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      08-14-2016, 09:27 PM   #1
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I miss my X1

As some of you know, my X1 was wrecked a while back. I have replaced it with a M2, which is a truly phenomenal car. I love it every time I drive it.

That being said, I now realize just how special the X1 35i really was. I have been piling a ridiculous amount of miles onto the M2 (10,000 since April 20th) and I can't fit anything into the trunk due to the small opening, so I am looking for a practical AWD hatch as a daily driver. Unfortunately, I am discovering again that there really isn't anything even remotely close to what the X1 35i M Sport was. The Golf R is the only thing close but $40k is just insulting.

I am seriously starting to consider picking another one up. The problem? There are only 9 X1 35i M Sports in the entire country with a red interior on autotrader.

If you've got one, hold on to it. It's a special car. It's special enough that I actually actively miss driving it despite owning a M2.

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      08-14-2016, 11:52 PM   #2
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Really, only 9 with Coral Red! Where did that number come from...? Alpine White with Coral red on my daily driver X1... have been running the PURE Stage 2 since Feb, its a great car and it rips! Not as refined, attractive as the M2 or as nimble I'm sure... hopefully you can find one out there
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      08-15-2016, 12:03 AM   #3
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I should have clarified that there are only 9 available on autotrader with red interior!
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      08-15-2016, 12:10 AM   #4
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Yep figured that was the case...
I did see a black w/ red for sale in NY with 65k miles for $25k... you can handle the engine maintenance to keep it running with the higher mileage. N55 seems to hold up well, just a few components seem to fail over time
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      08-15-2016, 07:21 AM   #5
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Amen. Coral red leather is one of my favorite things about my car. It makes it special.
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      08-15-2016, 09:18 AM   #6
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I can't imagine what I would replace my X1 35i with, and it basic black with nevada beige interior. I haven't had it a year even and put 15k miles on it. It's acceleration is so smooth, and it feels like a beast with a JB4.

*edit: Ironically though, I could fit more in my Mazda 6 than the X1, but it wasn't nearly as fun or agile.
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      08-15-2016, 10:27 AM   #7
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I feel the same with my Dinan sport tuner 28i. Not sure what I would buy that offers so much all around fun and utility. AWD, close to 300HP, Great driving feel and utility? Golf R if it sat a bit higher perhaps but not quite the same.
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      08-15-2016, 11:53 AM   #8
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Alpine White with Coral Red interior X1 3.5 M sport owner here since May . Keep up the searches .
Took me about 2 months to find one and was actually did find mine on Autotrader
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We miss having your input and opinions on this Forum, hope you find a E84 and make it back here.
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      08-17-2016, 12:03 AM   #10
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congrats on the M2

Yea, there's definitely nothing like the X135 on the market these days, except maybe the GLA45 which is smaller
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Congrats on the M2. I think you may be missing how personalized you made your X1.

As a car guy, we dont seem all that content with our cars until it bleeds our personality / personal taste.

That being said, I've only been in the car game (realistically) for about 10 years now and I've had my X1 for 4 months. I can see now why people fall in love with these cars - which means a lot coming from my E90.

The only modern replacement / car that could top the X1 35i is a Porsche Macan. They havent come down in price enough for me to justify buying one yet though.
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congrats on the M2

Yea, there's definitely nothing like the X135 on the market these days, except maybe the GLA45 which is smaller
I saw a new Lexus RX, and it looks smaller in capacity than the X1. Don't understand that crossover/hatch with a fastback thing. Especially when the car isn't even slightly sporty.
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I saw a new Lexus RX, and it looks smaller in capacity than the X1. Don't understand that crossover/hatch with a fastback thing. Especially when the car isn't even slightly sporty.
Same here. I see an X428 or even 428 GC and I wonder why that purchase happened. I guess the owner fell in love with the styling, which is a valid reason

OP, your X135 was modified right? that's probably what you miss about it, not to mention it is a lot of fun to surprise people with an X1, rather than constantly having the high expectations that comes with driving an M car
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Put a deposit on a Mineral Grey x1 35 w/ Coral Red this last weekend...
This is going to be a LONG week waiting for them to finish the CPO prep!
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I saw a new Lexus RX, and it looks smaller in capacity than the X1. Don't understand that crossover/hatch with a fastback thing. Especially when the car isn't even slightly sporty.
You mean NX surely? The RX is far larger than the X1.
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As some of you know, my X1 was wrecked a while back. I have replaced it with a M2, which is a truly phenomenal car. I love it every time I drive it.

That being said, I now realize just how special the X1 35i really was. I have been piling a ridiculous amount of miles onto the M2 (10,000 since April 20th) and I can't fit anything into the trunk due to the small opening, so I am looking for a practical AWD hatch as a daily driver. Unfortunately, I am discovering again that there really isn't anything even remotely close to what the X1 35i M Sport was. The Golf R is the only thing close but $40k is just insulting.

I am seriously starting to consider picking another one up. The problem? There are only 9 X1 35i M Sports in the entire country with a red interior on autotrader.

If you've got one, hold on to it. It's a special car. It's special enough that I actually actively miss driving it despite owning a M2.

Don't forget that the airbag recall is holding up alot from being up for sale. Once that gets all cleared, they'll show up
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