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by Arm
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Identifying Interior/Exterior Rattles
Replies: 8
Views: 110

Re: Identifying Interior/Exterior Rattles

My 2019 i3S was the most rattly car I have owned in decades. On smooth roads and freeways....very quiet though. On roads that were not perfect....OMG! Dash board, steering column (or under it), driver and passenger doors, side panels, windows......RATTLE, RATTLE. Plastic on plastic sounds and just ...
by Arm
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Fed up with my 94ah REX - 6 weeks!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1386

Re: Fed up with my 94ah REX - 6 weeks!!

Well it's been a few weeks, and mixed feelings about the car. But overall negative. Doesn't quite feel as 'solid' as my previous 3 litre diesel, nor is the build quality up to scratch. Don't like the harsh ride and vibration/shudder over potholes and the silent drive from starting. Also hate the fa...
by Arm
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Identifying Interior/Exterior Rattles
Replies: 8
Views: 110

Identifying Interior/Exterior Rattles

My i3s is overall a pretty quiet car. It has some road noise on rough surfaces from the tires but on smooth surfaces it's very quiet. But on rough roads, there is a symphony of rattles that are very plasticky in nature that really annoys the hec out of me. I get the fact that the car has a different...
by Arm
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: What's bad for our batteries?
Replies: 18
Views: 530

Re: What's bad for our batteries?

Depending on who you ask... Fast charging (DC or 32A Level2) Discharging to 0% Charging to 100% Long-term parking Charging too frequently High number of discharge cycles Charging when hot Charging when cold Looking at your car in the wrong way :lol: My $0.02 is to let the battery management system ...
by Arm
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: i3 s regenerative breaking
Replies: 23
Views: 6679

Re: i3 s regenerative breaking

I thought over the air updates are now included? Seems to be with my vehicle. What year is your i3? Earlier i3's have 3G data radios which would make the very large system software updates quite slow. Maybe recent i3's have 4G data radios which would make a wireless update much faster. However, wit...
by Arm
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Any indicator to other drivers that you're still charging?
Replies: 21
Views: 669

Re: Any indicator to other drivers that you're still charging?

I dislike the fact that my i3's charging port flashes while charging and am glad that it shuts off at some point. Wish it would shut off sooner. Flash a dozen or so times to let me know that I'm plugged in and charging and then shut off. I don't like having it draw attention to my car when it is pl...
by Arm
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: i3 s regenerative breaking
Replies: 23
Views: 6679

Re: i3 s regenerative breaking

Then I get in the car for my next journey after registering it online. Regenerative breaking has all but disappeared! Yes it’s smoother - but I have to use the breaks all the time now. It’s clearly some form of firmware update. Almost certain that a software update was not applied because BMW has n...
by Arm
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: i3 s regenerative breaking
Replies: 23
Views: 6679

Re: i3 s regenerative breaking

2019 i3S owner with ReX.

No issues with regen...it's quite aggressive and very predictable for me. But then again, I've been driving EVs now for over 5 years....2014 Spark EV, 2017 Volt, 2017 i3, and now a 2019 i3s.

Now I can't drive a regular car normally...using brakes is really annoying.
by Arm
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Suggestions for BMW
Topic: Catch back up with Hyundai
Replies: 3
Views: 5575

Re: Catch back up with Hyundai

So for around £36k I can buy a Hyundai Kona with near 300 mile range, lots more tech than the i3, a bigger boot and a 5 year warranty! That is why I will not be buying another i3 as it is simply overpriced and lacks up to date tech. Now go try and lease a Kona for the same price as an i3s...won't e...
by Arm
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Any indicator to other drivers that you're still charging?
Replies: 21
Views: 669

Re: Any indicator to other drivers that you're still charging?

Locking the port while charging isn't a good idea. I think it's a feature that really isn't a safe idea overall. In much of the world, a charging cable is owned by the EV driver. This cable plugs into the public charging station and to the charge port. If the charge port isn't locked while charging...

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