Great for city driving!
I love this cute and zippy car! I feel so responsible and earth-friendly when I drive this electric car. It’s the way of the future!
2017 ReX and I'm Loving It
Quick, quiet, and fun to drive. Just picked up a 2017 ReX Deka with 30K miles and a new set of tires for $16900 and have driven it over 350 miles thus far and it's a blast. I'm 6' 6" tall and have three Golden Retrievers and we all fit comfortably. This may be the most fun, practical choice, that I've ever made.
Buy these used for tremendous value
Cons: Doors could be an issue for some the way they open, but I think they are cool Small tires take a lot of suspension out of the car, so a decently firm ride that is actually nice in spirited driving Small trunk with smaller frunk Somewhat clunky infotainment menu at first, but it grows on you with use and familiarity Hack the REX to be able to turn it on whenever you want, as long as you are under 75% battery. 100 bucks tops. Get bimmercode app. Get a obd 2 reader from the list recommended in app. Upgrade bimmercode subscription. Its not meant for heavy use, bit man does it solve issues. I used to own a Leaf, so I know about trying to get a charge. All the time waiting or maybe not around one.....REX. This hack allows more control versus only on at 6%. Pros: Everything else. Seriously. I have owned over 30 cars. This one is right up there. It will be a classic with some of the architecture such as a carbon fiber cage.
The worst car ever!
When driving and the car run out of battery and start switching to gas, the power drops dramatically from 75 miles to 20 miles ( not fun when you are on the freeway!!!!!) Do yourself a fever... don't buy this car!!
Good in theory, frustrating in practice
This car has a lot of good qualities, but has been infuriating to own because of a few fatal flaws. Pros: Fun to drive. Even though it’s modestly powered, the electric torque is a blast. Also, steering is nimble and it almost feels like you’re driving a big golf cart. The styling is distinct and turns heads. The carbon construction is super cool. It’s been fairly reliable with only a few minor issues, but only at 45k miles. Cons: This is clearly a car that was designed with an ancient EV design. We have the longer range battery for this year and are lucky to get 90 miles in the winter. On top of that, the worst part of this car, by far, are the tire design. They’re too thin to have any serious grip, so while it’s fun to toss around in low speed corners, don’t for a second think it’s any level of serious sportiness. The alignment is very aggressive, I suppose extra negative camber to make up for the bicycle thin tires. What this means is tires wear FAST. We’ve been through 3 sets in less than 45k miles. One set only lasted 12k miles before they corded. In addition, since the car is stiffly sprung and the tires have very low profiles, ride is a bit rough. But worse, any contact with even a minor pothole and you risk destroying a tire or rim. We haven’t bent a rim thankfully, but did have 2 tires develop bubbles from potholes. A friend’s i3 lost a wheel and tire to a pothole. Another infuriating “feature” is you can’t get AC while charging. So you get to bake while waiting. Idiotic. You can get heat, sort of, but need to do a workaround. Use the app to get the car up to temp. A minor con, but the car has developed some rattles in the interior Overall, because of those fatal flaws, it’s been a frustrating ownership experience and I wouldn’t recommend this car.
Makes the most sense for us!
It’s perfect for us! I use it to tool around town all day with my son in the car seat! It’s more spacious and fast than you’d think! It’s awesome!
It’s very reliable just keep it charged.
The only big knock on this vehicle is the range. 200 miles is more like 150 realistically. The short wheel base of the car takes some getting use to as well but besides those two things the car is a STEAL.
Ultimate urban transit machine
Purchased used, as a lease return. What an eye opener! Amazing performance, and guilt-free errand running (most of our power is hydro and wind). My other car will be the last ICE vehicle: EVs are a true game changer. If you find one of these at an affordable price, buy it!
The BMW i3 is the most fun car I've ever driven.
Besides being the most fun car I've ever driven, it's also the most futuristic car I've ever driven. It has great acceleration, and surprisingly comfortable seats.
First electric car I’ve owned
Meets all my needs - I’m 84 and wanted a car to just get around town and to the senior center, doctor and stores. Didn’t want a large car as it had to fit in our garage with another car.