2014 BMW i3: Haunted Glovebox
August 7, 2015
The glovebox in our long-term 2014 BMW i3 keeps opening itself. There's only one explanation: It's full of ghosts. Ghosts desperate for freedom.
Now, the reason I'm saying that it must be ghosts is pretty simple. The glovebox only pops open (three times during 60 miles) when the i3 hits a particularly nasty or off-center pothole or speedbump, and we all know how much ghosts hate be jostled.
The i3 is good at a lot of things. It's got a comfy ride, really fun steering and a punchy powertrain. It's not so good at hitting bumps, however. Not only do minor hits send a shiver up the spine, but they anger the spirit world enough that they start messing with the glovebox.
I'm going to try an exorcism next week. Or a piece of tape.
Mike Magrath, Features Editor @ 7,100 miles