- November 19, 2023 at 4:24 pm #247701
Actually been looking around more very recently. Had pretty much decided on an Enyaq but we all know how that ended up so back to the list. Was thinking Ioniq 5 Ionig6 or Toyota BZ4x – sat in all three today and think the BZ just went bye-bye as wasn’t keen on the seat, so now its a choice of Ioniqs I think. Personally leaning towards the 6 just to get out of an SUV (last 2 have been Volvo XC60 and Tiguans) as I don’t NEED to carry my wheelchair all of the time. Definitely not interested in the Mustang at that AP, thinking about the Volvo EX30 – might have a pop up to a semi-local dealer this weekend to take a closer look as its on tour.
I hate this part of the process lol
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- November 19, 2023 at 4:26 pm #247703desParticipant
I’ve sat in about 8 cars the last two weeks lolNovember 19, 2023 at 4:32 pm #247706MFillinghamParticipant
It’s terrible, I was also looking at the Enyaq but with all that’s gone on, even after January I’ll skip it.
I too am looking at the Ioniqs, plus the Ariya as an outside shot. Fortunately they’re all from the same dealership and I can look at all 3 indoors😁
I much prefer the inside of the 6 over the 5 but it’ll all come down to the test drives.
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MarkNovember 19, 2023 at 4:38 pm #247708
I know I probably should but I’ve never test driven a car yet – too many years in the automotive industry – I’ve already driven 99% of whats on the road and I had personally driven multiple XC60s and Tiguans before I took one on motability, but I may have to break the trend to see how I do with the one-pedal doohickery etc as I’ve actually never driven an electric car.
"Man is born in freedom, but he soon becomes a slave, in cages of convention, from the cradle, to the grave."November 19, 2023 at 4:45 pm #247712kezoParticipant
Equally at top of my list – Ioniq 6 & Suzuki Across PHEV
Audi Q4 Etron
Wild card Hyundai Kona
If only BMW had put the iX1 30 rather than the 20 model on scheme…….November 19, 2023 at 4:48 pm #247714
Yeah, I’m relaxing my personal £2-2.5k AP limit, but can’t relax it to BMW levels – will push to 3, maybe 3.5 but at that point it starts being about what I CAN afford whereas now it’s about what I am willing to spend
"Man is born in freedom, but he soon becomes a slave, in cages of convention, from the cradle, to the grave."November 19, 2023 at 5:05 pm #247718AndyParticipant
Over the last few weeks we’ve test driven an Enyaq, a Megane E tech, and both the Mini Cooper and Cooper S!
Beleive it or not the Cooper S is the current favourite!
Also coming from a awd Tiguan Allspace, I want something smaller this time. Thought I’d love the Enyaq but didn’t enjoy the test drive really, felt like a barge.
I’d have been annoyed if we’d loved it, with all that’s happened.November 19, 2023 at 7:01 pm #247739Macca
For us we’re interested in the Mazda CX-5, but not at the Q4 AP.
Also keen to see if Ssangyong bring their Torres ICE to the scheme in January.
And still clinging on to the hope that Motability and Subaru can get their groove on and bring their Forester back to the scheme in 2024.
We’ll see what happens.November 20, 2023 at 7:56 am #247826
I did briefly consider the Megane but at first look at reviews etc, it comes across as pretty cheap looking – how does it feel? Is it something I should slip back into the possibly/maybe list?November 20, 2023 at 9:35 am #247852CarmadParticipant
Morning Colin. I had a brief 20 minute drive in the Megane on Friday. Definitely didn’t feel cheap inside. If it suits you size wise if have a look at it. One thing though, the boot is very deep so bare that in mind for a wheelchair.November 20, 2023 at 10:19 am #248663desParticipant
I went to see the bz4x twice. A strange thing with the floor which has been mentioned. When I sat in the driver’s seat I didn’t notice it, then sat in the back and noticed it straight away. With us driving and are legs being stretched out for the pedals it’s not really noticeable.
I went back the second time to see the boot and once again I couldn’t get it opened as there was no charge in it. I’m sure there’s a manual way of opening it from inside like my Kona, pulled the seat down and couldn’t see a thing to open it.
I’ll agree with @carmad with the Mégane. A friend has one and I think it’s quite nice, just to small for me.November 20, 2023 at 11:02 am #248672
Toyota BZ4x? Worse looking thing on the scheme imo
There are some great EVs out there my own Fav being smart/renault E Tec the Smart is yet to be closely looked into but seems a good contender
Volvo EV has now been removed from my like list as the car has to much uneeded unsafe touch screen faff going on and a window opening switch set up that would annoy a saint
I have had the E Tec since Sep 1st done 1200 trouble free enjoyable miles so far and imo it is a Head turning,sexy looking, well made, excellent driving car /my safest car to date/just read/watch top reviewers
AP of £999 for top spec Iconic is imo the best deal out there
Once you drive any EV for the first time you will be hooked
Fast quiet no gears cheap to run
Whatever you choose
I suggest using this opportunity to distinguish between what you may think and what actually is
Im 66 first EV and took to it like a duck to water
My advice and own opinion may appear blunt but it is truthfully given with good intentions
Suggest Test drive EV before discounting imo
I found this online tool usefull when boiling down what was suitable size wise
November 20, 2023 at 1:59 pm #248710
- This reply was modified 2 weeks, 6 days ago by Burgerman333.
Morning Colin. I had a brief 20 minute drive in the Megane on Friday. Definitely didn’t feel cheap inside. If it suits you size wise if have a look at it. One thing though, the boot is very deep so bare that in mind for a wheelchair.
They do a ra7sed floor additional extra
Not sure how muchNovember 20, 2023 at 2:34 pm #248716AndyParticipant
What’s put me off the Megane is joing a FB group and seeing all the problems some people are having. Charging issues, windows dropping, alarms, water ingress, fob batteries lasting a week, motor failures, poor dealer back up etc etc.
Obviously people online will be posting about their problems but still…
It is a lovely looking car though, and drove well, so I’m sure if I got a good one I’d be happy, and very unhappy if I had one of the Friday afternoon lemons.
Had yet another test drive of a Mini Cooper S,definitely veering towards that now.November 20, 2023 at 2:39 pm #248718David
The Peugeot 3008e. Well within your budget, german like quality, and fabulous reviews, from both reviewers, and car users alike. Go take a look/spin, and you may have found the answer. Good luck with whatever choice you decide to go for.November 20, 2023 at 2:42 pm #248721wmcforumWhich Mobility Car
The Peugeot 3008e. Well within your budget, german like quality, and fabulous reviews, from both reviewers, and car users alike. Go take a look/spin, and you may have found the answer. Good luck with whatever choice you decide to go for.
The new Peugeot e-3008 has been fully revealed ahead of its expected UK roll-out in Spring 2024.November 20, 2023 at 6:01 pm #248782StuartParticipant
I would recommend a test drive in the ioniq 6 if your considering it, i cast the 5 aside as i thought it felt a bit wobbly in corners plus i prefer the interior of the 6. Like you i was sick of SUV driving having owned 5 over the past 5 leases so thought the 6 made a refreshing change, and it is a beautiful car to drive.
Should never wish time away but i`m counting the days to Feb/Mar lol
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----------------------------November 20, 2023 at 9:05 pm #248822
What’s put me off the Megane is joing a FB group and seeing all the problems some people are having. Charging issues, windows dropping, alarms, water ingress, fob batteries lasting a week, motor failures, poor dealer back up etc etc. Obviously people online will be posting about their problems but still… It is a lovely looking car though, and drove well, so I’m sure if I got a good one I’d be happy, and very unhappy if I had one of the Friday afternoon lemons. Had yet another test drive of a Mini Cooper S,definitely veering towards that now.
I also follow that FB Group and see a few people with issues which is common for most new models of car
Safe to say the only single thing I have come across is original fob battery £1 each died after 10 weeks
I have since replaced with Duracell and see how long they now last as the fobs are now in my complete ownership from new
No alarm issues 4me at all simply good practice is to use a RFID pouch when not in use
Just to expand on your fears and to explain to all that some alarm issues on first release was due to uk having to retro fit alarms at the dock ( suspect a rushed poor job on some)as EU do not require alarms to be fitted. Easy fix if indeed needed just by shortening a small cable in the interior light this was not renaults fault
Charging issue as far as Im aware was just for those using a Zappi charger this is now resolved via updates
A couple mentioned water ingress mentoned on FB ( I read all posts on that forum) is a simple misting in a rear light no issue 4 me
Windows are not dropping its people placing their hands on the window switch when exiting the car
Remedied simply by not doing that or turn off auto lock/unlock function as I prefer and when locking with fob simply holding down the lock button for a little longer will close any window the kids may have left open
There will always be as you say a Friday car no matter the make
As for dealerships I cannot comment as not had a reason to make contact since picking it up
Just to finish by saying the car is spectacular in every way
Ticks all my boxes may not for others
Encourage at least test drivingNovember 20, 2023 at 9:39 pm #248838
I appreciate any and all feedback but I’ve decided to shelve the whole thing for, at least, a few months. I suppose I’m kinda fortunate in that I am free to order at any point in the next 15 months as I’m just approaching the end of the 4th year of an extended-to-5-year lease and completely comfortable in the Tiguan I have at the moment.
I just realised that I had a little more in the new car savings account than my wife and I had in credit card debt combined and an old loan just finished too so going to take the opportunity to clear more debt and that will allow us to start saving again with a little more gusto. I’m already particularly interested in both the Skoda Enyaq and the Volvo EX30, and now have the Ioniq 6 – I don’t know what else will come and go but as I said, lucky enough not to be in any rush.
Again, thanks all for any comments/feedback…November 21, 2023 at 2:20 pm #249191
If in no rush and it is something you may consider then keep an close eye on the BMW IX1 as im sure the future holds some Big AP reductionsNovember 21, 2023 at 3:17 pm #249206
I have relaxed my budget somewhat but not that much – here’s hoping some serious drops do materialise or it’ll stay well and truly in the NOPE column lol
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