Would be perfect if not for run flats
By Steven on
2008 BMW 1 Series 135i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
I've driven the car 16,800 miles. Great power and handling, very intuitive interior controls that give you what you need and nothing more. Back seat is only for kids or short trips, but the seats fold down for lots of extra trunk room. Initial problem with fuel pump (common but completely resolved). Biggest complaint: Rear Run flats only good for 10,000 miles; they cost $380 each; and there are no good alternatives. Front tires may last 20,000+. Yes, it's the sports model with 18" tires and I drive a mountain freeway fairly regularly, but my last BMW got 40,000+ miles per set of tires. The car has not been driven hard. I love the car, but next time I would at least test drive the Cayman.
Handling and Power Comfort Access Comfortable seats Intuitive Non-I-Drive Controls Fold down trunk Favorite Quote about the car: "All that I want and not more than I need"
Develop run flats with longer treadwear or offer models without runflats and room for a spare.