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BMW 1 Series (2004 - 2011)

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reviewed by Meteiro on 1 July 2019
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reviewed by Meteiro on 1 July 2019
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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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reviewed by beatlejuice2012 on 8 February 2013
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reviewed by growlydog on 6 November 2012
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reviewed by rodnick on 9 October 2012
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reviewed by dvs on 12 September 2011
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118d M Sport 5dr Hatchback

reviewed by hillwalker on 14 February 2011
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Overall rating
4
How it drives
5
Fuel economy
5
Tax/Insurance/Warranty costs
3
Cost of maintenance and repairs
1
Experience at the dealership
1
How practical it is
3
How you rate the manufacturer
3
Overall reliability

Promised a lot, but just has not lived up to expectations

This is my first ever BMW, having always driven main stream cars in the past. Really enjoyed the car at first, great acceleration and sure footed braking, with fine road holding. Seats firm and supportive - super over long distances, and excellent fuel economy. Then came the snow, over the last two winters the car has stood my drive for 6 weeks, all the great road holding ability I had previously enjoyed disappeared completely.

Clutch was replaced at 16000 miles, at 19000 it started to develop a judder on hill starts. BMW dealership insisted there was nothing wrong with the clutch, eventually on my third request they installed new software into the engine management unit and so far this has cured the problem.

Stop/start failed after 22000 miles, and the dealership replaced the battery and revised engine software.

Central locking has developed an intermittent fault which the dealership have been unable to identify, they seem to be developing trend that unless a fault hits them square between the eyes, they are unwilling to go that extra mile to resolve the issue.

Inside the cabin storage is virtually nil, door bins are so narrow you struggle to find somewhere to store your sunglasses case.

Sorry BMW, but will be soon be parting company.

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reviewed by KayJay on 7 January 2011
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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 MPG81.7%

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