Until Dec 9, 2016 when the motor mount bolt broke, I was with you:
jadnashuanh wrote:. . . I'm planning on keeping mine for quite awhile yet, and I do not believe the major costs will make me regret it. When the current factory warranty expires, I'll have to consider what BMW wants to extend it...I may or may not want to bite that bullet for the insurance. Given the car was an entirely new design, I would hope that a new one will have worked out some of the bugs. I'm expecting probably for the 2018MY, we'll see some other changes, with a larger battery which will require some changes, and lessons learned along the way. But, by then, there may be some other contenders.
What I realized is my used BMW i3-REx had 6,440 miles and year of service. I cracked the windshield when the wiper came off the arm. The backup camera, OK things happen. But the broken motor mount bolt was a wake-up.
The repair part was obviously a stronger part both the bolt, ~1/2" to ~3/4", and the fixture on the transmission/ motor/ REx assembly. Now it could have been that the broken bolt was not torqued enough allowing the rocking motion that led to the fracture. I also remain concerned about a single source for the tires. The effect was I realized my backup car, a 2010 Prius, was no longer acceptable as a backup car for the BMW i3-REx and what the dealer loaned was totally unacceptable.
My hard requirement is: (1) dynamic cruise control, and (2) accident avoidance. By lucky coincidence, I fell into a good deal and replaced the 2010 Prius with car that could have been bought instead of the BWW i3-REx. So I have a lot of sympathy.