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      06-14-2018, 08:28 AM   #1
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So I bought a 125i MSport and it's not bad!

I have been looking for a daily driver for a couple of years.

I had read some really mixed reviews on the 125i in Australia.

A reasonable review where they liked the steering and the way it drove.

Then there was a really ordinary review where they didn't like it at all.

So I was expecting it to be a pretty ordinary drive, which perhaps was a good thing, because when I drove it, I really liked it.

The B48 engine and 8 speed gearbox is great.
The rear bias handling is also pretty good and overall I think it's a great package.

So why is it so unloved?
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      06-14-2018, 11:55 AM   #2

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I think the Bridgestone runflats on the test car do a lot of damage to the steering feel. Replace with non runflat Michelins, and the steering is nice. The balance is slightly too biased towards understeer with the 245 rear tyres. A square setup works better. I have been thinking about getting a couple of extra front wheels for the purpose.
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