2008 BMW 128i Convertible, Part OneMatt Hardigree5/28/08 12:00pmFiled to: Jalopnik Reviews1-Series128i2008 BMW 128i ConvertibleBmwbmw 128iConvertibleReviewTop531EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkPiloting the 2008 BMW 1-series Convertible out into a crowded street, top down, I couldn't help but feel a little self-conscious. I'm not much for the attention drawn by convertibles, and this is a shiny, brand-new BMW convertible. No less than three minutes into my journey I'm stopped by someone on the street who yells "Hey, buddy." I'm guessing the gentleman wants to ask about the car so I try to assume the confident poise of someone who might actually buy this particular vehicle, only to have him point out that the fuel door is open. Thanks. At the next stoplight I quickly thumb a message to Mark Arnold, who is following me in another car: I FEEL LIKE A DBAG. According to Mark, I also look like one. But it would be worth looking ridiculous for a vehicle that's supposed to be the spiritual successor to the venerable E30, a car that made no compromises on its way to becoming the ultimate driving machine.