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by frictioncircle
Sat Jan 21, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Anyone considering with a lease expiring soon considering the Bolt as an alternative to a 2017 I3?
Replies: 32
Views: 16668

Re: Anyone considering with a lease expiring soon considering the Bolt as an alternative to a 2017 I3?

CG & michaelbmw – If it came off that I was trying to rag on the Bolt, that wasn't my direct intent. A 200+ mile EV at the Bolt's price point is going to get so many more people into electrics. I don't love the style, but I'm really glad GM built it and I hope it's a big success for them. What I was...
by frictioncircle
Sat Jan 21, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Audio Dilemma
Replies: 3
Views: 3225

Re: Audio Dilemma

I auditioned the HK system before I bought my i3 and liked what I heard. To the OP that came equipped with test tones, very well played, sir! Two prior cars I've owned have had HK systems and I didn't think much of them, having had well-built aftermarket systems in the past. With that, I can definit...
by frictioncircle
Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:24 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Anyone considering with a lease expiring soon considering the Bolt as an alternative to a 2017 I3?
Replies: 32
Views: 16668

Re: Anyone considering with a lease expiring soon considering the Bolt as an alternative to a 2017 I3?

Just to clarify specifications, the Bolt has a curb weight of a bit over 3,500 lbs. I've taken a 60Ah BEV i3 to the scales and it weighs, empty, under 2900 lbs. So a BEV i3 is 600 lbs. lighter. That said, body roll in the i3 is a not-insignificant problem. A rear anti-sway bar would have been a good...
by frictioncircle
Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:33 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: The Honeymoon is Over - Lease Near An End - BEWARE!
Replies: 21
Views: 22799

Re: The Honeymoon is Over - Lease Near An End - BEWARE!

Something to keep in mind about tire wear, particularly for the rears... the rate that they wear at might be faster than that of an ICE car due to the extra demands placed on them by regenerative braking. I've gotten fronts at $150 each and rears at $165 each from a major-brand tire shop – $400 per ...

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