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#1 Old 08-01-2014, 04:42 PM
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BMW vs Tesla

Intersting look how BMW is evolving past its traditional rivals of MB and more recently Audi... the i range will certainly be interesting to watch go head to head with Tesla as the gaps get filled in...

http://www.bmwblog.com/2014/07/27/bm...ger-innovator/
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I am really excited about the i brand, not only because they are electric, but also because the design is really, really cool. More so with the i8 than the i3, but I imagine that whatever car they create to slot in between those will be a nice balance between "everyday car" and "from the future car." Any guesses as to what i car they will make next?
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I am really excited about the i brand, not only because they are electric, but also because the design is really, really cool. More so with the i8 than the i3, but I imagine that whatever car they create to slot in between those will be a nice balance between "everyday car" and "from the future car." Any guesses as to what i car they will make next?
I think they go mainstream SUV to counter Tesla's Model X. The i3 is attainable but too impractical for people and the i8 is really more of a toy. They need something to show people that the i brand is not just for kooks with money...
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I think they go mainstream SUV to counter Tesla's Model X. The i3 is attainable but too impractical for people and the i8 is really more of a toy. They need something to show people that the i brand is not just for kooks with money...
What do you think makes the i3 impractical? Is it just its size? Cause it seems like a fairly practical city car to me. Guess it depends on what you would be using it for. Regardless I think an SUV is the next logical step. Then after that some type of sedan.
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I think the i3 is practical for what it is, it's not going to be a one size fits all for everyone,.
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its impractical if you have a family, or a boat, or a big dog... no city cars are practical, even in the city.
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that why you go bigger if you have those sorts of demands.
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I think this conversation just proves that practicality is different for each person. Practical could mean having plenty of space for your family to ride along with you, or it could mean having a small car that is easy to park and handle. Just proves the need for a variety of models.
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That is what it comes down to.

You just need to look at your situation, evaluate it and see what works for your needs or even exceeds it by a bit.
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I think this conversation just proves that practicality is different for each person. Practical could mean having plenty of space for your family to ride along with you, or it could mean having a small car that is easy to park and handle. Just proves the need for a variety of models.
city cars are impractical even in the city. Even though you drive a pint sized vehicle you still get dinged for full size parking, you still get stuck in full size car traffic, pay fullsize insurance plus some because the crumple zone is your legs and if you need to go out of the city; well your little runabout is severely unequipped to deal with the rigours of the open road...

Good luck using one to move to that trendy condo building, good luck picking up that fetching 6 foot wide abstract oil painting, antique grandfather clock or armoire...
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