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    Re: BMW i8

    MKSGR:
    KresoF1:
    WAY:
    KresoF1:

    Test drove it and my impressions are very, very mixed.

    Would I buy one? Never.

    Tell me more. 

    It is neither flesh nor fish.

    I am supriesed that nobody that drove it get impression of very bad engine mechanical smoothness (so called laufkultur in native German). It is bad.

    Second thing is practicallity. 991 is way better for daily usage then i8. Only fuel consumption is better at i8.

    i8 is fast. Really? I got impression of good rathet then impressive acceleration in straight line. In drive dynamics car is light years behinde something like Caymen GTS or 991 CS. 

    What is it then? Interesting try from BMW. But, IMHO only a decent try.

    For example I liked Tesla S much more and it makes a lot more sense technology wise then i8.

    Or even better example-for little bit more money then i8 you can get latest e-Golf 7 and M4. I would take then over i8 always. 

    BMW burned a lot of money with the i3 and the i8. These products are just made for political reasons. I don't know a single person in the automotive industry that believes in these concepts Smiley Maybe for small niche markets (like Tesla is also serving it). But beyond that?

    I think the i3 is a genuinely viable product for someone like me who live in the city.  It actually makes a lot of sense as a city car. But the problem is the cost. I had originally ordered one but by the time I had optioned it up, it was over $93k drive away.  For the same money I could buy two Golf GTIs and have a few thousands dollars left over for a holiday!


    Re: BMW i8

    I actually like the pics of the i8 , as to long term collectability , who would have bought a Toyota 2000 GT. not me , another opportunity missed as the prices go 7 figures who would have thought.


    Re: BMW i8

    roadtrip:

    I actually like the pics of the i8 , as to long term collectability , who would have bought a Toyota 2000 GT. not me , another opportunity missed as the prices go 7 figures who would have thought.

    For that matter BMWs Z8 is holding value or starting to appreciate, at least over here. 


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    2011 Range Rover Sport S/C,  2009 Porsche 911S


    Re: BMW i8

    4trac:

    For that matter BMWs Z8 is holding value or starting to appreciate, at least over here. 

    Let's see how the values hold up once the novelty factor has worn off!


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    BMW 335d M Sport Touring estoril blue(cancelled - due to protracted delivery - back to square one) - Skoda Octavia Mk.3 daily drive


    Re: BMW i8

    bluelines:
    dreamcar:
    sfo:
    dreamcar:
    Lost patience and cancelled the order, now thinking of ways to justify a Boxster GTS 

     

     

    do it, you know it is the right thing to do.

    it's also fate that made you walk away from BMW ..

    Strange you say that, the dealer asked me to go in yesterday so he could tell me face to face about yet another delay and this was in his car park :- fate trying to tell me something as white would be my colour choice for a GTS Smiley

    That settles it then Smiley

    Test drive booked for Saturday 30th August...Smiley


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    BMW 335d M Sport Touring estoril blue(cancelled - due to protracted delivery - back to square one) - Skoda Octavia Mk.3 daily drive


    Re: BMW i8

    dreamcar:
    Test drive booked for Saturday 30th August...Smiley

    all things happen for a reason!!


    Re: BMW i8

    sfo:
    dreamcar:
    Test drive booked for Saturday 30th August...Smiley

    all things happen for a reason!!

    Smiley Smiley Smiley


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    BMW 335d M Sport Touring estoril blue(cancelled - due to protracted delivery - back to square one) - Skoda Octavia Mk.3 daily drive


    Re: BMW i8

    Z8 is a classic Roadster..has a totally different Appeal so not to be compared to i8.

    i8 Looks very 'cutting edge' and that usually wears off pretty quickly....


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    Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... That's what gets you.

    Re: BMW i8

    intouch1:

    Z8 is a classic Roadster..has a totally different Appeal so not to be compared to i8.

    i8 Looks very 'cutting edge' and that usually wears off pretty quickly....

    Z1? What are prices of those doing these days? (Don't know, not asking sarcastically!).


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    Past-President, Porsche Club of America - Upper Canada Region


    Re: BMW i8

    The Z8 is already a speculation object. Most of the cars on the market are dealed overprice. Not sure if I would do this for myself but it seems its having its own market!


     
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