Ok, after 8 months of ownership I was going to post the things that I LIKE about the i3, but the list was too long. I'm absolutely loving this car, and this short, and mostly trivial, list of dislikes, pretty much tells it all.
- Non-opening rear windows. I wish that they would open even just a couple of inches. In nice weather I like driving with the driver's door window open, but it develops a nasty "booming" in the car because the incoming air needs a place to exit. Yes, I know that they say that running the A/C is more efficient than having the windows open, but I like having the window open. I have found that if I rest my arm on the window sill and place my hand at just the right angle, just back from the mirror, that I can deflect enough air to quite the booming, but still, if the rear windows would only open a couple of inches...
- I wish that the outside temperature displayed on the center screen rather than on the gauge screen. I like having the remaining battery percentage displayed on the gauge screen but my wife always wants to know the outside temperature, so I end up switching back and forth a lot, since both readouts occupy the same place on the same screen. Trivial, I know, but a pain in the neck.
- The lack of tire options for the 20" wheels. Really, what were they thinking? If you're only going to make one tire compound available, why would you pick a summer-only compound as opposed to an all season compound??? Yes, I'm aware that the 19" wheels have all season options. And probably they positioned the 20" wheels as a "sport" option, but still, it's possible to have a plenty sporty all season compound. At least sporty enough for a car like the i3.
So that's my list. All but the tire issue are fairly trivial, which speaks volumes for how much I love this car! And I know that I can resolve the tire issue by buying different wheels, but I'm too cheap to shell out a grand on wheels.
2014 BMW i3 with Range Extender Engine, Capparis White/Frozen Black, 20" wheels,, Giga World, Tech + Driving Assist, Parking Assist, DC Fast Charging, TurboCord EVSE