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Got into an accident...car totaled

Hey all,

Got into a car accident on the 10th. Sadly the car was totaled....a 2018 i3s loaded with Deka package. Beautiful car...practically stole it off the lot a mere year ago. Have to say, the car itself held up like a champ. It's dainty and expensive to fix but has a solid frame that will protect you. Nothing inside got damaged but the cladding, lights, bottom casing for the battery, etc. got damaged.

Now let's see what insurance pays out.

Found a replacement 2019 i3s but no packages at all for $30k. It's almost absurd to think I'm paying $7k more for a lesser vehicle (except for the larger battery) but they are in short supply...the S versions anyway.

I would like to upgrade the screen to the larger screen at some point. The Bimmer Tech kit is almost $3k however. It's too bad it's not a simple matter of coding as it was for 2017 models and prior.

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Re: Got into an accident...car totaled

Oh, wow, sorry to hear it. The damage doesn't even look all that terrible.

i3 prices have become insane. Three years ago nobody wanted these cars used and now the price premium astounds me. Though I'm sure they're generally trending with increased car prices across the board.
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Re: Got into an accident...car totaled

eNate wrote: Sun Sep 25, 2022 11:24 pm Oh, wow, sorry to hear it. The damage doesn't even look all that terrible.

i3 prices have become insane. Three years ago nobody wanted these cars used and now the price premium astounds me. Though I'm sure they're generally trending with increased car prices across the board.
Indeed the car held up well considering it went up against a 2019 Tacoma truck. But it's an expensive car to fix. Parts and labor repair ran to $23k.

Yes prices are truly insane and no excuse they claim can justify it.
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Re: Got into an accident...car totaled

Arm wrote: Sun Sep 25, 2022 11:31 pm
Yes prices are truly insane and no excuse they claim can justify it.
Well, it's our fault -- the collective "we" -- it's what we're willing to pay. Funny though, on the one hand I'm appalled by the used market in general. On the other, I'm pleased that the underappreciated i3 is finally being recognized for what it is.

Dualing headlines:

i3 king of depreciation https://www.insidehook.com/daily_brief/ ... er-selling

i3 53% year-over-year increase in average sale price https://www.motorbiscuit.com/1-ev-loses ... -no-other/
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Re: Got into an accident...car totaled

eNate wrote: Mon Sep 26, 2022 4:06 pm
Arm wrote: Sun Sep 25, 2022 11:31 pm
Yes prices are truly insane and no excuse they claim can justify it.
Well, it's our fault -- the collective "we" -- it's what we're willing to pay. Funny though, on the one hand I'm appalled by the used market in general. On the other, I'm pleased that the underappreciated i3 is finally being recognized for what it is.

Dualing headlines:

i3 king of depreciation https://www.insidehook.com/daily_brief/ ... er-selling

i3 53% year-over-year increase in average sale price https://www.motorbiscuit.com/1-ev-loses ... -no-other/
Indeed. Well I got my replacement. Paid quite a bit more for less car but oh well it is what it is.
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Re: Got into an accident...car totaled

Poor Panda...
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Re: Got into an accident...car totaled

Still slim pickings for the HK audio?
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Re: Got into an accident...car totaled

eNate wrote: Tue Sep 27, 2022 6:18 pm Still slim pickings for the HK audio?
Yes. Most are REXs out there and I specifically wanted to avoid getting a REX. It's dead weight, adds complexity, and I don't need the backup.

My new car doesn't have any packages...it's a base i3s. But the additional battery capacity is worth it. It's vastly better than the 94Ah i3s I had. But the larger screen, HK, and moonroof were nice to have. Was NOT a fan of the ACC...it was terrible.
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Re: Got into an accident...car totaled

Arm wrote: Tue Sep 27, 2022 6:21 pm
My new car doesn't have any packages...it's a base i3s. But the additional battery capacity is worth it. It's vastly better than the 94Ah i3s I had. But the larger screen, HK, and moonroof were nice to have. Was NOT a fan of the ACC...it was terrible.
I wish BMW would have given us radar-based ACC. The '17 I owned was choppy, but I tolerated it. The ACC in the '21 has been noticeably refined, still a little more "hands on" than I'd like but I use it regularly. I don't know when the changes occurred,.. for all I know your '18 was better than my '17 and the '21 is the same as the '19 -- or maybe each model year was incrementally improved.
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Re: Got into an accident...car totaled

eNate wrote: Tue Sep 27, 2022 7:03 pm
Arm wrote: Tue Sep 27, 2022 6:21 pm
My new car doesn't have any packages...it's a base i3s. But the additional battery capacity is worth it. It's vastly better than the 94Ah i3s I had. But the larger screen, HK, and moonroof were nice to have. Was NOT a fan of the ACC...it was terrible.
I wish BMW would have given us radar-based ACC. The '17 I owned was choppy, but I tolerated it. The ACC in the '21 has been noticeably refined, still a little more "hands on" than I'd like but I use it regularly. I don't know when the changes occurred,.. for all I know your '18 was better than my '17 and the '21 is the same as the '19 -- or maybe each model year was incrementally improved.
To be honest I'm not a fan of that tech in general. I've a 2022 Model 3 and for all the raving people do about autopilot, I'm not impressed. I much prefer having full control. It's like putting your hands in a nervous, inexperienced driver.

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