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Community Level 1jezyg

jezyg

BMW 118d SE Great handling if not that spacious

AdvantagesGreat handling fun to drive well made quite economical

DisadvantagesRun-flat tyres poor standard sound from stereo not that spacious

"My BMW 118d is my third 1 Series after having owned a Pre-Facelift 116i and 120d. The Facelift 118d comes with a new 2 litre diesel engine with an output of 143 Bhp compared to the 122 Bhp of the pre facelift 118d. Other changes on the facelift model include stop/start, brake energy regeneration as part of the efficient dynamics setup. Also new rear light clusters a DPF (diesel particle filter) as standard and straight exhaust as standard slightly ..." Read review
15.01.2011

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BMW 118dSE 5 door REVIEW

AdvantagesSolid build, good performance, great drive

DisadvantagesCost

"I had the good fortune to have this car for a week as a courtesy car and I was impressed! Didnt want to give it back in the end! I have always liked the look of the 1 series as it is quite different to any of the other hatchbacks. I was given a brand new 2008 118dSE Automatic in Silver. I believe with the extras this retails at around £20'000-22'000. The standard features were 5 doors, cd player, driver and passenger airbags, electric windows ..." Read review
10.06.2008

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Community Level 1pharmacy123

pharmacy123

BMW 118D SE

AdvantagesGreat drive, fine balanced car

DisadvantagesRear space poor and rear doors restrict access

"Bought one for my wife, but ended up driving it. Preconcieved ideas about what it looked like and how it drove meant that I hated it before I had even sat in it. Huge suprise when I did eventually drive as it really is good to drive. Exceptionally well balanced, feel much bigger and the engine is suprisingly reponsive. However, if space is a premium (ie you have one or more young chidren), then you MUST look elsewhere as it has minimal space in the ..." Read review
20.09.2007

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Green driving

AdvantagesLow road tax, lovely drive, comfortable, surprisingly spacious

DisadvantagesNot cheap!

"BMW 118d SE or ES (can't recall which!). I love my new BMW. I am new to the brand, only purchased mine a few months ago. But I am very happy with it, and am trying to persuade my partner to buy one too. What a change to drive a quality car! My main reason for buying it was its green credentials, with the car tax at only £35. Its not the money as much as the principle behind it (ie. if the government sees fit to charge low tax, then it must be an ..." Read review
30.07.2008

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Community Level 1Schinklegr...

Schinklegroover

BMW 118d M Sport - glad it was just a hire car

AdvantagesGood, solid feeling car, handsome styling

DisadvantagesAutostop/start very noisy, poor level of spec, expensive for what it is

"I had a 1-series BMW for a fortnight as a courtesy car from Avis via my insurance company when my Focus Ghia was in for repair and was delighted when I heard I'd be getting a BMW, and even more impressed to find it was an M Sport model. I previously drove an Audi A4 and found it to be of a similar quality to the BMW - good, solid controls felt chunky and robust and the driving position, when I finally achieved the desired position, was very good. ..." Read review
31.12.2010

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Community Level 1helenstuff

helenstuff

BMW 118d SE

AdvantagesBeautiful drive with great fuel economy, very stylish.

DisadvantagesVery difficult to keep clean!

"It was a job to decide whether to go for the 118d SE or Sport but in the end I plumped for the multi-function steering wheel rather than the sporty seats. In fact it's a really sporty steering wheel and suits such a stylish car. Other great features include the programmable remote key - so each driver can store their own information, and the oh-so-groovy-but-are-they-really-neccessary 'puddle lights' that light up your door handles in the dark. ..." Read review
24.05.2007

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Community Level 1northants_...

Quick review of BMW118d

"I've owned this car since May 2008 and have had a number of experiences to fully test it's mettle. It is fantastically good on summer roads and as much fun as a go-kart. In the wet, like any rear wheel drive it does become a little too responsive. I have also suffered a large accident in a BMW 1 series, when I was hit twice. Despite my whiplash, the car was as strong as I could wish for and withstood the impact of two large vehicles which were written off. It was quickly repaired by BMW, who's service was top quality. It is solid over speed bumps yet soft over potholes. It has a good quality interior and is quick off the mark. It is also very, very low on tax especially for company car driver. I would happily, buy again.
07.01.2009

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Community Level 1wend33

wend33

BMW 118dES with extras!

Advantagesa real drivers car

Disadvantagespricey but worth it

"I've had my BMW 118ES for a few weeks now. Although not technically an SE it has a few extras that make it pretty close. I love it - it drives beautifully and the boot is big enough to fit 3 dogs! I have read comments that the rear seats do not have much room but, as I don't have children and rarely carry passengers, this is not a problem. Those passengers that I have carried have not complained though to be fair! At present I am getting 49.5mpg on ..." Read review
26.04.2008

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Community Level 1richard26

Quick review of BMW118d

"I bought the 118d because of the positive reviews and green features. The MPG isn't bad but don't believe a word of the 60.1. Even driving like I am on my driving test the best I have managed is 51. I challenged BMW and I received a corporate response along the lines of '60.1 was achieved in test conditions blah blah blah' If I throw caution to the wind and am happy to settle for 48 mpg the 1 series is a great drive. Boot space is adequate and overall comfort is great. Overall not a bad motor, I just wish BMW would be more honest about the MPG.
13.12.2007

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Community Level 1djg030188

Quick review of BMW118d

"AHH YES THE BMW 118D SPORT IS DREAM TO DRIVE AND OWN. I HAVE HAD THE BMW 118 D SPORT FOR THE PAST 8 MONTHS AND I HAVE NOT HAD A SINGLE BAD THING TO SAY ABOUT THE CAR. FROM DRIVING TO THE SHOPS TO DRIVING 350 MILES FOR A TRIP TO THE LAKE DISTRICT MY FRIENDS AND I WERE COMFORTABLE EVER MILE OF THE JOURNEY. THE 118D SPORT IS MY FIRST BMW AND WITH THE QUALITY AND COMFORT BMW GIVE TO THE CUSTOMER IN THEIR CARS I AM NOT THINKING TWICE ABOUT GETTING ANOTHER AFTER THE THIS. I GIVE THE 118D SPORT A 5 STAR BECAUSE OF THE STYLING, COMFORT AND SPORTY FEELING YOU GET WHEN DRIVING THE CAR.
18.06.2007

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Community Level 1owais997

owais997

BMW 118d SE

Advantagesgood traveling

Disadvantagesnone

"Very good Speed and unbelieveable performance and beautiful design and good shape and we can say BMW 118d SE Sport number 1 speed car and Analysis in my mind good traveling used this car and realiable performance and I always advice my friends,visiter and colike. In my view this car travel long time and achieveable performance. Very cheap price in my experience and excelent model. Easily purchase. Good Manufacture support and overall we see performance,efficiency,design ..." Read review
24.07.2008

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Community Level 1peterscubauk

peterscubauk

118D SE

AdvantagesStylish, well built, Quality, comfortable

DisadvantagesNot much comes as standard

"I find that the car is very quiet and you cannot hear the engine unless the windows are open. The car is well built with good quality internal plastics and trim. Surprisingly, electric windows in the rear of the car are NOT standard. I opted for the internal lights package which gives a constant LED light when driving at night for front and rear passengers. The LED's are located above the drivers mirror and in the back of the car. I find this ..." Read review
12.02.2007

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Community Level 1rosco100

rosco100

The BMW118d, comfort, service and reliability

AdvantagesFuel efficient, good service from dealers,

Disadvantagesradio could be better.

"Driving 30 000 miles a year can be somewhat tedious and trying. The 118d manages to do on average 52 mpg. In the 5 years that I have been driving one (3 years in one and 2 in my second) the only issues I have come up against have been windscreen wipers wearing out, replacement windscreens, tyres... nothing to do with bmw problems. Having had other types of cars before the servicing from the dealers has been second to none. They have a fast lane service ..." Read review
19.02.2010

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