What a hoot!
By Charlie on
2009 BMW 1 Series 135i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
Man what a hoot to drive the 135i is!!! I personally like the quirky, funky body design, it is wicked fast, sounds great, grips the road like a scalded cat on a carpet, has excellent build quality and materials, and turns heads all over town. Aside from the requisite nits every car has that the manufacturer hopes nobody notices but everybody does, I could not be happier with this car.
Ultra-refined, absurdly fast engine mated to a slick automatic tranny, clean, easy-to-read gauges, poised, superb balance and handling, perfect steering, awesome exhaust note, thick, meaty steering wheel, decent audio.
Center armrest should be an inch higher, sun visors are cheap looking, window and controls on the drivers door should be further forward, headliner should match the seat color, paddle shifters should be further forward, should have foglights, but for some inexplicable reason, they're not an option.