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TSb0uld3r3r
post Oct 4 2020, 05:54 PM, updated 10 months ago

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I'm considering to purchase a brand new BMW X1 sDrive20i.
Looking for sifus views on the pros and cons.
Much appreciated!
Jason
post Oct 4 2020, 06:16 PM

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Proton X50 is better value. Unless you only want the badge.

They are both front wheel drive, with double clutch transmissions. No ZF 8 speed or BMW rear wheel drive goodness in the x1.

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post Oct 4 2020, 06:18 PM

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QUOTE(Jason @ Oct 4 2020, 06:16 PM)
Proton X50 is better value. Unless you only want the badge.

They are both front wheel drive, with double clutch transmissions. No ZF 8 speed or BMW rear wheel drive goodness in the x1.
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Badge is a big factor in my consideration.

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post Oct 4 2020, 06:31 PM

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QUOTE(b0uld3r3r @ Oct 4 2020, 06:18 PM)
Badge is a big factor in my consideration.
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If that’s the case I would wait for the H247 Mercedes Benz GLA and buy that over the X1.

Newer car, nicer interior, and it’s a Mercedes Benz. I also rank the Mercedes badge higher than BMW in Malaysia. Don’t know about you.
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post Oct 4 2020, 06:47 PM

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What car you driving now op?
TSb0uld3r3r
post Oct 4 2020, 07:13 PM

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QUOTE(trapezohedron13 @ Oct 4 2020, 06:47 PM)
What car you driving now op?
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I own a CRV and a MyVi. Looking to replace the MyVi.

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QUOTE(Jason @ Oct 4 2020, 06:31 PM)
If that’s the case I would wait for the H247 Mercedes Benz GLA and buy that over the X1.

Newer car, nicer interior, and it’s a Mercedes Benz. I also rank the Mercedes badge higher than BMW in Malaysia. Don’t know about you.
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The tax exemption window is ending in December. I don't know when this H247 GLA will be launched in Malaysia.
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post Oct 4 2020, 07:54 PM

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QUOTE(b0uld3r3r @ Oct 4 2020, 07:16 PM)
The tax exemption window is ending in December. I don't know when this H247 GLA will be launched in Malaysia.
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Are you limited to new cars only? Otherwise GLC would be much nicer than X1.

XC40 is nice, but the badge has yet to catch up to the Germans yet, but it’s catching up fast. Still has a reputation of uncle car in Malaysia but rapidly changing. Merc is the taukeh car, BMW is the mistress car lol. The XC40 is a better car IMO.

The reason I personally shy away from X1 is because it’s old, retiring soon. The car is spacious but it’s not that great to drive and isn’t that powerful.

Basically x1 is
Old— replacement model soon
Spacious
Not very powerful

XC40 is superior in every way. IMO. Go see in person. The interior is just miles ahead.
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post Oct 4 2020, 09:02 PM

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QUOTE(Jason @ Oct 4 2020, 07:54 PM)
Are you limited to new cars only? Otherwise GLC would be much nicer than X1.

XC40 is nice, but the badge has yet to catch up to the Germans yet, but it’s catching up fast. Still has a reputation of uncle car in Malaysia but rapidly changing. Merc is the taukeh car, BMW is the mistress car lol. The XC40 is a better car IMO.

The reason I personally shy away from X1 is because it’s old, retiring soon. The car is spacious but it’s not that great to drive and isn’t that powerful.

Basically x1 is
Old— replacement model soon
Spacious
Not very powerful

XC40 is superior in every way. IMO. Go see in person. The interior is just miles ahead.
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I prefer to limit to new cars as I loathe to spend too much time on maintenance.

XC40 looks great. I just can't shake the notion of "Volvo is for old people"

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QUOTE(b0uld3r3r @ Oct 4 2020, 09:02 PM)
I prefer to limit to new cars as I loathe to spend too much time on maintenance.

XC40 looks great. I just can't shake the notion of "Volvo is for old people"
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look for a pre-reg or low mileage fleet... maybe better value than the tax exempt

you still get the 5yr/100k free maintenance n warranty

yeah xc40 looks great... tbh I like th s60 more because this unker car has oomph... wink.gif
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post Oct 4 2020, 09:52 PM

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QUOTE(b0uld3r3r @ Oct 4 2020, 09:02 PM)
I prefer to limit to new cars as I loathe to spend too much time on maintenance.

XC40 looks great. I just can't shake the notion of "Volvo is for old people"
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Frankly speaking your options are limited to the XC40 and the X1 in this range.

Hands down the XC40 by far. A person who perceive Volvo as an old people car is out of touch with reality and not up to date. All new Volvos are amazing and on par if not better than the Germans. So it depends who you’re trying to impress with the badge.

I think most people below the age of 40 is aware of the new Volvo and what it represents.

Or the wildcard is a Lexus UX200, which I will choose over the X1. Lexus oozes class, and reliability. CBU as well.
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QUOTE(Jason @ Oct 4 2020, 09:52 PM)
Frankly speaking your options are limited to the XC40 and the X1 in this range.

Hands down the XC40 by far. A person who perceive Volvo as an old people car is out of touch with reality and not up to date. All new Volvos are amazing and on par if not better than the Germans. So it depends who you’re trying to impress with the badge.

I think most people below the age of 40 is aware of the new Volvo and what it represents.

Or the wildcard is a Lexus UX200, which I will choose over the X1. Lexus oozes class, and reliability. CBU as well.
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Someone told me mazda is cold door car
I was like wtf man

Anyway yes i agree x1 is old and soon to get an all new model

I would say give xc40 a try or glc
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post Oct 4 2020, 10:48 PM

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QUOTE(Jason @ Oct 4 2020, 09:52 PM)
Frankly speaking your options are limited to the XC40 and the X1 in this range.

Hands down the XC40 by far. A person who perceive Volvo as an old people car is out of touch with reality and not up to date. All new Volvos are amazing and on par if not better than the Germans. So it depends who you’re trying to impress with the badge.

I think most people below the age of 40 is aware of the new Volvo and what it represents.

Or the wildcard is a Lexus UX200, which I will choose over the X1. Lexus oozes class, and reliability. CBU as well.
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Exactly. 10+ years ago, when they were young, they thought volvo was uncle car. Now they became uncle and out of touch already.

If I have extra money, I would have picked XC40 instead of cx5.
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post Oct 4 2020, 10:50 PM

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Definitely XC40 with way more horsepower and better design compared to X1. It won the European car of the year for a reason.

Btw, you don't want a x50 to tapao your X1 in acceleration. Bobby Ang recently reviewed the x50 and said it felt like a "downgrade" to be in X1 compared to x50.
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post Oct 4 2020, 10:56 PM

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https://autobuzz.my/2020/10/02/proton-x50-f...-meets-the-eye/


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post Oct 4 2020, 11:27 PM

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QUOTE(steven789 @ Oct 4 2020, 10:50 PM)
Definitely XC40 with way more horsepower and better design compared to X1. It won the European car of the year for a reason.

Btw, you don't want a x50 to tapao your X1 in acceleration. Bobby Ang recently reviewed the x50 and said it felt like a "downgrade" to be in X1 compared to x50.
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X50 only tapao the s18i, not the s20i. Considering in that race the X50 was only ahead the s18i by the tiniest margin, the s20i would smoke the X50.

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post Oct 5 2020, 08:56 AM

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X1 price range seems don't have much choices, a bit higher would be XC40, a bit lower will be CX5-T.
Why TS already owned a CRV still need another SUV?
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post Oct 5 2020, 08:58 AM

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Test drive the x1, the back seat is very small. yes the car might be bigger than last gen but the seat covers only half of my tight which is no no. x1 is also FWD, no difference than any other cheaper car in the market.

if u have that budget top up a bit and go xc40 or save a bit go mazda 2.5T however mazda is lacking MRCC.. damn.
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post Oct 5 2020, 09:55 AM

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Or TS could consider the CX-30 AWD/FWD, though its a bit pricey.

Since you already have a CRV, I assume the 2nd crossover need not be as large. I have a CRV and an F48 (traded in the Myvi Icon for it) at home.

Pros
- 7-sp wet DCT (Getrag) performs well thus far
(the 1st batch came with the Aisin 8-sp torque converter
gearbox)
- relatively good driving experience
(for a guy upgrading to a bimmer from previous local/Japanese
cars)
- Spritely performance from the B48A20
- Good looking "not too boxy" external design
- Good all rounder crossover as an entry into the BMW brand
- comes with powered boot and the spacious, there is also a hidden storage compartment beneath
(where a conventional spare tyre would normally be stored in other cars)

Cons
- Ageing interior design
(against the current and upcoming competition)
- Tight rear seating space
- Fuel economy isn't that great, but I'm not really concerned
about FC.
- Tyres a tad undersized, would hv been nice to have the option to
spec in 19" Style 511 rims.
- Lack of options from BMW M'sia
- Small iDrive 6.5" screen (would hv been nice to have at least an
8" display

Wanted a 3-series at first, but the G20 was not yet launched at the time. The F30 was sold with un-attractive variants -> the 3-pot 318i and the hybrid 330e, both of which were not palatable to me.

My humble comments in general :-

BMW - driver centric cars with excellent dynamics and sharp
handling. External designs are more "handsome", except
for the chipmunk 4 series which are horrendous
Mercs - flashy design and more luxurious, better interior design
Volvo - good balance of design, superior safety features,
performance and value for money. Buy one before they go
fully electrified

if you die die want an F48, get one from the Premium selection or management car fleet.
Good luck TS.

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post Oct 5 2020, 07:09 PM

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QUOTE(b0uld3r3r @ Oct 4 2020, 07:13 PM)
I own a CRV and a MyVi. Looking to replace the MyVi.
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Then X1 is definitely a super upgrade. Go for it.

Compared X1 with mazda, interior of X1 is miles ahead. And it's very spacious as compared to GLC. Volvo no comment. Uncle car and maintenance cost may be higher due to smaller number.

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