How I feel when I drive the car. Good fit for me and fun to drive.
Great car - very good deal
2009 BMW 135James - Lodi, CA07/12/2014
Great handling and a lot of fun to drive.
2010 BMW 135The Stig - USA06/16/2012
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.
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