bwilson4web
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My Girlfriend Buys a New Car!

Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:17 pm

Nice video:

https://youtu.be/42rc8yZcbfQ

My last suggestion was to join our group.

Bob Wilson
20k/27k mi 2014 BMW i3-REx
10k/10k mi 2017 Prius Prime

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Re: My Girlfriend Buys a New Car!

Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:19 pm

Cute video and maybe a nice introduction to the i3 for many unfamiliar.

In fact, the comments section for that video is surprisingly positive for what appears to be a primarily Tesla-based channel.
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bwilson4web
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Re: My Girlfriend Buys a New Car!

Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:15 pm

Owning both a Model 3 and BMW i3-REx, there is no real conflict. Both cars in "chill" mode or "ECO Pro" have nearly identical acceleration up to 65-70 mph. The BMW is far from a gut-less compliance car and with the REx, it has similar cross country capability up to ~70 mph. Sure the Model 3 is superb but her BMW i3-REx is the best, affordable, alternative.

Bob Wilson
20k/27k mi 2014 BMW i3-REx
10k/10k mi 2017 Prius Prime

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Re: My Girlfriend Buys a New Car!

Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:23 pm

The "Out of Spec" motoring does EV car reviews across the board but based on his experience, his personal ride is Model 3. He was also half of a team that set the EV Cannonball record. In the Fall, he sponsors a Tesla track weekend that includes performance driving. Given our BMW i3 has an electronic speed limit of 93-94 mph, we wouldn't really be able to compete. Regardless, he is fair and through and also covers Superchargers.

Bob Wilson
20k/27k mi 2014 BMW i3-REx
10k/10k mi 2017 Prius Prime

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