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BMW 1-Series Coupe 118d M Sport 2d (2009/59)

BMW 1-Series Coupe 118d M Sport 2d (2009/59) - Owner Review

Boot is surprisingly big for a coupe and the rear seats can quickly be folded using the handles in the boot.

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Review submitted by
Matthew Hicken on

BMW 1-Series Coupe (07-13)


4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Refined comfort and options while sporty and fun.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Most like it, although some say its too much of a 'boy racers' car.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes but only as a weekend/occasional ride and not a daily commuter into the city.

What are you likely to buy next?
Something which can actually seat 4 adults comfortably for a long-ish journey.

Buying experience

5 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
February 2013

Did you get a good deal and why?
Reduced by £1.5k from original list price and first service included.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Style, and prestige at a reasonable price with good economy.

What was the dealer like?
Very friendly and helpful, although a little rushed (probably because it was a Saturday).

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Great on the open road, and even through it's a 118 it doesn't feel sluggish. Ride around town can be very harsh on bumps.

What's it like to park?
Very easy with front and rear sensors, but need to remember to watch the height of some curbs on the Alloys and doors.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Rear centre break light started to fall apart with no apparent damage. Known fault with the car so was replaced under warranty by BMW.

What's most practical about your car?
Boot is surprisingly big for a coupe and the rear seats can quickly be folded using the handles in the boot.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Professional Nav with I-drive system.

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