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      12-14-2012, 01:03 PM   #1
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Glowing online review for X1 xDrive28i

http://www.leftlanenews.com/bmw-x1-review.html

Now that's more like it!

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      12-14-2012, 03:07 PM   #2
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      12-14-2012, 05:24 PM   #3
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Thanks for providing the clean link, nospam. I edited my orig. post.
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      12-14-2012, 09:24 PM   #4
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Alot of reviews on the net have comments from viewers that say its quite ugly.
I don't know if I'm biased, but I actually think its one of the best, no wait, is the best looking compact suv on the planet in my opinion.
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      12-15-2012, 06:45 AM   #5
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One interesting point that the review makes it that it's the cheapest BMW on the market, which means it's probably going to sell relatively more, which means there may become a surplus, and thus low second-hand values.
It may also attract a lot of buyers who otherwise wouldn't buy BMW, and who don't buy it to drive it like a BMW, but to be seen driving one. For sedate values of "driving", that is, like 0-60 in 2 minutes, being allergic to acceleration. Drives with fog lights on to be noticed even more. Has "family" stickers in the rear window. Brakes for leaves. You know the type.

I hope I am wrong, and that I won't get to hate my fellow X1 drivers. Ah well, at least it might mean more and better 3rd party supplies for it.
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      12-15-2012, 11:56 AM   #6
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I hear ya. One part of me really doesn't want to see myself at every intersection. I like the fact it may not be a car for everyone. But I'm sure the lower price of admission will conspire against my selfishness.
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      12-15-2012, 01:44 PM   #7
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I was very tempted to get an X5. But then I realized that every single one I saw was driven by a soccer mom.
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      12-15-2012, 04:08 PM   #8
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I still find it strange that it's priced above the 1 series in the US.
Here The X1 is positioned above the 3.
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      12-15-2012, 05:56 PM   #9
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I still find it strange that it's priced above the 1 series in the US.
It's not. The X1 is the cheapest BMW you can get in the US:
Cheapest X1: sDrive 28i, $30650 MSRP
Cheapest 1: 128i Coupe, $31200 MSRP

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Here The X1 is positioned above the 3.
The cheapest 3 series in the US is $36500 MSRP for the 328i Sedan.

Of course, few will buy these base models without adding expensive "line" items and extras.

Also, here in the US we get neither the cheaper/smaller gasoline engines, nor the more expensive (but cheaper to drive) diesel engines. So if comparing, make sure you don't compare with models we don't get
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      12-15-2012, 06:52 PM   #10
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It's not. The X1 is the cheapest BMW you can get in the US:
Cheapest X1: sDrive 28i, $30650 MSRP
Cheapest 1: 128i Coupe, $31200 MSRP



The cheapest 3 series in the US is $36500 MSRP for the 328i Sedan.

Of course, few will buy these base models without adding expensive "line" items and extras.

Also, here in the US we get neither the cheaper/smaller gasoline engines, nor the more expensive (but cheaper to drive) diesel engines. So if comparing, make sure you don't compare with models we don't get
Ehm, I mistyped. I meant that the X1 is cheaper than the 1.
Here the X1 is priced 13.000(!!) higher than the cheapest 1 and 5000 higher than the cheapest 3. All are the entry level petrol engines.
I hear a lot about packages, is it that options are only available through those packages? Here we just have some packages but every option is available seperately.
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      12-15-2012, 11:40 PM   #11
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It's not. The X1 is the cheapest BMW you can get in the US:
Cheapest X1: sDrive 28i, $30650 MSRP
Cheapest 1: 128i Coupe, $31200 MSRP



The cheapest 3 series in the US is $36500 MSRP for the 328i Sedan.

Of course, few will buy these base models without adding expensive "line" items and extras.

Also, here in the US we get neither the cheaper/smaller gasoline engines, nor the more expensive (but cheaper to drive) diesel engines. So if comparing, make sure you don't compare with models we don't get
The x1 35i M Sport is actually priced above the 1 series when you option it out with equivalent specs.

The MSRP on my X1 is just under $50k. I could get a loaded 135is for that.
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      12-16-2012, 01:00 AM   #12
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Ehm, I mistyped. I meant that the X1 is cheaper than the 1.
Here the X1 is priced 13.000(!!) higher than the cheapest 1 and 5000 higher than the cheapest 3. All are the entry level petrol engines.
I hear a lot about packages, is it that options are only available through those packages? Here we just have some packages but every option is available seperately.
The N20 powered 28i is the lowest 1, X1, and 3 series here in the US unlike in Europe.
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      12-21-2012, 10:21 AM   #13
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here in taiwan BMW X1s are selling like hot cakes love the look so much I went back to US and got my mom to get one. love the N20 engine
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The N20 powered 28i is the lowest 1, X1, and 3 series here in the US unlike in Europe.
Except the US 128i is the E82/E88 only, we don't get a hatch (either generation), and it still has the N52 motor, not the N20.
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      12-21-2012, 01:53 PM   #15
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Nytimes last Sunday had a very good review. Sorry that I can't post.
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      12-29-2012, 10:38 PM   #16
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xDrive28 is favored over xDrive35 for handling.
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      12-30-2012, 12:42 PM   #17
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Nytimes last Sunday had a very good review. Sorry that I can't post.
Here you go - http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/16/au...f=automobiles&

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xDrive28 is favored over xDrive35 for handling.
Although it is a bit lighter I think many reviewers are influenced by the idea it has the 6 speed. Personally I felt that the additonal power and bigger brakes was def a plus. I always do the shifting so by and arge the fewer gears just meant less shifting and no doubt worse gas mileage, a sacrifice I make for fun driving

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      12-30-2012, 02:06 PM   #18
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Alot of reviews on the net have comments from viewers that say its quite ugly.
I don't know if I'm biased, but I actually think its one of the best, no wait, is the best looking compact suv on the planet in my opinion.
Agreed, every angle, the x1 looks good.

Some smaller SUVs look fragile from some angles. Not the X1.
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      12-30-2012, 02:50 PM   #19
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Agreed, every angle, the x1 looks good.

Some smaller SUVs look fragile from some angles. Not the X1.
Milady, she hath curves.
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      12-30-2012, 02:58 PM   #20
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The X1 grew on me. I do like it better than most other compact xovers, including the Infiniti EX and the last generation X3. However, I like the looks of the new X3, Q5, and Evoque better.
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      12-30-2012, 04:34 PM   #21
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The X1 grew on me. I do like it better than most other compact xovers, including the Infiniti EX and the last generation X3. However, I like the looks of the new X3, Q5, and Evoque better.
De gustibus non disputandum est. I don't mind the X3, but to me, the Q5 looks like there must be a matching big socket somewhere to plug it in to, and the Evoque like someone stepped on it.
Then again, my taste in cars go back many decades, and none of today's cars evoke the same feelings in me as, say, a Ferrari 250 GTE.
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