2008 BMW 1 Series Long Term Road Test


2008 BMW 135i: Holiday Warmth

December 29, 2008

2008 BMW 135i

It's been one of the colder winters in recent memory here in Los Angeles, with temperatures dropping as low as the 30s. For the most part, the 135i has been up for the challenge. The car's HVAC system did an excellent job keeping the cabin warm and toasty over the chilly holidays. Still, heated seats would have been nice, considering this Bimmer's not-insignificant price tag.

In other news, the car continues to attract attention here in L.A. -- no doubt due to the fact that there just don't seem to be a whole lot of them on the roads. Most onlookers respond favorably to the 135i, but not all. One snob in a 3 Series slowly pulled up next to me as I waited to make a left turn, checking out the car's sheet metal with a condescending sneer. Guess for some people, 1's a whole lot less than 3. But those people have obviously never driven our 135i -- I couldn't have asked for a more exciting companion over the holidays.

Warren Clarke, Automotive Content Editor @15,090 miles

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