Owned lots of cars in my life, the 135i was one of them. The styling polarizes people, I really like it, but I can see why others don't like it.
The performance is exceptional, and other than the run flat tires, rides pretty smoothly. Brakes are 6-piston brembos, and are phenomenal. Gas mileage is worse than indicated, and there are too many problems with the fuel system and the turbochargers in this car. The back seat is too small for anyone other than a toddler just heavy enough to not need any kind of booster seats.
Consumer Reports ranks this as one of the best sports cars out there, sadly, with the worst reliability. If you intend to buy one, strongly consider an extended warranty, because parts and labor are extremely expensive for any BMW.
135 gets 2 thumbs up
2010 BMW 135 - , 02/01/2015
We had the 135i and a 335i. Love them both. The 135 was sportier and the steering was more sensitive (the 335 has a more luxury feel). Fun car to drive and sporty feel. Loved it!
Great car, several minor problems
2010 BMW 135Mike - HARRISBURG, PA08/15/2014
- Plenty of Power
- More interior room than it appears to have
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