I recently picked up a few things for the house from local IKEA. The 60/40 split rear seat fold down giving you access to the trunk for more cargo room. I was able to easily fit in a table lamp and desk packaged in a small flat box. So not only is the 1er Coupe fun, it’s practical…for a coupe. I can take a couple golf bags in the trunk when my friend and I head to the links on Saturday mornings. Try doing that in a Porsche Cayman. On Easter weekend, my wife and I packed our weekend luggage and beach gear and took a 4-hour road trip to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. I drove 3 hours straight without feeling agitated or tired. It was my first time using the navigation system which was spot on with the guidance. I had a chance to play with the menus and learned you can have the directions listed similar to Google Maps – it even adjusts the miles as you progress on the trip.
Final thoughts – this car puts a smile on my face every time I get in. The 135i Coupe was made for people who love to drive. I don’t see myself growing tired it anytime soon. Unless Horatiu hands me the keys to his Valencia Orange 1M Coupe this summer.