We use cookies on whatcar.com to improve your browsing experience and to provide you with relevant content and advertising, by continuing to use our site you agree to this. Please see our privacy policy for more details. Continue

What Car? says

3 out of 5 stars

For Good to drive; prestige badge; reliable

Against Limited leg- and headroom; firm ride

Verdict The sharpest-driving car in the class, but far from roomy

Go for… 118d ES

Avoid… 130i M Sport

BMW 1 Series Hatchback
  • 1. Don't be too put off if the gearbox feels sticky when cold and difficult to get into reverse. It's normal
  • 2. If the alloy wheels are badly kerbed, the tracking will almost certainly be out
  • 3. Be wary of high mileage 130i versions in M Sport trim
  • 4. Run-Flat tyres give a bouncy ride
  • 5. Legroom in the rear is very poor - rear seat occupants will feel cramped
Haymarket Logo What Car? is brought to you by Haymarket Consumer Media
What Car? is part of Haymarket Motoring
© Haymarket Media Group 2015