Fun, but no Honda
By Hector Rivera on
2008 BMW 1 Series 135i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
A very fun car with great power when the new software doesn't make the turbos lag. Not as much low end torque as the first 135i I test drove in March 08. Now needing a fuel pump makes me wish I bought an Acura or Infiniti. Lots of fun when it's not in the shop. Run flat tires ride like bricks. The suspension is a little soft. I wish the cruise control was on the steering wheel. Getting into 2nd gear is slow and temperamental. Can't read the radio with sunglasses on. Headlights look like a crazy cat. Overall it's a blast to drive, but the magazines must have tested one without the new 29.2 software that causes turbo lag. Would I buy it again? Not sure???
Sport seats, Coral leather, wheels, steering wheel.
Fix the 29.2 turbo lag. Fix the fuel pump problems. This car is not that reliable.