BMW X1 XLine 2.0i Xdrive auto

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  • #103412 Reply

    Macca

    So as the head scratching on a possible replacement car continues we decided to go check out the BMW X1.

    We checked it out about 3 and a half years ago and hated it. When we got into it way back then the seats were immediately uncomfortable and it probably tainted our view.

    Today i thought sod it, lets go have a look, can’t do any harm.

    We were able to try an XLine in the showroom, and I have to say our old opinions on the X1 were completely changed. We found the seats very comfortable even given our difference in height.

    We liked the BMW fit and finish, and were surprised to see a CD player of all things in the car.

    Having had a good read of the spec sheet, its no surprise that, some things that I might be interested in have to be bought in a pack with other things that I wouldn’t particularly choose.

    Good that the pano sunroof is an option that i wouldn’t have to pay for.

    I was surprised to see that electrically adjustable seats with memory are an expensive option, and in fact lumbar supports for the seats are an option too!!

    Adaptive cruise comes in a pack too although it was £250 less than the Volvo equivalent pack.

    Shame that the dark headlining isn’t available even as an option on the XLine.

    That said, what we saw was enough to encourage us to want to take it out, and the dealer has an XLine demo which we can have all day.

    So when its available we’ll have it out and see what we make of it.

    How mad it that. We’ve always dismissed it, yet now we at least have an interest.

    Crazy stuff 🤪

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  • #103475 Reply

    Macca
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    Cheers man, keep your chins up 😉

    #103481 Reply

    Philjb

    I did like the looks of the  X1 even the older one, sadly the boot again was just too small and the sport seats were so uncomfortable and the ride was too firm for me.   A big disappointment after looking at all the reviews.
    some say the seats get better with age so it sounds like used ones have the most comfortable seats.

     

    #103482 Reply

    vinalspin
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    I carried on regardless and paid the price, instead of admitting my problems I kept pushing myself until that is at the grand old age of 36 I pushed too hard and blew 3 discs completely and associated vertebrae and had to retire there and then, no second chances, it took quite a few months of rehab to realise that it would never work and neither would I again, nobody wants to accept it as we are all still young in our minds.

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    BionicRusty (Wayne)
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    You’re spot on vinalspin. We do push too hard. I guess it’s that we’ve had so much to prove to others, let alone ourselves. Best wishes.

    Phil, how big a boot do you need? The X1 has 505\1550 Litres which is pretty good for its class but struggles to accommodate many motorised chairs. The XTrail is a lot bigger of a car but only has 550. Not that much more for the difference in size of car. It is impressive with the seats down though at 1982 litres.

    Perhaps another reason why the Tiguan is so popular with 615 /1665 litres.

    🏎 I will be remembered for nothing but had great fun doing it 🏎

    #103493 Reply

    Philjb

    Wayne the tiguan was only just big enough for my chair and the dog etc. I need all the seats up most of the time for family too, so seat down space wouldn’t work for me.
    All the standard kit and the way it looked and drove made it number one choice.
    Ive had people carriers in the past when my kids were small and didn’t want another so again the Tiguan offered a bit more for a great AP.

     

    #103495 Reply

    BionicRusty (Wayne)
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    It certainly takes some beating Phil. 👍

    🏎 I will be remembered for nothing but had great fun doing it 🏎

    #103508 Reply

    vinalspin
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    I do wish manufacturers would post boot dimensions as well as litres because the amount of space doesn’t always equal the most litres, especially when you take into account most SUVs have the awful sloping rear end which stops most mobility gear from fitting, so annoying!

    #103511 Reply

    Elliot
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    The one thing I will add is that BMW’s make some fantastic auto gearboxes.

    #103551 Reply

    BionicRusty (Wayne)
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    I agree Vinalspin. Dimensions should be added.

    And Elliot, you’re spot on about the BMW gearbox. Mine is seamless. My wife’s GLA isn’t a patch on it.

    🏎 I will be remembered for nothing but had great fun doing it 🏎

    #103582 Reply

    Donkey Oatie

    about the only thing we don’t like about our X1 is the non adjustable seatbelt hangers (Jeremy Clarkson doesn’t like them either!) the standard seats (2017 model) for us are fine they are firm but BMW have always tended to be on the firm side. Smallest wheels would be best as the larger optional wheels are a bit rough around the country lanes. 1.8d s drive gives over 50 mpg all round and mid to high fifties on a run

    #103620 Reply

    Macca
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    So the interesting thing is that whereas all of the £500 off AP BMW offers are distanced from me, having swapped emails with a couple of local dealers highlighting those discount offers to them, they are both willing to put an offer together if we like the day long test drive and want to consider the numbers.

    Who knows maybe X1 sales are feeling the hit from the XC40 success?

    We’ve still got the XC40 in the mix and will try and focus on one or the other after extended test drives.

    Both cars have plus points, if we’re motivated enough to pull the trigger on a new order then it will just be driven by which features appeal to us more I guess.

    #103621 Reply

    Macca
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    I am curious to see if BMW have rectified the seatbelt hanger issue in this facelift, as there is 16 inches difference between the height of I and Mrs Mac so if it hasn’t been sorted then i’d be surprised if the X1 caters for both of us.

    The XC40 does capably.

    #103623 Reply

    Philjb

    I’m pretty sure there is still no seatbelt  adjustment on the 2020 model X1.

    If you’re tall like me I’d be interested in what you think about the drivers seat pad, it felt too short for my legs almost like it was made for someone of 5ftish.

    #103624 Reply

    Macca
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    Its definitely short, and its odd because I felt the Mazda CX5 seat was short but did find that car uncomfortable.

    Spending time in the X1 in the showroom at least, it didn’t seem uncomfortable.

    Given the height difference between me and the mrs it is tricky trying to find a car that suits both of us.

    The XC40 seems to cater for us both well in respect of the seats.

    Thats where the day long test drive will be important though.

    #103625 Reply

    Macca
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    Incidentally i’m 6’2″ with long legs

    #103628 Reply

    Wigwam
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    We have an X1 and found the lack of seatbelt height adjustment unusual. I am 6ft and Mrs Wigwam is 5ft2.  We have no problem with the seatbelts, the trick we found is to adjust the seat height to suit the seatbelts, presumably as BMW intend.

    #103630 Reply

    Philjb

    That’s odd of BMW then as I set the seat hight so I’m comfortable when driving and getting in and out, not to be at the correct hight for the seatbelt?

    #103632 Reply

    vinalspin
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    I have to be able to support some of my weight on both the centre armrest and the door pad, having to adjust the seat so the seatbelt wasn’t uncomfortable meant the chair was very low and I couldn’t use either, stupidest thing I’ve ever heard of to save a few quid, rules it out for me forever!

    #103634 Reply

    BionicRusty (Wayne)
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    about the only thing we don’t like about our X1 is the non adjustable seatbelt hangers

    It was one of my niggles as well when new but I’ve got used to it,…….just!

    🏎 I will be remembered for nothing but had great fun doing it 🏎

    #103677 Reply

    Macca
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    We called into a local dealership today to check out the issue of the seatbelts in the X1. In short its not been fixed in the facelift.

    My wife is only 4’10” and when we put her in the car at the right seat height, and put the seatbelt over her, unfortunately it sits very close to her face, and does not sit in the right place over her chest at all.

    So sadly we now know it won’t work for us.

    We also checked out the Active Tourer whilst we were there, as they had an M Sport in alpine white which looked superb, but the distance from the sill to the seat is a touch too wide and it makes it too difficult for her to get into easily.

    So another manufacturer bites the dust on our trek for a potential new car 🙄

    #103699 Reply

    BionicRusty (Wayne)
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    Macca, have you looked into spacers? I’ve not used them but I’ve seen them advertised. I think they sit on the seat belt at the top and move the belt down about 2-3 inches.
    Really poor of BMW this.

    🏎 I will be remembered for nothing but had great fun doing it 🏎

    #103700 Reply

    Macca
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    I don’t think i’m that passionate about the car, plus I don’t agree with paying decent money for a ‘premium’ brand and then adding bits to fix it ….. cos the manufacturer couldn’t be bothered 😂

    #103714 Reply

    BionicRusty (Wayne)
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    Do ya know what? That’s an absolute spot on point. 👍 I’d never thought of it like that. 👏

    I bet BMW think that this is a minor point but it’s actually losing them sales.
    All the tech in the world but no adjustable seatbelts. Doh!

    🏎 I will be remembered for nothing but had great fun doing it 🏎

    #103722 Reply

    Noel

    Mini Countryman (same platform) has this same issue with the seat belt, but I’m the only one who drives it, so not a problem for us.

    #103725 Reply

    Macca
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    I’m the only driver as my wife doesn’t drive, but the issue for us is that it just created too dangerous a situation for my wife as a passenger.

    I dreaded to think what would happen if she was violently thrust against the belt in either an emergency stop or worse still a hard accident.

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