1. 22 Sep 2018 at 3:52 PM #1
    caraddict

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    Went out in the rain today and ended up buying an I3 is it wrong i love my v8 m3 and like electric cars.
    We currently have a Renault Zoe which pcp is up so changed for the I3.
     
  2. 22 Sep 2018 at 4:28 PM #2
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    Was is a new one or used. Want to get my wife an EV but costs compared to similar petrol cars out weigh the fuel savings as far as I could work out.

    Do you mind sharing the deal you got. Pm me if you prefer.
     
  3. 22 Sep 2018 at 5:13 PM #3
    caraddict

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    we have run a Renault Zoe for 3 years, we did look at buying the mrs a small car but she likes auto. All auto small cars have crap gearboxes are dire to drive lack of power.
    Having had the response of the Zoe the mrs really didnt want an ice car. We contemplated another Zoe but we dont want range anxiety so we went for a range extender i3 for those times when the charging network is crap.
    The dealers have no bartering ability with the I3, i tried lots of dealers with no movement.
    i took the 0% 0 deposit route works out at £480/month £12k balloon. I know thats not cheap, but I believe the car is worth the premium.
    Our Zoe was in for repair a few weeks ago and it cost us £45 in fuel for less miles than the Zoe does. The Zoe charge is about £6 for a full charge around 95 miles.
    Its so low we havent really noticed the difference in our electricity bill. To be fair the Zoe is a good car but its not as special as a BMW i3. You can get a zoe for half the price. Ours has been a good car but it has been confined to local runs because of the charging network
     
  4. 23 Sep 2018 at 5:44 PM #4
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    I have an i3 too, (and M3 as well), great cars and running costs super low. Not sure how old you went but the earliest ones prices seem to have stabilised to some extent so not too much depreciation either :)
    Do you take yours for long trips? We tend to take the M3 for longer trips so tend not to have any range anxiety (and don't have range extender either).

    Put your foot down and the initial shove is impressive too :muttley:
     
  5. 24 Sep 2018 at 6:07 AM #5
    caraddict

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    we already have a Zoe so are aware of the electrical performance. We had an i3 for a day they do get away from the lights. My mrs wanted the rex so she can go futher with some contingency
     
  6. 24 Sep 2018 at 7:07 AM #6
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    been thinking about getting an i3, but good to get some real world feedback before pressing the button. What's the range like and what does the range extender get you? How long do you reckon to charge from empty and how do you find servicing costs? Thanks again.
     

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