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by benjanos
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Tips on finding/buying an i3
Replies: 13
Views: 6140

Re: Tips on finding/buying an i3

Great work Mr Meublen! I really think the i3 is an excellent second hand buy, sounds like you got a good deal and a nice unit. The Orange is also super cool, those cars are going to be special going forward! Hey make another post after you have had it a few weeks, would be great to hear your thought...
by benjanos
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Tips on finding/buying an i3
Replies: 13
Views: 6140

Re: Tips on finding/buying an i3

Border Collie huh? What a beautiful dog! My monster is an Appenzeller which is the same size and (I am guessing) is the same personality.

Guess Hank wants to help drive the car or at least check you are doing it correct :?
by benjanos
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Tips on finding/buying an i3
Replies: 13
Views: 6140

Re: Tips on finding/buying an i3

Hi Meublen Bought mine second hand last year, not sure I can help much but I noticed you mentioned the HK option. I think this is a must have option. Where I live HK was somewhat rare on the early cars so finding a second hand one with with everything I wanted AND the HK Audio took time, but glad I ...
by benjanos
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: i3 is over
Replies: 50
Views: 29186

Re: i3 is over

Hi all, I am not 100% convinced about the heat pump option on the i3. Let me explain what I have learnt and heard then I am super happy to have anyone correct me where I am wrong. Here we go... The heat pump takes quite a while to produce heat and part of this time lag is energy being consumed as th...
by benjanos
Tue May 22, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: So, how's your i3 holding up, or should I buy a used i3
Replies: 5
Views: 5623

Re: So, how's your i3 holding up, or should I buy a used i3

Hi MisterEko I have 2014 BEV which I bought second hand in Sept 2017. It has now done 45,500 km (28,500 miles). Nothing has gone wrong, broken, or fallen off. Not exactly a list of problems :D but at least it shows these cars can be trouble free as they age. I'm also interested to see what other res...
by benjanos
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Regenerative braking around curves
Replies: 5
Views: 4864

Re: Regenerative braking around curves

Yep, felt this repeatedly for the first time last week while 'pressing on' over a curvy downhill road. It is a bit a shock huh? In my case I was enjoying the ride and using the regen as I entered each curve, but once the lateral force became high the regen turned off. My guess was its SW so that the...
by benjanos
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Under trunk cubby
Replies: 24
Views: 15329

Re: Under trunk cubby

Hi all, I had the pleasure of travelling up to Germany yesterday and purchasing a trunk extender from Mr Wolfgang :D What a nice young guy! He installed it for me and we chatted about i3's for ages. He knows a hell of a lot about these cars. Mine is a early production unit and he crawled all over it...
by benjanos
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: BMW i3 Test Drive: My Thoughts
Replies: 15
Views: 9321

Re: BMW i3 Test Drive: My Thoughts

Great to see you were able to buy an i3 4 years after your original post! Thats cool. I also waited some years until second hand prices dropped and could not be happier with my car. Just waiting now (fingers crossed) that BMW release the 43kWh battery later this year and it can be retro fitted, that...
by benjanos
Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: A couple of questions
Replies: 0
Views: 3287

A couple of questions

Hello all, I have a couple of questions about my i3, any ideas greatly appreciated! Its a 2014 BEV in case that's relevant. Driver seat heating turns off after about 3 or 4 minutes and cannot be turned back on until next time you drive the car. This seems like a fault but wondered if anyone else has...
by benjanos
Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Under trunk cubby
Replies: 24
Views: 15329

Re: Under trunk cubby

Hi Oz Rob, I will buy one of these off you immediately. I've been thinking about it for a while but have no skills to create one, it would be great huh. Only thing I ever found on the internet about it was this article https://bmwi3owner.com/2014/02/heat-pump-in-front/ If you do manage to produce a ...

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