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      04-18-2015, 07:50 AM   #1
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Best UK model (besides the M135i)!?

As the title says!...

I own an F30 320d but starting to reconsider my choice, not sure a saloon is right for me.

I only travel 10k miles per year, with the odd long trip from Yorkshire to Scotland (can easily cover 800miles over that trip!)

I want performance but some economy! My 320d is only returning 38mpg at present I was expecting high 40's at least!

What options are a must have on the 1?

Thanks in advance
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      04-18-2015, 08:36 AM   #2
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Hi, i have a 125i auto but if you are after an oil burner my friend has a 125d that is very nice to drive and very good on fuel on long trips, i would recommend you try one.
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      04-18-2015, 05:02 PM   #3
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Their is not a great deal of difference between petrol and diesel these days and the car of choice for me is the 116i M Sport. I've driven a lot of the latest BMW cars and just enjoy the go cart feel driving the 116i. The options I have added is all the lights options as well M Sport. You'll have to demo the car.
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      04-18-2015, 05:17 PM   #4
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Their is not a great deal of difference between petrol and diesel these days and the car of choice for me is the 116i M Sport. I've driven a lot of the latest BMW cars and just enjoy the go cart feel driving the 116i. The options I have added is all the lights options as well M Sport. You'll have to demo the car.
Thanks for your input...the dealer has a 118i sport or a 120d MS to test. Think only the MS was an auto which I'd want!
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      04-18-2015, 10:13 PM   #5
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I understand the new face lift 118i was the 116i and the old 118i is now a 120i.

Our diesel is cheaper than England to run a BMW on in NZ, but we all like petrol cars as they run nice and don't sound like a tractors. Diesel cars are hard to sell second hand and the purity of petrol cars over diesel is just better.
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      04-19-2015, 04:31 PM   #6
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The 1 series is very cramped- especially the footwell, the pedals are too close! I would stick to the F30 or at the very least go for an auto
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The 1 series is very cramped- especially the footwell, the pedals are too close! I would stick to the F30 or at the very least go for an auto
I will be going for auto if I decide to change.

Still not sure what's best to do!
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You need a Coupe then, F30 is boring and MPG watching takes the pleasure from driving. Recently voted No. 1 car for driving pleasure by Consumer Report.



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You need a Coupe then, F30 is boring and MPG watching takes the pleasure from driving. Recently voted No. 1 car for driving pleasure by Consumer Report.
I think I've dug myself a very big hole with purchasing the F30 and now falling out with it

Dealer can put me in a 118d m sport but with less spec than my 320 for the monthlies
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