LeftieBiker
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Re: Totaled my 2016 S what to replace it with?

Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:37 pm

The i3 with Rex has, according to Cwerdna who has been watching reports on them, been much less reliable than the BEV-only i3. The little ICE in the back tends to crap out and brick the whole car where is sits.
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Re: Totaled my 2016 S what to replace it with?

Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:03 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:37 pm
The i3 with Rex has, according to Cwerdna who has been watching reports on them, been much less reliable than the BEV-only i3. The little ICE in the back tends to crap out and brick the whole car where is sits.
Yes, I wouldn't really want one for myself, but it is in the price range.
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Re: Totaled my 2016 S what to replace it with?

Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:34 am

LeftieBiker wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:37 pm
The i3 with Rex has, according to Cwerdna who has been watching reports on them, been much less reliable than the BEV-only i3. The little ICE in the back tends to crap out and brick the whole car where is sits.
I haven't been watching any longer as I have no time and not any more interest.

One can see example of my observations at viewtopic.php?t=25484. If one is interested in current observations, join https://www.facebook.com/groups/BMWi3/ and lurk for a few weeks. Then compare to the volume of problem reports here on MNL...

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Re: Totaled my 2016 S what to replace it with?

Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:00 am

Replace it with a 2016 with degraded 30kWh battery. (some S have 24kWh batteries, avoid these). Get a 40 kWh replacement. :)
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