2023 BMW X1 | Talking Cars with Consumer Reports #390

2023 Bmw X1 | Talking Cars With Consumer Reports #390 1

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The 2023 BMW X1 redesign brings more features, room, and power, but does it have enough to compete with the Audi Q3, Lexus NX, Mercedes-Benz GLA, and other competitors in the entry-level luxury SUV segment? We discuss its driving characteristics, updated technology, cabin, and how much utility an SUV this size can really provide. Our experts also share tips on how to avoid MSRP dealer markups when car shopping, and give our picks for a reliable and fuel efficient family vehicle.

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00:00 – Introduction
00:14 – First Impressions: 2023 BMW X1
19:33 – Question: What is the best way to avoid MSRP dealer markups when shopping for a car?

Redesigned 2023 BMW X1 Grows in Size and Technology

2023 BMW X1

How to Negotiate a New-Car Price Effectively

How to Avoid Car-Buying Fees

Guide to Car Safety

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17 Comments on "2023 BMW X1 | Talking Cars with Consumer Reports #390"

  1. Michael Maciejewicz | December 16, 2022 at 3:20 PM |

    What do think about the 2021 Elantra Sel Premium sedan

  2. Michael Maciejewicz | December 16, 2022 at 3:29 PM |

    I have the 2021 Elantra that after 5-7 months things started to happen The horn stopped working
    There was red liquid dripping out from the front right side of the engine compartment
    The transmission would not work
    I stepped on the acceleration peddle And the car would not go
    My condo was destroyed So I am living 50 miles from my dealership
    Where is when we bought it we were closer
    Well I am close to Framingham Mass where I called and they set up an appointment for me , and then abruptly canceled it
    They said that because I didn’t buy the car there they would not do warranty work
    Is this the normal way things are done now

    • Not only is the Hyundai/Kia company horrible, but the dealerships are the absolute worst. It’s illegal for any dealership to refuse warranty service just because you didn’t buy the car there.

  3. cityatlant 123 | December 16, 2022 at 3:42 PM |

    If anyone wants a Toyota Prius, he or she should look at the the 2023 Prius. Much better looking and much more horse power, but a little less practical in term of space in trunk. I would take one if not for the limited outward visibility in the back.

  4. Devang Mistry | December 16, 2022 at 3:55 PM |

    How does the 2023 X1 compare to the Volvo xc40?

    • Always test drive everything you’re interested in, but BMW lately has much higher reliability and owner satisfaction than Volvo.

  5. Emily is the voice of reason, and she tells it like it is!
    Let’s just lay it out: BMW’s gear selector is stupid.

  6. The way she constantly says, “bu – in” instead of “button” does kind of drive me crazy 😖 I mean she WAS just introduced as a PhD, right?

  7. She clearly did zero research before being so upset about the BMW gear shifter.
    Once you try it just a few times, the lever is easy to use and makes perfect sense.
    “Park” is the same as the Parking brake button because it applies the parking brake when in “Park”. This method is stronger to hold the vehicle on an incline than a pawl in the transmission, and also protects the transmission if the vehicle is struck while parked.
    This method has been around in many vehicles for nearly a decade now.
    I think she should probably just stick with car seat testing.

  8. Only lease a BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Jaguar, Range Rover bc they’ll only last until the warranty is in affect. After the warranty expires that vehicle will cost you THOUSANDS of dollars in repairs.

  9. I do like the red inserts in the seats, but the boring black from 1990 would look better with tan.

  10. Jason Hamilton | December 16, 2022 at 5:47 PM |

    Watching this episode made me uncomfortable. I don’t know how to say this gently, but these three together does not make for a good combination.

  11. Emily deserves a pay raise, what with having to deal with paternalistic over-explanations. Guys, mellow out a bit! 🙂

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