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by jadnashuanh
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Aftermarket wheels avaiable in 2018.
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Re: Aftermarket wheels avaiable in 2018.

When I bought my OEM winter tire/wheel set, I paid about $1450 ready to install with TPMS, wheels, tires, mounting, balancing, etc. I think the price has gone up since then, but surprisingly, the dealer isn't all that bad for some things. For example, the winter tire package all inclusive is cheaper...
by jadnashuanh
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Brake fluid change
Replies: 10
Views: 3262

Re: Brake fluid change

My local dealer charges $89 for a brake line flush...it's still cheaper to do it yourself even if you have to buy tools. For the next one, I picked up a pressure bleeder from a place online ecsTuning.
by jadnashuanh
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: LA to SF Bay Area in a BEV
Replies: 15
Views: 3804

Re: LA to SF Bay Area in a BEV

FWIW, don't go to the test station for a smog check if the battery is full...there must be some room for the produced electricity to go in order to be able to turn it on. It's good to let it run at least 10-minutes once started to fully warm up.
by jadnashuanh
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: L2 charger options in Menu , when Car turned off
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Re: L2 charger options in Menu , when Car turned off

The best thing would probably be to get an L2 unit that is designed for your maximum draw. The car won't pull more power than the EVSE announces it has. Note, some EVSE's will allow you to adjust that signal (but not many). The reason it exists in the car is that the plug-in EVSE that comes with the...
by jadnashuanh
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: i3 is over
Replies: 42
Views: 12862

Re: i3 is over

The $35K Model 3 doesn't exist (yet, if ever). Many of them are going out the door at lots more than an i3. But, it's a different kind of car, not really an apples to apples comparison.
by jadnashuanh
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Benchmark
Replies: 7
Views: 586

Re: Benchmark

FWIW, while the statistic takes awhile to be updated, so today's vehicles may differ, Tesla has had the highest warranty repair costs by a factor of over 400% of any car brand out there. SO much for quality...last report I saw indicated the average warranty cost on a Tesla was over $8K compared to a...
by jadnashuanh
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Leasing new 2018 model vs buying 2016 model
Replies: 17
Views: 2317

Re: Leasing new 2018 model vs buying 2016 model

I tend to keep my cars until either they piss me off, or I get really bored. I try to do enough research so I don't end up with a dud. As to the first, the few I've dumped started to either cost me more than I felt they should have, or had a feature that wasn't apparent during the test rides or in t...
by jadnashuanh
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Hurricane power?
Replies: 7
Views: 314

Re: Hurricane power?

The 12vdc socket isn't all that high powered. But, if you turn the car on and exit via the passenger's door, it doesn't shut down until the main battery dies. You could use it to recharge your phone.
by jadnashuanh
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Looking for an used i3, but am scared of the tire reliability...HELP!
Replies: 6
Views: 671

Re: Looking for an used i3, but am scared of the tire reliability...HELP!

I also have a 2014...one of the first ones shipped to the USA (built in early April 2014). It has not been particularly buggy. There were some software tweaks that were done in the first couple of years, but that wasn't a big deal. So, personally, knowing what I know, I wouldn't be afraid to buy a u...
by jadnashuanh
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Leasing new 2018 model vs buying 2016 model
Replies: 17
Views: 2317

Re: Leasing new 2018 model vs buying 2016 model

One thing that has depressed all EVs' resale is the federal tax credit of $7500 (although, not everyone will qualify, unlike a rebate). So, the decision to buy new verses a used one where a new one automatically gets a fairly big discount means the used one's price will be lower. But, unless things ...

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