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
      09-22-2008, 08:41 AM   #1
ExMX5
Engineering Tool
 
Drives:
Join Date: Aug 2008

Posts: 152
iTrader: (0)

Exclamation Confidence crisis

OK. Car's due to be built in 3 weeks.

Problem is I keep seeing coupes everywhere and they look so good I've been tempted to change the order from vert to coupe!

Your thoughts, please!

(EDIT: stupid iPhone auto correct, grumble mumble - I've ordered a vert, not a "very" LOL)
__________________
135i M-sport Convertible <> Monaco Blue, Lemon Interior, Brushed Al Trim, Black Rag, Hi-Fi, Pro Nav, Front/Rear PDC, BMW Performance SSK

Due December 15th!
ExMX5 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-22-2008, 08:43 AM   #2
123D-M
Captain
 
123D-M's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW 123d M-Sport Coupe
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Madrid, Spain

Posts: 930
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
I love my coupe. But then I live in Belgium where it rains all the time so a vert would be a mobile bathtub...

If you're gonna change you better hurry. Your production order will be locked very soon.
__________________
2009 123D Coupe | Sedona Red | Black Boston Leather | Brushed Aluminium Trim | Tinted Windows | M-Sport Package | 6M | Comfort Access | Heated Seats | Navigation | Park Distance Front & Rear | USB | Bluetooth | Voice Control | Efficient Dynamics | Rain & Light Sensors | Xenon Lights
My blog: http://urbanemusings.wordpress.com/
123D-M is offline   Spain
0
Reply With Quote
      09-22-2008, 08:44 AM   #3
TimMc
Lieutenant Colonel
 
TimMc's Avatar
 
Drives: 135i SCT N54
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Posts: 1,863
iTrader: (0)

Horses for courses. GF wanted me to get a vert. I like the lighter weight & structural integrity of a coupe.
__________________
Driving - Man 135 (LeMans/Black). BMW Perf SW & SSK. Quaife LSD, KW V2s, Ground Control camber plates, M3 front Control Arms & SB, Helix IC, AR DPs, PROcede V5, ER CP, Forge DVs, BMS OCC, Setrab OC, P3 Gauge.
Riding - ZX14R Kwaka, Avanti Aggressor, Malvern Star Equipe, Mini Mal.
Proudly from the Shire.
TimMc is offline   Australia
0
Reply With Quote
      09-22-2008, 08:47 AM   #4
SimonB
2nd Time BMW Owner
 
Drives: 335i M-Sport, optioned up!
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Perth, Western Australia

Posts: 1,644
iTrader: (0)

Don't want to answer your question at the risk of alienising vert owners, but if your car's being built in 3 weeks, how come you don't get it until March???
__________________
MY14 335i M-Sport, EBII, Merino leather (Individual) black with cashmere stitching & piping, HUD, Adaptive Headlights, HBA, HK Audio, Park Assist, M-Sport Brakes, Driver Assistance Pack, Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, Sunroof, DAB, Comfort Access, VSS, Adaptive Suspension and MORE!
SimonB is offline   Australia
0
Reply With Quote
      09-22-2008, 08:48 AM   #5
morgie2
First Lieutenant
 
morgie2's Avatar
 
Drives: 135i convertible
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Boston

Posts: 358
iTrader: (0)

Vert has all the virtues of the coupe, with the added feature of "open air" driving. Stick with the vert!! BTW, seeing coupes everywhere would really make me want to keep the vert.
morgie2 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-22-2008, 08:50 AM   #6
123D-M
Captain
 
123D-M's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW 123d M-Sport Coupe
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Madrid, Spain

Posts: 930
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by TimMc View Post
Horses for courses. GF wanted me to get a vert. I like the lighter weight & structural integrity of a coupe.
I found the vert I testdrove a bit wobbly on bumpy roads. I'm sure it's one of the stiffest convertibles on the market but it didn't feel as composed as the coupe I drove straight after.
__________________
2009 123D Coupe | Sedona Red | Black Boston Leather | Brushed Aluminium Trim | Tinted Windows | M-Sport Package | 6M | Comfort Access | Heated Seats | Navigation | Park Distance Front & Rear | USB | Bluetooth | Voice Control | Efficient Dynamics | Rain & Light Sensors | Xenon Lights
My blog: http://urbanemusings.wordpress.com/
123D-M is offline   Spain
0
Reply With Quote
      09-22-2008, 09:19 AM   #7
DTNJNQ
Captain
 
DTNJNQ's Avatar
 
Drives: 135i, Subaru-Liberty GT
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Posts: 909
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 BMW 135i  [4.33]
I've actually seen more verts in the road than the coupe. Most of them being 120i verts.
DTNJNQ is offline   Australia
0
Reply With Quote
      09-22-2008, 09:53 AM   #8
WAY
Brigadier General
 
Drives: Fast ones
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Posts: 4,022
iTrader: (0)

I wouldn't mind a vert as a family cruiser now and then. I miss having a convertible sometimes. But would I buy a vert over a coupe? No.
WAY is online now   Australia
0
Reply With Quote
      09-22-2008, 10:10 AM   #9
EspressoBoy
1addict, and proud
 
EspressoBoy's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Canada

Posts: 1,015
iTrader: (0)

ExMX5

I think the answer is quite easy...
If you are not pushing the car to limits, even a 128 is fine
Much depends on things like...

Do you have a garage?
Do you drive or park anywhere where there are vandals?
Do you have loads of sun and little rain?
Do like wearing loads of sunblock?
What do the other people who will be in the car think?
EspressoBoy is offline   No_Country
0
Reply With Quote
      09-22-2008, 10:20 AM   #10
BMWDave
Totally Add1cted
 
BMWDave's Avatar
 
Drives: X1 Xdrive23d
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Perth, Australia

Posts: 503
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2011 BMW X1 23d  [3.50]
Mate, if your original thought was the vert, then you should stick with it. You obviously thought that was the right car for you at the time and since then, as far as I can tell, nothing has happened to you personally to make you dislike the vert. The fact that you see coupe's running around shouldn't distract you, it's horses for courses. I never considered the vert when buying my coupe as that wasn't what i desired. They are a nice car, make no mistake, but not for me.

Go with your heart...I think you'll find you still want that vert!
__________________
Proud new owner of a X1 23d in Jet Black
BMWDave is offline   Australia
0
Reply With Quote
      09-22-2008, 10:28 AM   #11
ECarbonFiber
New Member
 
Drives:
Join Date: Sep 2008

Posts: 12
iTrader: (0)

i <3 my coupe, but sometimes i wish i got a vert just for something different and because my E82 is a 2nd car. Never had one, and my vision of a vert with the top down and and Race-Roll bar w/ cross and harness bars would just...speechless
ECarbonFiber is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-22-2008, 10:46 AM   #12
1ATTIC
Private
 
Drives:
Join Date: May 2008

Posts: 62
iTrader: (0)

We've loved our vert. Never having even sat in one before purchasing our 1, I am blown away by the feeling every time I put the top down and fly.....

The fact that there are fewer verts than coupes in a positive for me, everyone seems to notice the new 1 vert! Performance is more than adequate, and I'll drive the 128 before our E46 every time.

Now it's not just transportation, it's an adventure (even just popping out for groceries).

Go for your vert, you won't be disappointed.
__________________
CSM 128i Vert
Black Boston Leather
Premium Package
Premium Sound
Moonlight Black Soft Top
Steptronic
Park Distance Control
1ATTIC is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-22-2008, 06:34 PM   #13
smarm
Worsier then Tupac dying.
 
Drives:
Join Date: Apr 2008

Posts: 875
iTrader: (0)

Bit tempted to order a 120i vert for the missus. We're getting one as a test drive for a weekend once the weather fines up.

Let's face it, you're not going to be disappointed in either the vert or the coupe.
__________________
135/M Sport/Jet Black/Business Nav/Logic 7/Sunroof

Quote:
If you write 'Wash Me' on my car, I'll carve 'Resuscitate Me' into your chest
smarm is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-22-2008, 06:50 PM   #14
ExMX5
Engineering Tool
 
Drives:
Join Date: Aug 2008

Posts: 152
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by SimonB View Post
Don't want to answer your question at the risk of alienising vert owners, but if your car's being built in 3 weeks, how come you don't get it until March???
Sorry, my bad - expected build date is end of November, so I actually have a month and 3 weeks!

After reading through your replies it seems many of you have come to the same conclusion I have: both cars are awesome - How can I lose?

To answer EB's questions: Car'll be garaged constantly, I rarely park where vandalism happens (though my poor MX5 got keyed recently!), I already love my little go-kart with leather seats but want to trade up to something which is easier to drive long distance (took my 5 across the Nullabor to Melb - was a pretty tiring experience) but not at the cost of fun.


As a trade-up from the MX5, I think I'm going to stick with the vert - at least the soft top will be a familiar part then!
__________________
135i M-sport Convertible <> Monaco Blue, Lemon Interior, Brushed Al Trim, Black Rag, Hi-Fi, Pro Nav, Front/Rear PDC, BMW Performance SSK

Due December 15th!
ExMX5 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-22-2008, 08:39 PM   #15
Wraith
Captain
 
Drives:
Join Date: Jun 2008

Posts: 814
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ExMX5 View Post
OK. Car's due to be built in 3 weeks.

Problem is I keep seeing coupes everywhere and they look so good I've been tempted to change the order from vert to coupe!

Your thoughts, please!

(EDIT: stupid iPhone auto correct, grumble mumble - I've ordered a vert, not a "very" LOL)
Interesting dilemma...

I too think the 1er vert is the best looking on the series !!!

Convertibles of a certain model range not always but usually are the best looking of their model range !

I too would prefer a 135i vert over a 135i coupe, but because I already own and will be keeping a different soft top vert, I don't want another...

Having said that, in your case you really need to decide which you really prefer and/or need ! and obviously you need to do it quickly :smile:

Keep in mind the the vert would be less practical than the coupe, but if it's going to be a weekend/occaisionally driven vehicle, that won't matter much...vert will also cost a little more.

On the other hand if performance is your primary need, then stick to the coupe :smile:

Tough one, all the best of luck with it :smile:
Wraith is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-22-2008, 08:49 PM   #16
Dabaitu
Colonel
 
Drives: anything given a chance
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: .au

Posts: 2,953
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
I guess it's going to come down to what you want - looks or drive?

oh hang on, you get both of those with the coupe }
Dabaitu is offline   Australia
0
Reply With Quote
      09-22-2008, 09:02 PM   #17
harpoon
Lieutenant
 
Drives: e92 M3
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Syd

Posts: 441
iTrader: (1)

I think the verts are one of the best looking verts around - especially with the top down.

I prefer the coupe though
__________________
E92 M3
harpoon is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-22-2008, 09:46 PM   #18
lindenberger
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: 2011 135 - DCT
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Sydney

Posts: 40
iTrader: (0)

If the vert was a hardtop vert like the 335 then I'd get one....

The 135 vert looks great with the top down, however once that black rag is up it looks a little meh IMO.
lindenberger is offline   Australia
0
Reply With Quote
      09-22-2008, 10:01 PM   #19
Zuzu
Major General
 
Zuzu's Avatar
 
Drives: VO 1M Beast
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: SyDnEy Oz

Posts: 7,537
iTrader: (0)

Why change your mind now??

The vert looks awesome roof up or down..Ok, it is a bit stiffer than the coupe but unless you are going to track the car, that shouldnt bother you.

The only negative for the vert is that it has less rear seat width and leg room..otherwise..

STICK WITH THE VERT
__________________
ZUZETTE Build..http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=606023
COBB tune . ETS FMIC . aFe CAI . Meisterschaft GT exhaust . SSK . Custom Midpipes . CDV . BM OCC . H&R springs :
Zuzu is offline   Australia
0
Reply With Quote
      09-22-2008, 11:54 PM   #20
amk2912
Lieutenant Colonel
 
amk2912's Avatar
 
Drives: '10 X5 40d & '12 F10 520d
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Perth

Posts: 1,663
iTrader: (0)

When I was looking at the vert my dear wife quoted Jeremy Clarkson "Nobody wants to see your head, dear!" Lovely, isn't she.

Anyway, if you look like Pitt, Clooney or likewise - fine! If you look like me (according to the missus) - get a coupe and tint the windows!

Little does she know I'm gonna trade her X5 on a Kia Carnival
__________________
2012 BMW F10 520d M-Sport
2010 BMW E70 X5 xdrive40d

amk2912 is offline   Australia
0
Reply With Quote
      09-23-2008, 01:35 AM   #21
ExMX5
Engineering Tool
 
Drives:
Join Date: Aug 2008

Posts: 152
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zuzu View Post
Why change your mind now??
Obsessively browsing this forum and checking out the monaco blue coupe thread :biggrin:

Nah - I'm pretty set on the vert, just wanted to see what you guys think.

I'm hoping the chassis isn't that much looser than the coupe but I think my MX5 is pretty rigid and in test driving the vert seemed more solid than that.

I do see what 123d means though; when I test drove the coupe it seemed a bit more composed on the road, but then again I couldn't hear the exhaust burble or intake as well until I opened all the windows and the sunroof!

I guess I'm just more suited for convertible life :biggrin:

Now if only it would arrive faster...


amk2912 - LOL, the gf would be walking for a couple of weeks if she reeled that off! That calls for a Ssangyong!
__________________
135i M-sport Convertible <> Monaco Blue, Lemon Interior, Brushed Al Trim, Black Rag, Hi-Fi, Pro Nav, Front/Rear PDC, BMW Performance SSK

Due December 15th!
ExMX5 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-23-2008, 04:00 AM   #22
volk613
Private
 
volk613's Avatar
 
Drives: Silver 135i sunroof
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Melbourne

Posts: 68
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via MSN to volk613
Personally i prefer the look of a coupe over a vert with the top up. That goes for pretty much all verts i've seen. also does anyone worry about security of a soft stop?
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
volk613 is offline   Australia
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 05:34 PM.




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