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Other EVs?

Post by Scratch » Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:56 am

Did anyone here seriously consider any other makes of EV before taking the plunge with the ID3?

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Re: Other EVs?

Post by CarterHounslow » Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:44 am

I test drove an i3. Decent car, just the range wasn't enough, far too expensive, too small and when you have a 4 year old those rear doors are rubbish and make it virtually impossible to get them out in a parking space.

I considered a Tesla Model 3, as I'm on a company car it wouldn't have been too much more but it was just a little too much for me

I test drove a Peugeot 208, very nice, not bad range. Just a little small inside.

The fact the ID3 came along with more range, larger and pretty much the same price made it a no-brainer.

If the Skoda Enyaq had been available in March I may have gone for it, as to be honest the spec level is perfect for me as I don't mind 50kw charging as I hardly do public.

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Re: Other EVs?

Post by Raxacorico » Sun Jul 18, 2021 10:11 am

Much as CarterHounslow said. Had been looking at the Vauxhall/Citreon offerings, but lower range and the Tesla was just too much for my budget.
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Re: Other EVs?

Post by Bromsgroveuser » Sun Jul 18, 2021 10:33 am

I drove the Kia ENiro , longer range, more re-gen options ,longer warranty but more to change, decided against it because it was a bit old fashioned, given the problems I've had not sure i made the right decision
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Re: Other EVs?

Post by colonelpurple » Sun Jul 18, 2021 11:56 am


Skoda Enyaq - didnt like the grill
Model 3 - nice car but no obvious advantages for our family for the extra £10000
an ID4, but decided that we liked look and interior of the ID3 better, and also decent battery range with the gov grant. The ID4 large battery is outside the gov grant cost. The ID4 is great, might be my next car as I am sure in 4 years there will be no gov grant ...
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Re: Other EVs?

Post by Jamh2000 » Sun Jul 18, 2021 1:36 pm

Considered the e-208 but the better range and interior space of the ID3 made it a better long-term bet.
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Re: Other EVs?

Post by scott28tt » Sun Jul 18, 2021 2:18 pm

My neighbour has an eNiro, I might have considered one given it’s strengths as an EV, but SUVs aren’t my thing.

I test drove an e208, I really didn’t like the feel of the drive or certain aspects of the interior - specifically the rows of buttons/selectors underneath the centre screen, and I couldn’t see all of the screen behind the steering wheel in my normal driving position (and I’m not a freaky shape and size).

I would have liked to drive a Model 3, but couldn’t justify the extra cost to myself compared to the ID.3.
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Re: Other EVs?

Post by sausageroll » Sun Jul 18, 2021 4:24 pm

I looked at various ones, summarised as:

- Zoe
Boot too small. Strange battery ownership options made market confusing on value. Too Renault-ish. Battery degradation seemed 'standard'.

- Leaf
Same battery degradation issues. Even the newer ones are particularly ugly.

- Soul EV
Boot too small. Think I recall some worrying things about the battery health, too. Still an ICE platform, so I still see it as a 1st generation EV.

- Ioniq
Seemed like a good choice, but I just don't like them. A neighbour has had one for a few years, and I can say that I've never looked at it with lust.

- MG ZS/MG 5
Maybe a decent cheap ICE car, but not cheap enough as an EV to justify what I see as a chinese Dacia.

- BMW i3
Liked the interior look, but serious questions over build quality, boot space, and silly doors.

- Mazda MX-30
Liked it inside and out, but the rear seats were awful - looked like the doors were a pig to open, and visibility/space was pathetic in the rear, too.

- e-208
Loved the inside, not so much the outside. Very cramped overall. Might have been good if it was a ground-up EV

- Ioniq 5, Tesla etc
Too expensive

The ID.3 was the only one that I really desired. Aesthetically well done, nice interior, good price, decent range, overall it seemed like one of the few that was really a '2020+' EV.
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Re: Other EVs?

Post by MotMot » Sun Jul 18, 2021 4:36 pm

^^ yup, pretty much what I thought!

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Re: Other EVs?

Post by Leccy » Tue Jul 20, 2021 2:22 pm

I hadn’t done as extensive research as some above, but the EVs I lusted after (Tesla/Ioniq5) seemed too expensive/too big, the ones that were neither of those had other drawbacks of being uncool/dated (to me anyway), too small (e.g. e-208) or not quite the recharge/range (most others). In the end the ID3 was on a shortlist by itself and a test drive kept it there. The rate at which the EV market is moving, I guess it will be subject to new models taking the shine off, hope that doesn’t happen too quickly.
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