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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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reviewed by hillwalker on 14 February 2011
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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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118d 5dr Hatchback

reviewed by sueredhed on 23 May 2010
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it keeps the rain off

This is not a good car! On the plus side, it gets me from a to b and does not sting me too much in tax. I'm not over bothered that no-one bigger that a shortish 10 year old would be comfortable in the back since I use the back seat for my bag and coat, On the minus side, oh where do I start! The gear shift is so stiff - It takes all my strength to get it into reverse. It is horrendous to drive in the ice and snow, or on any irregular road surface. The reversing sensors are set badly so that the manic beeping 'end point' occurs when the car is still 3ft away from the kerb i.e. useless and therefore best ignored. The engine cut out is unnerving at first but you get used to it, except that sometimes it does.... and sometimes it doesn't and there seems to be no logic to this - or indications why in the manual. Acceleration is sluggish compared to an Audi A3. There are a huge number of minor aspects which individually seem too trivial to mention but when added together make the whole '1 series' experience very poor.

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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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