robinpearson
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Re: i3 being seen as Ugly

Thu Dec 26, 2013 4:57 am

BMW i3 provides fully electric drive and a better performance, but in different view we have found different words, BMW i3 definitely brings a different look but doesn't look ugly.

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Re: i3 being seen as Ugly

Thu Dec 26, 2013 6:03 pm

robinpearson wrote:..........BMW i3 definitely brings a different look but doesn't look ugly.
I agree.
It is a bit quaint but not ugly.

...ken

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Re: i3 being seen as Ugly

Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:27 am

I'm looking forward to seeing images of the first wrapped cars. I think it will work well, and as Tom says is completely reversible.

Geodude
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Re: i3 being seen as Ugly

Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:02 am

I don't think the i3 is ugly, maybe polarizing is a better description. Stylistically the car is really unique due to the design for a lighter vehicle . The color of my i3 is the Metallic/Mineral Grey with black and it looks AWESOME - and wouldn't change a thing. 8-)

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Re: i3 being seen as Ugly

Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:11 am

I was outside on the curb tonight with a couple of guys at work and two i3s pulled up to the stoplight, one behind the other.

"Oh whoa!" I said, "look at those two awesome cars." They looked at each other with that look. I said "That's what I drive" with a smirk. They both kind of audibly rolled their eyes. Let 'em judge. They probably roll in really nice pickup trucks.
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Re: i3 being seen as Ugly

Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:12 am

I had a 2019 i3S Capparis white with black 20" wheels and I am now in the same combo but a 2020 i3S.

I think the i3, especially the i3S is the best looking Bimmer on the road. It is unique, loads of fun, handles well and performs flawlessly. I absolutely love the i3!
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Fisher99
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Re: i3 being seen as Ugly

Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:04 pm

I've owned my white/black i3/Rex for a little over a year now and my wife still thinks it is the ugliest car she's ever seen. Personally, I think that "ugly" is too strong of a word. I have settled on "funky looking", and I fully embrace its funkiness. I like that it looks like nothing else on the road. And I like the questions that always come my way when I pull into a parking lot next to someone who has never seen one.

And on 2 occasions a stranger has actually said that they think it looks great and they really like the looks. This happened just last week in the bank drive through Where a lady rolled down her window and got my attention to ask what it was and to say that she loved it. Fortunately my wife was with me this time, as she didn't believe me when I told her about it the previous time. But she still thinks it's ugly... :D
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eNate
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Re: i3 being seen as Ugly

Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:14 pm

You're lucky, I guess. In the year+ I've been driving the i3, I've had exactly *one* person on the street approach me about the car, not including this one security guard at work who gushes over it every time he's posted at tree entrance.

Maybe it's me. My wife gets all kinds of compliments when she drives our Flex. When I drive it, not a peep.
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youngwilliam
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Re: i3 being seen as Ugly

Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:10 am

Not ugly, but funky and quirky, we really like ours and the Protonic Blue draws a lot of thumbs up from folks. Its fun factor is equal to my first Bimmer, a '76 2002.
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Fisher99
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Re: i3 being seen as Ugly

Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:42 am

youngwilliam wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:10 am
Not ugly, but funky and quirky, we really like ours and the Protonic Blue draws a lot of thumbs up from folks. Its fun factor is equal to my first Bimmer, a '76 2002.
My first Bimmer was a '71 2002. Also a bit funky for its time, with it's tall "greenhouse", and one of the most fun Bimmers I've ever owned!
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