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BMW 1 Series, Coupe, Convertible, Sedan
#1543 of 1843 A Fine Comparo!
Jun 24, 2008 (10:59 am)
The Truth About Cars, Mike Solowiow, April 21, 2008:
"After testing BMW 135i and 335i Coupes back-to-back, I can reveal that there are only two good reasons to purchase the smaller, cheaper car. Either you need a track day machine or you're an idiot."
"The poorly-packaged BMW 135i proved too difficult (read: unrewarding) to drive in daily situations. If the 335i didn't exist, you could make a pretty good case for the 135i. But it does, so you can't."
"The 135i...really is an ugly car. The 335i looks like Catherine Zeta-Jones by comparison."
"The 335i Coupe is Bimmer's best molding of power and grace to date."
Thanks for the support, Mike! Pretty much what I have been saying.
If you want a tenacious, honest vehicle review, I strongly recommend "The Truth About Cars." A perfect antidote to the idiotic reviewing sites that never met a car they didn't love.
#1545 of 1843 Re: A Fine Comparo! [houdini1]
Jun 24, 2008 (12:46 pm)
I believe each of us is allowed 3 truthful posts per month.
The other folks here must have exceeded their truthful allotment, so they get to talk about how wonderful the 1 Series is.
I only have 1 truthful post remaining in June. Luckily, it is almost the end of the month.
#1547 of 1843 Re: A Fine Comparo! [hpowders]
Jun 24, 2008 (1:22 pm)
TTAC makes a fetish of bucking prevailing opinion and often rates cars the opposite of everyone else. They gave the Touareg TDI 5 stars and the Cayenne 4. Maybe they just don't like small cars. ">
#1548 of 1843 Re: A Fine Comparo! [andys120]
Jun 24, 2008 (1:38 pm)
The reviewer in question, Mike Solowiow, is no more or less qualified to compare cars than we are. He seems knowledgeable enough and is obviously an enthusiast, so I respect his opinion - even if I don't agree with it.
EDIT - of course, he didn't really test these cars in his review. They both had automatic transmissions...
#1550 of 1843 Re: A Fine Comparo! [andys120]
Jun 24, 2008 (2:01 pm)
I find their reviews to be candidly refreshing, whether I like it or not.
#1552 of 1843 Re: 1-Series owners? [tagman]
Jun 24, 2008 (7:41 pm)
Any 1-Series owners here... other than bruski and myself?
I started to reply earlier and the post went off into cyberland somewhere. If it happens to appear, please forgive me for repeating myself.
I have configured a 135i about 5 times and ended up not choosing a single option.
The sports package seems like an obvious choice, but the standard seats appear to be well bolstered. The shadowline trim is nice, but for 1,100 clams I can do without that.
I guess I should sit in one and/or drive one the next time I am at the dealers instead of just looking at them. I think they are a little homely looking, but that's not something I base my car buying on - color either as long as it isn't blue.
The wife likes heated seats so maybe I'll choose that. Whatever it takes to make her happy.
Just curious - did you choose many options or just go "bare bones"? The 135i seems to have all the goodies already included.
I've waited so long now I guess I might as well wait for the '09s to come out.