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by sipabit
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Looking to buy a BMW I3 REX
Replies: 6
Views: 665

Re: Looking to buy a BMW I3 REX

Thanks!
by sipabit
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Help decide between 2014 vs 2016 Used i3
Replies: 12
Views: 969

Re: Help decide between 2014 vs 2016 Used i3

I recommend the 2016. The warranty has value. Technically though, the warranty is only transferable to the new owner by paying a fee. $700 possibly, but check b/c it may vary by location. Your dealer may still be cool with covering any issues w/o it. You'll just have to try it and see. One of the ea...
by sipabit
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: I3 eventually
Replies: 7
Views: 716

Re: I3 eventually

The engine is from a BMW scooter, but as used in the i3, it performs as a generator. At no point will the i3 run on a "gasoline engine". The gas powers the generator which creates electricity that feeds the car. Even when it's running "on gas," it's still powered by electricity. ...
by sipabit
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: I3 eventually
Replies: 7
Views: 716

Re: I3 eventually

Welcome. Your experience with the 5 series has nothing to do with the REX though. The 550iGT has a gas engine, the REX does not. There's no correlation and therefore nothing to be concerned about as far as that goes. The REX has a generator. No transmission. When it runs on gas, it's still powering ...
by sipabit
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Soon to be 2015 i3 REX owner low miles, purchase, BIMMER CODER?
Replies: 10
Views: 901

Re: Soon to be 2015 i3 REX owner low miles, purchase, BIMMER CODER?

Good advice. Maybe I just lucked out. I bought mine from Amazon actually and just went with the higher rated ones. I did pick one that was recommended by i3 owners. I forget the source but glad you brought up the specifics. Mine is called the "icar" by a company called Vgate.
by sipabit
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: i3 purchase 94rex or 120 bev
Replies: 7
Views: 1316

Re: i3 purchase 94rex or 120 bev

150 miles will be plenty for most people. I'd never recommend an EV to someone who can't charge at home. Assuming you do what you're supposed to do and charge at home, you should do just fine. Majority of Americans don't drive more than 30 miles per day and Californians drive only 40 mi / day on ave...
by sipabit
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: California Used i3 Prices Coming Down Soon? HOV Lanes / New Rules 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 2342

Re: California Used i3 Prices Coming Down Soon? HOV Lanes / New Rules 2019

There are early model i3's for sale as low as $14k USD and I've heard some cases even lower than that. The i3 has a very unusual circumstance that has brought the used prices to the way they are which have a higher impact than the HOV sticker issue. I've outlined them in a separate thread as to why ...
by sipabit
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Future owner complete newbie needs pre-purchase info.
Replies: 15
Views: 2823

Re: Future owner complete newbie needs pre-purchase info.

Sounds like you found the perfect car for you. Even with a 7' frame, you're fitting in nicely. That's great to hear. BMW did a good job with the design to provide a lot of space, more than you'd think. For best value, you're looking in the right place. 2015's are the way to go. If you care about the...
by sipabit
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Looking to buy a BMW I3 REX
Replies: 6
Views: 665

Re: Looking to buy a BMW I3 REX

Before addressing your concerns one by one, THE REASON WHY PEOPLE HATE OR LOVE THE i3 Apart from the looks that people either love or hate, a majority of the reasons people are on opposite sides of the spectrum is b/c the car is very misunderstood even by owners. Know what you're getting into. Good ...

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