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Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 10-28-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 549
Posted By MTech8
Thanks! That video was awesome too.

Thanks! That video was awesome too.
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 10-28-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 768
Posted By MTech8
Figures that they aren't 100% honest with the...

Figures that they aren't 100% honest with the consumers. They were definitely pushing selling their 220 unit.

I know a lot here use non BMW brand EVSE's. There's nothing special in terms of...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 10-28-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 549
Posted By MTech8
Thanks. So if Regen doesn't use brakes. What's...

Thanks. So if Regen doesn't use brakes. What's slowing down the car?
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 10-28-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 768
Posted By MTech8
Yea. Just got my car back from the dealers after...

Yea. Just got my car back from the dealers after they kept it for a week "communicating with BMW" and running various "test plans". End result was that it's a known issue that occurs with people that...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 10-21-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 768
Posted By MTech8
Increase Battery Discharge When Stopped

I'm a little over 1000 miles.. and my i3 REX is in the shop for a 2nd time.

1st time, had to take it in for check engine light. It actually came on during first 200 miles. But I waited a while...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 10-21-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 427
Posted By MTech8
How to use Regen mosts efficiently

I heard that to get the most energy back, it's best to keep the line closest to the middle. Meaning that you'll get more energy back even when applying some accelerator versus completely letting go...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 10-21-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 549
Posted By MTech8
Does Regen use brakes?

Does regen actually apply brakes to slow down the car? (Wondering what the impacts of that are on wear and tear on brakes). I did notice that when I first got my car. I was able to completely stop...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 09-15-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 816
Posted By MTech8
i3 Charge Station

If I don't need the speed of the L2 charger. I can have it plugged in all day to my regular socket. Is there any reason why I should pick one up and have installed? Besides that it's one cool looking...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 09-15-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,406
Posted By MTech8
Thanks. Just FYI.. incentive doesn't apply to...

Thanks. Just FYI.. incentive doesn't apply to Priority 1 cars.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 09-13-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 388
Posted By MTech8
Ultimate Driving Event Credit and Priority 1 Cars

Hi. Can the Ultimate Driving Event $1000 credit be applied to a priority 1 car? I'm told it's not. Just wanted to confirm the validity.

Thanks
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 09-11-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By MTech8
Do you have a CA you work with regularly? You can...

Do you have a CA you work with regularly? You can always ask the dealership if they have a dealer test car to take on an extended test drive. I've done it for other BMW's and haven't asked to do it...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 09-11-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 700
Posted By MTech8
Lease deals at standard MF and residual possible?

So from what I've read on the internet and via threads in this forum. On leases, the standard MF and residuals are pretty much set by BMWFS. Dealers can mark up. But if they don't. Then the profits...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 09-09-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By MTech8
Add on mobility program

I remember hearing about the add on mobility program. Where i owners can borrow conventional cars as loaners. Anyone have information about this?
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 09-09-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,495
Posted By MTech8
Got to try out an i3 this weekend. Drove 70 miles...

Got to try out an i3 this weekend. Drove 70 miles freeway (about 75 mph) and 12 miles local. Had to use 1 bar (out of 4 i think) of gas via Rex. Didn't even notice the Rex come on. Freeway road noise...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 09-09-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By MTech8
Where are the i3s built? South Carolina?

Where are the i3s built? South Carolina?
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 09-09-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,226
Posted By MTech8
Thanks for the info.. greatly appreciated

Thanks for the info.. greatly appreciated
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 09-09-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By MTech8
Thanks!! That never occurred to me as an option....

Thanks!! That never occurred to me as an option. I called around. To wrap the hood, it would only cost about $150-300. Asked them if it would be a problem since the i3 is made of Carbon Fiber...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 09-09-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 549
Posted By MTech8
Is the standard buy rate (Money Factor) the same...

Is the standard buy rate (Money Factor) the same for all cars across BMW? How often does it change? Monthly?

Wondering what the standard MF is for an i3 this month.
(Sorry for hijacking this...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 09-08-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,226
Posted By MTech8
Thanks Justin. But with OC, if during the...

Thanks Justin.

But with OC, if during the time where I choose to keep/return, if the car is valued less than the residual, do I need to make up the difference (as Stevej2001 mentioned)?

Besides...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 09-08-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By MTech8
Lease Returns and Re-Painted Cars

Wondering what would happen if I leased a car (i3) and painted it's (black hood to white). When I return the car, would that pose a problem? Would I need to repaint it to black as originally...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 09-08-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,406
Posted By MTech8
So can the $1000 incentive be applied to i3?

So can the $1000 incentive be applied to i3?
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 09-04-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,226
Posted By MTech8
Thanks for the information. I didn't realize that...

Thanks for the information. I didn't realize that about the residual difference. So with Owners Choice, I can walk away from not buying the car at the end of the payment term, but if it's worth less...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 09-04-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,226
Posted By MTech8
Owners Choice vs Leasing

Hi. I'm looking into getting into an i3.

Wanted some feedback at what the pros/cons are between Owners Choice and Leasing.

What I currently understand:
1. Both OC (Owners Choice) and L...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 09-04-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,245
Posted By MTech8
I'm debating between getting the BEV or the REX....

I'm debating between getting the BEV or the REX. Ideally I want to be able to use the car completely as electric, but am concerned about the range. One reason I want to go electric as well is with...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 09-04-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,015
Posted By MTech8
What do you like the best and least about your...

What do you like the best and least about your new i3?

How much did your car cost? Cap cost, residual, money factor? If you know any of that. Very interested in leasing one as well.

What's the...
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