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BMW 1 Series, Coupe, Convertible, Sedan
#1523 of 1843 No 1 Series In Sight!
Jun 17, 2008 (6:48 am)
I was at one of my favorite places to view upscale vehicles yesterday-the Tampa airport indoor short-term parking garage. I drove through many aisles-lot's of BMW's-3's, a couple of M3's and 5's, an Infiniti M 45; various Lexus' and MB's. No BMW 1's yet. Haven't seen any on the road yet either. Scarce.
On the way to the airport, a 2008 Honda Accord EX V6 kept tailing me. I was going 85-86 mph. I finally "helped" create an opening for him and let him think he got by me on his own. He's probably posting over on the Accord forum about how he absolutely "smoked" a 545i on the highway.
#1524 of 1843 Re: No 1 Series In Sight! [hpowders]
Jun 17, 2008 (7:07 am)
LOL... You sly dog. I understand
Yes, there are a few proud drivers out there that also think they have edged out the mighty Carrera S... at least until the next one they meet, which might very well be less generous and shatter their misplaced euphoria!
However, the lowly entry-level 135i might send a few inflated egos on their way with their tail between their legs... Hopefully with a passenger in their car to make their humiliation even worse.
#1525 of 1843 Re: No 1 Series In Sight! [hpowders]
Jun 17, 2008 (7:32 am)
About 5k have been sold so far. They aren't like the ubiquitous 3 series (which is given away with your 5th latte at Starbucks). Or even the more mass-produced Mini (40k units a year).
How many of the new bodied TTs do you see in a day? I've seen 2 of the latest TTs. I've seen about 10 1s on the road. But again, BMWs are so common in So Cal one would think they come with insanely propped up leases. Oh wait, they do.
#1526 of 1843 Re: No 1 Series In Sight! [blueguydotcom]
Jun 17, 2008 (8:06 am)
LOL. True, to a point.
But, no artificial lease on the 1er!... Yet.
#1527 of 1843 Re: No 1 Series In Sight! [tagman]
Jun 17, 2008 (9:03 am)
If I ever see you coming down the interstate in your 911, I would politely move over out of respect.
By the way, since you are fortunate enough to possess both, which vehicle provides more visceral thrills: the 135i or the 911? ( A good question I guess if you are applying to be a diplomat).
LOL!! I had no passenger with me when I let the Accord go by me, so I didn't have any "'splainin' " to do. I've had enough close encounters this year with the authorities, to have wizened up and not get into a 90 mph speed war on the interstate. Anybody driving the highway with any car knowledge at all should be aware of what the 545i is capable of. Yet every day I'm out there, I get challenged. Reminds me of those old western movies where the young gunslingers just have to come from far and wide to challenge the famous, experienced sharpshooter. The cemetery becomes full of them.
#1528 of 1843 Re: The 1-Series needs no defense [hpowders]
Jun 17, 2008 (9:06 am)
I sat in a 2008 M5 and the quality is first rate. I never drove one but how could it not be extremely competent and satisfying. The M3 impressed me the same.
I look forward to the tii....
#1529 of 1843 Re: The 1-Series needs no defense [circlew]
Jun 17, 2008 (9:10 am)
Certain vehicles for me are the "ultimate"-the M3 coupe, the 911 turbo cab. and to absolutely spoil myself rotten-a fully loaded MB S600. Give me those three and you will never see me again.
#1530 of 1843 Re: The 1-Series needs no defense [hpowders]
Jun 17, 2008 (10:47 am)
Wow...nice taste but we would miss you! I've yet to experience those ultimate choices of yours!
#1531 of 1843 Re: The 1-Series needs no defense [circlew]
Jun 17, 2008 (11:43 am)
I would gladly settle for any one of those. From my standpoint, it would be the M3 Coupe. I've always been partial to BMW vehicles.
#1532 of 1843 1-Series owners?
Jun 21, 2008 (6:17 am)
Any 1-Series owners here... other than bruski and myself?