This is a fantastic BMW X1 AWD Wagon. BMW's newest Twin Turbo 4 Cylinder engine is both peppy and efficient. The AWD system and suspension make for a solid and nimble driver. The interior is very comfortable, includes NAV, looks sharp, beautiful huge sunroof lets in tons of sunshine, awesome stereo, USB and Aux Jacks to plug in your device, nice trunk space and if you flip the back seats down flat, you can fit plenty of gear in back. All weather mats for protection. The X1 is a smaller cousin of the X3, but unless you need a full sized SUV it seems to do everything well and is a lot more fun to drive. I am a non-smoker, so please please, do not smoke in the vehicle. Enjoy!
Summer 2016 X1 Updates :
* Car got a big mystery scratch in NYC on the passenger side that I am looking into fixing. Must have happened in a parking lot. DAMN!
** Car check engine light/gas cap alert is on due to a glitchy computer sensor that is very expensive to repair, so I haven't done that yet. It was just in for service to BMW and is in perfect driving condition, new tires, new alignment, but the light is a bit annoying. If you can live with it, please feel free to book with confidence.
2013 BMW X1Jim's 2013 X1 BMW15512
Jim is great at responding and always flexible on times which make renting easy from him!
Jim was very accommodating with me. As my plans changed and I needed to extend my rental he was happy to do so and then allowed me to drop off the car closer then my pick up point to my home. Will defiantly rent again!!!
August 16, 2016
Overall excellent experience. Great vehicle and very communicative host. Would rent again.
Only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is that the car wasn't in top-notch condition the way you might want it to be before a long road trip; the check engine light was on the whole time, for example--when I picked up the car Jim explained that this was a temporary quirk and not a pressing maintenance issue, which was fine, but it made me wonder if any real problems would pop up during my rental! None did, of course, but I guess I'd recommend either getting a full tune-up before renting the car next time or letting renters know that there's something weird before they pick it up.
The car is fun to drive, and Jim was very good at communicating with me from the time I made my trip request to the end. I'd do this again!