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BMW 1-Series Hatchback 118d Sport 5d (2012/12)

BMW 1-Series Hatchback 118d Sport 5d (2012/12) - Owner Review

Boot space is pretty good for a hatchback. Mine has the extended storage so plenty of cubby holes and storage nets throughout to keep any extras for the journey secure.
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Review submitted by
Alexander Eady on

BMW 1-Series Hatchback 118d Sport 5d (2012/12)

Summary

5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Practical, but still interesting.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Impressed.

Would you buy this car again and why?
My experience so far is pretty good with the car, so I wouldn't have any concerns over another 1 Series.

What are you likely to buy next?
Possibly another BMW, probably move up the range to a 3 Series.

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Franchised

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£14,600

When did you buy the car?
April 2015

Did you get a good deal and why?
The BMW dealer that I purchased the car from knocked a few hundred off of the list price; there wasn't too much room for negotiation as they help to settle the finance on my Toyota.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
-

What was the dealer like?
Very helpful with the buying process. Had plenty of knowledge for the details of the car. Everything that you would expect from a BMW main dealer. The test drive was a good mix of town, country and dual carriage higher speed driving. The dealership itself was very modern with plenty of vehicles on offer, and not a bad cappuccino whilst waiting!

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Pretty smooth to drive generally, motorways are fairly effortless even in my 118D, six speed manual handles everyday driving with ease. I spend most of the time in 'eco pro mode', giving around 54MPG, but when in 'Sport Plus mode' it can give a pretty responsive acceleration with minimal turbo lag.

What's it like to park?
Fine, especially with the rear parking sensors and visual display on the iDrive screen.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
The cabin fan is very noisy - a common fault on the vehicle so I am told. Going back to main dealer in the next few weeks for repair; they where more than helpful to arrange for this, along with a courtesy car.

What's most practical about your car?
Boot space is pretty good for a hatchback. Mine has the extended storage so plenty of cubby holes and storage nets throughout to keep any extras for the journey secure.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Extended lighting pack; LED lights integrated into the exterior door handles giving a white glow when unlocking the car at night - nice touch I think. Electric bolster adjustment is also a good touch - especially when driving 'spiritedly'.

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