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      06-09-2019, 09:10 PM   #1
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2 great/awesome things and 2 bad/unfortunate things about our beloved 1M

Ok, so....I saw a similar thread to this over on the M2C Forum and really enjoyed reading through what all the owners had to say.

So, I figured let's try it here and maybe just add 2 more elements for....1 for ownership time and 2 your favorite pic!

I'll go first...

I've had my Baby M for only 10 months

2 great things:

1) love the low end torque
2) love the steering feel and feedback

2 bad things:

1) Not very recognizable...most people I've talked with have never heard of or know about it? I Always feel like I'm educating someone!

2) its a funny looking little thing....only a mother could love.....if you know what I mean? Not a sexy sports car if you will.
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      06-09-2019, 09:35 PM   #2
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I think of your first bad point as one of the good points for me. Exclusivity is part of what makes this car so special and in my opinion only those who need to know will know what a 1M is. And your second bad point, I kinda see what you mean but I donít feel that way about a black 1M but I may be biased. Iíd say it has one of the best stances of any bmw ever.

Enjoy it in good health.
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      06-09-2019, 10:40 PM   #3
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I love the looks and the fact (most) people donít know what it is....

My only dislike was fixed with a MadDad mid pipe and Akra exhaust.
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Had mine almost 5 years as the 2nd owner (1st owner leased it)
1) Love the aggressive proportion
2) I barely seen one around town over the last few years (only weekend driven)
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1) My iDrive is starting to feel old and I want to replace it with NBT EVO (crazy amount of money to swap it out though - having factory Navi means I can use M Laptimer on track days)
2) It's giving me the mod bug and modding a BMW is easily 2-3x the cost compared to my previous car which is a Subaru. The more times I track the more I feel like it's turning into a money pit once I start modding
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Love love love the looks. Love the way it drives. Literally pretty much love everything about the 1M. From the simple interior to the old school aggression outside. From the perfect manual gearbox to the sharp steering and brakes.

Unlike you I get asked about it endlessly here...very recognizable by even the slightest enthusiast.

The one negative is how much attention the N54 needs to keep it healthy. It's not terrible but requires monitoring and aggressive maintenance to run trouble free.

I am totally stock and there's nothing more I want. The perfect car for me!
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Love love love the looks. Love the way it drives. Literally pretty much love everything about the 1M. From the simple interior to the old school aggression outside. From the perfect manual gearbox to the sharp steering and brakes.

Unlike you I get asked about it endlessly here...very recognizable by even the slightest enthusiast.

The one negative is how much attention the N54 needs to keep it healthy. It's not terrible but requires monitoring and aggressive maintenance to run trouble free.

I am totally stock and there's nothing more I want. The perfect car for me!
Hey, I can think of one thing you don't like!

https://www.1addicts.com/forums/show...86&postcount=4
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Nice points stated.

Personality, I love the car's look.

....So, our little 1's are considered 'sports cars ' you say?
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Love love love the looks. Love the way it drives. Literally pretty much love everything about the 1M. From the simple interior to the old school aggression outside. From the perfect manual gearbox to the sharp steering and brakes.

Unlike you I get asked about it endlessly here...very recognizable by even the slightest enthusiast.

The one negative is how much attention the N54 needs to keep it healthy. It's not terrible but requires monitoring and aggressive maintenance to run trouble free.

I am totally stock and there's nothing more I want. The perfect car for me!
Hey, I can think of one thing you don't like!

https://www.1addicts.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25038186&postcount=4
Haha yeah small complaint—-but doesn't bother me enough to put in a list of cons
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