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post #51 of 57 (permalink) Old 02-12-2020, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
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Have an appointment to see the Mini Cooper E on February 23rd
It looks like a fun little car and with the price point in the low $20s, it could have potential

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Look forward to hearing your impressions . . . I've been missing the smaller more tossable Miata lately. Maybe the Mini-E could be an electric alternative. Definitely a good price point.
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I just test drove a 2017 i3 BEV today.

Good
Ride quality on 20"
entry/exit ease
acceleration after the first couple seconds
quiet
size

OK
Handling - competent but neither fun nor playful
acceleration for the first couple seconds
seat comfort

Bad
interior looks for the price
reflections from dashboard (much, much worse than the ipace heated windshield)
skittish
low handling limits
a bit dull, really
no lumbar adjustment
mediocre lateral seat support
NO BLIND SPOT SENSORS!

Maybe the i3s or mini?
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I just test drove a 2017 i3 BEV today.

Good
Ride quality on 20"
entry/exit ease
acceleration after the first couple seconds
quiet
size

OK
Handling - competent but neither fun nor playful
acceleration for the first couple seconds
seat comfort

Bad
interior looks for the price
reflections from dashboard (much, much worse than the ipace heated windshield)
skittish
low handling limits
a bit dull, really

Maybe the i3s or mini?
IMO having a small, lightweight, nimble, EV like a Mini or i3 is a nice contrast to the I-Pace

I'm not a fan of the interior of the i3 either
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post #55 of 57 (permalink) Old 02-13-2020, 12:46 AM
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I want a car that works like the no loss electric dump truck that halls a load down the hill with regen charging the battery, empties the load at the bottom of the hill, then drives back up the hill using the battery. We just need some bigger hills at the beach.
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I want a car that works like the no loss electric dump truck that halls a load down the hill with regen charging the battery, empties the load at the bottom of the hill, then drives back up the hill using the battery. We just need some bigger hills at the beach.
Hahaha, yes! And you need some mountain removal equipment up top so that you can fill up your I-Pace every time you drive down.
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post #57 of 57 (permalink) Old 02-13-2020, 02:41 AM
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Here's another that may be worth looking into (eventually): VW ID.4 / ID.4R.
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