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      04-20-2012, 04:14 AM   #1
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no 1ers spotted on my home visit

I was talking to a co-worker about my trip to Lexington, Kentucky (GO CATS!) a few weeks ago when I realized in the entire 2 weeks I was home I didn't see a single 1er. Tons of 3ers but no 1ers. After living in Weisbaden where every other car is a 1er hatchback it was kind of funny to me.

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      04-20-2012, 05:41 AM   #2
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      04-20-2012, 08:13 AM   #3
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It would be nice to take Nina next time and suprise a few people...
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      04-20-2012, 02:55 PM   #4
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I'm just going to turn this into my own random thoughts thread.

Just got confirmation that my wheel order has been processed!!! After a week of trading emails and phone calls with the West Coast (of the US) my first thought is:

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I had a similar experience last year when I drove around 10,000 miles thru Georgia, South Carolina, Texas, and Florida, I think 1 or 2 1series on military bases and about 7-8 3series on the open road, mostly E36 and E46s. Totally surprised at the lack of 1series on the road.

I definitely saw more hummers than BMWs as we took note of this fact and counted both.
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      04-20-2012, 04:47 PM   #6
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It was the exact opposite for me coming to London.
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      04-21-2012, 05:42 AM   #7
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Big difference in your London and my London.
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Howd you get the link to embed like that.

I can do it on Reddit. No idea I could do it here too
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      04-22-2012, 12:04 PM   #10
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...trip to Lexington, Kentucky (GO CATS!) ...
I used to stay 1999 or so for a Month in Lexington! Nice Place and very nice People Its a shame i lost the Contact to that Family...

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*Edit*: We used to drink GALLONS of these



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      04-22-2012, 03:01 PM   #11
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For that shot of the t-shirt (need to mirror it ) you now have contact with a new family in Lexington.
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      04-23-2012, 10:11 AM   #12
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I just got back from a TDY to Maryland and saw 1 1er the whole week I was there. It was weird not seeing 30 or so a day. After drivin a Toy corolla for a week it was so nice hopping back in the 1er, especially with the new PSS's on it!!!!
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      04-23-2012, 11:42 AM   #13
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I'll probably end up back in DC when my tour is up. Good to know I won't be one of a million.

It just occurred to me that I can't change my winter wheels as there is no jack in the 135. Guess I need to buy a jack...
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      04-23-2012, 12:06 PM   #14
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For that shot of the t-shirt (need to mirror it ) you now have contact with a new family in Lexington.
, it was just a quickshot with my Webcam
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I was originally debating between a new SS or a 135i. I went 1er because I figured every kid in the states would have an SS by the time I PCS'ed back... I love it when I make wise decisions
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I just spent 10 days back in the U.S.

- I remember seeing a single 1er, maybe 1 E88?

- I took an extended 45min test drive in Colorado Springs with a 2012 328i. Sadly gone is the wonderful growl produced by the N52.

- The sales rep said he only sells about one or two 1ers per month at best.

- I think the 1er is going to be discontinued here in North America. The only thing going for it is more convertables are sold & may keep the coupe alive.
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      04-25-2012, 10:20 AM   #17
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I would never get a 1er convertible, there are too many options out there and I think are much better for the same or less money. Can I say that on a BMW forum? Guess that shows how out of touch I am with the US market...
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The 1 is the only RWD vehicle in it's segment. I am also willing to bet females make the majority of purchasers for the vert. So thanks to the ladies for keeping it around. I still dont see it being offered in the U.S. for much longer.
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The 1 is the only RWD vehicle in it's segment. I am also willing to bet females make the majority of purchasers for the vert. So thanks to the ladies for keeping it around. I still dont see it being offered in the U.S. for much longer.
Don't get me wrong, I love my 135 but If I wanted a convertible sports car I'd have a Miata (and a supercharger) in a heartbeat. But I also wouldn't own a 128 if I couldn't afford the 135.
Perhaps I'm not the typical BMW owner? [joke about douche bag BMW drivers goes here]
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I was talking to a co-worker about my trip to Lexington, Kentucky (GO CATS!) a few weeks ago when I realized in the entire 2 weeks I was home I didn't see a single 1er. Tons of 3ers but no 1ers. After living in Weisbaden where every other car is a 1er hatchback it was kind of funny to me.

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Not sure if we are still discussing 1series sightings, but today at DTM at Hockenheim I saw a total of three 1Ms (all three colors) not including mine and two M1s...go figure.
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Nice shirt.

Spotting M cars at DTM is gonna be "fishing in a barrel" this season I think.
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