The BEV also needs far, far less repairs than "normal" cars, which seems like a good match to living on an island with limited part availability. I would get the newest version you can afford, as earlier cars always, in every chassis, are less reliable than later cars.
Eh, I don't really agree-- I use the back seat all the time. My wife sits behind me and we have a car seat in the passenger side rear seat.alohart wrote: ↑Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:37 pmUnless you never need to transport more than 1 client, an i3 would not be ideal with its narrow suicide rear doors that cannot be opened unless the front door on its side is open. Anyone sitting in the front seat must remove his/her seatbelt before the rear door is opened. There are no A/C vents in the rear and the rear windows cannot be opened, so the rear can become uncomfortably warm in warm weather.
I always drive with the rear seats folded down to create a nice, usable cargo area. I rarely carry rear seat passengers because of the inconvenience of ingress and egress, especially when parked next to a vehicle or wall.
Is getting in the back marginally more of a pain? Sure. Are we put out by this? Nope.
The back seat situation climate situation has never been an issue for us, either-- it's small cabin, and preconditioning means we almost never get into it hot or cold.