disappointed with the quality. The tail-light assemblies have been replaced 3 times, the third brake light lens just shattered while driving down the road. Those were replaced under warranty, but it is disappointing considering.


Favorite Features

That engine rocks! It does make up for those little quality issues, because this is BY FAR the most fun I've had driving a car!


Suggested Improvements

Seat comfort


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