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by MKH
Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: What should I ask for my 2018 BMW i3 w/ REX
Replies: 8
Views: 124

Re: What should I ask for my 2018 BMW i3 w/ REX

I imagine it's a bit of a sliding scale. The former CarMax guy I talked to was quoting an average $4K 'markup' in the $20K - $30K range that they sold the bulk of their cars at. According to him, actual profit after reconditioning and selling expenses ran around half, $2K . CarMax's quarterly report...
by MKH
Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:37 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: End of production
Replies: 46
Views: 5659

Re: End of production

While i understand what you mean, My thought would would be opposite - in general , people purchasing luxury brands are less likely to to buy a used car . and since many of them are rich enough , not to need to lease...it either. Many are retired old people with money People with money are wise , n...
by MKH
Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: What should I ask for my 2018 BMW i3 w/ REX
Replies: 8
Views: 124

Re: What should I ask for my 2018 BMW i3 w/ REX

I got a CarMax quote for 22,600, so Private Party should sell above that easily. Unless their markup has changed in the last few years or because of the current chip-shortage driven market, shortages, a former CarMax employee said that the average markup they put on a vehicle they buy to resell and...
by MKH
Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: What should I ask for my 2018 BMW i3 w/ REX
Replies: 8
Views: 124

Re: What should I ask for my 2018 BMW i3 w/ REX

Blue book shows similarly equipped/mileage i3 recent private party sales in NY Metro area - $18,400 to $21, 200.
by MKH
Mon Jul 26, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: What should I ask for my 2018 BMW i3 w/ REX
Replies: 8
Views: 124

Re: What should I ask for my 2018 BMW i3 w/ REX

Need more info. Location? Trim level? Wheel size/style. Options? HK? Large Nav? Apple Carplay?

For a quick sale, Carvana has been offering pretty good $$$.
by MKH
Mon Jul 19, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Checking Battery Health for Used i3
Replies: 7
Views: 3284

Re: Checking Battery Health for Used i3

The nominal new usable capacity is 18.8 kWh, so 14.2 kWh suggests a 25% usable capacity loss which isn't very good Not sure how much I trust battery kappa readings. After a month or more of daily short trips (15 miles), with no preconditioning set or used, recharging daily or every two days, was se...
by MKH
Sat Jul 17, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Air conditioning failed
Replies: 137
Views: 47053

Re: Air conditioning failed

I'd pay to have only a new compressor installed but nothing more Add in replacing the AC condenser - parts cost is around $400 (the radiator thing in the front). From my retired AC mechanic neighbor, the flow channels in the condenser are so small, they will have trapped most of the shrapnel from a...
by MKH
Sat Jul 17, 2021 6:28 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Checking Battery Health for Used i3
Replies: 7
Views: 3284

Re: Checking Battery Health for Used i3

My used 2015 i3 with REX showed 14.2 is that a good number? I'm so new to this and have no idea. Could someone provide some info?
What range are you getting, and under what driving conditions?
by MKH
Fri Jul 16, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: It’s a cash cow the bad tire scam
Replies: 6
Views: 409

Re: It’s a cash cow the bad tire scam

Continental tires also exist.
The Continental Eco Contact 6 tires are not sold in the USA unfortunately.
by MKH
Thu Jul 15, 2021 5:44 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Remarkable end-of-lease buyout offers from BMWFS
Replies: 11
Views: 4876

Re: Remarkable end-of-lease buyout offers from BMWFS

Yeah, the only time BMW was willing to negotiate on a lease buyout was when no-one was buying used cars during the worst of Covid. Dealer's used car lots were full and they wouldn't take them, and the normal lease disposal route of auction companies was the same - and BMW was stuck with paying for s...

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