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Bolt, Leaf 2018 & Model 3 - why would anyone buy an i3?

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by Nuclear Fusion, Sep 4, 2017.

  1. Nuclear Fusion

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    Significantly less range than all 3, yet substantially more cost.
    Arguably, the ugliest of the lot also.
     
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    number12 Active Member

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    It's a BMW.

    That's like saying why is any mitsubushi sold ever.
     
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    Our i3 is now 37 months old; our Model X is 6 months old. We owned BMW's for the past 25 years; hence, wanted the i3 BEV when first available in US. No regrets owning the i3 because it is an in-town car and serves our purpose (only 13,500 miles on it). Love the engineering. Driving the all-electric i3 convinced me to buy the Model X because I never want to own another ICE car.
    However, when we sell the i3 we will replace it with a Tesla Model 3 because we feel the Model 3 provides more value than the i3.
     
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    Which doesn't apply to the psychology of consumers of EVs
     
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    El oh el.

    And no one pays $100k for a tesla partly for the brand name. Quite high of a horse you put all EV consumers on.
     
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    BMW badge means nothing for EVs - need to have history first, which they definitely ain't got
     
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    The i3 is an insanely fun car. I have a couple Model 3 reservations down and am enjoying a Model S right now, but intend to get an i3 for city driving someday (at a superb discount, of course :D).

    Why BMW i3 Is Awesome, & i3 vs Tesla Model 3 (#Electrifying Webinar)

    And the REx makes it practical for most long trips if you want to use it beyond the city.

    Again, yeah, I'd choose the Model 3 over it, but I love the i3 and would criticize no one for choosing it.
     
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