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by monkeyhanger
Fri Jul 01, 2022 6:41 am
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Utumno's Tesla Model Y has arrived !
Replies: 25
Views: 749

Re: Utumno's Tesla Model Y has arrived !

What's the main differences between M3 and MY? Without having looked into it, from visuals alone, it would seem that the MY is to the M3 as the Golf Plus is to the Golf, but i'm probably being a bit simplistic.
by monkeyhanger
Thu Jun 30, 2022 7:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Direct Comparison to the Cupra Born
Replies: 204
Views: 9490

Re: Direct Comparison to the Cupra Born

Blackeunos wrote:
Thu Jun 30, 2022 4:23 pm
Need to find a dealer with a V1 in grey or white... Sunderland only have an aurora blue!
Is Sunderlad local to you? If so, have you tried asking S G Petch in Durham if they have anything?
by monkeyhanger
Thu Jun 30, 2022 10:44 am
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Direct Comparison to the Cupra Born
Replies: 204
Views: 9490

Re: Direct Comparison to the Cupra Born

Just complete the initial estimate on the motorway website and see what comes up. I beat their price twice (not by much, so the estimates seem accurate). I really do think you'll need to be quick if you want to snap up a Born already built and waiting to go. The Motorway initial estimate - is that ...
by monkeyhanger
Wed Jun 29, 2022 8:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Direct Comparison to the Cupra Born
Replies: 204
Views: 9490

Re: Direct Comparison to the Cupra Born

Just complete the initial estimate on the motorway website and see what comes up. I beat their price twice (not by much, so the estimates seem accurate).

I really do think you'll need to be quick if you want to snap up a Born already built and waiting to go.
by monkeyhanger
Wed Jun 29, 2022 6:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Direct Comparison to the Cupra Born
Replies: 204
Views: 9490

Re: Direct Comparison to the Cupra Born

I've been trying to get a deal put together to swap in to a Born, but I've got mine on a PCP and the figures just don't stack up, a bit because of the way PCPs work, too much equity in the car, so would need cashback, and the even taking the cashback in to account the monthly payments work out at £...
by monkeyhanger
Wed Jun 29, 2022 1:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Direct Comparison to the Cupra Born
Replies: 204
Views: 9490

Re: Direct Comparison to the Cupra Born

The photos were the car straight of the transporter just after it had been delivered to the dealer. I had some more photos sent to me last night by another member who lives across the road from my dealer showing it now cleaned and prepped. Can't wait for Saturday but I will be checking the paint no...
by monkeyhanger
Wed Jun 29, 2022 11:30 am
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Direct Comparison to the Cupra Born
Replies: 204
Views: 9490

Re: Direct Comparison to the Cupra Born

Well, having started this thread nearly three months ago that took a little time to catch up with all the new Born drivers in here. I am not even in mine yet. However, not for long. I am due to collect it on Saturday. Firstly I sold my ID.3 through CarWow and was delighted with the price achieved. ...
by monkeyhanger
Wed Jun 29, 2022 11:21 am
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Direct Comparison to the Cupra Born
Replies: 204
Views: 9490

Re: Direct Comparison to the Cupra Born

It really does seem to me that VAG are pushing Cupra to be in a higher category of prestigiousness among the pack: Old hierarchy: Audi > VW > Seat > Skoda New perceived hierarchy: Audi > Cupra > VW > Seat > Skoda Perhaps its not that simple, Cupra is perhaps on an equal pairing with the performance ...
by monkeyhanger
Tue Jun 28, 2022 11:09 am
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Car Steering Wheel Lock
Replies: 5
Views: 603

Re: Car Steering Wheel Lock

At least the OP hasn't asked about those ones which fit over the hand brake handle and around the gear stick. :lol: As deleted user says, the ID3 is on no-ones "steal list", as it's not a performance car, breaking parts on EVs for battery selling isn't really a thing currently, and unless ...
by monkeyhanger
Sun Jun 26, 2022 11:56 am
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Enabling Travel Assist with OBD11
Replies: 92
Views: 4181

Re: Enabling Travel Assist with OBD11

Had a run on the motorway today, travel assist works perfectly, resting just one hand on the wheel kept the dreaded warning at bay, other half took a pic of the expanded display. Sounds like the cupra has a capacitive steering wheel as standard then, congratulations. It's pot luck it seems. Betty's...
by monkeyhanger
Sat Jun 25, 2022 5:50 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Octopus Go Green timetable - BST or GMT?
Replies: 3
Views: 197

Re: Octopus Go Green timetable - BST or GMT?

Mine's been following 0030 to 0430 GMT for over a year now.
by monkeyhanger
Fri Jun 24, 2022 7:19 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: ID.3 107KW Family Pro 58kWh - Thoughts?
Replies: 13
Views: 474

Re: ID.3 107KW Family Pro 58kWh - Thoughts?

Pano Roof, Matrix headlights are the main ones. + dual zone climate, keyless entry, rear bench cupholder/arm rest, variable height boot floor, illuminated door handles, more shades in ambient lighting. I think that might be it. I thought the life 22 got keyless entry and start, arm rest and illumin...
by monkeyhanger
Fri Jun 24, 2022 6:38 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: ID.3 107KW Family Pro 58kWh - Thoughts?
Replies: 13
Views: 474

Re: ID.3 107KW Family Pro 58kWh - Thoughts?

Thanks for the feedback. To be honest i'm looking at getting it on a 4 year lease so not worried about residual value. Interestingly after posting this I got offered a Feb '23 delivery 150kw life pro performance 62KWh in Moonstone Grey, for £30 per month less. Is there much difference between the L...
by monkeyhanger
Fri Jun 24, 2022 6:28 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Charging cost increases again
Replies: 14
Views: 617

Re: Charging cost increases again

Isn't bonnet the same price as the likes of Gridserve for PAYG (57p a kWh), rendering it pointless?

I'll have to look into the VW unit prices to see if the savings make the £9.99 monthly fee worthwhile.
by monkeyhanger
Fri Jun 24, 2022 3:47 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Charging cost increases again
Replies: 14
Views: 617

Re: Charging cost increases again

Properly on topic... My new job will involve me driving from Newcastle to Milton Keynes 1 or 2 times a month, but otherwise working from home. That's 235 miles each way. Realistically, i'm going to have to put about 70kWh into the car away from home. Given that current turn up Moto services motorway...
by monkeyhanger
Fri Jun 24, 2022 3:41 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Charging cost increases again
Replies: 14
Views: 617

Re: Charging cost increases again

Factor in the cheaper servicing costs and zero road tax (currently) and electric is still cheaper per mile. Cheaper service costs? Have you seen the cost of the ID3 service plans vs the actual work involved? There's little to no financial reason to buy an EV right now if you're 100% reliant on exte...
by monkeyhanger
Fri Jun 24, 2022 3:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Anyone a member of the Cupra Born Forum?
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: Anyone a member of the Cupra Born Forum?

I'm getting in ok, but i'm permanently signed in.
by monkeyhanger
Fri Jun 24, 2022 11:50 am
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: ID.3 107KW Family Pro 58kWh - Thoughts?
Replies: 13
Views: 474

Re: ID.3 107KW Family Pro 58kWh - Thoughts?

Resale could be quite a consideration (especially if buying outright - selling our 1 year old Family PP vs our 1 year old Life PP, the Family was worth a whopping £3800 more, even though the list price difference at the time of buying was about £2500 and I only actually paid £800 more for the Family...
by monkeyhanger
Fri Jun 24, 2022 10:58 am
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Charging cost increases again
Replies: 14
Views: 617

Re: Charging cost increases again

Factor in the cheaper servicing costs and zero road tax (currently) and electric is still cheaper per mile. Cheaper service costs? Have you seen the cost of the ID3 service plans vs the actual work involved? There's little to no financial reason to buy an EV right now if you're 100% reliant on exte...
by monkeyhanger
Thu Jun 23, 2022 1:57 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Is this... too punchy?
Replies: 7
Views: 587

Re: Is this... too punchy?

For the cost of rapid charging out and aboutbwing pretty much as much as diesel per mile, I'd take the diesel!