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      10-21-2012, 10:30 PM   #14
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Drives: 2013 X1 xDrive28i M Sport
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Southwest Michigan

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Originally Posted by Humble_Bear View Post
Please rate the following cataglory from 0-10:

Which model do you have? xDrive28i M Sport
Miles driven? 2,500

1) Engine 8
2) Transmission 9
3) Actual MPG (city/hwy) after broken in 5 (<26 mpg - mostly highway)
4) Braking 8
5) Handling 8
6) Steering feel 9
7) Exterior design 7
8) Interior design 8 (crosshatch aluminum trim is very nice, sport seats are comfortable)
9) Quality 7
10) What do you like best about the car? Handling/fun-to-drive
11) What would you improve? Fuel economy, ride comfort, cargo capacity
12) Reliability 8
I am terribly disappointed with the fuel economy. How a vehicle rated at 33 mpg highway cannot manage better than 27 mpg on my best highway trip in Eco Pro mode is beyond me. I realize the engine should continue to loosen up, but it's obvious the published figure is not achievable. 20% below the rated number is worse than any vehicle I've owned, and in my opinion it's not acceptable.

I'm also turned off by the Jekyll and Hyde ride comfort. On asphalt and most concrete the ride is firm but not overly harsh, which is exactly what I expected. But on aged concrete the car takes on a completely different personality, pitching and crashing over expansion joints on the standard 18" runflats. In fairness, I have not driven the standard suspension, and I cannot comment on how it compares to the M Sport's.