I've been looking at i3 vehicles for the past month or so but will likely wait another 3-6 months for the actual purchase due to price. I have a bunch of questions though.
From my reading it looks like people recommend 2015 instead of 2014 - seems like BMW fixed some things and the car is overall more reliable?
drivetrain issues? is this better on the BEV than REX or anything else to look out for?
I'm interested in a car (BEV or REX) with tera world. The exterior color isn't that important to me but prefer black/grey or white but would like a dark interior. I'm also looking for the tech/driver assistant and parking assistant options.
Is there any way to tell from the car whether it has these options? I think for parking assistant if there is a camera in the back it has it right? How about for tech and driving assistant?
Is there an option that has a bigger screen or is this the same for all cars?
I have done a lot of reading and watched a lot of videos but it's a bit confusing.
I'm ready to pull the trigger pretty much now but would prefer to get one more in the $18k range for BEV and $19k range for REX and the prices in my area are ~$2k higher than that so I'm waiting it out a bit. I'm also expecting that in the next 6 months, we will get many more 2015s comes out of leases so the prices will drop.
I have a couple of friends with this car but they are both leasing and seem to know less about their cars than I do. e.g., I asked which package they have and they weren't sure if they had mega or giga, etc...(boggles my mind a bit but oh well)
For warranty, since BMW has 4 years/50k I'm guessing that whatever car I get will still have some time left. Does BMW allow you to purchase an extended warranty on a private purchase or only dealer purchases (or only CPOs)?
Any other advice?