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Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 07-05-2016, 06:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 642
Posted By richschneid
While driving on a long trip on the highway I use...

While driving on a long trip on the highway I use the iDrive under "settings" to put the car into "hold state of charge". In this mode the car is powered mostly by the ICE. My car gets around 31...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 07-02-2016, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By richschneid
I picked the car up this morning. No problems. ...

I picked the car up this morning. No problems. I doubt it will happen again. If it does Pennsylvania has a "lemon law". The windows will need to be lubricated on a regular basis. It seems ok for...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 07-01-2016, 07:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By richschneid
i8 died in my garage

Wednesday morning, June 29th, I went to start my 2015 i8 in my garage. It started but then indicated a "drivetrain malfunction" and would not move. I called BMW roadside assistance. When they...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 06-18-2016, 06:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 328
Posted By richschneid
Window rattle in the i8

I have a rattle in my windows when my windows are fully up and go over bumps in the road. If I open the windows a crack the rattle seems to stop or be vastly reduced. My service manager tells me...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-02-2016, 09:41 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,921
Posted By richschneid
This month's CR has a review of the new 750i. It...

This month's CR has a review of the new 750i. It got a 99 rating, surpassing the S class MB. Hardly a trashing of BMW. It is now the number one luxury sedan, not counting the Tesla. I haven't had...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-02-2016, 04:48 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,921
Posted By richschneid
I have had 6 consecutive BMWs since 1992. Before...

I have had 6 consecutive BMWs since 1992. Before that I drove Hondas. My wife and our grown children all drive Hondas. Hondas are more reliable than BMWs. BMWs are very reliable, but Consumer...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 03-30-2016, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,947
Posted By richschneid
Since my last post my i8 has developed a squeak...

Since my last post my i8 has developed a squeak from the area between the driver's side window and the door frame when going over bumps. This extraneous noise goes away when I open the window a...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 02-06-2016, 10:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,269
Posted By richschneid
Yes, but the technology of the i8 is similar to...

Yes, but the technology of the i8 is similar to the Porsche 918 which costs $850k. Of course, the 918 does 0-60 in 2.2 seconds and the i8 takes 3.6 seconds with launch control. The Tesla does not...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 01-25-2016, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 828
Posted By richschneid
I tried the DTC backing up my snow covered...

I tried the DTC backing up my snow covered driveway and it didn't work. I then turned the DSC back on and left it in comfort mode with settings set to "maintain state of charge". The ICE came on...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 01-23-2016, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 828
Posted By richschneid
I'll try the DTC next time. Thanks. But I think...

I'll try the DTC next time. Thanks. But I think that AWD might be better than having some wheel spin. My last car, a 550i xDrive, would go seamlessly into AWD when backing up my driveway in the...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 01-23-2016, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 828
Posted By richschneid
I8 in the snow

My concern with owning an i8 was whether or not AWD could be engaged in reverse because I have to back out of my garage and up the slope of my driveway in the snow in the winter. There was some...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 01-22-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,206
Posted By richschneid
BMW has always put safety as their first...

BMW has always put safety as their first engineering priority, even above performance.
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 12-26-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,116
Posted By richschneid
My dealer's father got the first i8 at his...

My dealer's father got the first i8 at his dealership in October of 2014. He kept it for only a few months because he told me personally that he could not get out of the car because he weighed 240...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 12-03-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,947
Posted By richschneid
Overall, the noise level is about the same, but...

Overall, the noise level is about the same, but the i8 is certainly quieter in all electric mode and much louder in sport mode. The aerodynamics of the i8 creates less wind noise at highway speeds. ...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 12-02-2015, 04:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,947
Posted By richschneid
I had 16 speakers in my 2011 550i. My i8 has 11...

I had 16 speakers in my 2011 550i. My i8 has 11 speakers but the interior volume of the i8 is much smaller than the 550i, so not as many speakers are required. I think the sound quality in the i8...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 12-01-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,878
Posted By richschneid
I have the blue and use mine as a daily driver. ...

I have the blue and use mine as a daily driver. The all electric mode will not have enough range for a 20 mile round trip, but more than enough for a 10 mile round trip. But if you start out with...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 10-01-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,193
Posted By richschneid
It really doesn't matter whether or not a Laser...

It really doesn't matter whether or not a Laser Wash does or does not clean the car. It only matters if it looks clean to me.

BTW, I'm taking your advice. I just made a deal with the manager at...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 09-29-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,193
Posted By richschneid
Thanks for your advice. But my experience with...

Thanks for your advice. But my experience with my other BMWs (now 6 in total) has been different.

I sold my 2011 550i xDrive in August with 33,300 miles on it. I bought it new and had it for...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 09-18-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,193
Posted By richschneid
Worked on the roof for at least an hour this...

Worked on the roof for at least an hour this morning at my dealer's detail shop. Didn't charge me anything. Can't really see the scratches unless you look very closely. High polish and shine looks...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 09-17-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,193
Posted By richschneid
I think I'll just not go to any more of these...

I think I'll just not go to any more of these types of car washes instead. Never had a carbon fiber car before. I'll ask the people at the detail department of my dealer about the "OpiCoat" when...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 09-17-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,193
Posted By richschneid
What does "IOW" mean? The i8 is my sixth BMW. I...

What does "IOW" mean? The i8 is my sixth BMW. I have never had a problem with a car wash in any of them. The metal parts of the i8 body are painted and were not affected by the car wash. The...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 09-17-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,193
Posted By richschneid
Just spoke to my "genius" at my dealer. She said...

Just spoke to my "genius" at my dealer. She said the roof has 100 coats of clear coat and that the dealer could buff out the tiny scratches. I'm going to take it first thing tomorrow morning.
...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 09-17-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,193
Posted By richschneid
Roof scratches from drive through car wash

I took my i8 trough a drive through car wash today. No apparent scratches on the body. But I did notice diffuse tiny scratches on the clear coat on the roof. I'm going to try to buff them out.
...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 09-15-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 904
Posted By richschneid
Got back from DC. Total trip mileage including...

Got back from DC. Total trip mileage including driving around town in suburban VA was 520 miles. Average mph was 49.2. Average mpg was 36.0. Did not recharge at any time during the trip. ...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 09-13-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 904
Posted By richschneid
Thanks.

Thanks.
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