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2014 BMW i3 Reviews at TrueDelta: Love the i3. If you rarely drive more than 60 miles away, consider this car! by coreperformance

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The car handles great. The acceleration is instant, and it turns on a dime. The cabin (I have the "Giga" interior) is beautiful and airy. The car feels big inside, but can squeeze into tiny spaces.

I never have to make time to go to a gas station. My car is always fully charged when I leave home. I don't need to use public chargers while I'm running around. 60 miles is probably farther than you think it is. I calculated the most miles I would likely ever drive shopping and running errands on a Saturday, and it came to 55 miles. Sit down with Google maps and map out a busy day to see if this car will work for you.

It only fits two in the back seat, and you have to open the front door to get the back door open. If you often have passengers in the back, that might be annoying.

But the back doors hinge at the back, so with both doors open, you have a huge opening for loading big things in the back.

In the Texas summer heat, my range was usually about 65 miles to a charge. This is with the air blasting, and me driving it like I stole it. A careful driver could get slightly better range. In nice weather, with the air off, I get about 85.

For driving around town, it is perfect. When I take a road trip, I will need to swap cars with someone, or rent a car - but I don't take many road trips.

Reviewed: 2014 BMW i3

4dr Hatch 168-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic RWD

2014 BMW i3 Love Letter

The car handles great. The acceleration is instant, and it turns on a dime. The cabin (I have the "Giga" interior) is beautiful and airy. The car feels big inside, but can squeeze into tiny spaces.

I never have to make time to go to a gas station. My car is always fully charged when I leave home. I don't need to use public chargers while I'm running around. 60 miles is probably farther than you think it is. I calculated the most miles I would likely ever drive shopping and running errands on a Saturday, and it came to 55 miles. Sit down with Google maps and map out a busy day to see if this car will work for you.

It only fits two in the back seat, and you have to open the front door to get the back door open. If you often have passengers in the back, that might be annoying.

But the back doors hinge at the back, so with both doors open, you have a huge opening for loading big things in the back.

In the Texas summer heat, my range was usually about 65 miles to a charge. This is with the air blasting, and me driving it like I stole it. A careful driver could get slightly better range. In nice weather, with the air off, I get about 85.

For driving around town, it is perfect. When I take a road trip, I will need to swap cars with someone, or rent a car - but I don't take many road trips.

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