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by ted99
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: i3 EDrive External Sound
Replies: 14
Views: 2945

Re: i3 EDrive External Sound

As I understand the US requirements, 50% of a manufacturers electric cars must have a "noisemaker" in 2018 and all of them from 2019 forward. My 2018 X5 40e has a sound a little like movies do for spaceships. What I really want is a button to key off "Ride of the Valkyries" for t...
by ted99
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: New i3 owner from TX
Replies: 26
Views: 5016

Re: New i3 owner from TX

I have been using one of the original JB EVSE's for the past 4+ years. It was a "kit" and non-UL rated. Daily use with two Plug-ins and ZERO problems.
by ted99
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: 2nd/3rd Owner Battery Capacity Warranty
Replies: 6
Views: 2479

2nd/3rd Owner Battery Capacity Warranty

Will the 8 year Battery Capacity Warranty apply to subsequent owners? Do second/third buyers "register" their ownership with BMW?
by ted99
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: 100Kwh i3 battery...
Replies: 16
Views: 5464

Re: 100Kwh i3 battery...

I'll be replacing my two PHEV BMW's in 2 years. I'll do one PHEV and one all-electric. The PHEV will probably be the 2020 X5 45e with 50 mi electric range. That will satisfy all my local driving in full electric with daily charging, and I'll still have an ICE for long trips. I just completed a 6000 ...
by ted99
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Lease End - Decided to Purchase my i3Rex
Replies: 9
Views: 4512

Re: Lease End - Decided to Purchase my i3Rex

EvMan Your description of your 2016 ride exactly mirrors that of my 2014. Wife and I were at BMW dealer recently and sat in a showroom 2017 i3. Her totally unsolicited remark was that the car felt completely different, just sitting, to our 2014. I discounted that as her experience with our 2014 was ...
by ted99
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Press Release on new Bridgestones for the i3
Replies: 16
Views: 6454

Re: Press Release on new Bridgestones for the i3

Looks like the tier was launched early and now we have the press release . Talk about delay But if the new ones can be fit to the older i3 , then is it possible to have all 4 tires in Rex as same ? For Rex , while the EV range is not as important, the rear ones wear out early, and cannot be swapped...
by ted99
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Lease End - Decided to Purchase my i3Rex
Replies: 9
Views: 4512

Re: Lease End - Decided to Purchase my i3Rex

Thejman. Thanks for your description of the method you used to get around the contract "residual". Until lately, BMW was subsidizing leases with unrealistic residual values and it was a very bad deal to buy at the end of one of these leases. That's largely stopped, now; except for the i3. ...
by ted99
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Lease End - Decided to Purchase my i3Rex
Replies: 9
Views: 4512

Re: Lease End - Decided to Purchase my i3Rex

EVMan. Really interested in your comment regarding the better ride in your 2017. I traded my 2014 i3 for a 330e after 3 years because of my wife's constant complaints regarding the rough ride. Can you elaborate? I'm considering getting an off-lease 2017 when my 330e lease tolls in 2020.
by ted99
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Press Release on new Bridgestones for the i3
Replies: 16
Views: 6454

Press Release on new Bridgestones for the i3

Another Forum site is reporting a BMW press release about new Bridgestone tires for the i3 and i3S. Are these the ones we already knew about for the i3S? If so, the presser seems to be saying that these will also be fitted to the normal i3.
by ted99
Mon May 28, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Is coast to coast road trip by i3 possible?
Replies: 22
Views: 5938

Re: Is coast to coast road trip by i3 possible?

I thought about this, but for a different reason. In 2020, I'll be looking for a 2017 i3 to replace my 330e (which replaced a 2014 i3REX). The best prices and availability of used off-lease i3's is Southern CA. But, transporting an i3 from CA to Houston runs around $600. I thought about driving the ...

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