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Traded a Z4 for a 128i Convertible
By danwatson on
Vehicle2013 BMW 1 Series 128i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
ReviewI bought a 2003 Z4 ten years ago and thoroughly enjoyed driving it for 55,000 miles.
At the age of 52, it was a great purchase.
At 62, with bad knees, and 6'3", it became more difficult to get in and out of.
And, being a roadster with a small trunk, it wasn't good for more than a quick overnight trip.
So, we traded it on a '13 128i convertible and so far, it's a wise decision.
Had to special order it since I wanted a manual transmission and was willing to pay only for the options I wanted.
Only 1000 miles so far, so it's too soon to determine reliability.
The fit and finish is typical BMW qaulity and the engine and transmission are smooth.
UPDATE: I've now owned the 128i convertible for three years. It's got 16,600 miles, all trouble free. It's still fun to drive and I got another compliment on its appearance just the other day. It's Vermillion Red with a black top and tan interior. This is not my primary driver, but now that I'm retired, it does get driven more. It's a good combination of being a true sports car, but with more room than a roadster. The 2 series BMW should provide the same benefits since it's basically the same car with a different number.
- Road holding
- Noise and vibration
- Front seats
- Ride comfort
- Active safety
- Rain snow traction
- Parking aids
- Climate control
- Usb ports
- Repair frequency
- Dealership support
- Rear seats
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