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BMW 1-Series Hatchback 116d EfficientDynamics 5d (2012/62)

BMW 1-Series Hatchback 116d EfficientDynamics 5d (2012/62) - Owner Review

It's a hatchback!

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Review submitted by
Steve Horne on

BMW 1-Series Hatchback (11-19)


5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
I listen to my wife's best advice.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
My son and his fiancé like it ok but it's not a car to wax lyrical about!

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes. Because it does all I want in a car, and at 65 mpg average and zero road tax it's the way to go. It may be ultra economical but it also has good performance.

What are you likely to buy next?
A convertible version so we can roll our Z3 and hatch into 1 car.

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?
September 2012

Did you get a good deal and why?
I got a good deal because I matched the online broker price.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
My wife likes them and I do because of it's economy.

What was the dealer like?
Very pleasant young man, clean and efficient well equipped showroom.

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Brilliant. It corners well and the variable rate steering is great for either A roads manoeuvring or motorway. It is also so quiet.

What's it like to park?
Easy. The variable rate steering and rear parking sensors make it a doddle.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?

What's most practical about your car?
It's a hatchback!

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
We had a dipping rear view mirror, and a drivers comfort pack with cruise control, variable steering and rear park sensors all well worth it. I like the Bluetooth and my wife likes the aluminium trim that she ordered.

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