BMW 1 Series Review from Malta

2007 BMW 1 Series 116i 1.6 petrol

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired36000 miles
Most recent distance37000 miles
Previous carMitsubishi Montero

Summary:

Go for a bigger engine

Faults:

Strange noises from left dashboard side.

The fabric on the pillars is coming up with the heat.

General Comments:

Well it's a 1.6, so don't expect a rocket. I just kicked its heart out to see what it could do, and it's fast, but would be better if it was a 2.0. Spin and burn the wheels by switching the traction button off.

Fuel consumption is high, probably because of the heavy bodywork.

Interior is a bit cramped, but once you get used to it, it's OK.

A/C works great in the summer heat. Would have expected better paintwork for the money at least. I'm keeping this one until I destroy the engine (trying); after that it's a 130 for sure.

Excellent handling on our narrow and winding roads. Rear tires; make sure to always check them.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 24th July, 2012

26th Aug 2012, 06:55

Please, if you intend to destroy this car, give it to me and buy the 130 immediately! :)

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review