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      02-16-2019, 11:43 PM   #1
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i8 out of warranty issues? daily driver?

Now that i8 has come down to 65k ish (2014), thinking of picking one up.


Are there out of warranty issues i need to be worried about?

Ive had the i3, which was great. never an issue.

will probally daily it, 5k-10k miles a year.
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You can get an extended warranty from BMW which seems to have a good reputation. I have one but I've yet to use it.

I am a bit surprised at the cost though, considering the drivetrain is covered anyway which has to be the most expensive components, right?
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You can get an extended warranty from BMW which seems to have a good reputation. I have one but I've yet to use it.

I am a bit surprised at the cost though, considering the drivetrain is covered anyway which has to be the most expensive components, right?
The drivetrain isn't covered on the 8 year warranty, it's the battery, so you'd expect the extended warranty cost to be similar to that of a 911, which it is.
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Fair play. I'm not sure where I got that from. You're right then, it's not far off the coverage I had on my XKR.
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What major issues do I look for? Should I make sure I get a cpo atleast warranty for a year Incase something happens?
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Now that i8 has come down to 65k ish (2014), thinking of picking one up.


Are there out of warranty issues i need to be worried about?

Ive had the i3, which was great. never an issue.

will probally daily it, 5k-10k miles a year.
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Now that i8 has come down to 65k ish (2014), thinking of picking one up.


Are there out of warranty issues i need to be worried about?

Ive had the i3, which was great. never an issue.

will probally daily it, 5k-10k miles a year.
Hi
I have had mine since 2016 (MY2015) I got it new and the lease is up. I have 23k miles on it and I don't see much wrong. My buy price is 69k. Let me know if you're interested as I would otherwise return it.
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Now that i8 has come down to 65k ish (2014), thinking of picking one up.


Are there out of warranty issues i need to be worried about?

Ive had the i3, which was great. never an issue.

will probally daily it, 5k-10k miles a year.
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Now that i8 has come down to 65k ish (2014), thinking of picking one up.


Are there out of warranty issues i need to be worried about?

Ive had the i3, which was great. never an issue.

will probally daily it, 5k-10k miles a year.
Hi
I have had mine since 2016 (MY2015) I got it new and the lease is up. I have 23k miles on it and I don't see much wrong. My buy price is 69k. Let me know if you're interested as I would otherwise return it.
only $69k? That's amazing price for end lease on i8
for example my 2015 ending on June is $92k
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Perhaps someone can comment on the original questions? As in, any known mechanical or otherwise issues in 2014/2015 versions that one should be aware of if owning an i8 out of warranty?
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Perhaps someone can comment on the original questions? As in, any known mechanical or otherwise issues in 2014/2015 versions that one should be aware of if owning an i8 out of warranty?
I would NOT have an i8 without extended warranty. Why? It is a low volume car and BMW really is learning g about electrification isi g this platform. And there can be a myriad of issues that can cost a lot of you do t have some coverage. It is like life insurance.
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