The compressor is definitely making a noise that suggests replacement is necessary. The quote to replace the compressor and condenser alone was going to be almost four grand. That was enough for me to not have them open everything up and check for metal shavings.
After doing a lot of test driving over the weekend, I’m down to either rolling the dice again a much newer i3 or just getting a Mazda 6.
Lots of other EVs on the market that are just too new and I want them to work out the bugs before I’ll jump into them again.
2018 330i (F30)
2014 i3 BEV - Sold
2007 328i (E92) - Sold
2013 X5 35i (E70) - Sold
2014 i3 BEV - Lease return
2006 325i (E90) - Sold