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Fun, but ...
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By jim bruemmer
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2008 BMW 1 Series Convertible 135i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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I bought it without ever driving one based upon early reviews which described it as a car that strongly appeals to those of us 'seasoned' enough to appreciate the joys (and some sorrows) of early sports cars. I've owned MGTCs, 356 Speedsters, early SLs, and 911s. The 135i ragtop is a great modern compromise for a geezer who still loves the open road. It is pure joy to drive it, especially on a recent top-down tour through the Colorado Rockies. Power, responsiveness and handling do not disappoint!


Best Features

Power, handling and all round sportiness are favorite characteristics and fulfill my rationale for purchasing it.


Worst Features

Disappointing quality. So far,both tail lights and the 3rd stop-light assemblies plus a high pressure fuel pump have needed replacing. Thank God for the warranty coverage! Dump the Run-Flats! My 2nd set in 17k miles! Tire wear stinks! $400 to replace one unrepairable nearly new tire! Too costly!


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135i not a 3 series
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By LovenMyBMW
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2008 BMW 1 Series Convertible 135i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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Ok lets start out by saying that we all have a opion. This is a 1 series not a 3. So with that said. Understand its smaller. Yes the interior is almost the same. Back and front seats. And head room. Just the body. With the 1 having less weight than the 3. The little beemer is amazing. Is faster than a Cayman, Niss 370, Mustang, and Camaro. Now its not a drag car. Its a sports car with style. Some parts seem cheap but what car under 60k don't. This little car with a back seat that can be used for kids and luggage, small bags and other items is perfect for a person not wanting a big car. If you want big buy a 7 series or a SUV. All said if you are thinking about it. DO IT


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Great little German "Pony Car"
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By Shawnski
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2008 BMW 1 Series Convertible 135i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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Had to have this when it first came out. And have not disappointed in over 19 months of ownership. Sensible, sporty, fast, and great fuel economy. Not a sports car, but has a great ride. Small size, but surprisingly practical. Lost of easy torque, and terrific average fuel economy - 25 MPG. It is the perfect marriage of German engineering, and American style muscle car attributes (2 doors, a trunk and fast), all in a size that makes other cars seem fat. Only reason I did not give a 10 for performance was my decision to go with Steptronic 6A v. 6M. However, it is a superior slush box, that shifts very fast and is always in the right gear. IMO no one refines drivetrains better than BMW.


Best Features

Harmonious TT I-6 and 6A. Excellent sport seats with fast seat warmers. All the major controls - BMW sweats the details. My car was just under $40k, and while some may argue that is a lot for a car without leather seats Spend time with a BMW, and they reveal a depth of design absent in others.


Worst Features

Scratch the run-flats. That's it.


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


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Can't say enough how much fun is to drive this car. love it. If y're in the market for a new car, give yourself a favor to test drive the 1 series. Purchased my 135i convertible in 02.2009 with $6k below msrp including the $750 leasing incentive. Most fun car I have ever driven.


Worst Features

Wished had cupholder for the passenger front and back


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


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Exceptional performance, fun and reliability. Purchased my 135i convertible in Dec 2008 (good time to buy, great deal, low 0.9 financing). Must say we are a BMW family, and also own a 535i, and previously owned a 330i and Z3 (3.0) so we are biased to the exceptional service, warranty, and purchase experience at BMW. Have put 24K miles on it in 9 months with no problems. Very comfortable for one or two people, excellent seats and ergonomics. Purchased this as a replacement to a 2001 Z3 3.0 with 200K miles, so I view the small back seat as extended cargo space. Smooth, for it's class, on the highway and exceptional on back roads and acceleration. A true wolf in sheep's clothing.


Best Features

300hp twin turbo engine and famous BMW handling. Makes it a better daily driver than the M3, for much less. Superior warranty and service at my dealership.


Worst Features

Would like to see weather radar incorporated into the Nav system. Comms links are already there, as is the data, so no new technology. Important to a convertible driver in Florida in the summer...monsoon rains and lightening!


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