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Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 04-10-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 681
Posted By Andrew*Debbie
XL1 Uses cameras

VW's limited production XL1 uses side view cameras. The initial production run is 250 cars. They might build more. The car is not available in the US. They are offering it in the UK.

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Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 04-07-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 814
Posted By Andrew*Debbie
The pure EV i3 is about 660 lbs lighter then the...

The pure EV i3 is about 660 lbs lighter then the current production Leaf. 2nd generation Leaf is lighter then the original version.


I've driven both cars. You do notice the weight...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 04-06-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By Andrew*Debbie
A UK i3 owner says his isn't like that at all. ...

A UK i3 owner says his isn't like that at all.



Here...
http://www.leaftalk.co.uk/showthread.php/15240-i3-Rex-Road-test
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 03-03-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,325
Posted By Andrew*Debbie
I understand what you are saying. I was ok with...

I understand what you are saying. I was ok with MSRP, but the i3 isn't the right car for us.

But what else is there?

The Model S is double or triple the price and it is HUGE.

At the...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 02-21-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,325
Posted By Andrew*Debbie
nevermind

nevermind
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 02-21-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,325
Posted By Andrew*Debbie
We had the i3 out for an hour long test drive in...

We had the i3 out for an hour long test drive in and around Liverpool. Takes about 5 minutes to get used to the regen. By the end of the test drive I had completely adapted.


i3 is selling...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 02-17-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 545
Posted By Andrew*Debbie
If it is any help, the UK version requires an...

If it is any help, the UK version requires an EVSE. (UK i3 comes with a 240V EVSE)
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 02-06-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,396
Posted By Andrew*Debbie
Still a few grand less than a base 740i. A...

Still a few grand less than a base 740i.

A 328i starts at $37,300. Can Tesla match that?? Battery prices are falling.
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 01-26-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By Andrew*Debbie
The CFRP is in the frame, not the outer skin...

The CFRP is in the frame, not the outer skin panels.

Low speed damage like that will be easy to repair on an i3 or i8.

The external panels are composite plastic. At very low speeds...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 01-26-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By Andrew*Debbie
For most steel body cars by the time the air bags...

For most steel body cars by the time the air bags go the car is a total loss. The parts are too expensive. It doesn't matter that the car could be repaired.

i3 probably won't be any...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 01-22-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,196
Posted By Andrew*Debbie
52% --- it is the fine print on the post listing...

52% --- it is the fine print on the post listing the residuals.
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 01-14-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 660
Posted By Andrew*Debbie
Those numbers use an imperial gallon. 1 imperial...

Those numbers use an imperial gallon. 1 imperial gallon = 1.2 US gallons. Even after correcting for US gallons the EU drive cycle ratings are unrealistic for all cars.
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 01-13-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 947
Posted By Andrew*Debbie
Yes. Yes. Is the i3 any...

Yes.


Yes.



Is the i3 any better?

Real range difference between the two is only a few miles. At the moment it isn't clear if either car has more meaningful range. Leaf is larger and...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 01-13-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,221
Posted By Andrew*Debbie
Ouch.

Ouch.
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 01-12-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 947
Posted By Andrew*Debbie
How much time did you spend with the car? Were...

How much time did you spend with the car? Were you able to drive it in a wide variety of conditions?

We had one out for an hour and didn't like it. Innovative? Yes. But there are far too...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 01-07-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 487
Posted By Andrew*Debbie
No front plate. . . I wonder what they did...

No front plate. . .

I wonder what they did to get around DOT? Importing new EU cars into the US is nearly impossible for US residents. Maybe they got someone to do a temporary tourist...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 01-07-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,590
Posted By Andrew*Debbie
The i3 and the i8 don't have much of that. The...

The i3 and the i8 don't have much of that. The body panels are plastic.
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 01-07-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,590
Posted By Andrew*Debbie
We saw an i8 at BMW Park Lane. The i8 is one of...

We saw an i8 at BMW Park Lane. The i8 is one of the best looking cars BMW has built in years.


http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=415993&stc=1&d=1389103646

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Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 12-30-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,396
Posted By Andrew*Debbie
Off Topic... The real Z4 GT3 is...

Off Topic...



The real Z4 GT3 is (was??) sold by BMW Motorsport.

A used one came up on eBay awhile back asking $445,000

Here is the listing:
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 12-27-2013, 11:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,196
Posted By Andrew*Debbie
That is very similar to the UK Personal Contract...

That is very similar to the UK Personal Contract Purchase. With PCP there is an option to purchase at the end of the contract or you can hand the car back.


In the UK, private buyers either...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 12-26-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By Andrew*Debbie
What are the details of the US rental program? ...

What are the details of the US rental program?

The UK one is 40 per month + 20 per year. That works out to 500 per year. 500 a year gets 7 days in a one series. 7 days rental in...
Forum: General BMW 12-24-2013, 04:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,004
Posted By Andrew*Debbie
Show me a useful pickup truck that has a 50/50...

Show me a useful pickup truck that has a 50/50 weight balance when it is empty. :angel:
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 12-23-2013, 10:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By Andrew*Debbie
I wouldn't recommend taking an i3 from LA to Las...

I wouldn't recommend taking an i3 from LA to Las Vegas. Climbing Cajon Peak at 70 mph will flatten the battery. After that you will be looking for fuel every 40 to 50 miles. We've driven an i3...
Forum: General BMW 12-21-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,766
Posted By Andrew*Debbie
Ahh but you aren't paying ~ $9.00 for a gallon of...

Ahh but you aren't paying ~ $9.00 for a gallon of fuel. I like the post-Ford Jaguars. I have a friend who works for Jaguar-Landrover as a design engineer. The F-Type is not bad at all....
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 12-21-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 701
Posted By Andrew*Debbie
The Model C and e-Golf are high on our list of...

The Model C and e-Golf are high on our list of cars to test drive when we get a chance.
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