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Love IT
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By ososdeoro
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2011 BMW 1 Series Coupe 128i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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It's great that the "starter" car is truly a BMW, not just a chintzed out shell of the more expensive versions. Leased a 128i and the engine and steering are exquisite. And while the Edmunds review suggests that one needs the sports seats for comfort, the regular ones with leather are much, much more comfortable than the ones on my previous car, an Audi A3 with the sports pkg. Three years ago BMW navigation had a poor reputation, but the one on this car is great - just as good as Audi's. Standard stereo is fine. Cabin noise is nice and low, with the exception of the supersonic window defroster.


Best Features

Aside from the obvious, the fact that one can put the back seats down using release latches in the trunk. Since I play the cello, that's a great thing! Engine, feel, suspension, all awesome. I like the looks of the 1 better than the 3 also, but that's just me probably.


Worst Features

Not much room for improvement, actually. Perhaps wider cup-holders, a center console that makes a little more sense (maybe I'll get used to it). Bluetooth as an OPTION? In 2011? Feh.


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Really fun to drive
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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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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So connected
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By cvandenhaute
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2011 BMW 1 Series Coupe 128i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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I was on the market for a RWD coupe with at least a small back seat. My benchmark has always been a Miata and the 128i is the most fun car I could find giving me the same real world pleasure as my former 2007 Miata (but with a back seat). I like the smoothness and the character of the 6 in line and the perfect balance of the car. Everything works together : steering is pefect, shifter is smooth and direct with a nice mechanical feel, clutch is light and precise. Despite its true sport car handling, the 128i is still very comfortable for my commute and longer journeys. Even the trunk is very usable. I cross shopped it with more powerful car but this was the most fun to drive.


Best Features

50/50 weight distribution, sport car commands, Harman Kardon sound system, Ipod connectivity, well designed sport seat. Sport Package is a must, excellent 6 MT, Memory seats also keep the mirror settings. Excellent A/C


Worst Features

Dashboard could be more complete (oil temp, engine temp), Boston leather seats tend to get very warm in summer (I had 6 cars with leather before but never felt so warm), shifter is great but position seems a bit low and far


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Perfect daily commuter
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By bltwydriver
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2011 BMW 1 Series Coupe 128i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Traded in a Volvo S60R chipped to about 340hp. I've been driving the 128i for six months and don't miss the power. This car is a pleasure to drive in all situations. I needed a car that would keep me sane during rush hour traffic, but could still maneuver when given the opportunity. I hesitated in considering the entry level coupe from BMW, but was pleasantly surprised to see many features handed down from the legendary big brothers. BMW sedans have always been the benchmark for driving enthusiasts and the Germans finally nailed the media/technology interface with i-Drive - awesome.


Best Features

Turns on a dime. Power output is perfectly matched. Retains luxury feel of BMW. I-Drive. Makes any commute enjoyable. Heated steering wheel. I-pod adapter.


Worst Features

Offer a diesel engine. This car is my second favorite next to our X-5 diesel. Keep bringing the German diesels to America and sooner or later we'll get it.


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Basic BMW
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By finman
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2011 BMW 1 Series Coupe 135i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

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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