2008 BMW 1 Series 3.0L 6-cyl. Twin-turbo 6-speed Manual Consumer Review - Great drive, good looks, high
ADVERTISEMENT

2008 BMW 1 Series Convertible - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

73 Total Reviews

All Models

ADVERTISEMENT
Select a different vehicle  
Recently Viewed
There are no recently viewed vehicles to display
ADVERTISEMENT
Performance
Comfort
Value
Fun-to-Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Great drive, good looks, high maintenance
By darthbimmer on

Vehicle

2008 BMW 1 Series 135i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)

Review

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!
Recommend (4) (0)
Report it
Comments (0) Post a Comment
Post a Comment

You must be signed in to post a comment.

Register

Nearby Inventory Zip Code UPDATE
 
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat*
Chat online with us
Email
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Phone*
Call us at 855-782-4711
SMS*
Text us at ED411