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      08-31-2013, 08:33 PM   #309
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I was washing my car at my parents' house (I live in a condo) and the neighbor across the street came over excitedly and kept praising my car. He said he witnessed a 135i take on an M3 on the freeway and was impressed how it was neck and neck all the way. Before I knew it, he handed me his cell phone and jumped into the front seat and said "take a picture of me in the car so I can send it to my friends in Hong Kong so they'll think it's mine!".
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My wife went to a company sponsored event where she was talking to a co-worker (from sales and marketing) who heard we just got a new car. When he asked what we got, she told him we got a BMW then he asked her what kind. She told him a 135 and he asked her (in a condescending tone) why we didn't get a 3 series. She told him its an enthusiast thing and that he probably wouldn't understand.
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I had a kid at a drive through once and he said "woah! is that a 1 series?" I replied " yes it is" and he asked " is it a 1m?" I grabbed my food and smiled " sure buddy" and drove off.
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Guy at discount tire when I was getting new rubber:
-So you need new tires for the M3 right?
I was flattered he thought my 128 was an M3 but a little worried at the same time to let him work on my car.
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      01-11-2014, 10:23 PM   #313
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Haha someone asked me if it was an M3 too. I was like what? no!

Many times I get the 1M question.. Each time it makes me a little sad

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Guy at discount tire when I was getting new rubber:
-So you need new tires for the M3 right?
I was flattered he thought my 128 was an M3 but a little worried at the same time to let him work on my car.
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      01-12-2014, 10:00 AM   #314
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Many times I get the 1M question.. Each time it makes me a little sad
I used to have the same problem...
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I get the " why didn't you buy a 3 series" all the time. Or the " my golf is faster than that". Heard that one at work Friday.
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manhattan parking garage a few weeks ago....

employee: hey how much was your car?

me: MSRP was $50k

employee: why didn't you get a 528?

me: because those are slow and boring

employee: isn't the 5 series faster?

me: no the 5 series is much slower

employee: how much hp does your car have? 200?

me: 320

employee: what?! are you serious?! in that small of a car? wow

me: I told you this is faster!!!

employee: wow. what is that called again?

me: 135is. but the regular 135 is similar and they have been out since 2008

employee: I want one!!!
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      01-12-2014, 03:00 PM   #317
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The most depressing question you could ask a 1-series owner:

Them: "Is that a 1M?"
Me: "No."


Once I had a mechanic at a tire mounting shop try to call me out on my car's interior ///M badges until I schooled him on what the M-Sport package was.
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      01-12-2014, 08:11 PM   #318
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This happened when I was shopping around for my 1er..
Called a dealer: (they had a 2008 135)
Salesman: this is a real beauty, it does run it flies, and last year of turbos too...
Me: Not really, TT were 08-10, twin-scrolls 11+...so they're still turbos.
Salesman: You're wrong, and if you're right my name is not Joe Schmoe and I'll give you $1k discount.
Me: Deal, I'll pick it up tomorrow.
Salesman: I'll double check on that because my son told me...
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So few people know what these cars are all about!
Ended up picking up a 2010 getting lots of looks everything! And since it's almost blacked out completely looks pretty aggressive too.
No offense intended, but I think that Salesman may have been better at his job than you realized.


The depressing thing I hear from those with some knowledge of the 1 series is always "is that a 1M?"

The thing I always hear from people with no clue is "just a 1? Maybe in a few years you can get a 3 series."
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      01-13-2014, 12:45 AM   #319
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I've had mine for a little over 36 hours now and I've already gotten some silly comments on it by my friends.

"Not always is about how fast it is...I know it's fast, and an overall good car.But is the size...same thing as a guy should not drive a VW Beetle.
And is not average size anymore..." -Romanian Vlad

While discussing purchasing a 135i over a 335i with an assistant property manager at a different property through texts. She thought I should get the 335i because of how small the 135i are:

Me: 135i aren't THAT tiny.
Her: Yes they are.
Me: Just sat in one
Me: Not that tiny
Her: Lies.
Me: Lol, if I get it over the 335i, you'll be my first passenger
Her: And I'll giggle at how I have to hug my knees

Still got dat 135i doe.
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      01-13-2014, 01:28 AM   #320
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I've had mine for a little over 36 hours now and I've already gotten some silly comments on it by my friends.

"Not always is about how fast it is...I know it's fast, and an overall good car.But is the size...same thing as a guy should not drive a VW Beetle.
And is not average size anymore..." -Romanian Vlad

While discussing purchasing a 135i over a 335i with an assistant property manager at a different property through texts. She thought I should get the 335i because of how small the 135i are:

Me: 135i aren't THAT tiny.
Her: Yes they are.
Me: Just sat in one
Me: Not that tiny
Her: Lies.
Me: Lol, if I get it over the 335i, you'll be my first passenger
Her: And I'll giggle at how I have to hug my knees

Still got dat 135i doe.
Congrats on the pickup!

And some girls like to hold their knees...
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      01-14-2014, 04:48 PM   #321
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No offense intended, but I think that Salesman may have been better at his job than you realized.


The depressing thing I hear from those with some knowledge of the 1 series is always "is that a 1M?"

The thing I always hear from people with no clue is "just a 1? Maybe in a few years you can get a 3 series."
Didn't buy from him, I had seen the car he was selling before in another lot, test drove it, limp mode...
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      01-14-2014, 05:34 PM   #322
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The most depressing question you could ask a 1-series owner:

Them: "Is that a 1M?"
Me: "No."
Had it happen to me once, kinda hurt my feelers...
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      01-14-2014, 06:46 PM   #323
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Had a guy come up to my window once.. Just stared at the car for a minute and said "I've never seen the actual 1M in person before!" ...... He also drove a 135i convertible. Facepalm.
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I have a 11 135m sport vert and I live outside Charleston, SC. A couple of weeks ago going home from a bad day at the golf course, I was at a light on a 4 lane road waiting to make a left when I looked over and this guy in a 90's Dodge pick up in camo paint, with dog cages in the bed, is pointing at me and waving his arms so I rolled down the window and he yells at me and says " That car is the shit and I know that bitch can hunt" Would of never thought he would even know what a BMW was but it put a big shit eating grin on my face
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I have a 11 135m sport vert and I live outside Charleston, SC. A couple of weeks ago going home from a bad day at the golf course, I was at a light on a 4 lane road waiting to make a left when I looked over and this guy in a 90's Dodge pick up in camo paint, with dog cages in the bed, is pointing at me and waving his arms so I rolled down the window and he yells at me and says " That car is the shit and I know that bitch can hunt" Would of never thought he would even know what a BMW was but it put a big shit eating grin on my face
Hope you thanked Dr. Phil. That line would make a great license plate surround, too. That's hilarious.
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This thread is gobs of laughter. Thank you all for sharing.

I was once with my fiancee meeting her aunt because she was in town for her 60th high school reunion or something. I had just bought the car maybe two weeks ago, my fiancee explained what it was to her aunt and she simply replied "oh, its cute".

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Some lady I work with:

Her - "Why didn't you buy a man car? Isn't that the chick BMW car?"

Me - "Uh.. no? It makes over 400hp to the wheels right now..."

Her - "Well I drive an R/T Challenger, nothing can touch American Muscle."

Me - "Interesting, because I have taken down a couple cam/long tube header/intake/tune SRT8's, a bunch of Mustangs, Camero SS's.. "

Her - "What's an SRT8?"

Me - "I think we are done here."
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      01-14-2014, 10:18 PM   #328
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Some lady I work with:

Her - "Why didn't you buy a man car? Isn't that the chick BMW car?"

Me - "Uh.. no? It makes over 400hp to the wheels right now..."

Her - "Well I drive an R/T Challenger, nothing can touch American Muscle."

Me - "Interesting, because I have taken down a couple cam/long tube header/intake/tune SRT8's, a bunch of Mustangs, Camero SS's.. "

Her - "What's an SRT8?"

Me - "I think we are done here."
I think it was over as soon as you started with "some lady I work with" as the premise. =P
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Friend of a friend of a friend:r u the one with the m3
Me: no, it's a 1 series
Him: same difference!

I've also gotten the "when are u going upgrade to a 3, or do u wish u got a 3 instead"!!!!

I've also gotten the 1m thing, which hurts!

I crapped all over a 535i; he pulls up next to me and says: " damn that's fast!!"
Me: thnx
Him: at first I Thot it was a 128i, because I couldn't see the back. Then when u flew!!! Wow!!!"
Me: haha thnx yeah it's a 135i, and it's modded.
Him: my mom has the 128i, and I didn't think the 135i would be that much of a difference!!!
Me: yeah (light turns green and he turns right)

I love my 1series AH!!
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