Valdemar wrote:Looks like BMW is eager to get rid of some of 2014 lease returns sitting on the lots, they offer 0.9% APR and $1000 credit on a CPO purchase, I think they should try harder.
Are there opinions that buying a used i3 is a good idea?
Even if I were ok w/the styling, there's no damned way I'd want an i3 REx. It seems the odds aren't too low that you'd end up one w/not very good reliability. Since they seem so troublesome while still within warranty (where presumably BMW would want to minimize warranty costs by at least making them have little trouble until expiration), I'd hate to see what happens after their warranty's up.
and just watch how often someone posts about some non-minor problem (e.g. drivetrain malfunction, restraint system malfunction, CEL, J1772 handle lock mechanism malfunction (which gets unnecessary cycles with every charge), etc.) or posts a pic about something w/their check engine light (CEL) on. Ignore stuff like nails in tires, rattles and problems w/their telematics app. Compare that to here.
I posts my thoughts at http://www.myrav4ev.com/forum/viewtopic ... 118#p22118
and in a bunch of posts later.
Just today, I spotted someone w/a REx drivetrain malfunction and thus was stranded. Someone else on 12/6 also needed to be flatbedded. Another guy posted a pic w/a CEL 17 hours ago. Heater failure on 12/6. Someone else reporting a restraint system malfunction that day too. 12/5: vehicle charging problems. Stops within 1 minute of charging. Has tried other "chargers", as well.
The BEV seems more reliable.
If someone gave me a BEV for free, I'd probably drive it for a bit and sell it right before warranty expiration. If it were a REx, it'd be also gone before warranty expiration and probably after it's second repair trip to the "spa". I barely have enough the time to take my cars in for maintenance, let alone unscheduled repairs.