2010 BMW 1 Series 135i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
A stiff but comfortable ride, excellent performance in all respects and a solid, reliable transportation module. Fun to drive, with very good fuel economy for all the performance offered. SIDE NOTE: This car met its demise battling a much larger Honda Pilot that was going the wrong way on a narrow divided highway with concrete barriers on both sides of the lanes. The agility of this car allowed me to avoid an almost inevitable head-on collision, instead only getting clipped by the other car as I almost cleared its rear end after the driver blocked the entire road with a last second swerve across the center of the road. I'll miss it.
2010 BMW 1 Series 135i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
I sunk 18K to get the turbos replaced, a/c leak, fuel pump, and countless other fixes. The car was great will the warranty expired at 100k miles. It was fast and a ton of fun. Had to get rid of it before I lost my shirt. Maybe a Z4 is better?
Do you miss the 3 series of old? Tired of driving a sporty Buick? The 128i will reconnect you with what driving a BMW is suppose to be: Awesome! Six years later, I still love this car. Great car to drive--some problems with the stereo interface and other electronics. Not planning on trading it in any time soon.
The result is a truly impressive power-to-weight ratio. BMW used their time-tested inline six, with bulletproof reliability and hits it out of the park. I also tested a new, 2015 Audi A3 and the 128i still runs circles around it. Where else can you get Porsche Boxster performance for under $30,000? Nowhere...that's where!
If this car cannot get your blood boiling.....you're already DEAD.