Bertone
Posts: 22
Joined: Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:37 am
Location: Madrid, Spain

Re: Welcome to the BMW i3 Forum

Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:43 pm

Hi and greetings from Madrid, Spain.

Just bought myself a secondhand i3 94 ah with very low mileage and in pristine condition.

Looking forward to learning all about this excellent car, and thanks for having me in this great forum!!!

Cheers.
2017 94Ah

JohnKelly
Posts: 96
Joined: Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:02 am

Re: Welcome to the BMW i3 Forum

Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:52 pm

Welcome!
2015 REX / Participating on plugshare w/level 2 Clipper Creek 32 amp, Moclips, Washington coast

Bertone
Posts: 22
Joined: Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:37 am
Location: Madrid, Spain

Re: Welcome to the BMW i3 Forum

Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:23 pm

Muchas gracias :)
2017 94Ah

Jotkam
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:01 am

Re: Welcome to the BMW i3 Forum

Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:56 am

Hi Everyone, I am driving my i3 for over a year now. Happy to share my experience and looking for other users tips and advice😊

jlangham
Posts: 70
Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:01 pm

Re: Welcome to the BMW i3 Forum

Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:17 am

Jotkam wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:56 am
Hi Everyone, I am driving my i3 for over a year now. Happy to share my experience and looking for other users tips and advice😊
Welcome! I've had my 2014 BEV i3 for about 1.5 years and love it! I have over 70k miles and still have my GOM display 90 miles on occasion! And that's with driving it like I stole it most of the time!!! :lol:

richs
Posts: 59
Joined: Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:09 am

Re: Welcome to the BMW i3 Forum

Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:32 am

Hello! I bought a very lightly-used black 2017 REx a couple weeks ago, right before COVID locked us all down at home. Despite that, I've gotten it out for a few rides around the Austin area, and one longer road trip. It's definitely a fun little car, with more acceleration than I need! As a "less popular" model in the US (and especially in Texas) I'm glad to see that this forum is here and still a little active. I've already used BimmerCode to enable Hold SOC and tweak all sorts of other options, so thanks to everyone for all the previous posts about that.

Because this is my first EV, my first BMW, and my first European car of any kind, I bought a certified pre-owned with an extended warranty, which I've never done before. (The horror stories of BMW repair bills got to me, I guess.)

I'd like to give a special thanks to the original owner of my car for ridding it of 60% of its cost for me. You're the best, whoever you are!

frictioncircle
Posts: 115
Joined: Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:23 pm
Location: USA West Coast

Re: Welcome to the BMW i3 Forum

Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:06 pm

Bertone & richs –

As others have said, welcome to the forum! There is a lot of smart advice here posted by knowledgeable members.

You both now own a carbon-fiber RWD vehicle that was years ahead of its time when it came out in 2013 – many of its design features have yet to be matched in the marketplace, seven years later!

Don't hesitate to ask what may feel like basic questions. Moving from an ICE vehicle to an EV is a big step and there are more than a few things to learn along the way. ;)

SLCFBP
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:15 pm

Re: Welcome to the BMW i3 Forum

Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:47 pm

Checking in as a new 2020 I3s REX owner - bought it in early march sitting on the dock in Germany fully loaded (including the blue seat belts!), and now just arrived (but needs a part before being handed over). Looking forward to checking it out. Have flirted with PIEV by having a 2017 M-B GLE 550e, which has PI with "19 miles" range, and really got a an appetite owning a "real EV" to use for my commute to work (12 miles each way), and around town, and keep the MB for longer trips and for family and cargo trips (and the occasional snow storms in the part of the US where I live)

Chose the I3 over the Tesla, as I had in my mind to have a luxury commuter EV, some of my friends are shaking their head that I paid the same for the i3 as I could have gotten a long range decently loaded Model 3 for, but I have my M-B for long range, so I feel good about my decision - and to check the BMW brand out (I have been driving M-B for decades). For me, it's all about doing something unexpected, that's what keeps me feeling 'Alive'!!

Also looking forward to see what I can learn (and eventually contribute) to this forum

Berlindriver
Posts: 8
Joined: Sun May 17, 2020 3:05 am

Re: Welcome to the BMW i3 Forum

Sun May 17, 2020 12:31 pm

Hey good evening all,

Happy to introduce myself.

I drive the i3 on short and long distance. Long is about 600 km from work to my family home (Netherlands to Berlin, Germany) and during the week commuting in the Netherlands mainly.
And because almost everyone is in favour of the Tesla around me, I choose the i3 , due to his amazing engineering and beautiful interior. A new 150 or 180 battery would be nice, and faster charging as well. But besides that I love this car.

Franz
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:42 pm

Re: Welcome to the BMW i3 Forum

Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:53 pm

Hello everyone,

This week we traded in our 3 year old 2015 CPO for a brand new 2020! We loved our 2015, but eventually the 80 mile range felt limiting especially with weekend car rentals less attractive these days. We took our first day trip (SF to Napa and back). We seemed to get better than expected range (40 miles left after a 130 mile trip).

We love this car. We were tempted by a Tesla Model 3 but are so glad we stuck with the i3!

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