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by MKH
Sun Aug 01, 2021 7:02 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Considering 2016 i3 REX GIGA w. tech package
Replies: 13
Views: 1020

Re: Considering 2016 i3 REX GIGA w. tech package

Sooooooo, I would NEVER recommend this car based on my experience!! Yours' may be different than my issues, but I just wouldn't trust it. My mechanic said he does lots of pre-purchase exams and wouldn't have caught the engine malfunction without it being in Rex mode. You think you are getting a gre...
by MKH
Sun Aug 01, 2021 3:48 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Considering 2016 i3 REX GIGA w. tech package
Replies: 13
Views: 1020

Re: Considering 2016 i3 REX GIGA w. tech package

:D Congrats! Welcome to the i3 family!
by MKH
Sun Aug 01, 2021 3:46 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Problem with roof peeling
Replies: 12
Views: 1003

Re: Problem with roof peeling

Definitely looks like a protective film or wrap, like what gets put on bumpers/hoods to protect against rock chips. There are some YouTube videos on removing it - though you might want to take it to a shop that does that stuff to get an opinion. Hopefully the prev owner that did it didn't use some s...
by MKH
Sat Jul 31, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Considering 2016 i3 REX GIGA w. tech package
Replies: 13
Views: 1020

Re: Considering 2016 i3 REX GIGA w. tech package

Something else to consider when buying an i3 is that all pre-2017 and part of 2017 MY models have only 3G cell connectivity Yeah, good thing to note, though BMW's connected service is pretty basic. Lets you remote change and start preconditioning (cool or warn the car before your departure), though...
by MKH
Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Considering 2016 i3 REX GIGA w. tech package
Replies: 13
Views: 1020

Re: Considering 2016 i3 REX GIGA w. tech package

Sandia BMW has a great rep - and will have an i3 certified mechanic if you want a 2nd opinion - and when they plug the car into BMW's service system, it will give readouts on exactly what is going on with the car. As well, they can show you all the car's BMW service records. And as far as range - de...
by MKH
Fri Jul 30, 2021 4:11 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Considering 2016 i3 REX GIGA w. tech package
Replies: 13
Views: 1020

Re: Considering 2016 i3 REX GIGA w. tech package

You need to take the car to a shop that is familiar with the i3. They are giving you info that is nonsense. The Rex warning you are getting is NORMAL. The Rex engine runs an automatic maintenance cycle for 10 minutes every five-six weeks or so. To do that cycle, the battery has to be less than 75% c...
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: 9
Views: 610

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: 7796

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: 9
Views: 610

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: 9
Views: 610

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.

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