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      07-16-2012, 09:40 AM   #23
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While I was home in the states on leave, I was in So Flo (West Palm Beach) and couldn't believe the amount of 3,5, and 7 series on the road. It seemed like every other car on I95 was a bimmer....but I did not see a single 1er.

Too me that is the allure about the 1. I was toying with the idea of picking up a bimmer and went to the dealer somewhat intent on a 3 series but quickly found out that even with our massive discount it was more than I was willing to pay. Well I started doing my research on the 1, and finding out more and more, that the general public had no clue of this car....even so called "gear heads" were clueless as to the potential of it.

Its an unassuming little car. IMHO a total sleeper. I have always liked those kind of vehicles. Same goes for my other car, a '95 Impala SS. Most people have no clue that it has a LT1 Vette motor under the hood...back when it belonged to my dad and I was in high school I used to love taking it out, and red light racing all the little rice boys at my school.

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      07-16-2012, 09:46 AM   #24
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East coast is rare to find them, and they dont exist in the mid west. lol.
Not sure what you're basing your opinion on but I see them quite frequently here in the NY tristate area. Nearly not as many as the 3 series which sees like 2 in 10 cars around these parts but they arent a rare sight.
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=211276
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      07-16-2012, 09:55 AM   #25
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I've probably seen about 100+ 1ers on the roads here in SoCal and it follows a pretty close pattern. The 128i's either have a super hot young chick or some old guy. And the 135i's have mostly young males.
Yep; I'd be the old guy...
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      07-16-2012, 10:04 AM   #26
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My wife enjoys her 135i, but rarely notices other ones. We used to live in SoCal and they were everywhere. I'm actually surprised how often I see them in Dallas though, I'd guess I see two or three a day on average here.

It's not as rare as my old M Coupe, but still much less common than most other BMW's and fun to spot other ones on the road. We did see a doppelganger this weekend.
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      07-16-2012, 11:11 AM   #27
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Every once and a while I will see 1 or two a day, but not always. There is a black 135i vert, and a silver 135i near me. But don't see them every day.
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      07-16-2012, 11:51 AM   #28
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I have never seen my twin. Sparkling graphite 135 coupe.
I actually finally spotted mine just a couple months ago. Was really disappointed, was sure I was the only Monoco Blue M sport package in Phoenix till then.
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      07-16-2012, 12:09 PM   #29
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      07-16-2012, 02:51 PM   #30
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Here in central MA I've seen three others since March when I started looking. One was/is on a used car dealer's lot this morning on the way into the office. BTW it is a nice, loaded, steel grey at Foley Motorcars in Shrewsbury MA.

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      07-16-2012, 11:52 PM   #31
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I love that our cars are rare...
Agree 100%. Still, thought it was very odd not to see even ONE 1er the entire trip
from Northeast Ohio to the Outer Banks (including a one night layover in a Baltimore
'burb). Will be curious to see if we pass any on the trip back tomorrow.
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      07-17-2012, 07:08 AM   #32
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There are a load of them in the NY-NJ region. I now see 1 or 2 every day though most of those are 128is with clueless drivers. Very rarely do I see a someone who appreciates what they have and recognize it in another 1.
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      07-17-2012, 07:58 AM   #33
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There are a load of them in the NY-NJ region. I now see 1 or 2 every day though most of those are 128is with clueless drivers. Very rarely do I see a someone who appreciates what they have and recognize it in another 1.
Now how do you make out a "clueless" driver when passing another car?

Because its a 128i, woman or old guy? Please share your wisdom and enlighten me. :-)
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      07-17-2012, 09:15 AM   #34
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There are a load of them in the NY-NJ region. I now see 1 or 2 every day though most of those are 128is with clueless drivers. Very rarely do I see a someone who appreciates what they have and recognize it in another 1.
Buddy, I'm sixty years old , have owned high performance cars and motorcycles for over 40 years, Have a mechanical Engineering degree and have worked in that field for over 36 years. I own a Crimson Red, Sport Package 128, appreciate the hell out of it and i promise you I am not a "Clueless" driver. However clueless forum posters piss the hell out of me.
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      07-17-2012, 10:16 AM   #35
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Buddy, I'm sixty years old , have owned high performance cars and motorcycles for over 40 years, Have a mechanical Engineering degree and have worked in that field for over 36 years. I own a Crimson Red, Sport Package 128, appreciate the hell out of it and i promise you I am not a "Clueless" driver. However clueless forum posters piss the hell out of me.

Keep you tights on. When I say clueless I mean the person who has no real appreciation for the 1 series they drive. They could have either a 128i or 135i, but - let's be honest - the majority of 128i drivers are not 1Addicts and might have been just as happy in a 3 series or Lexus. I have a better chance of making eye contact with someone in a 135i because they seem to be more inclined to notice my 1 series than the average, middle aged woman who I typically see in a 128i. It's not the car that makes you clueless, it's the lack of appreciation for our cars that I think makes you clueless.
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      07-17-2012, 10:43 AM   #36
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...it's the lack of appreciation for our cars that I think makes you clueless.
Well stated
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Well stated
Not really, it's a immature statement of someone who thinks the car can only be appreciated if it's tuned up and optically enhanced and not enjoyed, or even being enthusiastic about it in it's natural design. How shallow and ignorant this statement is.
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Not really, it's a immature statement of someone who thinks the car can only be appreciated
if it's tuned up and optically enhanced and not enjoyed, or even being enthusiastic about it in
it's natural design. How shallow and ignorant this statement is.
Yeah...I think you're totally misreading his point. I read it as; "The clueless status-seekers who
own a BMW to prove a point to their friends and neighbors rather than truly appreciate their
vehicles (in it's 'natural' state) are the idiots." I'm not sure where you're getting all of the tuned
up/optically enhanced commentary from. Unless I'm missing something...
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On Long Island, I am starting to see more and more, and it bothers me. I like the exclusiveness. I admit though, they are mostly 128i's not the 35, which is somewhat reassuring. Yesterday I saw 2 throughout the day, which is a lot. But I'm starting to almost see 1 everyday.
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Jeez people calm down...not a pissing match.
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I live in Fayetteville, sizable military town, with the largest (population) Army base in the world.

I think I've seen 3 135is in town, one of which is a member on here (Mnst3r). Maybe 5 or so 128is. Pretty crazy.
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      07-17-2012, 11:42 AM   #42
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This thread started out fine, but has deteriorated into yet another 128 vs 135 pissing match. How stupid......

Lot of immature people on here, it seems.
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Lot of immature people on here, it seems.
Hey, tuc...love ya to death and not sayin' I don't agree with you, but.

There are over 100,000 members here (not sure how many are active) and not everyone's going
to see your (or my) points of view.

When I had my GTIs I spent many, many hours on vwvortex. Those folks would eat most of the
members here for lunch. I realize it's a very different crew here and I kind of like it that way but
as I've said before, there are WAY too many thin skins on this forum. When someone disagrees
with someone, here's a unique idea...have a debate! Not in a disrespectful, troll-like fashion, but
don't be afraid to state your case. It beats whining about how mean everybody is. "Can't we all
just get along"? Really? Uncle.
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