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BMW 1-Series



  • leeshuckleeshuck Posts: 73
    I'm just interested at this point. My dealer didn't have a manual trans to drive, and as I reported in an earlier post, I wasn't sure about the auto. My last bimmer was a 2004 M3 Convertible which was a great car.

    How much did you pay for yours - purchase or lease?

    I'd probably want to lease and will wait for a more favorable lease rate before doing that.

  • fedlawmanfedlawman Posts: 3,118
    Absolutely gorgeous. No apologies necessary. Congrats!
  • tagmantagman Malibu, CaliforniaPosts: 8,441
    Purchase. Near msrp, as it was their very first 1-Series ordered and delivered, and the only manual tranny out of their entire first shipment. To offset the near msrp price, which dealership management insisted upon, the sales agent cooperated with me to increase the trade-in value. So, overall, I was very pleased.

    I agree with you that a lease might not be favorable at this time.

    Your '04 M3 Cabrio sounds very nice!

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,593
    I saw a black 135i Coupe like yours at a dealership and decided Black is the color to get for the coupe, gives it a sleek, purposeful look. For some reason the preferred color at is Alpine White which IMO makes it looks like a toaster.

    I'm thinking Montego Blue, Monaco Blue or Crimson Red for a 'Vert.

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • tagmantagman Malibu, CaliforniaPosts: 8,441
    I have noticed the AW preference over there, but I doubt that it will ultimately reflect the real-life situation.

    I agree with your 'vert color choices. A 'vert usually needs to be a little sportier. I had ordered the "vert (that I didn't take) in Crimson Red, but at this point I also tend to think the Montego Blue would be awesome! Which interior and trim are you thinking to go with that?

  • tagmantagman Malibu, CaliforniaPosts: 8,441
    Thanks Brian!! :)
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,593
    Which interior and trim are you thinking to go with that?

    Funny you should ask, I think I'd get Tan or Black with the Red but I might get the black/red combo. The bmwusa's configurator doesn't show any tan available but I know I've seen photos of it.

    With either Blue I'm thinking of the black/red interior but I liked the Lemon/black combo I saw which (surprised me cuz it doesn't show in the online configurator.)

    BMW's color names are very misleading, what they call Lemon is really a very light beige, more the color of a lemon ice (Slushee for you NEers) than an actual lemon.
    What they call Tahitian Green is Blue/green or Teal and Cashmere Silver isn't silver, it's Champagne (very light tan metallic). :confuse:

    What color is yours inside?

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • tagmantagman Malibu, CaliforniaPosts: 8,441
    Mine is Black w/ black Boston Leather. It's really not as dark and evil as it sounds. It's more of a dark charcoal with the aluminum trim and the headliner is sort of a cozy shade of silver/gray which further brightens up the interior. The nice thing about it I like is that the dash components are all the same/similar colors.

    That's one nice thing about the Savannah Beige interior. It's a beautiful beige that is applied to the seat insert and door insert. That leaves the dash and center stack as one solid color black, which is what I prefer. It's not necessarily on the configurator, but is available from the dealer when ordering... at least it was when I placed my order. In hind sight, I might have ordered that Sanannah Beige interior, but at the time I ordered the car, it wasn't explained to me that it was just the seats and door inserts... there wasn't enough information available yet to know for sure. But, regardless, I'm very pleased with the outcome and have no regrets.

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,593
    Savannah Beige is another confusing name IMO. Isn't that more like a tan? A tan/black combo would be really cool w red.

    Yet another misnomer is what they call "Taupe" Leather is what most people would call light grey. Where I came from Taupe is a mix of grey and brown. ;)

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • tagmantagman Malibu, CaliforniaPosts: 8,441
    The website colors can be very confusing... both exterior and interior. And, of course, they can't display on a monitor accurately. But some of the colors are way off to begin with. When I saw Sedona Red in person at the car show, I was shocked at how different (and horrible, IMO) it looked in person. And, for some reason, the configurator isn't complete. Also, as you pointed out, the names of the colors don't always really associate well with the actual colors.

    I agree the tan/black combo would be terrific with red. It might also work well with the Montego Blue.

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 7,413

    Gorgeous car. Best of luck with it! You've got a 911 also right? That's some house you've got there too. Funny you don't have a digital camera :confuse: The picture quality is great though.

    2001 Honda Prelude Type SH/ 2011 BMW 328xi / 2011 Honda Pilot EX-L w/ Navigation

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 7,413
    While I haven't seen a pic of a 1er in Montego Blue (I haven't seen any 1 on the road yet), I can tell you that my wife's Montego Blue '07 X3 3.0si draws lots of compliments due to its color.

    2001 Honda Prelude Type SH/ 2011 BMW 328xi / 2011 Honda Pilot EX-L w/ Navigation

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 7,413
    My 32nd birthday is tomorrow. And besides the fact that my Dad scheduled a 7:00 AM delivery for a truckload of toilets its going to be great. After work it is off to the Yankee game with my wife. The 135i coupe is at the top of my wish list :P

    2001 Honda Prelude Type SH/ 2011 BMW 328xi / 2011 Honda Pilot EX-L w/ Navigation

  • tagmantagman Malibu, CaliforniaPosts: 8,441
    Yes, I do have an '07 Carrera S Cab. I haven't visited the 911 forum for a little while now, but I recall enjoying some of your very good posts there.

    As far as the camera goes... yes, it's weird that I don't have a camera. So, here's the real scoop. I had bought one about a year and a half ago, primarily for my wife. She took her first trip to New York City with a friend and the camera was stolen. (True!) I have yet to buy her a new one, and she shares one now with my daughter, but I'm honestly not about to use a camera already shared by two women... I know better than to do that. I'll eventually get myself one later in the Spring and if she wants one, I'll get her another one as well. In the meantime, I've been using my iPhone... which has no zoom or brightness adjustment at all.

    Ahh, yes... from one baseball fan to another... enjoy that game!! If you drink too many beers while you are there, maybe some of those toilets will be installed by the time you get back. :)

    Anyway, have a happy birthday Brad! Sounds like you will, and hopefully your wish list will come true... at least for the top item. ;)

  • bruski2bruski2 Posts: 11
    Been looking at the 1 for sometime now, expecially after seeing it in Europe.
    Last week, finally saw it. and yeah havent had my heart skip a beat from a car in a while.
    Anyway, just purchsed
    Black Saphire
    Boston Taupe Leather
    Auto with Steptronic
    Premium Pkge.
    Cold package.

    cant wait for delivery!
    oh yeah cost..
    See ya on the road, Ill be the one grinning ear to ear. My bank account wont be smling tho, but gotta do what gotta do.
    Later :)
  • tagmantagman Malibu, CaliforniaPosts: 8,441
    Gorgeous car! You will enjoy it so much... if the wait doesn't kill you. ;)

    Post pics after you get it.

  • bruski2bruski2 Posts: 11
    Thanks Tag,
    Yeah, cant wait, its in stock, saw the vehicle! Just gotta get rid of my wifes c-320 first.
    Naturally the dealer here offered me dirt for my MB so gotta try to sell it privately.
    Yeah, once i saw the 128i convert in person, had to have it! Will post some pics once I take delivery.
    Did test drive yesterday. Everyone is saying the 128 has no "balls" but compared to my current 325xi, I thought the 128 had much better pick-up, even with automatic.
    Im a grown up so it really doesnt matter to me if the car does 5 or 6 seconds from 0-60, you can still get a speeding ticket in either. Also, at $4 per gallon for gas, dont mind the extra gas mileage.
    Later, good luck
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 7,413
    Thanks for the well wishes. I did have a very happy birthday today (as long as I'm around for it, it is a good birthday). While I didn't get the 135i & the 7:00 AM toilet truck didn't come until 11:00AM, The Yankees won 3-2, I got a Joba Chamberlin #62 Authentic Jersey from my wife and son, my wife and 18 month old son suprised me and came to work to have lunch with me for a little while (the best present of all), and I got to drive my wife's '07 x3 3.0si. 32 is going to be a great year for me!

    2001 Honda Prelude Type SH/ 2011 BMW 328xi / 2011 Honda Pilot EX-L w/ Navigation

  • bruski2bruski2 Posts: 11
    Shoot now I cant decide on the convert or the coupe?
    Wife says coupe is more practial while havent owned a convert since my 1972 MG midget and think would love to have the ragtop.
    Have all but signed off on deal for the 128i convert. in black! Given the choice would u opt for the coupe or convert?
    btw, live in N.East (ny), will only be using car for fun stuff. Also cant deny that the coupe for some reason looks hotter than the convert.
    By the way we also have a 325xi. (for the more practial side)
    thanks for the input.
  • tagmantagman Malibu, CaliforniaPosts: 8,441
    If you must have the additional rear passenger room offered by the coupe than your question is answered. If not, then it sounds like you already have a hardtop and you should get that convertible!

    Personally, I know that I MUST have one. Of course, the weather here where I live is spectacular much of the year. If I did not already have the Porsche Cabrio, I would not hesitate for a millisecond to get the 1-Series as a convertible. It's freakin' gorgeous!!

    But, whatever you get, you will surely love it. This car gets in your skin! And the good news is that you can't make a mistake no matter which one you get!

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