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by GuyD
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Help! Would an i3 suit us??!
Replies: 42
Views: 22217

Re: Help! Would an i3 suit us??!

Thanks Art - useful stuff. Incidentally I felt that the demo i3 on 19" wheels was no better than this car on 20" wheels. Indeed I was surprised that the ride still seems fine - quite acceptable to me but I like a 'firmer and talkative' ride.... Now I have filled the i3 with heavy rubber mat just abo...
by GuyD
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Help! Would an i3 suit us??!
Replies: 42
Views: 22217

Re: Help! Would an i3 suit us??!

Presumably you mean the iX3?! If it is a 'conversion' of an existing ICE car (like the Golf; Leaf; Zoe?) then I am not interested. Which is my understanding so far but I may have the wrong end of the stick..... I want to buy a genuine, designed 'from the ground up' EV (like the i3; I-Pace; any Tesla...
by GuyD
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Help! Would an i3 suit us??!
Replies: 42
Views: 22217

Re: Help! Would an i3 suit us??!

OK had the i3 for over a week now and finding my way around it nicely - the experience improves all the time with familiarity. It is fantastic around town and on smoother tar. But it is still too throbby for my liking on rough tar so it is definitely the tyres (as supplied in 2017 by BMW as it is vi...
by GuyD
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Help! Would an i3 suit us??!
Replies: 42
Views: 22217

Re: Help! Would an i3 suit us??!

So our i3 has arrived - sight unseen! It looks immaculate and the twin spoke 20" wheels are very nice. Can't see any immediate differences between the 2016 64Ah demo and this 2017 94Ah model. What should I look out for as differences/improvements? Now I'd better sit down with the manual/information ...
by GuyD
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Help! Would an i3 suit us??!
Replies: 42
Views: 22217

Re: Help! Would an i3 suit us??!

Still waiting for our i3 to get trucked down from Durban...…. Interested to see if this car is quieter than the demo model. Most people seem to think that the i3 is 'quiet' but I see that the What Car UK review also states that the i3 is tiring on a long run due to the 'resonance' in the body..? Cou...
by GuyD
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Help! Would an i3 suit us??!
Replies: 42
Views: 22217

Re: Help! Would an i3 suit us??!

Really helpful and useful info - thanks. Yes South Africa has 230v domestic so I will be charging on a 15amp 3-pin plug for now. I have contacted the company that is doing the trickle out of chargers here to ask what they can offer. We have currently borrowed a 64Ah Rex (2016) i3 from the local deal...
by GuyD
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Help! Would an i3 suit us??!
Replies: 42
Views: 22217

Re: Help! Would an i3 suit us??!

Hi Nyken, Yes this is an issue I am struggling with and maybe there are people here who can offer some advice - there are none here as South Africa has virtually no public charging points yet...…. Yes we will start with the Level 1 charger as supplied but we too could do with rapid charging as we wi...
by GuyD
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Help! Would an i3 suit us??!
Replies: 42
Views: 22217

Re: Help! Would an i3 suit us??!

OK we have now bought our i3! Rex 94Ah 2017 demo - 6000kms - mint. From BMW agent - white and black with many options - rear view camera and park assist; glass electric roof; Harmon Kardon sound system; fancy 20" wheels etc. Paid just under $40k - not cheap but a good deal for here in Africa with no...
by GuyD
Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Help! Would an i3 suit us??!
Replies: 42
Views: 22217

Re: Help! Would an i3 suit us??!

Thanks - that is useful advice. We will only do longer runs - once we leave the farm it is 25kms minimum trip usually. We drop down to the coast (about 250m) and then level to next town on a 100kmph freeway with 80/60kmph sections. Usually mild weather and little wind - 18-25 deg C so should get goo...
by GuyD
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Help! Would an i3 suit us??!
Replies: 42
Views: 22217

Re: Help! Would an i3 suit us??!

Done some more 'research' and have decided to get a post 2017 94aH car as it will do most (all?) of our local travel. What can I expect as the normal range with 'easy' driving and temperate weather - 250kms/150miles? The price of the early 2017 cars with low mileage is only about 15-20% more so it i...

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