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BMW 1 Series E81/E87 2004

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reviewed by Anonymous on 29 May 2019
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reviewed by London drac on 17 October 2015
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reviewed by London drac on 17 October 2015
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reviewed by 123dauto on 20 March 2015
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reviewed by roywallis43 on 1 May 2014
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reviewed by barnywig on 28 October 2013
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reviewed by roywallis43 on 28 October 2013
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reviewed by PJT578 on 22 April 2013
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116i ES 5dr Hatchback

reviewed by beatlejuice2012 on 8 February 2013
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Overall rating
4
How it drives
3
Fuel economy
3
Tax/Insurance/Warranty costs
3
Cost of maintenance and repairs
1
Experience at the dealership
3
How practical it is
4
How you rate the manufacturer
5
Overall reliability

Reliable, but not what I would say 100% practical....

Have owned the 116i ES for 3 years and with a baby on the ways it's time to change!

Good bits

Reliable - well put together and handles well (although you have to work the 1.6 engine)
Driving - typically BMW, good driving position and enjoyable on twisty turns, 6 speed box helps on motorway

Bad bits

Runflats = noisy and crashy ride plus expensive
Space - lacks read space due to transmission
34 Mpg isn't so great compared to 2012/13 model cars
Rear view is poor - sums it up when parking sensors are a standard feature
Gearbox is clunky

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reviewed by login on 8 June 2010
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reviewed by sueredhed on 23 May 2010

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About this car

Price£16,785–£30,270
Road TaxC–K
MPG30.7–64.2 mpg
Real MPG81.9%

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