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      04-09-2020, 03:04 PM   #1
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Reserved a 2018 Roadster

from a bmw dealer.

What should i look out for and try to haggle for?. car is 2018 and under 5k miles.
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      04-09-2020, 04:38 PM   #2
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from a bmw dealer.

What should i look out for and try to haggle for?. car is 2018 and under 5k miles.
I just bought a 2018 Coupe LCI for 62k... 12k miles? Not sure this helps any!
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      04-10-2020, 08:27 AM   #3
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I just bought a 2018 Coupe LCI for 62k... 12k miles? Not sure this helps any!
the car im looking at is 66k and is a roadster. Looking to keep for 3 years minimum - nothing else convertible and hybrid And that i actually like out there! friends keep saying to hold back for the 2022/3 range of All electric cars, but tbh, i like that im not range - stressed with the hybrid system.
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      04-10-2020, 02:32 PM   #4
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Just take the plunge - I'm on my second i8 and like you, couldn't think of anything with the looks, speed and economy. Besides which, I have relatives in Lincoln and I live in the SW so that journey just flies and is extremely comfortable. Sadly, were not currently allowed to do these trips at the moment!!
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      04-10-2020, 05:28 PM   #5
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3rd i8 for me. 69 plate brand new roadster. I haggled for extra warranty.

Great, great car. Enjoy!
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      04-11-2020, 05:33 PM   #6
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3rd i8 for me. 69 plate brand new roadster. I haggled for extra warranty.

Great, great car. Enjoy!
its is /was ( not finally decided yet ) between a 10 mile Roadster pre- reg or a 5k mile pre reg + 1 owner, 2 yrs old for 15k less.

How much extra warranty did you manage to haggle for yours?

The extended warranty is approx 1300 +/- a year from bmw customer service but 1 repair could easily cost that so absolutely worth it in my eyes!
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      04-11-2020, 05:40 PM   #7
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Just take the plunge - I'm on my second i8 and like you, couldn't think of anything with the looks, speed and economy. Besides which, I have relatives in Lincoln and I live in the SW so that journey just flies and is extremely comfortable. Sadly, were not currently allowed to do these trips at the moment!!

I am almost certainly going to take the plunge!.

Im not even a fast driver but I love a convertible. My miles are low, about 5k a year ( we have other cars for running around ).

Initially I looked at a Peugeot 2008E with 200ish miles electric only range. It really nice inside, drives nicley and the Gt version has the nice toys. But its not a convertible and at 34k new, and its residuals showing 14k at 3yrs old its a 20k cost over 3 years. I reckon the 2008 i8 roadster at 65k probably lose about the same over 3 years and me adding 15k miles to the already 5k its showing. so for the price of depreciation of a small Peugeot Electric people wagon, I could run an i8 instead albeit with slightly higher insurance and road tax. And have an awful lot more fun in a completely different kind of car.
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      04-11-2020, 06:15 PM   #8
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its is /was ( not finally decided yet ) between a 10 mile Roadster pre- reg or a 5k mile pre reg + 1 owner, 2 yrs old for 15k less.

How much extra warranty did you manage to haggle for yours?

The extended warranty is approx 1300 +/- a year from bmw customer service but 1 repair could easily cost that so absolutely worth it in my eyes!
I had two extra years warranty added on top of standard 3 years.
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      04-11-2020, 07:54 PM   #9
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I had two extra years warranty added on top of standard 3 years.
That is a Very Nice deal!
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