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Old 09-03-2016, 01:53 PM   #11
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Old 09-03-2016, 03:05 PM   #12
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Yea, the I8s aren't selling for shit and they have a BMW customer w/ an R8 and 911 promotion


+1... Haha

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Old 09-03-2016, 05:20 PM   #13
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Old 09-03-2016, 06:33 PM   #14
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Josh PA, is that a national program?
No its regional. In Arlington they're running the I8s aren't selling for shit so if you used to be a BMW customer but now have a Tesla and a Boxster, we'll give you a bat shit crazy discount to take one out of our inventory.
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Old 09-05-2016, 04:01 PM   #15
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Quick review ... This is not a 911 or R8 replacement, heck I wouldn't say it's an M4 replacement either ... With that said it is a really cool car and I am now definitely considering one but the problem would be I wouldn't want it to replace either of my sports cars ... Maybe I can get away with having it as a 4th car for myself . Totally kidding but it would be nice.


Coming off the line I feel a delay it can be the drive by wire, I'm not sure but it doesn't leap off the line. The power is very good and the car moves really well here comes the buts ... The gas engine is a 3 cylinder so I'm sure the exhaust and sound aren't there but BMW like you all know gives you fake engine noise which I have to say is really growelly (is that a word?) and mean sounding but it is not natural like my other 2 cars ... Guys like us can totally tell it's fake.

I am trying to explain this the best I can, this is a great car and it drives really well but it is kind of like a sporty coupe drive in a very sexy body.

Gull wing doors: I need to talk about this, when the bmw rep first let me sit in it and he closed the door I got an immediate claustrophobic feel ... I opened the window right away to make sure I could fit through it just in case the door gets stuck ... It is a very weird feeling and I remember feeling the same exact thing when my friend let me sit in his Lamborghini countach replica ...that scissor door and half window freaked me out.

The car is missing some things I am guessing to cut down on the usage of the battery like there is no power tilt/telescoping steering wheel, no memory seats, no blind side assistance, etc. strange for a $150k car plus the battery range is ridiculous, it shows like 20 miles or something like that.
Btw you get a lot of attention driving this car especially when opening the gull wing doors but when I see this car next to the R8 it looks like a futuristic car but not a mean looking bad ass like the R8.

The handling feels good but again this is not a sports car, I am not a crazy driver so I won't get to the limits but it doesn't have the same feel as the 911 or the R8.

Overall it is a car you can use every day and feel comfortable ... It has the cool looks of a super car with the drive of a good sports coupe ... It would be perfect for the older gentleman except getting in and out of it is a real bitch ... As the BMW rep told me ... Ass first getting in and you'll be fine.
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Old 08-26-2018, 01:21 PM   #16
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Old 08-26-2018, 01:23 PM   #17
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Old 08-26-2018, 01:36 PM   #18
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Keeper or weekend test drive?
This one im keeping for about 9-10 days, its my brothers car, he gave it to me to play around with it ... being the good brother I am I was like well you dont need one of my sports cars do you ... lol I gave him the A6
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Old 08-26-2018, 02:07 PM   #19
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being the good brother I am I was like well you dont need one of my sports cars do you ... lol I gave him the A6
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Old 08-30-2018, 06:56 PM   #20
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After driving this car for the last almost week with a couple of those days going to the R8 for comparison reasons I have to say I REALLY am loving this car. It is such a livable car, besides for getting in and out of it which you could never look cool doing it is really cool. It is very comfortable, it is super fast, it looks pretty cool (though not as hot as the R8) and crazy enough i’m getting over 26 mpg which is just sooo weird.

I would definitely consider doing what my brother did which is he took over a short term lease, I think he has it for a total of 16 months and it costs him if I remember correctly around $1,100 and change a month. The resale sucks on this car so buying new is out of the question. I have looked into buying a used one and while the price isn’t bad at around $80k ish for a 2015 car the problem is I think the car is going to plummet a lot more pretty quickly because the technology is just going to get older and much better battery powered cars will come along. Plus I know nothing about batteries but how long do they last and aren’t they expensive as can be to replace ... also the ridiculous part is you get a total of a little over 20 Miles on a charge ... no one is buying this car for eco reasons.

Can’t bmw take a lesson from Tesla ?!?!

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