Best Car Ever
Bought my car new in 2017 and I love it! I have never had anything go wrong apart from a nail in my tyre which was easily fixed in 10 minutes and with the run flat tyres i was able to safely drive to the dealership and get it fixed. The car handles amazingly and people don't expect it to be as quick as it is pulling off the lights. I would always recommend someone to pick a 1 Series over an A3 or A class.
BMW 118i a fun car to drive
This car comes with a 1.5L turbo 3 cyl so it is not a sports car. It is fun to drive though. Handling and ride qualities are top notch. Fuel consumption is fairly high at around 8.5L/100km for such a small engine.
Build quality is very good. Interior space is limited as it can barely fit five small adults. Leg room is poor.
I like the dashboard very much. Nice, clean and simple. I like how the hybrid analog and digital dials supplement each other. It is probably better than a fully LCD screen.
One thing to watch out though is auto folding of...side mirrors is an option. I was surprised that it didn't come standard for a car at this price point. I got 4 years of free servicing so I can't comment on the costs. Customer experience wise was great at the Doncaster BMW. Hassle free and I was treated like a VIP.
Ultimate driving machine, it is!
I have now owned this car for almost a year and have just completed my first service, so I think it is time to share my thoughts on Product Review. Well, the car had been a blast to drive - there you have it.
Okay, if you're still reading, this is the longer version. You feel a sense of happiness when he first approach the car, admiring its nice curves and the long bonnet. When seated inside, you see the bonnet goes on for an infinity like a sports car. Internally, the car feels more spacious than competitors in the small hatchback segme...nt. I have the Dakota leather seat option and upgraded multi-media which I strongly recommend as it completes the internal feel of the car. No point to spend all the cash you saved up for a premium car when you skip the leather seats and other posh options right? I have the new 1.5L three pot engine and it doesn't feel anything like it's under-powered. I think they tuned the car perfectly for Australia. Even fuel consumption is good after the run in period as I managed to get nearly 680km on a full tank when driving sedately but it drops to about 500km with some spirited driving. The car is planted and edges you to take corners at higher speeds than you would in other cars. I have driven it to its limit (safety of course and within road rules) and the car can still give more - so you will never do more than what it can handle unless you break the road rules. There were a few occasions when my arms and lower back felt numb after a long drive (about 250km). I think the cushion on the seats are not as supportive as their competitors and the run flat tyres transmit a lot of the undulations back to the steering. The higher the speed, the more you find the steering fighting with you, but on the whole, this is a consummate driver's car. The service with BMW was good and a minor complaint I had was resolved and did not seem to occur again. I am generally happy with the car and I never ever considered a BMW, but I have never looked back since. This car has good torque for a small engine and steers well - puts a smile on your face from start to end of the journey. My only caution to a prospective buyer is that this car is a city driver and long journeys are best left to cars designed for it.
BMW Series 1 with extras
No other car in the same price range can compare to the handling of a BMW. I love the interior as I have the upgraded interior beige leather seats and the wooden trim, heated seats and sunroof - feels luxury, comfortable and definitely worth the money. The running costs are cheap! The car is very economical in terms of petrol. However, the best part of the BMW has to be the navigation system, self-parking features and reverse camera. Second BMW owned to date but best one yet!
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Very suitable car for a young single person
Bmw has one of the best driving experiences. The engine is much more durable than that of Audi. My car luckily has the updated interior look (glass display) that is so similar to higher series. This is one of its best thing. It is nothing inferior to bmw 3 series. Mine has a Sport style package with black piano trim though. Everything of the car is way more durable compared to my Audi A6. You can push it hard it doesn't break that easy. I have replaced the RFT with conventional ones and have more driving comfort and fuel economy. 4L/100km hwy, ...7l suburban, and 8.5l city, 7.5 combined after I changed the bloody RFT. 118i is much stronger than 116i. The car is slow 0-30km, ok 30-45km but very fast 45km/h upwards. Twin turbo engine is a legend. The place I bought it was [Word Removed] though.
Love this car
It has the best navigation system I have ever used in a car. It has all the functionality that a new car has - the automatic features like lights, windows, windscreens, voice control, electric seats, sensors and rear cameras. Would not go to another car brand since hopping on the BMW wagon.
Very good car for one or two people
Handles exceptionally well - I test drove the a-class and the A3 before deciding on the 1 series. A3 had better interior but the front wheel drive skidded out during the wet and didn't feel as planted or safe on the roads. A-class felt cramped and the interior was a bit crap. 1 series felt much safer in the same conditions (tested back to back) and cornered a lot better. Standard equipment is poor against rivals, must be heavily optioned to get a decent level of spec. Residual value takes a hard hit because of this. Back seat is really only for short journeys with the poor leg room and tiny windows. Servicing costs are average. Seems to get a lot of brake dust. Styling is kinda ugly.
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