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Owner Reviews


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Excellent vehicle when given regular preventative maintenance.

This vehicle has been exceptionally reliable. The vehicle came with included service for the first 30, 000 miles but the dealer would not perform oil service before 15, 000 miles. I know better and because I serviced mine every 6, 000 miles, my vehicle did not fall apart a week after the warranty was up. You must use only supreme unleaded fuel. This vehicle or risk problems with the fuel system. (This is explained at the time of purchase). The alignment is set a bit aggressive which can burn through tires quickly. This can be remedied by having the alignment set a bit less aggressively by a qualified shop. The convertible top liner is held together by cheap plastic and shoelace quality cords. This last about 2 years and cost about $800 to replace at the dealer. An upholstery shop can usually do the same job for less than half the price. To make the cords last longer, put the top up whenever the vehicle is not in use. I love this car and if you care for it, you will too.

- Sharon S

It keeps Its value over time.

The BMW is a beautiful stylish design, ours is midnight blue with silver trims and a medium brown leather interior. The interior is extremely comfortable and spacious inside with adjustments to ensure your seat is in the perfect position, one of my favorite features is the miles showing on the windscreen, it helps me to concentrate on the road and keep to the speed limits which is not distracting. There is a small pop up screen in the center console which is fantastic for sat nav and radio controls, it is contemporary and well designed. We've owned our car for 5 months and Its always been reliable with no problems, we often get compliments from people on the look of the car and the space inside, the trunk has plenty of space.

- Krystal A

Great little car with style.

The stylish body, push of a button convertible top make this a great vehicle for cruising. The comfortable seats have programmable memory settings, heated and electric adjustments to make entering rear seats easy. The bright headlights are automatically programmed to turn on in dim light. The windshield wipers have automatic rain sensor. Direct stability control, cruise control, air condition ambient temperature control, power mirrors, power windows and door locks. The performance is great, maintenance is average cost. I recommend this car as an entry level BMW.

- Noel F