View Full Version : 1er owners - what are the cons?

04-24-2008, 08:22 PM
I'm considering a 135i and want to know from those who have a 1 series the cons of owning the baby bimmer. I already know the back seat is tight... anything else negative? Thanks!

04-24-2008, 10:52 PM
There really aren't any CONS. When i drove/sat in the car, it felt exactly like my E36 coupe in terms of the way it handled, and interior space, but BETTER!

They're awesome little cars!

04-25-2008, 01:04 AM
Space and cost would be mine concerns. For such a small little car, I would expect a smaller price tag than it is. But I like the concept of the 135i.

04-25-2008, 12:20 PM
Anyone know if a 123i or 125i is coming to Canada anytime soon?

04-25-2008, 10:50 PM
It's EXPENSIVE! I have one coming end of May, 135i coupe fully spec'd out except M package at just under $50k... :eek: 1addicts.com

Could have bought an e39 AND e34 M5 for that money... alas, the wife... and I get to drive it :|

05-19-2008, 10:12 AM
62k fully loaded minus premium sound package after all taxes

05-19-2008, 11:45 AM
the price is outrageous!!!!

considering a Lotus Elise is only $54,500 CDN if you want ultimate handling

05-20-2008, 10:19 PM
Car fits me... but every storage compartment is too small. I don't think they thought about what you would put in it... just made everything smaller than a 3 series.

otherwise its a great car *th-up*

06-01-2008, 07:21 PM
Found the con. It's twitchy at high speeds. The 135i coupe is fast, but I feel much more relaxed in the 540 at same erm... 'speeds'.

06-01-2008, 09:19 PM
twitchy? as in unstable? how fast were you going?

06-01-2008, 09:51 PM
Ok let's not mislead you :) I am comparing the highspeed ride say... Hypothetically 160kph... Of a fully loaded 135 coupe (sans M package) vs e39 540 lowered with 265-19s. The 135 doesn't feel as planted in the lane. Bear in mind though, this isn't stopping me from ordering a 135 cab next week!

For my wife, her old car was a Ford Focus ZX3. This car is now a dream to her with comfort access and all, lol.

06-01-2008, 10:02 PM
hmmm maybe it was the road that was twitchy LOL

06-01-2008, 10:14 PM
Well, it's the 407 so I'd say conditions were good :)