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by Schnort
Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Should I buy this car ?
Replies: 10
Views: 6530

Re: Should I buy this car ?

DC Fast charge isn't all that mandatory, but 115V LVL1 is just masochistic
by Schnort
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Lease new or buy used?
Replies: 5
Views: 5598

Re: Lease new or buy used?

Switch it around and stop thinking about 'what will it be worth in when I'm done' and consider 'how much will I spend to drive the car'. You live in LA, where the lease deals are plentiful and cheap and lots of government incentives. http://ev-vin.blogspot.com/ At this point, you can drive something...
by Schnort
Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Disposing of owners choice
Replies: 14
Views: 10820

Re: Disposing of owners choice

the original lease return person that worked for BMW measured the tires at the wrong place, so they insisted my tires needed replacing. autovin did it right and said they didn't. I returned the car without doing anything to it, but did notify BMW ahead of time of my displeasure at possibly having to...
by Schnort
Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Disposing of owners choice
Replies: 14
Views: 10820

Re: Disposing of owners choice

Overall the car return process went reasonably smoothly. They took my car, it ended up in their CPO inventory at an unreasonable price that went down over the next 5 months where the car finally sold (I think, anyways, it's not showing up on TRUECAR or their website and I finally got a notice from t...
by Schnort
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Charging your i3 at a public station and coming back to find your car unplugged
Replies: 16
Views: 7935

Re: Charging your i3 at a public station and coming back to find your car unplugged

Early i3's had software that did not lock the plug into the charging port when the doors are locked. So maybe you have an early i3 whose software hasn't been updated to a version that locks the plug. I thought the issue was that the early 2014 i3s wouldn't UNLOCK the charge port when charging was c...
by Schnort
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: BMW i3 I01 (2014 - Current)
Replies: 3
Views: 2458

Re: BMW i3 I01 (2014 - Current)

I bet she'll talk about a very good deal she got at a leasing company (or ask questions about whether or not its a good deal from that leasing company). I don't understand why these forum bots/sockpuppets have such bad english though, being that they're an American company advertising for Americans...
by Schnort
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Thinking of Buying an i3 this week
Replies: 14
Views: 5873

Re: Thinking of Buying an i3 this week

All i3s are primarily plug in cars, thought the REX (Range EXtender) model does take gasoline to extend its operational range by ~50% (with caveats, especially in the US).
by Schnort
Tue May 30, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: I wonder how Tesla 3 Buyers will react to losing tax credit
Replies: 29
Views: 20726

Re: I wonder how Tesla 3 Buyers will react to losing tax credit

The tax credit didn't count towards AMT? that reeks.
by Schnort
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Lease Deal For 94 ah Range Extender
Replies: 8
Views: 6183

Re: Lease Deal For 94 ah Range Extender

It may be BMW is tired of losing money on them, so isn't supporting the residual like they used to.
by Schnort
Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Is this a good deal?
Replies: 12
Views: 3873

Re: Is this a good deal?

FWIW, my base model (except for heated seats BEV) 2014 returned at the end of january with 15k miles was originally listed as CPO at $26k. It's now listed at the same dealership for $20k. I expect it to keep going down. Use truecar to search for used nationwide and use that as a bludgeoning stick wh...

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