BMW 1 Series Coupe Forum / 1 Series Convertible Forum (1M / tii / 135i / 128i / Coupe / Cabrio / Hatchback) (BMW E82 E88 128i 130i 135i)
 





 

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      07-19-2013, 10:53 AM   #1
Piets94
Private First Class
 
Drives: AW 1M
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Australia

Posts: 136
iTrader: (0)

Previous 135i owners

I've done a search and couldn't find anything specific. My question is approx what percentage of 1M owners were 135 owners.

I'm one of them. At a recent bmw meet up, three quarters of 1m owners came out of the 135i. I remember when ordering my 135 asking the salesman about any future M cars in the 1-series. Very unlikely. I feel that BMW found the target market perfectly for the 135i, but that owners wanted more out of the car from factory.

Just curious. Really enjoyed my 135, but as soon as the 1M was released, I was plotting how to get one in my garage without taking the hit financially on the old 1er
Piets94 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-19-2013, 01:00 PM   #2
Notion-Za
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: AW 1M
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: South Africa

Posts: 289
iTrader: (0)

Not an ex 135 owner but ex 1-series owner. Started off with a 125i, sold it and bought an E93 335i, tuned it, and found myself missing the agility and look of the 1. I promised myself I would get the next 1er coupe but when the 1M came out I put myself down for one and here I am.

A friend offered me to take his A45 allocation but I refused. I really do see myself keeping this car for a VERY long time. This has been discussed many a time
__________________
2012 1M - Aw - Akrapovic Evolution & downpipe, CF tips, Gruppe M intake, ESS tune, KW coilovers
2011 X1 Xdrive 2.0D - sparkling bronze/black - Hifi sound system, sports steering wheel, climate control, automatic, cruise control
Notion-Za is offline   South Africa
0
Reply With Quote
      07-19-2013, 09:37 PM   #3
dandandk
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: 11 1m ; 10 135i conv.; 88 m5
Join Date: May 2013
Location: brooklyn - ny - USA

Posts: 30
iTrader: (1)

i m also one of the ex 135i owner, used to own a black convertible one with m performance kit while living in the uk. loved the 135, but the 1m is definitely in a different league
dandandk is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-20-2013, 01:51 AM   #4
sparoz
Brigadier General
 
sparoz's Avatar
 
Drives: VO 1///M; AW X3 30d
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Sunshine Coast

Posts: 4,820
iTrader: (0)

Thinking about it we had four 1er: 120D, 125i, 135i, and now the 1M. I would have bought the 1M if it was available when I had the 135i so I just jumped straight onto it as soon as it was announced.
__________________
1///M - Valencia Orange
X3 30d - Alpine White

Under Six Seconds http://www.under6s.com
sparoz is offline   Australia
0
Reply With Quote
      07-20-2013, 03:34 AM   #5
1'M Blue
Captain
 
Drives: 1M
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: OM

Posts: 646
iTrader: (0)

Not a 135 owner .. but had a Z4 MC a year and half ago before getting the 1M.
1'M Blue is offline   Oman
0
Reply With Quote
      07-20-2013, 03:48 AM   #6
Robin_NL
S0THPAW
 
Robin_NL's Avatar
 
Drives: AW 1M , Assetto Corsa
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: The Netherlands, Europe

Posts: 4,687
iTrader: (0)

When it came out in autumn 2004 I had a 120d E87 6MT for half a year.

Such a great little car, agile, superb steering etc. OK the suspension with the 17 inch RFTs was a bit hard(understatement) and the 4 pot diesel though high mpg not exactly a fast engine(163BHP)

But still.

Having owned several E90(330i/335i/M3) I 'm glad I'm back in the 1 series department. This is the car I was waiting for after my ex E46 M3. Just great, just great.

Cheers
Robin
Robin_NL is offline   Netherlands
0
Reply With Quote
      07-20-2013, 06:52 AM   #7
Dee Pee
Lieutenant
 
Dee Pee's Avatar
 
Drives: '02 M Roadster, '11 AW 1M
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Portland, OR

Posts: 543
iTrader: (0)

I think the better question here is who almost bought a 135 but wasn't feeling the heat until the 1M arrived. Me...well I was happy as a clam in my Mk1 and Mk2 Mini S. I flirted with the 135 but it just didn't speak to me. I bought the 1M on a purist's gamble like I bet a lot of us did. Wen the reviews started lauding the car I got a small inkling of how good it was. And then I bought it and drove it for the first time.

Cherry popped.

Ain't gonna cheat on this beauty.
Dee Pee is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-20-2013, 12:22 PM   #8
ronster
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2011 1M VO
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Toronto

Posts: 352
iTrader: (0)

Had 09 AW 135i.. traded it in for VO 1M
__________________
2011 1M VO stripper
2009 AW 135i M-sp (sold)
2002 SG MINI Cooper (sold)
ronster is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      07-20-2013, 02:43 PM   #9
boostedtwin
Sheriff
 
boostedtwin's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 1M // 2008 GT3
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Brazil/Miami

Posts: 1,457
iTrader: (10)

Garage List
07 335i  [0.00]
07 335i  [0.00]
I'm an ex M3 owner (Owned 3 M3) and 2 335i cars. 1M beats all.
__________________
2012 1M / TechTec Custom Map Tune / AA FMIC / Agency Power Charge Pipe & BOV / Agency Power Downpipes & Mid Pipe / Custom Race Open Exhaust / Clutchmasters FX300 Racing Clutch / AFE Dual Intake System / H&R Spacers / CDV Delete / Black Grills / CF Performance Spoiler & Mirrors / Sprint Booster / Feuer Orange Calipers
boostedtwin is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-20-2013, 11:57 PM   #10
ZIPNBYE
Let's save military ranks for those who earn it!
 
ZIPNBYE's Avatar
 
Drives: ...on the Ragged Edge
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada

Posts: 1,039
iTrader: (6)

Garage List
Not an ex-135i owner, still very much a current 135i owner along with our 1M.
__________________
Richard
2013 BMW X1 xDrive35i M-Sport -- Valencia Orange
2011 BMW 1M Coupe (#205/220) -- Valencia Orange
2009 BMW 135i M-Sport Coupe -- Space Grey (sold)
2007 Mazda MX-5 PRHT Supercharged -- Stormy Blue Mica
ZIPNBYE is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      07-21-2013, 01:13 AM   #11
Zuzu
Major General
 
Zuzu's Avatar
 
Drives: VO 1M Beast
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: SyDnEy Oz

Posts: 7,537
iTrader: (0)

Had 08/135i vert and traded up to the 1M in 2011.
Zuzu is offline   Australia
0
Reply With Quote
      07-21-2013, 09:31 AM   #12
Strongbark
Brigadier General
 
Strongbark's Avatar
 
Drives: 2015 M4 on order
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Earth

Posts: 3,643
iTrader: (1)

Had a 2008 135i that I sold to a forum member here.
__________________
Strongbark

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/signaturepics/sigpic32890_2.gif
'13 Mini GP #485 of 500 For Sale
Strongbark is offline   No_Country
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:28 AM.




1addicts
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST