First test drive

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Scratch
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First test drive

Post by Scratch » Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:34 am

Yesterday. I had only gone about 1/2 mile and I just thought wow! My only real issue was with the brakes. They seemed as if they didn't want to stop the car. I didn't push my luck though. (£1000 excess on test drives). Now have to think hard if I can live with just an electric car. Range anxiety, charging points, etc. I think there are still issues with all this though. For example. We have relations we visit (only occasionally) which would mean a charge would be required to get home again. They live in the middle of nowhere, so only real option is to ask them if I can charge at their house. Not sure they would be too impressed, plus how much mileage would a 3-pin overnight charge give me?

sausageroll
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Re: First test drive

Post by sausageroll » Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:41 am

That's a weird relationship with the relations, if they were odd about the charge. It's not like you'd be adding huge amounts to their bill (can always, otherwise, compensate them for it?).

If they live miles away, in the sticks, are they not appreciative of the visit?

Scratch
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Re: First test drive

Post by Scratch » Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:58 am

It’s not the relationship that’s weird - they are. Can’t choose our relations can we! They would complain about the cable having to pass through an open window.

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Raxacorico
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Re: First test drive

Post by Raxacorico » Sat Jul 17, 2021 11:42 am

I can't comment on your relatives, but I've had a couple of emergency braking situations and it's fine.
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monkeyhanger
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Re: First test drive

Post by monkeyhanger » Sat Jul 17, 2021 12:28 pm

Raxacorico wrote:
Sat Jul 17, 2021 11:42 am
I can't comment on your relatives, but I've had a couple of emergency braking situations and it's fine.
The brakes do seem hesitant with a long travel on the pedal when you're braking lightly and it's regenning rather than using the actual brakes. When you jump on the brakes and go beyond the regen zone to be using the discs and drums, they are fine.

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Re: First test drive

Post by scott28tt » Sat Jul 17, 2021 4:33 pm

How far away from home are the relatives?

You get used to the feel of the braking.
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MotMot
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Re: First test drive

Post by MotMot » Sat Jul 17, 2021 5:15 pm

Having read a lot about crappy brake pedals in EV’s due to the sw choosing between regen and actual brakes - I was very pleasantly surprised with the brakes on the id3.
I adjusted in a day or two.

One thing I’m still not used to (34 years of manuals!) is low speed manoeuvring - esp bumping over a kerb etc.. to park.

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Re: First test drive

Post by monkeyhanger » Sat Jul 17, 2021 5:54 pm

MotMot wrote:
Sat Jul 17, 2021 5:15 pm

One thing I’m still not used to (34 years of manuals!) is low speed manoeuvring - esp bumping over a kerb etc.. to park.
Bumping over a kerb to park? :shock:

That's the big car division, those that can park usually buy hatchbacks, saloons and estates, those that can't usually buy SUVs.

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Re: First test drive

Post by MotMot » Sat Jul 17, 2021 6:59 pm

😂 you have to bump up a kerb to park here. Roads are not wide enough… (for the parking)

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Re: First test drive

Post by Jamh2000 » Sun Jul 18, 2021 7:45 am

The brakes take a bit of getting used to- as I understand it they are software-controlled to some extent, so the response isn’t uniform and takes into account what is in front of you. Also, the car is deceptively heavy, so breaking distances are longer than you might think. Overall not a problem for me though.
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