Practical Buying Guide: BMW 1 Series E82 / E88 Generation (2008-2013)


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Many enthusiasts hold that the E46 3 Series is the pinnacle of the BMW formula: a marvelous combination of sporting character and everyday usability in a timeless design. In fact, we heartily sing its praises in our E46 buying guide, calling it “one of the most enjoyable drives available in an affordable used car.” But…


Great informative article with excellent buying advice.

I love the 1 Serie’s formula of little car stuffed with a big engine. They can haul serious ass and is very capable for the performance minded. Definitely not the best looker in the BMW family but still an overall great package.