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Im looking for a 1 series BMW as secondary vehicle. What are your reflections on this vehicle. Basically I'm looking for small hatchback with character for a secondary vehicle. my budget is around 4-5 mn, but i'd rather spend 4 than 5. 

I've seen this car and it looks good. are there ppl with experience of this vehicle? and whats the general cost. I'll also consider alternatives if you guys can recommend some.

 

thanks in advance

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Wonder if one can still call it a BMW. Short wheel base+Rear wheel drive= poor handling and cornering.

(Get a Mini!)

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2 hours ago, dantoddd said:

What about a Honda CRZ is it good

i have heard many issues with the battery and gearbox in CRZ, at least with the 1-series no such worries because its still Robust like other BMWs. But dont expect same performance,Handling like the bigger models. Based on my experienxe its the worst car made by BMW. Mini is also BMW with front wheel drive.

 

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5 hours ago, dantoddd said:

What about a Honda CRZ is it good

I dont see a point in this car really. Its as heavy as a normal sedan, has a cvt, makes only 130ish hp combined, can barely outrun a 4 door counterpart and you loose the rear space.

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17 hours ago, The Stig said:

I dont see a point in this car really. Its as heavy as a normal sedan, has a cvt, makes only 130ish hp combined, can barely outrun a 4 door counterpart and you loose the rear space.

Thanks for the advice. Can you recommend another vehicle pls.

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On 11/10/2017 at 11:40 PM, ajm said:

Wonder if one can still call it a BMW. Short wheel base+Rear wheel drive= poor handling and cornering.

(Get a Mini!)

actually Chris Harris tested the 2 door 135M with the 8 speed auto and he loved it. Plus there are plenty of videos of the 130i being driven quite well too.

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30 minutes ago, terrabytetango said:

actually Chris Harris tested the 2 door 135M with the 8 speed auto and he loved it. Plus there are plenty of videos of the 130i being driven quite well too.

unfortunately what we have here are 116i s they are no way near 135M

Are you after driving thrill or street cred

 

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16 minutes ago, kush said:

unfortunately what we have here are 116i s they are no way near 135M

Are you after driving thrill or street cred

 

It's still a 1 series, thus more or less same driving dynamics.

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37 minutes ago, kush said:

Are you after driving thrill or street cred

 

I want something comfortable and can navigate traffic well. It also has to look nice, not the generic bloated japanese look.

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4 hours ago, dantoddd said:

Thanks for the advice. Can you recommend another vehicle pls.

If you are feeling a little adventurous you can give the grande punto a try. 

Also the i3 is in your budget if thats your kind of thing.

 

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45 minutes ago, The Stig said:

Also the i3 is in your budget

its quite spacious and fast 0- 50kmph in 3s. After that you a bit slower.

https://bmwi3owner.com/2014/05/acceleration/

are there any i3 s in the country yet,what about prices?

probably only the pure electric version(160km) makes sense to import,because with the Range extender version(240km,650cc engine) the electric tax subsidy will not be given(?).

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7 minutes ago, ajm said:

its quite spacious and fast 0- 50kmph in 3s. After that you a bit slower.

https://bmwi3owner.com/2014/05/acceleration/

are there any i3 s in the country yet,what about prices?

probably only the pure electric version(160km) makes sense to import,because with the Range extender version(240km,650cc engine) the electric tax subsidy will not be given(?).

You might be right on the all electric part, i guess the range extender would probably qualify as a "gasoline hybrid" under our tax scheme.

There are a few up for sale.

I have seen 2-3 on the road as well.

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15 hours ago, The Stig said:

If you are feeling a little adventurous you can give the grande punto a try. 

Also the i3 is in your budget if thats your kind of thing.

 

isnt the punto an indian vehicle?

i dont quite like the look of i3 but ill give it a look

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7 hours ago, dantoddd said:

isnt the punto an indian vehicle?

i dont quite like the look of i3 but ill give it a look

The Grande Punto is Italian....

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