Yes, I have no money, but looking to do a bit of doing some research on the i3 for when the time ultimately comes. Given they've been out for a while now and I'm seeing a fair few on the AUC site (some of which look like good value), I wonder who may have tried them? Reason being - although I realised when we bought our new house that we'd be reliant upon our cars, I didn't appreciate quite how much until I did a bit of a back of the fag packet calculation yesterday. This leads me to believe we'll likely be doing something in the region of 17k+ p.a. This is just on the 1er, with the Polo doing another 3k. On top of this, the house is run on oil central heating & water heating, so we've an incredibly high exposure to oil prices in the future. Plan with the house is to pop solar water heating on in future so as to at least ensure we're not burning much oil during the summer, but going forwards we'll need a car which is capable of doing at least 45mpg in order not to bankrupt me on the school run and whatever Mrs Spuff does during the day. So I'm thinking the i3 Range Extender is the way forwards. Ok so on a pure value proposition, it takes a long time to amortise the cost of purchase by the fuel savings (around 6yrs according to my calcs), but in a situation where I have the cash to buy it outright (which is the only way I would do it), then the fuel savings are potentially enormous. From the Information available on the BMW website, it costs 13.5kWH to "refuel" for 100miles of driving. At 9p per kWH, that's just over 120p. A typical tank for the 1er does about 500miles and costs around 50quid at the moment. That means that a 46quid saving per tank over the 1er. If I'm looking at spending 150quid a month (at todays prices) on derv, then I'm saving in the region of 138quid a month on fuel costs. In terms of freeing up cashflow, that's quite a significant saving. The way I'm thinking at the moment is that the 1er is warrantied and has a Service Pack until May 2017. That's the earliest I'm likely to change it. Barring a huge oil price shock (which looks unlikely currently, but never say never) we'll be ok until then. In the meantime, I'm thinking about keeping really tight tabs on what kind of "average" mileage we're doing and consider taking a testdrive in an i3 to see if it would work for us. I've driven my Uncle's i8 and have to confess it was a unique experience. Was it as great as the 991 TurboS he traded in for it? No (in my opinion) but was a lovely car and certainly had some charm to it. But I did like the way it delivered electric only power (and above all, torque). Whilst I'm certain the i8 can't be compared with an i3 (family car vs. supercar), the electric concept I do find interesting. Just keen to know if anyone has driven one or had one on loan from a dealership and has any real-world experience?