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2009 BMW 1 Series

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Consumer Reviews & Ratings

Overall Rating
9.0
Out of 10

Based on 129 Ratings for the 2008 - 2013 models.

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  • Value
    8.9/10
    Quality
    9.2/10
  • Reliability
    9.1/10
    Performance
    9.6/10
  • Comfort
    9.0/10
    Styling
    9.2/10
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Great car fairly sporty

By on Tuesday, February 24, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 13,700

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I needed a car with a back seat, but wanted something sporty and fun to drive. I traded a Porsche Cayman in for this, I miss the Porsche but glad to have the BMW handles great, fun to drive, decent gas mileage. Done a few autocross events handles good at the limits."

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Big Results from a Small Bimmer

By on Tuesday, February 24, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 13,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "A blast to drive, it's fast even w/out a turbo."

Cons: "Bad MPG, small tank = too much time at gas station"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I purchased this Black on Dakota 128i almost exactly a year ago and it's just now broken in to my satisfaction. At only 3,500 lbs. it feels glued to the road, features a nice basic sound system and has the headlight package (which I love) in addition to the technology and convenience upgrades. On the heels of two 335i''s, I actually enjoy driving this car more. I do miss a few creature comforts, especially heated seats, but by buying this discontinued 2013 in '14 I got $8,000 off sticker. $8K! That put a big smile on my face. It's a whole lotta car for the $32,200 I paid for it with only 12 miles on the odometer. Ride on, BMW!"

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Excellent Convertible

By on Saturday, January 03, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 32,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have owned this car for 18 months and it is a joy to drive. I was shopping for a convertible and the 1 series really fit the bill. The car even had a tweed black and silver thread top. It is an eye catcher, and a lot of people think it is a $80k car - wrong ! Many of the professional reviewers complain about the. 1 convertible being expensive compared to the 3 convertible. Their thought that the 3 was not much more. My 1 had a sticker of $55k and the 3 would have been $67k. I specked it with the same options, in other words the same car in a 3 is $12k more. so the professional reviewers are wrong. The car has low profile run flat tires, I changed to Michelin non run flat tires and the car is much better and the tires are half the price. Thus far I am very happy with this car, it is pretty, comfortable, drives well and gets attention. What more could you ask for !"

9 people out of 23 found this review helpful

bmwsos

By on Monday, October 06, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 17,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
10/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "best bmw"

Cons: "basic"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Perfect"

17 people out of 35 found this review helpful

AMAZING car, its just as fun as my track miata

By on Tuesday, September 30, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 46,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "300hp 300tq"

Cons: "not family friendly"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"i bought this vehicle wanting something a bit bigger than my miata and more comftorable, i looked for about 6 months to find just the right one and found an 08 with all the possible upgrades you can get including navigation, cold weather package, adaptive headlights and all those goodies. i drive this car everyday and has given me no issues other than a water pump. occasionally ill drive it hard and responds amazingly, the power is amazing and so is the handling. Its truly a drivers car! The only thing i think people might not like it the rear seats, not very spacious if you have a family but if your like me (21) and don't really carry people around all the time its an amazing vehicle. Exceeded all my expectations i had. The car is also very easy to work on as long as you have some "mechanical" experience."

15 people out of 25 found this review helpful

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