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BMW 1-Series Hatchback 114i SE 3d (2012/62)

BMW 1-Series Hatchback 114i SE 3d (2012/62) - Owner Review

Compact size and reasonable boot space.

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Review submitted by
Martin Smyth on

BMW 1-Series Hatchback (11-19)


4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Not sure, do cars speak?

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They seem to think is is nice.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Probably not as it lacks a decent range of equipment. For a model with a good range you are looking at almost £25k!

What are you likely to buy next?
Maybe a BMW 3 Series, or maybe a Skoda Octavia.

Buying experience

4 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?
Reasonable deal on the part ex I had. And a bit of money off the list price.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

What was the dealer like?
Salesmen was a bit uninspiring. But wasn't pushy so that was good.

Driving it

3 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Easy to drive, engine is a little slow for the size. Really needs to be worked to go. Eco mode is good as is sport mode.

What's it like to park?
Easy, especially with parking aids.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Yes, 1 recall. Kept losing water, turned out to be a defective water pump. Replaced under warranty.

What's most practical about your car?
Compact size and reasonable boot space.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Front and rear parking aids. Cruise Control.

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