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Buyers Beware!
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By K. Sewell
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2011 BMW 1 Series Coupe 135i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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I bought a 2011 135i used. Huge mistake! While the car is easy on the eyes, it is rough on the bank account. Within 1 month of buying this car, I had to shell out $1,000 to have the pulleys replaced due to squealing. I drove the car less than 3 months when the headlights went out. It's a cook $4500 to replace these babies. Next (about 2 months later), the thermostat goes out while I am in traffic in Atlanta. This repair hit me for another $1200. The car has a problem with rough idle where it will almost stall at red lights while sitting still (with or without the AC on). I have taken the car to the shop twice only to be told that it is "bad gas". What a lame response for "I have no clue." Most recent repair was an oil leak that costs me $610 and the tech says I need to replace the oil pan - another $1300. Currently, I am tolerating the rough idle (because they have no clue) and the pulleys that were not replaced are squealing really bad. I hate this car. It's my third and FINAL BMW. I will never buy another BMW and highly recommend that you do not either.


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Worthy of the "Ultimate Driving machine" slogan.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By dvanos
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2011 BMW 1 Series Coupe 135i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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Had the car for about year now, no regrets. As a diehard BMW fan I was afraid BMW was shifting towards too much technology and not enough fun driving. I was wrong, the 135i is just about perfect, and it relives my days of the E46 330 but better. It has the right combination of sport/comfort for everyday use, it's NOT a track car. Get the 1M if you track your car. The 135i is a great daily driver with gobs of power and handling to exceed anyone who drives on the street. The seats are comfy and the interior is typical BMW fare with driver orientated controls. Handling is great with the exception of some understeer. The brakes are superb with great stopping power and awesome brake feel.


Best Features

The 300hp engine and the exhaust sounds. The engine is a masterpiece with ZERO turbo lag. Steering and braking feel a good in typical BMW fashion. Oh yeah did the mention the engine??


Worst Features

Louder stock exhaust and that's it.


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Really fun to drive
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By kyletran
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2011 BMW 1 Series Coupe 135i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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Nothing to complain about this car, it put a smile on my face every time i step on the gas pedal, love how it perform.


Best Features

7 speed double clutch, M sport package, I Drive and everything else.


Worst Features

quad exhaust, racing bucket seat.


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Basic BMW
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By finman
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2011 BMW 1 Series Coupe 135i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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A bit of a step back (in a good way) from increasing bloat and luxury.
Perfectly matched power to size/weight built seemingly in the true "old-spirit" of the M-versions of BMW.
Never short on power and torque, nice exhaust growl, smooth manual transmission, powerful linear brakes, tight, firm suspension with incredible balance.
I-drive system, entertainment/phone, etc is excellent, easy to use and diminishes distractions while driving.
Front seats are very comfortable for 6ft plus, rear seats are perfect for smaller children when used without a booster, otherwise relatively useless.
Trunk is adequate.
Incredibly fun to drive. 23 mpg overall.


Best Features

M-steering wheel, near-perfect weight balance, brakes, power, M-aero package, i-drive, solid construction and feel, relative uncommoness and quirky exterior. Most of the fun of an M3 for $30k less and a bit more user-friendly for everyday use.


Worst Features

Strange cupholder below armrest is more useful as a cell-phone holder...perhaps should be designed as such. Should have standard Pilkington optikool windows. Always want better gas mileage.


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Too much fun
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By twhflorida
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2011 BMW 1 Series Coupe 135i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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Looked at an m3 and Audi S5 and this little beast is the ticket. ran at sebring racetrack with my buddies who had an 911 and nissan gtr and totally held my own. the m sport package is great.


Best Features

300 horses of fun. refined gear box. stealth appearance.


Worst Features

better sound system? not a big gripe.


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