My last car was an Acura TSX and it had the bells and whistles. Acuras typically come with everything included with very few options. BMW's are not that way. The 128i, for example comes with leatherette seating (leather is optional). For the 2011 model year, Bluetooth and USB were options as well. Luckily my particular vehicle has leather and USB, but no Bluetooth. Here is a list of my pros and cons:
Appearance. My car has the optional M-Sport package, which has tighter suspension, thicker and smaller steering wheel, M shifter, M-Sport appearance package, dark trip, and anthracite headliner.
Performance. 230HP doesn't sound like much but this car can move. It's funny though, in my Acura I really had to work it for performance. The BMW is effortless, so sometimes it's hard to "feel" that your really accelerating that quickly until you look at the speedo. This car has excellent top end, so the brisk acceleration continues well into the upper MPH range.
Seats. The eight way adjustable seats are awesome.
Size. Park it anywhere, fit mostly where ever.
Stereo. Decent but definitely not great.
Lack of Bluetooth.
Size. Small size is a plus and a minus, depending on your needs. The car can sometimes feel cramped, even with just me and my backpack (I'm 6'1" with broad shoulders).
Appearance. This car turns a lot of heads, which definitely gives some unwanted attention. At least for me this is a negative.
Overall, great car, great buy and I got it at a great price.
Fun to drive!
2011 BMW 128Aaron Kovacs - Tampa, FL08/21/2016
Fun and engaging drive.
Best car I have driven
2011 BMW 128Anonymous - , 04/02/2014
It's has a smooth drive excellent handling and just enough power to please anyone's needs
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