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by jackvjr
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: A Bolt owner has i3 regrets sometimes
Replies: 30
Views: 7768

Re: A Bolt owner has i3 regrets sometimes

Thanks for sharing that. That a lessor would renegotiate twice in favor of the lessee just boggles the mind! I'll share the info with our son who may be able to use it when their i3 comes off lease soon.

jack vines
by jackvjr
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: A Bolt owner has i3 regrets sometimes
Replies: 30
Views: 7768

Re: A Bolt owner has i3 regrets sometimes

However, earlier BMW lease plans were vastly superior to anything GM or the dealer offered me on the Bolt. At one time, it was possible to lease a $55k i3 for less than a $43k Bolt. Last I checked, the lease return i3s were still a great value, but almost always from non-BMW dealers. Does anyone ha...
by jackvjr
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: A Bolt owner has i3 regrets sometimes
Replies: 30
Views: 7768

Re: A Bolt owner has i3 regrets sometimes

Agree with all of epirali's evaluation of the Bolt and most of his i3 comments. Guess I've got to put some seat time on an earlier REx, as the later BEV i3 with which I'm most familiar doesn't exhibit the squirrel behavior some here have described. But yes, true snow tires are necessary on either. I...
by jackvjr
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: A Bolt owner has i3 regrets sometimes
Replies: 30
Views: 7768

Re: A Bolt owner has i3 regrets sometimes

The European emission requirements are now tighter than those in the USA. Making the REx engine conform, given it's design mission, just didn't make sense to them. Europe tends to have much better public transport, so with 150+ miles on a charge, used as designed to commute or run around town, it h...
by jackvjr
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: A Bolt owner has i3 regrets sometimes
Replies: 30
Views: 7768

Re: A Bolt owner has i3 regrets sometimes

If anyone here has been following the press releases, what rationale has BMW given for discontinuing offering REx in Europe? Continuing the Bolt versus i3 comparision, upon returning to the Bolt, I note the Bolt subjectively rides better and feels as if it has longer wheelbase, even though it's 101....
by jackvjr
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: A Bolt owner has i3 regrets sometimes
Replies: 30
Views: 7768

Re: A Bolt owner has i3 regrets sometimes

If and when you go with the Bolt, do your homework on the DCFC option. Mine didn't come with it, so I have no first-hand experience, but some of those who do have DCFC seem to have expected Tesla Supercharger results and it isn't happening. Maybe really fast full range recharging is still a generati...
by jackvjr
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: A Bolt owner has i3 regrets sometimes
Replies: 30
Views: 7768

Re: A Bolt owner has i3 regrets sometimes

"We do feel the Bolt one-pedal driving is a generation improved over the i3. The regeneration braking is much more positive." I thought the i3 was pretty aggressive in regen braking. Seems like any more and it would be difficult to drive I agree, the regenerative deceleration is perfect in the i3. ...
by jackvjr
Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: A Bolt owner has i3 regrets sometimes
Replies: 30
Views: 7768

Re: A Bolt owner has i3 regrets sometimes

Good that I apologized in advance for questioning the REx technology. The REX is a fantastic option for us. It allows us to drive fully electric most of the time, but we can drive anywhere we want without stopping to charge unless it is convenient. We're sharing opinions here, but the market will de...
by jackvjr
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: A Bolt owner has i3 regrets sometimes
Replies: 30
Views: 7768

Re: A Bolt owner has i3 regrets sometimes

For true, GM dealers in main, don't want to deal on Bolts and the GM lease absolutely sucks; can't imagine most going for that. OTOH, purchase while the $7,500 Federal Income Tax credit remains available, does reduce the out--the-door cost. Some states and some utilities have additional tax relief a...
by jackvjr
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: A Bolt owner has i3 regrets sometimes
Replies: 30
Views: 7768

Re: A Bolt owner has i3 regrets sometimes

As I mentioned, I just wanted to share the i3/Bolt comparison from someone who has done the miles in both. We do feel the Bolt one-pedal driving is a generation improved over the i3. The regeneration braking is much more positive. If you're comparing regenerative braking power, applying this power t...

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