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BMW 1-Series repairs by problem area

Engine (33%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (2%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (2%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (30%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (17%)

Other (11%)

Chart based on 789 repairs.
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BMW 1-Series repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (17%)

$500 - $999 (10%)

$100 - $499 (22%)

< $100 (49%)

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Chart based on 329 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

BMW 1-Series problems by year

2008 - 2014 (100%)

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Chart based on 794 repair trips.
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Personal Experiences of the BMW 1-Series

BMW 1-Series Personal Experiences: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Prior brand experience all favorable. full 2008 BMW 1-Series review
2008 2dr Convertible turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
I used to Own an M3 and there is nothing like a BMW. full 2008 BMW 1-Series review
2008 2dr Convertible turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
my 1996 328ic has been reliable and fun to drive. full 2008 BMW 1-Series review
2008 2dr Coupe 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
Have had good experience with this brand in previous years. Quality engineering, reliable, safe. full 2008 BMW 1-Series review
2008 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
BMW three series are great vehicles..Very dependable and good reliability full 2008 BMW 1-Series review
BMW 1-Series Personal Experiences: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
BMWs tend to be less reliable on the longer term (4+ years). full 2009 BMW 1-Series review
 

BMW 1-Series Problems and Repair Histories

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