Kiwi
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I3s first drive

Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:10 am

This has taken 3 years for BMW to come up with a great i3s driver’s car. I had the car for only 30 minutes but what a fantastic better car than the old i3. I’ve had over the years plenty to say on the poor driving ability of the i3 and this was the reason I purchased my BMW 225xe.
I have booked the i3s for a full weekend test drive next weekend and hopefully the front seats will work out to be ok as these were a disappointment in the old i3 models. Price doesn’t worry me much as to get this kind of driving performance for the price just isn’t out their.

johnnylingo
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Re: I3s first drive

Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:39 am

I have similar sentiments. The original i3's highway driving left some to be desired, which is why I went with the e-Golf. Getting to drive both my new i3s and the old e-Golf side by side over the last week, they're more comparable. I have to say though I still give a slight preference to the e-Golf when it comes to highway comfort. It feels sleeker and softer. But the i3s is superior in city driving for the visibility and turning radius. Plus, it will go over 85 mph.
2018 i3s REx / Mineral Gray / Giga / Tech Pkg / Parking / HK Speakers / Moonroof bought 6-12-2018 * ChargePoint Home 32a (Hardwired)

Kiwi
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Location: Auckland

Re: I3s first drive

Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:42 am

Today being Friday I picked up a white demo i3s for our weekend test drive. We've just come back from a very dark tight, hilly, twisty roads and what a car. This is everything the i3 should have been from the start.

My complaints from my test drive 3 years ago where:-

Sloppy steering now excellent.
Cornering was horrible now excellent
Head lights were like candles now excellent
Seats were not great now excellent.
Battery milage is all I need for a days driving and do not need the rex engine.

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