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by eNate
Mon Aug 02, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Swapping Trim?
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Swapping Trim?

Yeah, that Park Assist. I thought I came across a few examples with Tech but without it. Maybe the were S's. But it's not looking too hopeful. My three requirements are Tech, HK, and moonroof, and there just aren't many options out there. Dealers are asking for markups ($5000 in one case), and homie...
by eNate
Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Swapping Trim?
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Swapping Trim?

That's kind of the boat I'm in. IF I can score a good deal, I'm willing to give up the Tera interior, but mine is in great shape so it would be nice to be able to swap it in, assuming the colors match. I'm willing to give up the LED interior lights and Park Assist, but have my list of must haves. As...
by eNate
Fri Jul 30, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Swapping Trim?
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Swapping Trim?

Let's say, hypothetically, an i3 owner were to find a replacement i3, but with a less desirable interior.

Any speculation on how involved an interior swap would be? Not just seats and armrests, which ought to be straight forward enough, but the trim bordering the dash.
by eNate
Mon Jul 26, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Can not open the rear trunk
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: Can not open the rear trunk

I've seen reference to "a hole a screwdriver can be inserted into" to manually actuate the latch, but I just looked and... well, there are 4 screws around the latch, but non of them look like they're covering an access port. I've had a piece of fabric get stuck between the latch and the bracket, cau...
by eNate
Sun Jul 25, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Keeping the i3, Bought an ID.4...
Replies: 11
Views: 2139

Re: Keeping the i3, Bought an ID.4...

Having come out of a Volvo S60 that we were quite happy with, we would have both loved to stick with the brand or Polestar. But alas, both fell short in our eyes, for our needs. There is no denying the ID.4's value proposition, but the low price was just bonus, as my wife and i didn't feel there wer...
by eNate
Sun Jul 25, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: BMW i3 Resale Value
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: BMW i3 Resale Value

There's the persistent story of an instant $10,000 discount off a new i3 just for sneezing politely. True? I don't know, but if so, drives down the used market value when an interested buyer is comparing new vs. 2 year lease return. Then of course there's the $7,500 federal tax credit, plus another ...
by eNate
Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Anyone having luck with new "My BMW" appon Android phone?
Replies: 8
Views: 270

Re: Anyone having luck with new "My BMW" appon Android phone?

A feature stealthily added just last week is charging history. Location and time of use based rates can be applied, and the app will now keep an approximate running tally of running costs. Nice to see some long overdue attention being paid to the app!
by eNate
Mon Jul 19, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Anyone having luck with new "My BMW" appon Android phone?
Replies: 8
Views: 270

Re: Anyone having luck with new "My BMW" appon Android phone?

I've never found BMW's implementation of this app to be great. The new app still takes multiple minutes for a command to succeed or fail and it still fails at an unacceptable rate... I think those delays and failures have nothing to do with the app and everything to do with their backend network an...
by eNate
Mon Jul 19, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Anyone having luck with new "My BMW" appon Android phone?
Replies: 8
Views: 270

Re: Anyone having luck with new "My BMW" appon Android phone?

Works flawlessly on my LG V60 running Android 11. FWIW I prefer the new app though it doesn't offer much over the old app.
by eNate
Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: 2014 /May BMWI3 12volt battery 7 years old no issue
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: 2014 /May BMWI3 12volt battery 7 years old no issue

I think it comes down to the "Your mileage may vary" disclaimer. I really don't know. I imagine the biggest stress in the 12 volt battery is hot and cold extremes, or maybe depletion due to long periods between drives. If I had to guess I'd think the load placed on this battery is fairly consistent ...

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