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by MKH
Thu Apr 22, 2021 5:28 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: End of production
Replies: 38
Views: 2350

Re: End of production

Maybe I choose cars for odd reasons, but I would never consider buying a Model 3 because of its size, weight, and body style. For those who want a compact hatchback EV, an i3 would be chosen over a Model 3. I don't care whether the prices are similar. I think this applies to a lot of i3 owners, mys...
by MKH
Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: End of production
Replies: 38
Views: 2350

Re: End of production

Tesla Model 3 stomps BMW i3. Different customers. On top of that the Model 3 is even worse than the Mini as far as reliability issues are concerned. Green Car Reports wrote that Model 3 “build quality was the worst we have seen on any new car from any maker over the last 10 years”. A report in the ...
by MKH
Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: End of production
Replies: 38
Views: 2350

Re: End of production

Mini Cooper EV is about as fun-to-drive & priced better, at $25k after Fed rebate. The MINI is limited, in that it is basically a two-person car. No one over the age of 5 can comfortably sit in the back seat of a 2-door MINI, where the i3 back seat is actually usable. And the cargo area in a MINI i...
by MKH
Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:32 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: My first 24 hours with a 2020 i3s REX
Replies: 13
Views: 1190

Re: My first 24 hours with a 2020 i3s REX

I think the next most important one to tint is the windshield. When I bought my i3, the first owner had it all tinted with high-end ceramic tint, including the windshield. I had to remove the windshield tint because it bothered my eyes. It's a plastic - plus a layer of adhesive, so not as clear/ref...
by MKH
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Warranty replacement of 12 V battery
Replies: 26
Views: 20609

Re: Warranty replacement of 12 V battery

I purchased a CPO 2017 REx in 2019 and think there might be something going on with the 12v, but dealership says not covered under warranty? Is there a difference in how i3s utilize this battery verses how ICE vehicles use their battery? Why are some dealers replacing these 12v batteries under warr...
by MKH
Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: End of production
Replies: 38
Views: 2350

Re: End of production

The 2024 date comes from an article published right at the end of 2019. https://ecomento.de/2019/12/12/bmw-i3-wird-bis-2024-weitergebaut/ Translated here: The new BMW boss, who took office in the middle of the year, confirmed in October that the brand's first - and so far only - all-electric car wil...
by MKH
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:21 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: End of production
Replies: 38
Views: 2350

Re: End of production

MKH, I haven't been to my dealer in a long time – it's really disappointing to hear that the ones in your area have switched to order-only. This has been the issue for the last year or so - but may have been exacerbated by the COVID BMW plant shutdown. Was pleasantly surprised to actually see two n...
by MKH
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Preconditioning question
Replies: 2
Views: 308

Re: Preconditioning question

No
by MKH
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:14 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: 2018 with upgraded infotainment and no CarPlay
Replies: 1
Views: 285

Re: 2018 with upgraded infotainment and no CarPlay

What exactly do you mean by 'upgraded infotainment'??

I believe for 2018 i3 CarPlay was an add-on option that had to be chosen/specified when the car was built. You can check your car's included options by inputting your VIN in one of the free BMW VIN check sites.
by MKH
Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:16 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: End of production
Replies: 38
Views: 2350

Re: End of production

I think you may be right. BMW is no longer even trying to sell the i3 in the USA. Dealers aren't stocking them at all, special order only. The iX1 is guesstimated in the same price-range as the i3. Though 'Inside EV" thnks the i3 won't be discontinued until 2024. And the question is, will the iX1 ev...

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