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by imolazhp
Mon Apr 13, 2015 2:58 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 8
Views: 5052

Re: Insurance

Looks like I might be going to Erie Insurance. Some good friends of ours switched recently and he is tr type of a friend that researches everything to death. He switched from Liberty Mutual. My quote on the i3 throne this them was more but my house was less, way less. I'll probably end up about the ...
by imolazhp
Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:59 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 8
Views: 5052

Insurance

I know it is very difficult to compare insurance rates as everybody is different, different locations, different history's, etc. I just wanted to share some frustration and see if anyone has some insight or suggestions. When I turned 23 I moved to Kentucky for a brief period before moving to Memphis...
by imolazhp
Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:58 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Trip planning help!
Replies: 21
Views: 9112

Re: Trip planning help!

Many people have used their REx for extended trips. Lots of anecdotes on the i3 Facebook page. While coding (or DVDInMotion) to enable REx Hold adds a lot of flexibility, you can theoretically (and in practice) just keep driving on the REx with stops to fill up the tank periodically. My experience ...
by imolazhp
Sat Apr 11, 2015 1:21 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: no garage door opener?
Replies: 28
Views: 14832

Re: no garage door opener?

If you have a smartphone check out the Chamberlain MyQ system. Mine is compatible with many different openers although mine is also Chamberlain. Great to be able to check if you think you left it open, or to open it for a neighbor to borrow a tool while your not at home.
by imolazhp
Sat Apr 11, 2015 1:18 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Trip planning help!
Replies: 21
Views: 9112

Re: Trip planning help!

The nice thing about the i3 is that if you do get caught in traffic, it's a lot more efficient than an ICE, and actually doesn't use a huge amount just sitting there, unlike an ICE that keeps the motor running (assuming you don't have start/stop). And, at lower speeds, with the less drag, that help...
by imolazhp
Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Trip planning help!
Replies: 21
Views: 9112

Re: Trip planning help!

Note that DVDInMotion says their software requires Navigation Professional so you will need to go the coding route if you didn't get the Technology package on your i3. Thank you, yes, the car has every option except upgraded audio. In NA you can't really "run out of fuel" since just like the batter...
by imolazhp
Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Trip planning help!
Replies: 21
Views: 9112

Re: Trip planning help!

Quick newb question that I might have already seen the answer to, but want to verify, will it hurt the REx if you unintentionally run it out of fuel? I would do my best not to, but if I leave the car coded and hold state of charge enabled, it could possibly happen at some point during ownership.
by imolazhp
Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:29 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Trip planning help!
Replies: 21
Views: 9112

Re: Trip planning help!

Google dvdinmotion for i3, it is not coding, but rather a more limited, but much easier alternative. If you just want to unlock your REx and get rid of the U.S. lawyer driven compliance screen in the simplest manner spend the $150 with them. I had it installed on my car, took it in for a software u...
by imolazhp
Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:13 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Trip planning help!
Replies: 21
Views: 9112

Re: Trip planning help!

Looks like a 6-hr trip, assuming no stops. I don't recommend attempting that. You can read about my Houston-to-Austin trip in my i3 BEV here: http://www.mybmwi3.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=2329&start=10#p21551 You'll have a much easier time in a REx than I did in a BEV but you still won't enjoy ...
by imolazhp
Fri Apr 10, 2015 3:45 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Trip planning help!
Replies: 21
Views: 9112

Trip planning help!

Hey everybody! We are real close to pulling the trigger on a REx, but we might have to travel to get it and drive it back. I have used a few apps on in the past when I had an extended test drive, but they seem to focus on local needs, not trip planning. Can someone suggest an app or a website for th...

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