[1 Series] In the throws of a 135i purchase

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  1. 20 Aug 2019 at 9:47 PM #1
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    As title, going to test drive a 2016 M135i on Saturday 14000 miler, 1 owner (lease) Estoril Blue
    Looks really nice any pointers?
    I have read about the birds handling package, does it really need it?

    Test drove one yesterday in mineral Grey but front bumper scratched and dents plus miss representation put me right off.
     
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    I’ve heard they can be skittish.

    Perhaps the Birds Bilstein/Eibach kit would help but the main mod I would do to an M Lite is a Quaife diff.
     
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    Yes. Although personally, id just fit normal Bilstein B8's and Eibach springs instead of the ones that Birds make out of Virgin Unicorns bathed in the sperm of Zeus for 3 weeks ... that are three times the price. They also need an LSD. At that point, they are very good. Well, barring the steering which is still fairly awful.
     
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    Thanks for the input guy's.
    Will see how it goes, but as I don't do track days or drifting or even high speed driving for that matter not sure I need the mods.
    Must admit though the mods sound very interesting..but serious money :bugeye:
     
  5. 1 Sep 2019 at 8:32 AM #5
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    I bought one a couple of weeks ago to replace a much loved and slighty fettled 130i.

    Does it handle or feel like an M car - No, obviously not.
    Is it acceptable - Yes as a daily driver, probably not as a ‘fun’ car
    Would it benefit from Eibach/Bilstein - Yes, but that’s in the future.
    Birds or B12 Kit - for me probably Birds as it’s a long term keeper so the additional cost/year/miles would be worth it.
     
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    I'll be selling mine probs next month. it's a fun car and I would have another in future. with a sports cat and mpe sounds great too.

    I thought about changing the suspension but it's incredibly comfortable for a hatchback and I wouldn't really want to lose the comfort.
     
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    Bought one, 2016, 14,500 miles in Estoril Blue, Cream dakota leather.
    Think its a grower. :)
     
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    How you finding it?
    I’m really enjoying mine, definitely a keeper.
    Having a daily that’s almost as quick as the 1M feels kinda naughty :)
     

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