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Used 2009 BMW 1 Series Convertible Consumer Reviews

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4.88 out of 5 stars

A fantastic convertible!

BostonDriver, 06/01/2009
2009 BMW 1 Series 128i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
8 of 8 people found this review helpful

This was my first convertible, and I couldn't have been happier. Before purchasing this car, we looked into and/or test drove the Lexus IS (convertible coming soon), Audi A4, and Volkswagen Eos. Nothing was as attractive as the BMW. We test-drove both the 135i and 128i convertibles and decided on the 128i because it was cheaper, had a softer suspension, and was more than fast enough. The handling is fantastic, and the car feels very responsive, nimble, surefooted, fast, and comfortable. It looks beautiful in jet black, sporty but elegant, classy but youthful. It is absolutely worth it. It is hard to find faults with this car.

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4.13 out of 5 stars

Not Quite Excellent Yet

kjgood, 05/13/2010
2009 BMW 1 Series 135i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
7 of 8 people found this review helpful

Was forced by need, availability, and good price, to "settle" for the Steptronic instead of the manual; not sure it was the best choice. Great power, but no limited slip diff makes wheels pin far too easily. Both auto trans and traction control have various "modes" but not convinced any of them are ideal. Handling limited by crappy RFT OE tires. Exterior design is good from some angles but awkward from others. Excellent top; quiet when up, and retracts neatly. Interior handsome. Rides much better than my previous Honda S2K, but doesn't handle as well (not surprising). Too many creaks and rattles for a car in this class, mostly around tops of windows when top is up. Fuel mileage is poor.

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4.88 out of 5 stars

Puts Fun In Every Day

Stan, 03/27/2009
2009 BMW 1 Series 135i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Traded my 2002 911 Targa, without any sacrifice in performance or comfort, and with much greater practicality. This is a terrific car! Simple, elegant, fast, safe and distinctive. Everything works just as you want it to. And every time you step on the gas or go into a quick turn, you're reminded why you bought it.

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4.38 out of 5 stars

Good compromise in a small package

massa, 09/10/2009
2009 BMW 1 Series 128i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
4 of 4 people found this review helpful

The car is small and very fun to drive. The 128i engine has plenty of power. Very comfortable seats (sport option). The rear seats have more room that you may think, and gave to the car a great practical aspect. Trunk space also is not too bad, but it is a fun car. Inside noise, with top up or down is very low. No annoying rattles. Fuel economy: just ok. Fuel tank is small. The Ipod option works well.

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4.38 out of 5 stars

My favorite car

JamesE, 03/13/2010
2009 BMW 1 Series 135i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
4 of 4 people found this review helpful

This is my third BMW, my first was a 320i in college. My last car was a 2001 325CI. I found the 325 the antithesis of the 320, it was bloated. I was hoping that this car would be a modern 320. It's not, its still too heavy. But honestly with this engine, I could care less. I didn't think that I "needed" a 135, but a got a great deal on one and took it. I still don't need this much power but it is a blast to have. The handling blows everything I have ever driven away, a lot of my friends have M3s and honestly I think this handles better and it rides way way better. The iPod, Bluetooth, all the goodies are well designed and work perfectly. I'm waiting for a disappointment but haven't found it yet.

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