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by WoodlandHills
Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Why Tesla is going to dominate for the next 5yrs
Replies: 81
Views: 18333

Re: Why Tesla is going to dominate for the next 5yrs

It MAY make sense to pre-order and place a deposit on a model 3 because: 1. There is only one seller (Tesla itself) and 2. They are sold a fixed price. It makes no sense to place a pre-order with a dealer unless you have more money than brains, because: 1. It ties you to that particular dealer, 2. ...
by WoodlandHills
Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Why Tesla is going to dominate for the next 5yrs
Replies: 81
Views: 18333

Re: Why Tesla is going to dominate for the next 5yrs

Having a Rex for 18 months has shown that a BEV with 125mi range would be suitable for about 95% of our local driving. The question is whether the additional range should be an ICE or a bigger battery? Either would get the job done, 200mi electric range is sufficient, but a range extended 125mi elec...
by WoodlandHills
Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:59 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Why Tesla is going to dominate for the next 5yrs
Replies: 81
Views: 18333

Re: Why Tesla is going to dominate for the next 5yrs

No matter how wonderful a car the i3 is today and how great any i5 might be tomorrow, it will still be serviced and supported by BMW and not Tesla. BMWUSA have no control over their dealers and how they treat their customers and the customers have no way of knowing if their dealer is going to play f...
by WoodlandHills
Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Do NOT Buy BMW i3 [From an Owner]
Replies: 26
Views: 11448

Re: Do NOT Buy BMW i3 [From an Owner]

Re-read the original email... here i'll help: " 5-Horrible Design (affecting functionality of the vehicle) The windows are small. They are positioned in a way that if you have an adult passenger sitting next to you, your line of site is hugely disrupted by their smallest hand movement. I had t...
by WoodlandHills
Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Do NOT Buy BMW i3 [From an Owner]
Replies: 26
Views: 11448

Re: Do NOT Buy BMW i3 [From an Owner]

I love my i3, no issues here... but yes the dealership experience can be poor, all depends on the dealer you use... some are great and welcomed the i-cars with open arms, others didn't care to learn about them. BMW corporate can only do so much when it comes to training franchise dealerships and ch...
by WoodlandHills
Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Do NOT Buy BMW i3 [From an Owner]
Replies: 26
Views: 11448

Re: Do NOT Buy BMW i3 [From an Owner]

I love my i3, no issues here... but yes the dealership experience can be poor, all depends on the dealer you use... some are great and welcomed the i-cars with open arms, others didn't care to learn about them. BMW corporate can only do so much when it comes to training franchise dealerships and ch...
by WoodlandHills
Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Does the i3 fob tolerate water?
Replies: 3
Views: 1564

Re: Does the i3 fob tolerate water?

One of mine went through the washer and dryer in my pants pocket with no damage a few months ago.
by WoodlandHills
Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:18 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: BMW i3 reliability - better info
Replies: 24
Views: 19252

Re: BMW i3 reliability - better info

More than 28k in a year and not a single solitary issue. Any doubters? I drive the car hard, without compromises... over long distances and far reaching commutes in the heat of the Cali desert and the cold of mountain freezing. I average about 1000 miles a week in some months. The battery pack has ...
by WoodlandHills
Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:14 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: How many have had the drive train malfunction error?
Replies: 127
Views: 70595

Re: How many have had the drive train malfunction error?

Ours comes and goes...... Given my confidence in BMW we are avoiding them as much as possible: until it actually stops running we'll keep it away from the "service dep't". I am using the word service in the agricultural sense, as in: "The bull serviced the cow......" Thank god, i...
by WoodlandHills
Sun Feb 21, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: 5 *months* to fix an i3. Normal?
Replies: 14
Views: 4162

Re: 5 *months* to fix an i3. Normal?

Dealers are dealers. For all brands of car there are good and bad. There is a limit to the amount of blame you apply to BMW for a particular dealer treating you poorly. Woodlandhills, so you didn't you look at the date code on the tyres when you went to pick the car up? If you did, you could have p...

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