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Best of Breed by Brad from Wisconsin on 01/21/2014. Trim: 2014 BMW X1 sDrive28i, Owned 1 year.
Pros: There is much to like about this car, nice appearance on the exterior and interior, comfortable seats, good MPG, acceleration and handling, versatile interior with great headroom for a tall person and the venerable BMW cachet.
Cons: As others have mentioned the cost goes up fast as you tally up the mostly unnecessary extras. The fuel economy drops fast when you drive this car the way it seems to want to be driven. The S-Drive 328i is very fast, however if you drive it conservatively you will get 34 mpg at 65 or 70 mph as published. There is just a bit of wind rush and road noise that penetrates the cabin. Not a deal breaker but not a luxury sedan by any means.
Overall review: I test drove many cars before selecting the X1. After 8 months of ownership I still think it is best of breed if you do not load it up with too many pricey options. Buy the basic car and add heated seats and the very attractive real wood paneling and you have one of the best deals out there for slightly over 30K.
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