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by SanSerif
Sun Dec 28, 2014 6:06 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Buyer's Remorse - Range Disappointments Continue
Replies: 45
Views: 11075

Re: Buyer's Remorse - Range Disappointments Continue

Im monitoring my % charge at the moment (I have a REX) and typically see 5% drop if I shut down and then return to the car 1hr later. In addition, just monitored the charge on a very short (less than ¾ mile, mostly downhill, journey and I dropped 1.5%!! Seems crazy. I've seen the % drop when left a...
by SanSerif
Tue Dec 02, 2014 9:46 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Knowing what you know now. Would you do it all over again?
Replies: 23
Views: 6003

Re: Knowing what you know now. Would you do it all over agai

This is my first EV and my first BMW and hell will freeze over before I go back to ICE. BMW seem fine as well. The car is superb - exactly suits my needs and is the first car I've actually enjoyed driving. Apart from one glitch, it's been trouble free. However, the glitch was fairly dramatic and saw...
by SanSerif
Thu Nov 27, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Range Indicator
Replies: 8
Views: 2310

Re: Range Indicator

I don't think it can be reset. At least, I've not found a way to do so.
by SanSerif
Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:14 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Range Indicator
Replies: 8
Views: 2310

Re: Range Indicator

It is cold weather so range will be lower than at other times of the year. That said, my REx seems to predict 64-68 miles at the moment. But the last time I did a long trip I covered 60 motorway miles (faster always saps the battery) and it was predicting 15 remaining. The lowest I've had it down to...
by SanSerif
Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Cold weather
Replies: 14
Views: 3882

Re: Cold weather

78 down to 54 certainly seems a lot. Mine's down but I don't know how much as the s/w upgrade changed things a lot (and made forecasts more pessimistic). A 60 mile trip I do on the motorway leaves me with between 8 and 16 miles (depending on mode, use of heating, speed, etc). In the Summer I think i...
by SanSerif
Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Auto wiper sensitivity
Replies: 9
Views: 3241

Re: Auto wiper sensitivity

Yeah, it's a bit crap, really. I'm used to never having to use the manual settings but with the i3 you end up peering through a sheet of water if you try that. Is this a BMW thing? It seems manufacturers have their own particular useless function that they perpetuate iteration after iteration despit...
by SanSerif
Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:07 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Locked into "park" mode while moving
Replies: 15
Views: 4600

Re: Locked into "park" mode while moving

Worrying. Not a fault I've encountered, fortunately.

I did once inflict something similar on myself - pressed the parking brake button instead of eco button while driving along. It tried to slam the anchors on but, I think, was over-ridden by the fact I was accelerating.
by SanSerif
Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: REx "quality" recall and s/w update
Replies: 15
Views: 3911

Re: REx "quality" recall and s/w update

@Woodland Hills: I think the BMW training is not bad, really. When I was waiting for UK deliveries (and my order) to start, I happened to be staying in a hotel next to BMW's UK training academy. As well as watching them driving i3s around the place I also got to chat to a couple of the technicians b...
by SanSerif
Wed Nov 12, 2014 6:46 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: REx "quality" recall and s/w update
Replies: 15
Views: 3911

REx "quality" recall and s/w update

Just had BMW on the phone to book my car in for a non-safety recall - inspect the REx spline[1] and do a s/w update. It'll take 3 days! So some fairly major dismantling, I imagine. Asked her about the KLE but she knew nothing about it. Anyone else had this recall? [1] I know nothing about how engine...
by SanSerif
Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Pro Sat Nav - one thing the brochure doesn't tell you...
Replies: 6
Views: 1942

Re: Pro Sat Nav - one thing the brochure doesn't tell you...

Being a Brit but not being a south paw means that the "handwriting recognition" is useless to me! "Scribble" is the word whenever I've tried it.

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