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Any members in New Zealand ?

Sun Dec 27, 2015 8:12 pm

Just seeing if anyone has joined the forum from New Zealand ,I have done 5000k since May and love the car ,my Audi rs4 has hardly moved.

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Re: Any members in New Zealand ?

Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:03 pm

Chrisnz wrote:Just seeing if anyone has joined the forum from New Zealand ,I have done 5000k since May and love the car ,my Audi rs4 has hardly moved.
I've been looking and test drove an i3 but still undecided.

After owning many BMW's I thought the i3 would corner well and have supportive front seats but it did not so this turned me off. I still think about the i3 and may need another test drive now the market has settle down.

I did notice a Japanese import i3 for 56k the other day.

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Re: Any members in New Zealand ?

Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:56 am

yes, in auckland. 2014 i3 rex - can code too if you need anything done

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Re: Any members in New Zealand ?

Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:27 pm

Yes, in Whangaparaoa, Auckland. Have just taken delivery of an 2014 REX.

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Re: Any members in New Zealand ?

Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:01 am

Yes, in Tauranga, having just bought a 2014 i3 REx from AutoLink in Auckland last Saturday 15 July.
Unfortunately joined the "Drivetrain fault" group on the trip home!
However, being very well treated by dealer and i3 is now at BMW Auckland.
I'm awaiting outcome, and so very interested in your story Castigan.

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Re: Any members in New Zealand ?

Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:15 am

Yes - in Palmerston North - Imported 2015 EV - non REx. Still awaiting delivery in 10 days time. Any others nearby?

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Re: Any members in New Zealand ?

Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:37 pm

In Warkworth. 2017 REX from Japan
Info for other Kiwis getting a Jap or UK car insted of local (you probably already know the AC and DC chrging ports are different):
Came with a 15A Clipper Creek EVSE (home charger cord)
Checked all the specs rated for 230V and 50Hz power with ELCB function so no need to buy an aftermarket $700 unit just because they say you have to.........obviously I need a suitably rated outlet and NZ plug for it which has been done. There is lots of 'official' BS on the net - tread quietly and dont believe everything you see.
Got E-Sys and the OBD2 cord so I could code the AM radio (we dont get FM this far out in the sticks you know)
Now mulling over whether to attempt the Navigation NZ maps install.
Any advice on how the software & hardware operates would be helpful as German phrases and a WinNT like browser of E-Sys isnt my preferred
way of learning how to brick my car.
I'm not sure there is much support from BMW Head office either, new to the brand and the last almost European car I owned was a Mk2 Escort.
When I go on the website there are a total of 3 dealers in N.I . authorised to service & sell BMWi and the one I picked to ask the questions dont actually have the ability or authoisation to sort the Nav map issues
Arranging to have the VIN area switched from Japan as apparently this is necessary before I can buy maps or other options for the car.

So far just done a 1700km roadtrip without issues (unless getting stones stuck in the front brake disc shield plates x4 counts)
it makes a terrible screechy noise and best fixed by pushing the shield away from the disc with a stick until a stone drops out
PM me if I can help with any issues.

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Re: Any members in New Zealand ?

Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:59 am

i want test drive :D

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