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Re: Some random thoughts about our i3

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:11 am
by trumpetdoug
frictioncircle wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:43 pm
vger105 & JohnWasser –


The i3 is a carbon-fiber, RWD, emission-free Zen pod – an oasis of calm during the madding commute.

I've driven a good number of other EVs, including Teslas, and nothing comes close.
Oasis of calm for sure. I've had mine (2017 REX) for a month and really hate that I'm not able to get out and drive it much right now. (Covid 19)

I only hope that the car holds together well. I have heard horror stories about repair bills in the BMW line. The good news is many of those stories revolve around a gasoline engine. Well we don't have much of that going on even with a REX. :D :D

Doug - out

Re: Some random thoughts about our i3

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:25 am
by eNate
trumpetdoug wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:11 am


... really hate that I'm not able to get out and drive it much right now. (Covid 19)

Hey man, me and my i3 can be socially distant (off the line), can self isolate (sunroof closed), and help maintain good hand hygiene (drive past the gas station).

It's an ideal sanitarium!

Re: Some random thoughts about our i3

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:55 am
by trumpetdoug
Never thought of all that!! Love the part of traveling past the gas stations!!


Doug - out

Re: Some random thoughts about our i3

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:47 pm
by JohnWasser
trumpetdoug wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:55 am
Never thought of all that!! Love the part of traveling past the gas stations!!
Filthy places, covered in germs. :)

Re: Some random thoughts about our i3

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:12 pm
by robthebold
eNate wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:28 am

Probably THE primary reason I didn't consider an i3 for so long was because it looks so small from the outside (and weird, but...).

I was convinced, without any thought, it wss too tiny to replace my allroad wagon.

Granted, the cargo volume isn't there, but the passenger space is excellent and measures up to many mid-sized sedans, and has generous headroom. That was a revelation the first time I sat in one. Crazy they cram that much into that little.

It's great you're enjoying your "exclusive" i3. My kids and I have identified 9 i3's in the neighborhood that are writhin about a ½ mile radius of the house. Never even noticed them until we brought ours home.
It sure looks small, but no complaints from the kids in back. In fact, I get thanks for the car being warmed up ready to go on cold winter mornings thanks to programmable departure time :).

Not so bad, cargo-wise, really. Granted I come from an Infiniti G35 coupe.

Here's a full bale of straw:

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=16638&p=62944#p62944

No impingement on the passenger area, and the privacy flap lays flat as well.

Re: Some random thoughts about our i3

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:47 am
by richs
vger105 wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:08 am

*I love the exclusive nature of the i3. In the month that we've owned it I've only seen 2 others here on Long Island, NY
LOL. Try driving one around Austin, TX, darting around all the Teslas. Not a single other i3 in sight for the two weeks I've had my black 2017 REx. I know a Tesla owner, and he'd never even heard of an i3 before, much less seen one.

So, yeah, 'exclusive' is a good way to put it. :-)