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      11-26-2007, 06:01 PM   #26
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Drives: Golf Ed35
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: South East

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Had a look at the 1 series coupe whilst at the dealers today. It was a silver 123d with 17" wheels. It looked ok, but I was not bowled over by it to be honest.

Sales guy v. impressed by the new diesel engine and said it was superb but his opinion was although smaller than 3 series and more the size of an E36 3 series it's not as fun as 'old school bm's' handling set-up for saftey, with traction controls, etc. I guess thats the way of the world for all manafacurers in 2007. He also said he would go for a 130i hatch over the 123d engine if you don't care about paying for fuel.

So if you have a 25k budget a basic 123d I am sure is a very nice car and will be good fun no question. Especially if you are in your 20's and can stretch to one.

I will defo have a go in a 135i next year when it's out.

My perfect car would be a car size wise between a 1 and a 3 series.

That would be a 235d then.
Golf Ed35 Black with - Black Leather