Cons: "Burned through tires like crazy and tires are $"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"I've now owned two: the 135 and now just bought 128.
I ended up getting a 128 when my lease was up.
I miss my 135. Fast and nice little car.
It'll out corner a 3 series. The gas tank is small.
Still a fun and unassuming car."
"Being a previous 325 owner I was woried that the 1-series may be too "entry-level". I am pleasently surprised; this car exceeds my expectations. Many upgrades to the car since my last BMW. Quality is excellent, as is the performance and driveability. This is no budget car. I could have bought a 325i for the same money. But the 325 is too bulbous (I drove one for 2 days and didn't like it); the 128i is definitely more fun to drive! And, it looks sportier."
"Motor Trend back in 2008 had it right, this beast is a sawed off shotgun. Hold the open key and let the windows come down before entering, then press the Start button to get the full auditory effect of the twin turbo, 300HP engine firing to life. This car destroys all off the line. Take a turn at 60 miles an hour, it's amazing. Sure, there's some nose dive but this car is an absolute blast. Even the 128 isn't too shabby, but after throwing through the 135is 6-speed for 5 years, I'm loving it.
I can't recommend this car enough to anyone who enjoys a fun, compliant ride, big brakes and even bigger acceleration.
I can't even imagine what the 2012 135IS M-series is like to drive."
"I have loved many rag top sports cars in my 70 years, including a late model corvette, but the 135i is hands down the best ever. I've had the pleasure of driving this superb vehicle for 3 years now and I hope to drive it for many more.
The 135 is @ 300hp the best value hot rod BMW has ever built. When you add to that the absolute quality built into this jewel; well, you just have to experience it for yourself."
"I did european delivery in 2009 for my MY 2010. The car has been a great ride since the first moment I started it up. Everytime I get in and drive, it puts a smile on my face...and that's primarily stock! I did add BMW Performance SSK and Exhaust & love those. The only reliability issue was the high pressure fuel pump (HPFP) but BMW issue a 10 year warranty on it. I'd buy this car again."
"I picked up a 2010 135I coupe 6mt about a month ago and I am thrilled to own it. Fantastic performance, and great to drive.
My only issue is with a few interior rattles. Lets hope that this continues to be y only complaint. What a great little car!m"
"Love this car! In is extremely fun to drive. The only thing missing is a 6-speed manual. The paddle shifters and steptronic are very cool and responsive; I'm old school and I should have chosen the the 6-speed manual. That was my choice and wish I could trade the steptronic for a manual. My nickname for this car is the "angry go-kart". It has attitude and has no problem getting you where you want to go very fast."
"I've had my 128I convertible for 2 months now and its a fun car to drive. It has great pickup and handles curves great. The back seat is better than some of the cars that we looked at but it is tight. The only problem that I have had with the car is the top. It was warped in the back when we got it so they ordered a new top and replaced it. Now the inside lining is coming apart and they had to order a new liner but it is back ordered for an unknown amount of time. The tires either don't keep their pressure very well or the sensors are too sensative because I have had to put air in the tires twice so far. Other than that I have had no problems with the car."