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  • in reply to: Everything Enyaq #285080
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      OI!!!!

      You got my car lol. I’m waiting on a black sportline myself, just didn’t like the way the black badges looked against the blue which was my initial colour choice.

      Have to agree on that bonnet badge, I’ll definitely be looking for one myself. If I can’t find one I’ll create one. Has to be one advantage to co-owning an auto paint company lol

      "Man is born in freedom, but he soon becomes a slave, in cages of convention, from the cradle, to the grave."

      in reply to: Everything Enyaq #284601
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        I should add that Ohme have been on the ball, my charger was fitted within 4wks of me ordering the car 👏

        Take the wins where you can – our car is currently 3 months over the initial delivery estimate and no sign of a charger. Survey done and a “no issues there” from the guy, but no progress beyond that…

        "Man is born in freedom, but he soon becomes a slave, in cages of convention, from the cradle, to the grave."

        in reply to: Everything Enyaq #284290
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          I ordered a standard 85x sportline back in December and while I did have a provisional build week in June by feb/March, I only got a confirmed build week of July in response to me asking for an update in late June so it may have been confirmed a while before that.

          From order to expected collection is going to be around 8 months for me

          "Man is born in freedom, but he soon becomes a slave, in cages of convention, from the cradle, to the grave."

          in reply to: Which party best to vote for ? #284033
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            I actually had a moment at the booth where I was lost as to who to vote for. I stood there thinking definitely not Tory, are Labour just another same-old same-old as I’ve been constantly annoyed by recent “Whatever they say, say the opposite” campaigns. I thought reform briefly, as I do think we need a REAL change in government but didn’t have the confidence in general experience, so I did the traditional Northern thing and went Labour, partially because they are A change but not sure if it’ll be enough of one, and partially because I did the sheep thing and went with “the one who’s going to win anyway” as ours is a pretty safe seat for Labour.

            Didn’t even vote till nearly 9pm down to general apathy but the wife pointed out “If you don’t vote, don’t complain about the result”. Being a US citizen, my wife didn’t have to make any choice, not eligible to vote anyway! I almost envied her…

            "Man is born in freedom, but he soon becomes a slave, in cages of convention, from the cradle, to the grave."

            in reply to: quandary-first time poster #283886
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              IF the kia does everything you need and does it well, I wouldn’t be changing unless your personal insurance is particularly high for some reason. Motability does offer good value but it isn’t even close to free. Even with a low AP the car is likely to cost you well over £12,000 over the three years. I know you say the money isn’t an issue but it’s a good chunk of change to consider.

              If you think you’d benefit from something different, eg larger, auto/manual etc. consider changing but even then, I would be very tempted to wait and see what October brings as we have just seen a horrendous spate of advance payment increases this quarter and hopefully that will change next quarter unless you can find something particularly suitable and cheap.

              If you go new, you may have to look for something in stock or with a short lead time. First time customers have to have a full 12 months left on an award to start a lease and I’m not sure if they would be OK with you starting a lease with less than the year remaining. The fact that the award will almost definitely be renewed after SPA may not matter to motability.

              If you don’t NEED to change, I personally wouldn’t. If suitable for your needs, the current car is new enough to expect decent reliability.

              "Man is born in freedom, but he soon becomes a slave, in cages of convention, from the cradle, to the grave."

              in reply to: Volvo EX30 disaster #283660
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                I haven’t heard much in the way of negatives when it comes to the smart#1 which is incredibly similar to the ex30, same underpinnings etc. Wonder if it was volvos part of the setup which has caused the issues.

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                in reply to: Everything Enyaq #283649
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                  Yeah I have contacted my supplying dealer twice now, January and April and had the AP reduced both times. I don’t think I’ll call for another adjustment this month!

                  Week 31 build apparently but its changed so often I have no real expectations at this point. Already gone back to full tanks of diesel in the Tiguan as I’ll easily get through it before the car gets here.

                  "Man is born in freedom, but he soon becomes a slave, in cages of convention, from the cradle, to the grave."

                  in reply to: Everything Enyaq #283356
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                    I probably overuse it to be honest, it works down to 20 in the tiguan and I regularly use it around the doors as well as on longer trips

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                    in reply to: Facebook leaks #283355
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                      That does tie in with the 1799 quoted by the above dealer

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                      in reply to: Facebook leaks #283338
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                        Hint from one of our local Vauxhall dealers that the base astra gs estate is going from 799 to 1799 but might be a line to shift a stock car quickly

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                        in reply to: Do dealers have advance notice of next quarter AP? #283335
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                          Another addition to the evidence that dealers do know in advance. My local Vauxhall dealer has an astra estate in stock with the advert claiming it’ll be a grand more on Monday. It is petrol however and it seems the EVs get reduced more than the ICE cars.

                          Obviously could just be a “get a sale” line but who knows

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                          in reply to: Everything Enyaq #283331
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                            My tiguan has adaptive cruise so I don’t expect the enyaq to feel a lot different in that regard. As for distance to the car in front, as you get more used to it and learn to trust it more you may move it closer like I did as the longest distance tends to encourage people to nip in front of you.

                            Mine is set right in the middle now but whenever I’m using it, my foot still stays in position over the brake, even after 4+ years.

                            Drives me nuts on the rare occasion my son drives the car as he always moves it to the closest setting.

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                            in reply to: Everything Enyaq #283220
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                              I checked with the dealer today and my 30/12 order is now in Grimsby he’s hoping he’ll have a date soon, finally no more hire car, can’t wait

                              Glad someone is having better luck than us. We ordered our 85x Sportline (black, no options) before that, 22nd December. A couple days before that we were told 12-14 weeks which would have been March. When we actually ordered we were told May, then given a build week of 25 eta of July/August.

                              We have just had an update (after asking for one) and it’s now build week 31 so delivery August/September.

                              I’m normally very patient but the costs are starting to add up. I’ve estimated running our diesel tiguan costs roughly £70 a month more than the Enyaq will with home charging so those 6 months of delays is literally over £400 out of my pocket.

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                              "Man is born in freedom, but he soon becomes a slave, in cages of convention, from the cradle, to the grave."

                              in reply to: Insurance question #282952
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                                I can’t imagine you have anything to worry about. You are absolutely allowed passengers, and as you were in the car doing something you wanted to do, that’s to your benefit as it was something you wanted. The car isn’t just there for you to do your shopping and nothing else, it’s for all of your transport needs. Someone else also benefitting WHILE you do shouldn’t matter, otherwise you wouldn’t be able to take kids to school or a whole host of other things.

                                The issues usually arise when named drivers are using a car in a way which doesn’t benefit the customer directly, not how the main user uses it, other than things like business or delivery/hire which are separately covered by specific exclusions.

                                Of course, this is all just MY opinion and shouldn’t be taken as absolute fact.

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                                in reply to: Everything Enyaq #282485
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                                  Does anyone know exactly what you “lose” when the included subscription to the online services expire (after 1 or 2 years according to various sources) – it’s difficult to narrow it down as the skoda website is vague at best and most online posts relate to other models or other VAG vehicles which MAY be the same and may not be.

                                  With the current build times, along with the time to the end of the lease you can order something new, I think it’s pretty safe to assume we’ll all be well into year 4 of a lease before changing, so this could add up in a hurry.

                                  I know on the current VW Tiquan I have, I “lost” the ability to check mileage, journey history and door/window lock/open status, but those things I can (and do) live without, but if it also kills functions like pre-heat in the winter, pre-cool in the summer, those are features I don’t NEED but were definitely something which made me swing towards the enyaq/ev option.

                                  "Man is born in freedom, but he soon becomes a slave, in cages of convention, from the cradle, to the grave."

                                  in reply to: Granny chargers #276766
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                                    I believe the blackened sockets issue is pretty much resolved now as most granny chargers are limited well below the 13A the socket should be able to handle. Not 100% sure but I think they’re limited to 10 or 11 amps. It does reduce charge speed as a result however

                                    "Man is born in freedom, but he soon becomes a slave, in cages of convention, from the cradle, to the grave."

                                    in reply to: Gonna lose my point free licence lol #276677
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                                      Nah, not put off by that – I suppose its the dual benefit of a clean licence now along with the fact that insurance isn’t my problem lol

                                      I use the adaptive CC on my tiguan all the time anyway, but I believe the Skoda system has the controls on the opposite side of the steering wheel – not something I think will be a problem

                                      "Man is born in freedom, but he soon becomes a slave, in cages of convention, from the cradle, to the grave."

                                      in reply to: Everything Enyaq #276489
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                                        While I appreciate that forums and reviews/feedback tend to favour the negatives as many people tend to complain a lot more loundly than they applaud, I am starting to have serious second thoughts about the 85x I currently have on order.

                                        My temper control isn’t what it used to be and I don’t know how well I would handle regular issues/faults – I can seriously see myself turning up at the dealer, handing back the keys and getting a taxi home followed by completely ignoring all contact if I end up with anywhere near the amount of problems I keep reading about.

                                        Thinking about cancelling, and finding the little bit extra to get an Ioniq 5 Ultimate.  Probably doesn’t help that my car has been delayed again and again. I expected to be in it a few weeks ago and am now looking at August, so every time I stick another £90 in the tank I’m getting more and more annoyed, especially as I figure the same distance driving would cost about £15-20 in the Enyaq so its “another £70 down the drain” which keeps going through my head

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                                        in reply to: Indicators #275862
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                                          I wouldn’t worry about indicators seeming brighter than headlamps to the driver because of sign reflection. Got to remember that headlamps are focused to illuminate a specific area while indicators are supposed to be seen from any angle/direction

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                                          in reply to: Ordered Last Quarter, get this Quarters price #272856
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                                            Really shouldn’t be an issue – my Skoda dealer has reduced my Enyaq twice now with me simply emailing and asking but as others have already said over and over there are plenty of negative experiences out there unfortunately

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                                            in reply to: Enyaq Delivery Times #272582
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                                              Last update I got was build week 25 which is mid-end of June with an estimated 4-6 weeks from then to collection. We ordered between Christmas and New Year if I remember correctly, but the motability site appears to be asleep at the moment

                                              Just to clarify, got into my account and discovered my initial order was 22nd December, so a week earlier than my guesstimate in that post. As I’m hoping for end of July early August now, that make it 7 to 7 1/2 months, give or take order to expected delivery

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                                              in reply to: Enyaq Delivery Times #272466
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                                                Last update I got was build week 25 which is mid-end of June with an estimated 4-6 weeks from then to collection.  We ordered between Christmas and New Year if I remember correctly, but the motability site appears to be asleep at the moment

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                                                in reply to: Enyaq Delivery Times #272464
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                                                  Ordered on Oct 13th 80x sportline . It was converted to 85x sportline plus with a build date week49. It arrived in UK 8th jan and at dealers 2 days ago. Picking it up next wed and I can’t wait.

                                                  It took three months to get from the UK port to your dealers? Wow.

                                                  That post was Jan 16th, wasn’t 3 months 🙂

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                                                  in reply to: Everything Enyaq #272136
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                                                    I was also told “around 4-6 weeks” after build date for collection.

                                                    "Man is born in freedom, but he soon becomes a slave, in cages of convention, from the cradle, to the grave."

                                                    in reply to: Toyota bz4x awd #271855
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                                                      I sat in one, never drove it, good general impressions but didn’t like the seat – felt like it was too wide and smooth, slipped around on it – may be too firm?, I’m not a small guy at over 100 kilos so don’t think that was the issue – I passed and am now waiting for an Enyaq myself

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