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      07-01-2013, 07:02 PM   #23
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1M is a cool car - I was just being cheeky... However, I wouldn't trade my M3 for one. I'd happily take one as a second car, but never OVER the M3.
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      07-01-2013, 07:24 PM   #24
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I have to admit, I haven't sat in one personally, I'm just going by reviews I read online. Have you fit an adult back there? From what I hear, it's not the headroom that is bad, it's the legroom (which wouldn't be an issue for a kid in a car seat).

Your car looks sick btw.
Thanks! I've only had one of my other daughters friends back there. She is fairly tall for teenage girl...about 5'8". It works for what I need it for. If we need to haul people we take the wife's 535.
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      07-01-2013, 07:30 PM   #25
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All I know is I went from NEVER seeing 1M's to now seeing them once a week. I believe I saw 2 over this past weekend.
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      07-01-2013, 11:17 PM   #26
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I just thought the 1M is an amazing car honestly, I know some people would never take it over their M3 cuz of that beautiful S65 engine, but I just feel like maybe you'd have more confidence driving a 1M maybe cuz it's lighter. I wish I could have both
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      07-03-2013, 11:12 AM   #27
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The huge fender flares kind of even out the looks a little. Combined with the lci headlights, the flares and front facia make lights look a little smaller.

I think it looks great....but I also think the M3 looks great. 1M looks mean and menacing and the M3 looks sleaker...both great cars.

The M4 is going to look badass and will be lighter.
The 1M does look significantly better than a regular 1-series, I'll give you that. I just can't get over how the cut line below the door makes it look like a pot-bellied pig to me. Works on the old Z4, but not on the 1.
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      07-12-2013, 05:57 PM   #28
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hard decision but probably no
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      07-13-2013, 09:10 AM   #29
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IMHO I think the 1M is a great car and I feel it is a true M car. Everyone who has driven one and reviewed it says nothing but good things about it. Lighter weight, a lot of power, and a great suspension (via M3). I love the current M3 and I feel that it is just different to drive compared to the 1M. They just go about their performance in a different manner.

There are so many great performing cars out there, and I just don't think you can put down anyone for choosing what they want to drive (Porsche's, GTR's, ZO6 Vettes, R8's, RS5's, M3's, S4's, or 1M's). If it fits in your budget, puts a smile on your face, who cares what else other people drive or think of your choice. Life is too short!
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I have to admit, I haven't sat in one personally, I'm just going by reviews I read online. Have you fit an adult back there? From what I hear, it's not the headroom that is bad, it's the legroom (which wouldn't be an issue for a kid in a car seat).

Your car looks sick btw.
At ~6 feet tall and 200 lbs, the back seat in the 1 series can get claustrophobic, lol.
With that said, I'd take a 1M over the new M3/M4 simply because I dislike the design of the new generation BMW's.
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I only thing i love about the 1M is how rare it is. other than that i like the M3 better overall. again I LIKE it better.
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I only thing i love about the 1M is how rare it is. other than that i like the M3 better overall. again I LIKE it better.
Yep, the 1M is a very rare car. I've only seen a couple so far. The 1M, IMO, is a new and improved E46 M3.
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      07-15-2013, 09:25 PM   #33
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I drove 1m, i thought the boost was nice and it's plenty quick at track with simple bolt-ons, it is surprisingly loud with Akra valves opened. I will admit it, I do not think I am capable of shifting that fast and heel-toe and rev matching at every corner perfectly, but the guy driving at our local track displays how capable 1m can be.
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      07-16-2013, 08:20 AM   #34
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Here is another whole thread on the "M3 vs 1M" debate:

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=714943

I traded my e9x M3 for my 1M, and I prefer the 1M. I loved my M3, it was a great car, but for me, the 1M is more fun in general day to day driving due to the torque.
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I just can't get over how the cut line below the door makes it look like a pot-bellied pig to me.
This is what kills it for me too. I swear they brought in Chris Bangle as a consultant for that piece.
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