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Haha Stuff comment section.  What a battleground.

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How much for the shocks and muffler?

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Could this be the fate of carbon fibre cars? one would think the resins and the internals would be at least fire retardant for an hour? 

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Mines already nicknamed the Toaster 😳🤦‍♂️🤣 obviously fitting 

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7 hours ago, Driftit said:

Haha Stuff comment section.  What a battleground.

Such informed contributions....

 

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Will be interesting to know what the specific cause was in these instances.

I think it is easy for most people to forget anything like a vehicle that requires a high density energy source to power it, like a chemical lithium battery or petrol is always at a risk of combusting if the conditions line up triggered by some kind of technical fault.

 

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19 minutes ago, Michael. said:

Will be interesting to know what the specific cause was in these instances.

I think it is easy for most people to forget anything like a vehicle that requires a high density energy source to power it, like a chemical lithium battery or petrol is always at a risk of combusting if the conditions line up triggered by some kind of technical fault.

 

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10 hours ago, Driftit said:

Haha Stuff comment section.  What a battleground.

God they are painful to read. Sometimes I click the 'reply' button, then it prompts me to register and I think, it's probably better if I don't...

I'd probably get banned in no time for insulting the fools on there.

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4 minutes ago, Matth5 said:

God they are painful to read. Sometimes I click the 'reply' button, then it prompts me to register and I think, it's probably better if I don't...

I'd probably get banned in no time for insulting the fools on there.

You've got the wrong attitude when it comes to the stuff comments section. Roleplaying a former Gloriavale church member in the comments section got me through a deskjob 2009-2013.

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23 hours ago, leichtbau said:

You've got the wrong attitude when it comes to the stuff comments section. Roleplaying a former Gloriavale church member in the comments section got me through a deskjob 2009-2013.

What was your gloriavale name?

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Fervent Dobermann.  Angelic Christmas.  Something Likethat.

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On ‎5‎/‎3‎/‎2021 at 12:13 PM, lord_jagganath said:

case of a poorly maintained import REX? feels like it. 

Official statement from BMW Group NZ:

“BMW confirms that a fire incident occurred over the weekend involving a BMW i3.  The vehicle, which is over seven years of age, was privately imported into New Zealand by the owner and was not purchased through an authorised BMW dealer in New Zealand. We are not aware of the vehicle ever having been serviced by any member of our authorised BMW dealer network in this country; however, we understand that the owner chose to recently have the vehicle’s servicing carried out by an independent repairer.”

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That last sentence is interesting (from a PR perspective).

"; however, we understand that the owner chose to recently have the vehicle’s servicing carried out by an independent repairer."

Whilst the other facts can be verified through BMW's own systems, puchase, servicing, etc, this last one surely cannot? An unnecessary addition to the statement and perhaps demonstrating the tensions here? I would've advised differently.

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Reading between the lines, we didn't know the vehicle was even here so if there were any outstanding recalls or issues with the vehicle, we weren't able to reticfy 

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I’m feeling happier mine was serviced through Continental Cars now and I didn’t go Indy route. 

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31 minutes ago, Gaz said:

Reading between the lines, we didn't know the vehicle was even here so if there were any outstanding recalls or issues with the vehicle, we weren't able to reticfy 

 

18 minutes ago, Breaker said:

I’m feeling happier mine was serviced through Continental Cars now and I didn’t go Indy route. 

Evening gents

I think your replies, quite interestingly, illustrate my point in two different ways.

Breaker, I think your outtake is exactly what BMW hoped for; somehow the fire has been caused by the owner and “independent repairer” (or perhaps they just wanted to use the ever under-utilised semi-colon!). How could that possibly be known with certainty by an unrelated party in such a short space of time? What is their “understanding” exactly? It may be nothing more than chatting to the recovery skip driver. We just don’t know.

Gaz, I suggest you could reasonably come to that conclusion without the 2nd half of the last sentence? So why insert it? I think Breaker has answered that question (that no one asked), some people will conclude that it’s risky taking their car to an Indy.

You know, this isn’t a great hill to die on. If I had an i3 I would be taking it to the BMW dealer. I just found their statement really interesting from a professional perspective.

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29 minutes ago, freaknout said:

Breaker, I think your outtake is exactly what BMW hoped for; somehow the fire has been caused by the owner and “independent repairer” (or perhaps they just wanted to use the ever under-utilised semi-colon!). How could that possibly be known with certainty by an unrelated party in such a short space of time? What is their “understanding” exactly? It may be nothing more than chatting to the recovery skip driver. We just don’t know

Should have added ‘so that any recalls and specialist requirements where covered’. I doubt you would ever find out what truely happened in this Instance but being BMW serviced is the best bet to avoid any recall or unattended servicing that should have been done, probably make zero difference, part of the mystery of life

Agree the commentary from BMW doesn’t really say anything and feels slightly dismissive and condescending. 

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2 hours ago, Breaker said:

Should have added ‘so that any recalls and specialist requirements where covered’.

Yes, and I’d do the same as you if I had an i3.

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21 hours ago, freaknout said:

That last sentence is interesting (from a PR perspective).

"; however, we understand that the owner chose to recently have the vehicle’s servicing carried out by an independent repairer."

Whilst the other facts can be verified through BMW's own systems, puchase, servicing, etc, this last one surely cannot? An unnecessary addition to the statement and perhaps demonstrating the tensions here? I would've advised differently.

It wouldn’t take an investigator long to verify. One suspects there’s zero risk taken - at least in respect of facts - in that release.

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On 5/3/2021 at 12:13 PM, lord_jagganath said:

another case of a poorly maintained import REX? feels like it. 

Still, catching fire and burning to the ground.. is that BMWs version of a iphone bricking?

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On 5/3/2021 at 1:32 PM, leichtbau said:

How much for the shocks and muffler?

 

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Cool so when FENZ turns up to scrape up after a crash they can now use the same spatula to take care of the vehicle remnants too. Self recycling cars, what an era we live in.

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