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In fact, I used to own one. I might have also slightly influenced my dad to get one. Unfortunately, my 128i was let down by one thing:

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Today in unnecessary car shopping with E90M3, we find this wonderful blue water metallic 128i that has rectified the problem of the transmission.

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Illustration for article titled Im a big fan of the 1-series

That’s right, coupled to the N52 is this:

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Proper row your own in a naturally aspirated BMW with hydraulic power steering. What a wonderful thing. Not that I regret buying my 328i, but where was this when I was looking for a second car. Manual 128i’s aren’t plentiful, so this one probably won’t last long. 

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