I am looking for guidance because I am in the market for a car and I am considering the i3. First, a bit about me… My name is Ali and for the past 6 years I have been leasing a Fiat 500e [2 3-year lease terms] and I’ve enjoyed the EV experience so much that whenever I am driving our family car [Volvo XC60] I feel like it’s a step back! When I first started down the path of trying an EV, I was looking at the i3 but the cost kept me away. One of the main reasons that I have always liked leasing is because it generally allows you to get into a much nicer car as compared to buying with little out of pocket in acquiring the car combined with an affordable monthly payment. Finally, you get to walk away when the car starts aging and more expensive service schedules come into view. Now that the i3 has been around for some time and a used one can be had at a more approachable price, and because our family dynamics are such that it will be our backup car seeing less than 10 miles a day, I am now once again seriously considering it. Also, I have to turn in my 500e in February 2020, so I am getting a head start. But, I have questions and things that I am ignorant of which make me nervous. So, I am coming to forums to get educated. I am going to list questions here and if there are posts that it has already been covered, please point me to it and I will go read about it. Thank you, in advance! Is there a model year sweet spot in terms of options vs. price trade-off that I should keep in mind? What do you recommend as the [must have] options for the car? Which options, colors, and model years should be avoided? How long is the battery expected to be in good working order? When I buy a used i3, does the warranty on the battery and/or the car itself transfer over to me as the new owner? My 500e has basically been maintenance-free, with only a tire rotation in 3 years of use. Is the I3 similar or are there more regular maintenance needed. What type of maintenance is needed for an i3? Does BMW cover maintenance for a certain number of years or mileage for the owner of the car. If so, is it only for the original owner? I am nervous about [buying] an EV, because I see that their value drops dramatically with each passing year. How big of a concern is this in case I want to sell the car in the future? In looking for the car, is the dealer the best way to go or should I also entertain services like Carvana and private parties? Is there a service that you know of where they can evaluate the car holistically and let you know whether you are getting a car in good operating condition? Finally, what tips/tricks, gotchas or anything hidden or not commonly known things should I watch out for as I look around for the car.