General Discussion: The Motoring Thread Incorporating All Motor Vehicles (Including Motor Cycles.)


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Centurionone
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1733 posts since 30/3/11

28 Jan 2022 14:10
Just bought a Honda E… such a fun car for the city
Rirawin
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9626 posts since 17/7/05

28 Jan 2022 14:35
Great isn't it? Test drove one last November. Such a head turner. The range is a deal breaker though and a pure luxury if you only want a city car, which it strictly is.
Dee
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12150 posts since 22/11/07

30 Jan 2022 09:38
They look Cool for a small ev

What kind of range in the cold?
Rirawin
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9626 posts since 17/7/05

posted 30 Jan 2022 10:27, edited 30 Jan 2022 10:27
70-100 miles depending if you're driving on a motorway and/or in a city.

The torque, turning circle and cockpit is Ubercool


Found the camera wing mirrors take a little getting used to.
joeyjojo
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4712 posts since 24/8/06

30 Jan 2022 14:15
What’s that screen with plants and stuff for ?
sydneyking
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5183 posts since 26/9/09

posted 30 Jan 2022 15:30, edited 30 Jan 2022 15:30
Dee wrote: They look Cool for a small ev

What kind of range in the cold?

They do look cool and 90% of the time the range is probably perfectly adequate. I’m not considering anything fully electric until the infrastructure improves though. I don’t do a ton of long journeys I just don’t want it to have to be a consideration when I do

This is a great review

https://youtu.be/QlFQryR0e5o
swede
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10372 posts since 21/3/09

31 Jan 2022 08:46
Rirawin wrote: 70-100 miles

for the price that is just shockingly poor isnt it. shame as they are probably the best looking ev imo
swiftus
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1809 posts since 1/7/09

31 Jan 2022 09:28
Massively overpriced for what you get. Got a Nissan Leaf (no Uber) with 135 miles range and feel like I'm charging that every other day. Can't imagine what 70-100 miles range would be like.
swede
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10372 posts since 21/3/09

31 Jan 2022 10:54
i hired a smart forfour in mallorca last summer with similar range. had to be so careful with using air con Laughing out loud complete pos
Rirawin
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9626 posts since 17/7/05

posted 31 Jan 2022 14:19, edited 31 Jan 2022 14:19
joeyjojo wrote: What’s that screen with plants and stuff for ?

Infotainment. If you get the advanced model you have a 3 pin plug socket you can plug a console into and play games on the screen with.


sydneyking wrote:
Dee wrote: They look Cool for a small ev

What kind of range in the cold?

They do look cool and 90% of the time the range is probably perfectly adequate. I’m not considering anything fully electric until the infrastructure improves though. I don’t do a ton of long journeys I just don’t want it to have to be a consideration when I do

This is a great review

https://youtu.be/QlFQryR0e5o

Tesla's supercharger network is rapidly expanding and the fact that they've opened it up to non Tesla EVs in now France and Norway (https://www.tesla.com/en_GB/support/non-tesla-supercharging) as well as The Netherlands, it won't be long until it hits UK shores. Worth noting they've changed the positioning of the superchargers in new sites to accommodate the different charging port positions of non-Tesla EVs.
roophees
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1838 posts since 18/12/10

1 Feb 2022 16:38
Love the Honda E, how you finding the range Rira?
Rirawin
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9626 posts since 17/7/05

posted 2 Feb 2022 10:15, edited 2 Feb 2022 10:15
Ah didn't get one in the end as driving back home from Bath to Norwich for Xmas etc. would have been a logistical nightmare/take too long. Went with another EV in the end Eye-wink
Mr.X.
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3181 posts since 23/6/13

posted 15 Mar 2022 09:57, edited 15 Mar 2022 09:57
After having a 2022 model 3 for almost a week I think it's pretty good and I really like the security features and tech. Keyless entry and drive is amazing. In real life it looks quite good next to most other EVs. As a family car it is a bit small if you have older kids but I don't yet. We don't go motorways much so range is fine and charging is quite fast and cheap.

A petrolhead would hate this car as it feels and is heavy, still I imagine nicer than a Y to drive.

I didn't test drive one prior. Ordered online and waited 6 months. Mrs X's 2017 3 series touring had smoke coming out the vents and they said there was nothing wrong, this prompted me to sell at profit and go electric.
Rirawin
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9626 posts since 17/7/05

posted 15 Mar 2022 16:21, edited 15 Mar 2022 16:21
Thought you ordered a Model Y Mr.X ? and if not how come you chose the 3 over the Y?

Coincidentally collected my Model 3 today.

WTTWOL…


Couldn't have been any less glamorous. But liked it, fuss free, in and out with no fanfare.

swede
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10372 posts since 21/3/09

15 Mar 2022 17:02
big dicking Ubercool
sydneyking
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5183 posts since 26/9/09

15 Mar 2022 17:47
Rirawin wrote:
Couldn't have been any less glamorous. But liked it, fuss free, in and out with no fanfare.


I agree, I actually hate that about picking up a new car. I’d rather they just said sign this and here’s the keys
Mr.X.
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3181 posts since 23/6/13

16 Mar 2022 08:30
3 looks better. I considered Volvo, Audi and Hyundai but Tesla seemed to offer most for your money.

Rirawin wrote: Thought you ordered a Model Y Mr.X ? and if not how come you chose the 3 over the l
jacko198
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580 posts since 23/10/09

16 Mar 2022 15:57
Was looking at Model 3's recently, cant justify it at all, would be absolutely perfect for me as I do 1500 miles a month but £5k down £500 a month I just cant justify! Cry Cry
sydneyking
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5183 posts since 26/9/09

posted 16 Mar 2022 16:36, edited 16 Mar 2022 16:36
What would it save you in fuel? Surely doing that sort of mileage you’d be saving buying an ev? Even at £500 per month
eazypz
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3585 posts since 16/4/10

16 Mar 2022 17:04
Fuel for that many miles would be around £160 at the current price.