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      12-04-2012, 12:50 PM   #23
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I was considering a 1er. Really like the way it handled and felt. Very tossable. In the end like many other it was just too small for daily use. But I still love my e92 jb4 n54 manual!
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      12-04-2012, 12:59 PM   #24
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I just recommended the X1 to my parents.. it will suit their needs perfectly.

As for me - I don't care for the styling of the 1 series (other than X).
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      12-04-2012, 01:01 PM   #25
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the headlights on the 1 is simply terrible. i eventually got used to the awkward rear end, but those headlights. UGH. looks like O_O

i dont care how awesome a car drives, if it looks retarded, it's a no go.
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      12-04-2012, 01:11 PM   #26
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No, I wanted a hardtop convertible so the 335i ftw.
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      12-04-2012, 01:23 PM   #27
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i considered it, but no dual exhaust no want...i kid, kid! I needed more space thus ending up with my e90 335i, still love them tho, quick little cars!
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      12-04-2012, 01:26 PM   #28
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Nope. I need 4 doors and find the 1 series to be butt ugly.
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      12-04-2012, 01:28 PM   #29
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Nope. I've never liked the interior. I never thought it was ugly on the exterior, but just too small. 1M is sexy, but I didn't want a manual.
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      12-04-2012, 01:36 PM   #30
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I'm new to BMW ownership and my focus has always been on the 335i xDrive and quite frankly was not even aware of the 135 existence....that's a ton motor in a little car, must be a pure blast to drive.

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      12-04-2012, 01:41 PM   #31
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considered the e60 (like someone said here earlier) also a e46 m3 (again), but never the 1 series
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      12-04-2012, 02:58 PM   #32
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i did for like five minutes.. then i realized it would never be as cool
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      12-04-2012, 03:25 PM   #33
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I did not because I need AWD. If the 135 came with x-drive I would have considered it.

I do find the e92 a better looking car fwiw
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      12-04-2012, 03:25 PM   #34
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No. Never liked 1 series. The only other car I was looking at was an e46 M3.
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      12-04-2012, 04:15 PM   #35
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I looked at a few 1 series but the lack of 4 doors was going to make it really difficult to get my son in and out of the car. Coincidentally I had a 128 as a loaner when my e90 was in for service and after using the car on a regular basis for a few days I had no regrets!
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never liked the 1 series, looks too small imo.

when i went to the dealer i test drove a E90 335i and a 328i. ended up going with the 328i because it had everything i was looking for (in terms of features) no regrets =)
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I considered a IS350


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Neither I considered a Dodge 2500
To pull that horse trailer huh?
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To pull that horse trailer huh?
Yes sir but I opted for BMW as my daily driver after trying to park our current Dodge into a mall parking spot. Eff that
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      12-04-2012, 04:27 PM   #39
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i did considering getting a 1.. but looking at the price difference between the 2 cars (fully loaded)... i thought the money was worth putting it into a 3 instead

not hating on the 1 at all.. i think they're nice.. but the 3 series coupe won my heart
+1, test drove the 1 when it first came out, whar nice little zippy car, extremely fun to drive. but cant justify the price. i love the original 2002 and 1 is close resembles to it. but 3 is more elegant more practical for DD. if track often then maybe go for 1. be careful between 328 and 335, people always said extra ponies aren't necessary but guess what...........
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.....Careful about driving a 328i then a 335i if you're not prepared to buy a 335i. Lots of folks "don't think they need the turbo" until they drive it...
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Didn't consider a 1, new I wanted a 3. Doubt I would have been able to fit all
6' 4'' of me in a 1. However I bet those 1Ms are fun as hell to drive, like a go cart on crack.
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Depends if you like the nimble compact feeling of a small car. If so, 1-series is the way to go! If you want to switch it up and go with something not as light, 3-series
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Nope. I knew I wanted an E90 6 speed 335i.

I was very clear on it. The person at the dealership thought I was confused, as she continued to send me emails "hey look how nice this 128i is!". Right; I often cross shop sedans and coupes......................................
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Never even considered it. The 1 is smaller and looks girly IMO.
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