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6 Years, 40,000 miles and Subpar Brakes
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By Troy
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2013 BMW X1 SUV xDrive28i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)


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The BMW X1 is a decent SAV or station wagon. To be blunt, SUVs or SAVs are the modern day station wagon. We have driven this vehicle for six years and up until this month it has had very few issues or problems. There were two recalls, one for the airbag and another for a brake pump issue, but other than that nothing. Now we have a issue with the brakes. It needs new pads, rotors and sensors, which runs about $1,600! I can understand replacing brake pads at 40,000 miles, but not rotors. There was no warning about this until we noticed a bit of vibration when braking, especially going downhill. Of course, this is not covered by any warranty as it is a maintenance item. I have owned many vehicles over the years and I have never had to replace rotors at 40,000 miles. I mean this is not a track vehicle and it is not made to drive hard or fast for that matter. It is a boulevard and highway cruiser made to transport people from one point to the next. It is not an ultimate driving machine. I have owned BMWs in the past that were sporty, fast and fun to drive, but not the X1. BMW has lost their soul so to speak with their automobiles. They are more focused on vehicles for the masses. I mean take the choices of transmissions. You can get an automatic or an automatic. How about the information system with its dial of death. Spin it round and round as you hunt through menus and sub-menus to change the radio station or the music source. Overall, I would say this is a good car for a family of four who want a BMW, but do not want to spend a fortune. Just be easy on the brakes and remember this is not your father's BMW. That BMW was fun, sporty and a blast to drive.


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ORANGE SUNSHINE
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By Jeffrey Miekam
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2013 BMW X1 SUV xDrive35i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6A)


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i35 runs like a scalded ape & handles like a cougar on the prowl! I ran off the line neck & neck w a superbike yesterday, twice (He took me on the 3rd however). LOL! Since i purchased used frm San Diego BMW, i wasn't able 2 get all options desired. Would have loved backup camera & heated seats. But mine is M Sport w motion adaptive headlights & lighting pkg which illuminates door handles, a cool addition. Love the rims but since tinting widows recently, my car buddies tell me i have 2 have wheels powder coated blk 2 match tailpipes. Looking forward to having them done soon. Would definitely recommend this model & year 2 anyone who wants utility of a small SUV; near performance of a 135i; but isn't too concerned about mediocre gas mileage & increasing cost of premium fuel.


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Love this X1 as it handles great!
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By bobsherman
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2013 BMW X1 SUV xDrive28i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)


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If you want a great handling X1, go for the older model without the servotronic electronic steering, pre July 2014 production. Great road feedback!


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i like baby beamer
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By susan
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2013 BMW X1 SUV xDrive35i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6A)


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this is a great car. the only gripe i have is that i can only load one cd at a time. handles fabulously, best turn ratio ever. amazing pick up, smooth drive


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Awesome X1
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By SSG
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2013 BMW X1 SUV sDrive28i 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)


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Typical BMW, TOP QUALITY


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