Awful electronics and poor quality construction
We purposely invested in a BMW for its reputation for quality -- and we were sorely disappointed. The fancy display was trouble from the start; hard to navigate and operate, and cutting out the CarPlay connection at critical times. We reached our limit when the vehicle wouldn't start on a trip to Vermont; we had to have it jumped and wasted a day of our trip, losing hotel deposits and time. The repairs involved replacing parts in the system that were defective -- and would have cost $2,000 if not under warranty. This was not the experience we signed up for, so we sold the car after less than a year of use.
Bought my 2023 X1, a drive about 3 weeks ago, and the 2018 I had WAS MUCH BETTER! Not impressed with the new one at all!! The engine auto shut off is horrible, u can only shut it off on the same trip - not permanently. The acceleration AFTER it comes on is hesitant, and there is WAAAY TOO MUCH GOING ON (bells and whistles) in the radio/dashboard area… Crazy crowded. I can’t find half the stuff I need, it’s a journey behind 3 screens just to reset the miles when I fill up… However, the ride is really good, great steering, tight feel, no rattles and the view around the car when driving is really good. Probably- most likely not buy another one.
Worst car I have ever bought from my 10 cars own
Car is not even beable to refueled that is my experience. Gas door flap failure from the manufacture. Not reliable, autoshutoff is annoying and car doesnt feel smooth when reignite the engine, always feel like bumpy on the road. Gas mileage is about 17-19 not 22-28 as advertise. I will have to closely monitor it to figure it out. Bad mileage, bad transition from autoshut off, bumpy ride. Overal 2 stars just because the interior has 2 stars
Excellent in many ways, death to the ConnectDrive
Just picked-up the X1 on Mar 28th and had a great ride home from the dealership. Handles very well on the road with ample torque when needed. Hate the start/stop mechanics and the fact that you must deactivate each time. Hate the ConnectDrive thing—beware this is a sinister ploy to get more of your dollars and convert once standard car features into subscription services. It is evil. Love the interior. This is my third BMW, so I think this X1 interior is quite good for the money and I am astounded by the standard features list—Wow! And there’s a spare tire with tools in the trunk, WHAT!? I use a touch screen all day, so the tech is no stretch, as long as it works. We shall see, the OS is new. Dual clutch….hmmm, it has its advantages, but smooth take off ain’t one of ‘em. The seats are superb and the cabin very clean. Love the cargo space. This is a good vehicle for a certain group of buyers who want cargo and fun. This is a smart ICE choice, and I hope there will eventually be a U.S. bound iX1.
Great ride…but ugh distracting dashboard-humongou
New bmw x1. Glides…effortless driving. Incredible performance. I’ve had three other x1’s prior…nothing comes close to the handling of the 2023. However…the huge screen is distracting, it’s not user friendly and by the time I figure out the new gadgets I’ll be ready for a new lease🤷🏻♀️