Which used BMW X1 estate should I buy?
There are sDrive (front-wheel drive) and xDrive (four-wheel drive) versions. If you consider the road bias nature of the X1, then sDrive is more than sufficient and has the added bonus of better fuel economy.
We’d also suggest you look for an automatic version because the eight-speed unit is smooth in slow-moving traffic, but responds quickly when you need acceleration. It also helps the X1 to keep the revs down when cruising on the motorway and therefore benefits fuel economy.
Of the engines on offer, there is little need to go beyond the 18d, unless you need four-wheel drive.
The standard SE specification is more than enough for your needs. It gives you 17in alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, rear parking sensors, Bluetooth, sat-nav, USB input and DAB radio
Our favourite BMW X1: X1 sDrive 18d SE