Don't like the harsh ride and vibration/shudder over potholes and the silent drive from starting.
You must have the 20" wheels with the low-profile tires. Those are great for the well maintained German Autobahn, but not so good on less well-maintained roads. I switched from the 20" rims to the 19" with the higher profile all-season tires, and it made a world of difference in the ride.
Also hate the fact that I'm constantly looking at the range/% and it's making me obsessed with hypermiling
LOL, I was that way at first too! Totally freaked me out, until one day I had a lot of errands to run, after a longer drive over to my daughter's, and didn't quite make it home, and the REx kicked in. Actually having had the experience of the REx safety net there, and suddenly, no more range-anxiety. It's just the 'mental' transition to an EV - it's a different mind-set and takes a bit of time. Now I only notice it if I'm down to one-bar, and then its 'oh, time to plug it in tonight' kind of thing.
Also quite put off by the fact that we are almost forced into buying an extended warranty due to the potential astronomic repair costs ... And these do tend to go wrong.. any potential fuel savings may not be significant after all.
Sorry, dude - this is a myth. JD Powers rates the i3 as better than average for reliability. The i3 actually has the LOWEST repair frequency and costs out of all the BMW models. Yes, you will hear the 'horror stories' of major repairs on the BMW boards - actually ANY car board - go to the Tesla board and you'd think every Tesla on the planet goes up in flames, or drives itself into the side of a truck inside a year of ownership - , but take them in context. People will ALWAYS post their complaints, but no-one is going to post "well, another 10,000 miles on the car, and no issues". There are 150,0000 i3s on the road, and 95% of them are trouble free. 2014's may have the usual first-model-year issues, but after that, the car is pretty solid, and the four year warranty should catch almost any faults. If something pops up on BMW's radar as happening more frequently, they will normally extend the warranty coverage for that part beyond the 4 yr period, or pay for some or all of the repair on a 'good will' basis.
And the BMW extended warranty (the only one actually worth anything for coverage) is EXPENSIVE, and in the fine print it (and any extended warranty) will only pay for a repair costing less than the wholesale value of the vehicle at the time. The warranty costs like $5 grand. So mentally I plan financially to have that $5K available if I need it for a repair, betting on the odds that I will never need it - and if I hit that 1% vehicle??? Even if I sell the 4+ year old car as junk/salvage, I'm not losing much more than that $5 grand off the car's wholesale/trade in value.
At best, the extended warranty is a total crap-shoot that makes a lot of money for BMW, because they only have to pay out on the smallest fraction of them. Look at it this way, if someone spread ten-thousand lotto tickets out on a table, and said two in the pile win you $12,000, one-hundred are worth $5,000 each, and five-hundred are worth $1,000, then said you could buy one ticket, for a payment of $5,000, would you think it a good deal?? Because those are your odds of having to pay for one of those repairs.
2015 i3 Rex, Capparis White, Tera World, Technology & Driving Assistant, Parking Assistant, Harman Kardon Audio System, 19 inch 427 wheels, EVoInnovate EVSE