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by spinball
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: I3s first drive
Replies: 5
Views: 1587

Re: I3s first drive

Head lights were like candles now excellent Seats were not great now excellent. Er, the seats haven't been changed in the i3... Same exact seats it's had the whole time. The LED headlights were there from the start as well. In some countries (such as the US) they've always been standard and some th...
by spinball
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Updated maps to 2018-1, no FSC code needed
Replies: 9
Views: 3833

Re: Updated maps to 2018-1, no FSC code needed

I don't have a link for 2018-1 anymore, but the current maps are 2018-2 anyway. I've been looking and have not found a working torrent for that yet, just various places you can buy a download link.
by spinball
Tue May 15, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Bloomberg article about leasing a Rex for $54/month
Replies: 2
Views: 1715

Re: Bloomberg article about leasing a Rex for $54/month

The biggest factor is NJ doesn't charge any tax on EVs! Unfortunately that trick only works in NJ. That said, it's rather easy to get a lease on a $53k i3 that's less than say a Bolt or a Leaf even though the MSRP is much higher. I managed to get into a 2017 REx in February for $200/mo with only $60...
by spinball
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: New Owner
Replies: 3
Views: 1831

Re: New Owner

Second Bimmercode app. After the REx unlock, the next is to remove the crazy annoying navigation nag screen! :D
by spinball
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: 115 miles commute.
Replies: 10
Views: 3081

Re: 115 miles commute.

I think it could work, but IMO as someone that's owned two i3 REx's, this is completely the wrong car for your application. Driving 200 miles weekdays at highway speeds should have you choosing a comfortable highway cruiser, not a "city" car with narrow tires and darty steering characteris...
by spinball
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: REX little mistery
Replies: 23
Views: 5847

Re: REX little mistery

I don't think the 12V battery goes dead more frequently than in any other car, but the way the symptoms appear in the i3 can be very different. If it's dead you may not even be able to get the car out of park. I guess that's no different than a gas car not being able to start the engine if the 12V b...
by spinball
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Youtube listing BMW i3 coding options
Replies: 2
Views: 1923

Re: Youtube listing BMW i3 coding options

E-Sys is way overboard for this task and IMO no longer necessary in 2018. The Bimmercode app is exponentially simpler/easier/faster, but it does cost $26. It's so easy it doesn't even need a video explainer. I've used both and the level of difficulty between them is like going from building a car fr...
by spinball
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: REX little mistery
Replies: 23
Views: 5847

Re: REX little mistery

OK. A dead/dying 12V battery causes all sorts of weird issues in this car and unfortunately some of them are severe.
by spinball
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Updated maps to 2018-1, no FSC code needed
Replies: 9
Views: 3833

Re: Updated maps to 2018-1, no FSC code needed

I don't follow... Are you saying you updated the same maps again or changed regions?
by spinball
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Updated maps to 2018-1, no FSC code needed
Replies: 9
Views: 3833

Re: Updated maps to 2018-1, no FSC code needed

That's very odd. Did you use the correct maps for your region? Map data definitely should not affect stability, because (as far as I know) it's just data and doesn't change the underlying software. Not saying you're wrong, but I've not personally heard of anyone, with any model BMW, make a claim tha...

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