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BMW 1-Series Coupe 123d M Sport 2d (2009/09)

BMW 1-Series Coupe 123d M Sport 2d (2009/09) - Owner Review

It can happily seat 4 adults as long as the rear seat passenger can get into the back! Boot is a reasonable size and the seats are very supportive.
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Review submitted by
Mark Upton on

BMW 1-Series Coupe (07-13)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Not sure, it is a bit different. Looks sporty but is a diesel.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Is he an enthusiast (driver appeal) or a geek? (economy)

Would you buy this car again and why?
Probably not but only because I have never bought the same car twice. Can't fault it though.

What are you likely to buy next?
No idea. Depends on circumstances and customer service experience with this car.

Buying experience

5 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Franchise

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£25,500

When did you buy the car?
November 2009

Did you get a good deal and why?
I got a reasonable deal because the car I originally went to buy did not have the spec I thought. Therefore the dealer managed to source a slightly newer, higher spec car for the same price. Nice

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
I was looking for something fun to drive but also with a high spec, economy and comfort on the motorway.

What was the dealer like?
Excellent. The particular salesman I dealt with was very knowledgable and not in the least bit pushy. His aim was to make sure I got what I wanted not what he wanted to sell me. Very patient and a pleasure to deal with.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Despite being a diesel it drives like a petrol car and revs very freely. Good fun when you want it to be and extremely economical when driving sensibly.

What's it like to park?
Easy, it is a small car and has parking sensors.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Nothing so far, despite having covered 11000 miles in 5 months. There are a couple of little niggles such as the wheel hubs going rusty and a bit of drive shaft shudder but nothing upsetting.

What's most practical about your car?
It can happily seat 4 adults as long as the rear seat passenger can get into the back! Boot is a reasonable size and the seats are very supportive.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
i-Drive system on this model is very good as is the sat nav and bluetooth phone.

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