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Old 10-11-2011, 06:39 AM   #1
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New 1 series M not so "M"

Picked up latest Motor Trend mag, article 11 best drivers cars, one of the testers a pro driver, multiple championships , said "I hate this car", the 1 series M was next to last in ratings. the cheapest car in the test the new Mustang Boss 302 LaGuna Seca was rated 5th. Read the article. BMW should be ashamed.
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Old 10-11-2011, 08:52 AM   #2
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I'd take the Boss 302 over the 1M in a heartbeat.
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Old 10-12-2011, 04:24 PM   #3
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Motor Trend is one of the few car magazines that I don't read on a regular basis, because they quite often are at odds with my opinion on certain vehicles. Every other article, web video, or tv show I have seen on the subject has loved the 1M. The main gripes Probst had could likely have been due to tires, as I saw that most of the others had tires with tread-wear ratings under 100, and the 1M had 200. Usually the lower the tread-wear, the higher the grip.
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Old 10-12-2011, 05:28 PM   #4
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I fell in love with that car the moment I opened the door. Driving it is insane. Good friend has it so we alternate cars regularly and I BEG for it. My favorite little BMW
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Old 10-13-2011, 12:16 AM   #5
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hmmmmm according to top gear, the 1M is a great car. Motor trend in my opinion feels a bit biased. Yes, i am subscribed to it and car & driver, i prefer C&D
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Old 10-13-2011, 08:05 AM   #6
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hmmmmm according to top gear, the 1M is a great car. Motor trend in my opinion feels a bit biased. Yes, i am subscribed to it and car & driver, i prefer C&D
im subscribed to both as well and couldnt agree more. C&D is far more subjective. Motortrend seems to be a bit bias toward american sh*t
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Old 10-23-2011, 11:22 AM   #7
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motortrend does not count as a good opinion for me. and everyone else seemed to say it was one of the best bmws lately due to its weight. plus i drive my sisters 135i sometimes and that thing is a BEAST stock! I cant even imagine what the 370 ft lbs on the 1M feels like.
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Old 10-23-2011, 11:29 AM   #8
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every review i've read or seen of the car deems it stellar in nearly every way. i'm going to have to negate motor trend's opinion on this one.
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Old 10-23-2011, 10:52 PM   #9
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And how can you go wrong with a big engine in a tiny car? Sounds like a recipe for success to me. Just hit the gas and say "understeer be damned, I'll take it sideways."
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Old 10-25-2011, 08:41 AM   #10
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I don't believe OP's post is worth anything.

Just with anything that will get reviewed, there will be criticisms & praise.
Just because this driver didn't like the car it doesn't mean it is sh*t.
Let alone does it mean that BMW should regret putting it out.

My advice, if you are a prospective buyer, do the research, then DRIVE the thing
and decide for yourself.

My bet is... most ppl don't even have the driving skill to drive that car to it's limit.
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Old 11-19-2011, 02:34 PM   #11
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HAHAH motor trend dont make laugh 1m is way better than boss 302 in my opinion and how in the heck do you hate it ?
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Old 11-19-2011, 03:01 PM   #12
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motor trend is for coffee table reading only, their reviews have zero credibility.
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Old 12-04-2011, 04:45 PM   #13
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Old 12-05-2011, 09:58 AM   #14
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Everyone that drives this car boasts about it, the car is a stellar car and next to the M3 CSL it's one of the best "drivers" cars they've ever built. It's an extremely focused car.

I don't listen to Motor Trend, they are more biased to American vehicles anyways it seems.
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Motor Trend also missed the bus when they claimed the Mustang was a "better car" than the current M3 because, for less than half the price, you got almost all the performance.... who buys a BMW strictly for performance?

Well, maybe some do.. but, for me, a car is far more than the acceleration, braking, etc... it's the comfort, the aesthetics, etc... if I want to go fast, buy a bike
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Love my 135. The 1M has to be incredible. Good luck finding one to drive, though. AFAIK, they're just about all sold.
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Motor Trend also missed the bus when they claimed the Mustang was a "better car" than the current M3 because, for less than half the price, you got almost all the performance.... who buys a BMW strictly for performance?

Well, maybe some do.. but, for me, a car is far more than the acceleration, braking, etc... it's the comfort, the aesthetics, etc... if I want to go fast, buy a bike
+1 they missed the boat. It's not all about outright speed. It's about the "finished product" and NO American car even comes close to the fit and finish of any BMW.

Have you ever seen the inconsistent panel gaps on a Mustang
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Picked up latest Motor Trend mag, article 11 best drivers cars, one of the testers a pro driver, multiple championships , said "I hate this car", the 1 series M was next to last in ratings. the cheapest car in the test the new Mustang Boss 302 LaGuna Seca was rated 5th. Read the article. BMW should be ashamed.
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Picked up latest Motor Trend mag, article 11 best drivers cars, one of the testers a pro driver, multiple championships , said "I hate this car", the 1 series M was next to last in ratings. the cheapest car in the test the new Mustang Boss 302 LaGuna Seca was rated 5th. Read the article. BMW should be ashamed.

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Old 12-06-2011, 09:07 PM   #20
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apparently they're all sold out in the US, so i think you're safe, OP. I personally love the 1M and how it's a driver's car more than anything else. It's SO NICE LOOKING as well. I'd love to own one; hell i'd love to just take a ride in one
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