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BMW128i - After 15 months
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By JFi
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Vehicle

2008 BMW 1 Series Coupe 128i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


Review

Even after 15 months, I still absolutely love this car. It's very unique as you don't see many around, so that's a nice touch. Wasn't even in the market when I bought the car, but had to have it once I drove it. The handling of this car is very smooth and very precise, glides through corners and turns with ease and precision. Lots of power for a car this size. Others are surprised by how fast and quick this little car can be. I don't think of it as a true sports car (although the backseat is basically unusable) because it's got a great ride for a car that is so low to the ground (no sport package) and lots of nice luxury touches as well. Nothing else like it on the road.


Favorite Features

Precision handling, smooth transmission (6sp auto), power folding mirrors for tight spaces, ambient/welcoming lighting, hands-free bluetooth, back seats lay forward to expand the trunk, color (metallic sedona red - gets lots of compliments), uniqueness.


Suggested Improvements

Hard plastics in dash, reliability (a couple glitches with the computer and radio), back-seat arm rest, more cabin storage space... make a 130i and give it the larger (more powerful) I-6 to slate between the 128i and 135i.


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BMW 128i - 6 months ownership
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By mitiko
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2008 BMW 1 Series Coupe 128i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


Review

6 months and zero issues at all (never had this experience with prev. german cars purchased). Everything works well, surprised at how well it drives in snow (took it to Killington VT). If you drive carefully, easy to get 30/31 mpg on the highway (auto trans), but the moment you put some gusto in your driving and you hit 22 mpg very fast.


Favorite Features

Great front seats, and very good trunk capacity with seats down (put in the back Queen bed head and foot boards + 40inch TV -- all with boxes. Very smooth auto trans, and great handling (I do not have sport package, but for me it suffices).


Suggested Improvements

1) Rear seat armrest. 2) More trunk lining. 3) More compartments to store stuff. 4) iPod integration good, but should be standard, not optional. 5) 6 cd changer should be standard. 6) No more run flats, add a spare tire, old fashioned way is the best way.


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Fun to drive.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Danny
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2008 BMW 1 Series Coupe 128i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


Review

My 128i coupe is the only one left in this country with red leather & black ext. It is equipped with Premium, Sport, and Cold packages. It is very stable, you can't feel driving over 70 mph. Handling and corning are smooth. Overall of this vehicle is fun to drive with, but too expensive to own it. MBenz C300 sport is worth of buying, they're nearly the same price.


Favorite Features

Must have, shifting gears on steering wheel, looks very sporty. Red leather seat is very attractive. Most other features are almost same like other cars.


Suggested Improvements

Vehicle body could be wider, looks too skinny and doesn't seem like a sport car. Back seat too small. Too little standard features. Cup holders everybody has been complaining about are too small and missing cup holders in the rear. USB device reader is useless, took 30 mins to read than play mp3.


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Happy Hatchback Owner
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By MunichLife
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2008 BMW 1 Series Coupe 128i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


Review

I actually live in Germany and have the hatchback 118d version of the 1 series which I don't think is available in the US yet. It has been a superb choice, extremely fuel efficient in a country where gas has been even more expensive, an absolute blast to scoot around town in but with an interior comfortable enough for a ong trip. The business stereo package is incredible also. I am leasing now and will likely buy when I can.


Favorite Features

Power for the fuel efficiency. Sound system, gas consumption monitoring, auto windshield wipers and lights.


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By 162WST
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Vehicle

2008 BMW 1 Series Coupe 128i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


Review

50/50 distribution, rock solid chassis, sweet six. I love the looks of this car. One of the few 2 door rear drive coupes. Good package for the money. Some understeer at lower speed. Great to tailwhip in the rain! Transmission could be smoother. Sports pack is nice.


Favorite Features

Getting in to a curve and feeling it just glide through, without any distortion. Any.


Suggested Improvements

Back seats barely usable. xDrive.


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