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by electricvirgin
Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:37 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Speaker alternative
Replies: 23
Views: 18769

Re: Speaker alternative

I was really referring to the devaluation the car might suffer from installation of a non standard audio system (specially in a car with an unusual composite structure) relative to the standard audio system. I dont think the HK system will return anything like its cost at resale time, however it mig...
by electricvirgin
Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:46 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Speaker alternative
Replies: 23
Views: 18769

Re: Speaker alternative

I ran a loan Rex for a week or two with the standard system and now have my own i3 at last with the HK option. Although i understand the comments about the sound feeling a little 'processed' i must say i am very impressed. I find the bass rather good but then i have noticed many systems (specially h...
by electricvirgin
Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Self parking
Replies: 11
Views: 5644

Re: Self parking

Can you expand upon 'not greatly impressed' ?

Did it not work correctly or hit a kerb perhaps.
by electricvirgin
Fri Oct 24, 2014 5:43 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Charge station real time availablity in Nav?
Replies: 6
Views: 3299

Re: Charge station real time availablity in Nav?

I was in north london yesterday and noticed a much denser level of charging provision there, however i am unclear on realtime availabilty. Also although i can see the 'plug' charger icons on screen i am not clear if there is a shortcut to navigate to them directly from the nav screen or if one has t...
by electricvirgin
Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:16 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Spec feedback [UK]
Replies: 8
Views: 3205

Re: Spec feedback [UK]

I have found that the hatch locks itself rather too readily without comfort access, which has meant fishing about for the key and getting wetter than necessary. Hardly the end of the world of course!
by electricvirgin
Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: Suggestions for BMW
Topic: Changes for 2015 model
Replies: 35
Views: 26189

Re: Changes for 2015 model

Judging by this forum a great many people care very much about the price! I know what you mean though. However i think BMW has about 3250 dealers worldwide, if they wanted that sort of reach using direct sales methods they would have to make a colossal investment in real estate, inventory, staffing ...
by electricvirgin
Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Support
Replies: 4
Views: 2262

Re: Support

I think the missing element from this argument is volume. Apple apparently sold 10 million of its new iPhones in less than a week. BMW just about manages a million cars annually on a global basis but makes (i suspect) significantly less margin on a percentage basis on each one, and they are one of t...
by electricvirgin
Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:04 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Golf gte or i3
Replies: 17
Views: 7625

Re: Golf gte or i3

I understand the golf is related to the Audi A3 E-tron. In both cases quite a compelling prospect. Heavy and complex compared to an i3 though and relatively cheap for VW to develop as they are based on an existing platform. Impressive if range is critical but i worry about maintenance costs down the...
by electricvirgin
Sun Sep 07, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: how to allow i app to access your phones contacts?
Replies: 2
Views: 1867

Re: how to allow i app to access your phones contacts?

On checking it is on ios 7 anyway! Can wait a week in any case.
by electricvirgin
Sun Sep 07, 2014 5:07 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: how to allow i app to access your phones contacts?
Replies: 2
Views: 1867

how to allow i app to access your phones contacts?

Does anyone know how to allow the i app access to my phones contacts? I am running IOS 6.

The app says it has no access and there seems no way to grant access to any apps on the privacy settings page?

Any thoughts?

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