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Hyundai KONA / Hyundai Kona 39kWh - is it worth the buy?
« på: Onsdag 21. Oktober 2020, klokken 13:50 »
Hi there! Firstly, apologies for the English, my Norwegian isn't anywhere near good enough to chat competently about cars, yet...

I'm in the market for my first electric car, and have been eying the Kona. However, for my needs (and budget) the bigger battery version isn't necessary and I've noticed there are a number of 2019 imported 39kWh versions hovering around 300,000kr on Finn.

I test drove one yesterday and really liked it (had all the options I wanted and then some) but as I'm relatively new to Norway (and buying cars here) I just wanted to check with someone who potentially already owns one if there are any downsides to buying one of these cars that were never officially released here? Like, is there a problem with getting them serviced locally in the event that something breaks? The guy at the dealship said there wouldn't be, but then he's incentivised to say that everything will be fine haha

I guess I'm just interested to know if it's a good buy at that price, compared to what else is on the market. Most of the other cars around this price/range are smaller, for example. Thanks in advance for any advice!

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Model 3 / Is it worth buying used Model 3 with high mileage?
« på: ſøndag 04. Oktober 2020, klokken 12:55 »
Hi all! Apologies for the English. I'm in the market for a Model 3 but am shopping around for a used one as the management (read: missus) doesn't consent to spending so much upfront on a brand new car. I'm based in Stavanger and saw this listing on Finn at a reasonable price: https://www.finn.no/car/used/ad.html?finnkode=192441006

However, the car seems to have unusually high mileage (43k+ km) for being just over a year old. This would be my first electric car (and first in Norway), so unsure if this is a red flag and if there's anything else I should be wary of? Any owners out there with similarly high KM happy to share their experience?

For reference, my typical commute is from home (Hundvåg) to work (Forus) - approx 30km round trip. With a drive to Bergen 2-3 times per year.

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BMW i3 / Sv: Considering buying second hand i3 as first car - any recommendations?
« på: Onsdag 26. Februar 2020, klokken 22:23 »
Ahh of course! Bit daft of me there haha.

Thanks for the link. My Norwegian is not great. The plan was to get the driving license this year and then get Norwegian lessons the following year. Thankfully, until then, Google Translate is my friend!

Prices seem pretty reasonable for tires, especially if you're getting 80,000+ km out of the summer ones.

Not that much, I'm afraid. About half of that is with summer tires, so 40-45.000 km. More about tires here: https://elbilforum.no/index.php?topic=35509.0

PS: Don't know if you read Norwegian(?)

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BMW i3 / Sv: Considering buying second hand i3 as first car - any recommendations?
« på: Onsdag 26. Februar 2020, klokken 19:55 »
Fair enough. I suppose when you have a second, larger car available there's really no reason to bother trying to make it work, either.

I'm just glad that it seems it's not entirely impossible!


Ahh, I see. Sadly a Tesla is a little out of my price range (or at least what I could get approved by the management).

Sounds like that in order to get that stroller in you had to give up actually having any space for a car seat!

I found this video that seems to show it not being too tough to get a (decently sized) pushchair in with a few additional bags, to boot. https://youtu.be/AnZ84AbgICY

I suppose this one is quite a bit smaller than yours then?


We have two cars. One being the commutercar/short trips (the i3) and a Tesla Model S for the family-stuff and long hauls with baggage.

We recently bought a stroller too, Emmaljunga NXT90, and to get that in the i3 I had put down the rear seat backs. That was with the bag, sport seat and undercarriage in the car. With either the bag or the sport seat plus undercarriage you might get that to fit in the boot. You may have to remove the wheels, tho. We just use the Tesla because it's much easier to just throw the damn thing in the boot and drive without any dismantling.
With a bit of planning and tetris-skills, and time on your hands, I guess you can get a lot more in it thsn I do. But for everyday use, this (for me atleast) isn't an option.

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BMW i3 / Sv: Considering buying second hand i3 as first car - any recommendations?
« på: Tirsdag 25. Februar 2020, klokken 17:51 »
Ha! Clever about putting the stroller on the floor, I wouldn't have even thought of that. Thanks for the tip!

Great to hear that you manage with two kids, as well. I've seen a lot of people online in videos and forums talk about how the back doors can be tricky. It's a shame but I guess as long as you're aware and plan ahead it's a small price to pay for what otherwise seems to be a great car.
We got the 120Ah i3 in november and use it as our only car. With two boys (5 and 2) it works fine. If you got an umbrellastroller it fits in the footwell in the backseat. The only "issue" I have with the car is that the rear doors can be challenging in tight carparks, so you might have to drop of the wife and kids before you park.

Other than that it's a great little car! We love it  :)

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BMW i3 / Sv: Considering buying second hand i3 as first car - any recommendations?
« på: Tirsdag 25. Februar 2020, klokken 16:00 »
Ahh, I see. Sadly a Tesla is a little out of my price range (or at least what I could get approved by the management).

Sounds like that in order to get that stroller in you had to give up actually having any space for a car seat!

I found this video that seems to show it not being too tough to get a (decently sized) pushchair in with a few additional bags, to boot. https://youtu.be/AnZ84AbgICY

I suppose this one is quite a bit smaller than yours then?


We have two cars. One being the commutercar/short trips (the i3) and a Tesla Model S for the family-stuff and long hauls with baggage.

We recently bought a stroller too, Emmaljunga NXT90, and to get that in the i3 I had put down the rear seat backs. That was with the bag, sport seat and undercarriage in the car. With either the bag or the sport seat plus undercarriage you might get that to fit in the boot. You may have to remove the wheels, tho. We just use the Tesla because it's much easier to just throw the damn thing in the boot and drive without any dismantling.

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BMW i3 / Sv: Considering buying second hand i3 as first car - any recommendations?
« på: Tirsdag 25. Februar 2020, klokken 14:06 »
Really encouraging to hear, thank you. As commuting will be my primary use, that's what attracted me to it. Shame to hear about it not being a great family car... We don't yet have a kid, but the operative word being 'yet'. That might put a damper on plans if it's inconvenient to get a baby and a pushchair in...hmm...

It's not a car for families. The boot is small, and with a stroller you won't be able to fit anything else in my experience.

For longer trips it holds up fairly OK, but keep in mind it is a city-car so the handling and comfort isn't "all that" at higher speeds. In windy conditions it can act strange and wobbly too, as it is a tall car with narrow and soft wheels..

All in all its a GREAT commuter car tho, with great economy. Little to no major flaws in the design (so far) and it has been a sturdy companion in my ownership of six years. Also, no range loss yet on mine. 95000km and counting.

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BMW i3 / Sv: Considering buying second hand i3 as first car - any recommendations?
« på: Tirsdag 25. Februar 2020, klokken 14:03 »
Ha, yup, still waiting to get the license so no test drive for now. Appreciate the offer though, that's very kind! I have a colleague at work with a 2016 model that said I can have a dart about in his once I get myself roadworthy. Have ridden shotgun a few times already and will say that as a passenger, it's a pleasure.

Ahh, good to know. So it seems like a 2018 model is the right way to go for my budget then. Interested in the Regen braking, have been learning in a petrol car so haven't had the opportunity to try it yet but I like the idea of it in principle.
If you’ve never driven one, why don’t you go by Bavaria and ask for one to try out, regen takes 5 mins to get used to and after that you’ll never go back!
Or if you want to avoid car salesmen, send me a pm and I’ll let you test mine, no worries.


Edit: Ah, didn’t realize you don’t have a license, I guess that limits you until that’s in place. Good luck with the test!
Cheers,

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BMW i3 / Sv: Considering buying second hand i3 as first car - any recommendations?
« på: Tirsdag 25. Februar 2020, klokken 13:43 »
Thanks! All very valid points and, yeah, warranty is definitely something I'm thinking about as I suspect any BMW is pricey to get serviced outside of warranty, and probably doubly so for an electric one.

Nice to hear that you haven't had much of a range drop off. Just need to pass the test, now. And keep an eye on Finn for a 2018 that's sub 250k. Cheers for the help :)


@Sandpusher, appreciate your insight as it seems our driving habits match up. Does the 2018 model offer much more than the 2014 aside from range? They are considerably cheaper on the used market and the range worried me but you have given me a bit more confidence that it might not matter as much.

Anyone out there able to speak to about how good the i3 is as a family car? I see it has ISOfix but how about fitting a stroller in the boot?
Weirdly, the range seems to have kept up well on mine, lost much less than 10% from my calculations.The main concern buying an older one would be the expired warranty, I’ll keep mine for as long as it runs and with reasonable repair costs, but wouldn’t buy a "new" old one. With your driving pattern I would have gone for a 94 Ah, 3 years or younger. For your Forus commute ACC would be nice, don’t have that myself, but had a loaner with it during a service, and absolutely loved it. Can’t tell how it works with toddlers and strollers though. Good luck!

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BMW i3 / Sv: Considering buying second hand i3 as first car - any recommendations?
« på: Tirsdag 25. Februar 2020, klokken 13:37 »
Ahh, good to know. So it seems like a 2018 model is the right way to go for my budget then. Interested in the Regen braking, have been learning in a petrol car so haven't had the opportunity to try it yet but I like the idea of it in principle.

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BMW i3 / Sv: Considering buying second hand i3 as first car - any recommendations?
« på: Tirsdag 25. Februar 2020, klokken 12:02 »
Thanks for the links, @ferry. Those will definitely be helpful!

@Sandpusher, appreciate your insight as it seems our driving habits match up. Does the 2018 model offer much more than the 2014 aside from range? They are considerably cheaper on the used market and the range worried me but you have given me a bit more confidence that it might not matter as much.

Anyone out there able to speak to about how good the i3 is as a family car? I see it has ISOfix but how about fitting a stroller in the boot?

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BMW i3 / Sv: Considering buying second hand i3 as first car - any recommendations?
« på: Tirsdag 25. Februar 2020, klokken 08:38 »
Takk for tips re the seat warming/battery preheating. I wasn't aware of that, but will definitely be on the lookout now. Glad also to hear that the occasional road trip wouldn't be out of the picture thanks to quick charging.

You mentioned there are differnces between Norwegian models and EU imports - what would be the downside to buying a used EU car? Is it just more confusing pinning down the equipment?

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BMW i3 / Sv: Considering buying second hand i3 as first car - any recommendations?
« på: Tirsdag 25. Februar 2020, klokken 06:48 »
Thanks for the response and info. Prices seem pretty reasonable for tires, especially if you're getting 80,000+ km out of the summer ones.

Good to see that a Fully Charged version is coming in around my budget, although there aren't any in Stavanger around that price. Might be decent leverage to haggle a bit, however.

Do you mind me asking how the range is working for you? Have you taken any longer trips, for instance? Or best just to stick to city driving?

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BMW i3 / Considering buying second hand i3 as first car - any recommendations?
« på: Mandag 24. Februar 2020, klokken 19:49 »
Hello. First time poster, medium-length lurker.

I'm on schedule to complete my Norwegian driving license by the end of March and am on the hunt for my first electric car - or first car at all, for that matter (I've always lived in cities with great public transport/cabs but Stavanger has finally broken me!).

After doing enough hours of internet research to make one's head spin, I think that I have finally settled on a 2018 i3. I like the fact that it's built from the ground up as an EV, has a decent range and a good amount of tech, is actually a lot roomier than it appears, and has (importantly) received a nod of discerning approval from the missus.

What I'd like to ask the fine people of elbil is if you have any recommendations about buying one used? It will be primarily used for a daily commute from Hundvag to Forus (approx 35km round trip) with maybe an occasional road trip to Bergen to visit the mother-in-law (range permitting).

As far as options go, I'm interested in the adaptive cruise control, rear camera and HK sound system. But is there anything else that is a must-have? Like collision detection, for instance.

Are the tires on these things as expensive/wear out as fast as all the whinging on the internet would suggest? And how much would a replacement set cost? I can't seem to figure out if the 2018 model is the one that has different front and back wheels or not.

I have a budget of 250k kr in mind, which seems to be a little bit under the current asking price on Finn, but do you think there's room to bargain down with either private sellers or showrooms?

Apologies for all the questions (and the English!) and I appreciate any help you guys are willing to offer :)

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