Anyone actually like their car

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colinsmith18
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Post by colinsmith18 »

I've had mine 6 months now and happy with it. This is my second electric car, and it compares favourably with the previous Kona except of course the battery isn't as big.

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sinlessUK
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Post by sinlessUK »

Love it :D
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AJSG1969
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Post by AJSG1969 »

I quite like it, once you rid yourself of those awful tyres the car is much more planted and usable. Went for Continental All Season Sport Contact.

Steering is too light but you get used to it. I think the worst thing which has infected many manufacturers is the throttle which has an additional resistance to stop you pressing the all the way down. All the nagging stuff is quite puerile but such is modern life.

We purposely opted for an equilibre so thankfully free of all the extra Google nagging and pestering.
IanB
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Post by IanB »

Had mine 10 months , apart from tyre pressure issues with one wheel ( resolved by dealer ) and the boot lid soaking you when you open it after been raining I like mine , I live on an island 9/5 miles so long distances not an issue .
Argie66
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Post by Argie66 »

Love mine, few teething issues mostly with Android Automotive but really happy !
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ghijo86
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Post by ghijo86 »

tha car is great, driveability and power are cool and fun. Owned mine for 1 year now. The only pain is the charging infrastructure (in Spain) which can be a nightmare and make you regret about the choice.
But the car itself (except that time that stood me down and didn't want to start at all after a charge) is fun! :)

It certainly gives you emotions (positives or negatives ;) )
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ghijo86
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Post by ghijo86 »

IanB wrote: Tue Dec 19, 2023 9:07 am Had mine 10 months , apart from tyre pressure issues with one wheel ( resolved by dealer ) and the boot lid soaking you when you open it after been raining I like mine , I live on an island 9/5 miles so long distances not an issue .
Hey mate, what issue did you have with the pressure? I am having mines deflating a few .x of bars weekly.. a bit annoying.. how did you solve it?
Pcreid
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Post by Pcreid »

Reply to ghijo86. If just one wheel deflating it’s a fault with the rim . Take it back to dealer and get an exchange under warranty.
neilgall
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Post by neilgall »

9 months and counting here. It's not perfect but is the best car I've ever owned. So nice to drive, and the tech implementation is excellent.
exhonk
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Post by exhonk »

Had mine for 3 weeks now and really like it. Our other car is a Tesla model 3 which we've had for nearly 5 yrs now and the Renault compares well with the (old) Tesla. It's clear that Renault have taken many of the Tesla's original ideas and used them. The Renault has smoother suspension and stalks for the wipers and lights - the lack of which is an annoyance on the Tesla. Having said that I've gone from minimalist Tesla to more stalks than I can handle on the Renault, somewhere in between would be good.

I know for the Tesla that real range is what matters and not what it says on the display. On this count the 60kwh Renault seems to compare equally in terms of efficiency with the 50kwh Tesla ie it does about 20% more real range. This means that the Teslas (from the display) 4.2miles/kwh is probably overstated as the Renault just claims 3.7 with the same driver.

I like the google android links although I wish it would link to my phone in a less random way (different every time I get in) . Having the map on the display in front of you means NOT using the phones map. I miss the ability to 'save' the regen level - I always want it on max to do relaxing one pedal driving and it is annoying to have to use the paddles to max the regen every time I get in the car. I also wish it would come to a complete stop using the regen rather than crawling and forcing you to touch the (oversensitive) brakes. It seems pointless having the autohold feature and not the autostop. The Tesla can be set to do both and , just because of this, it is much better as a one pedal driving car. It can't be that difficult for Renault to program in. The Cynic in me suspects that Renault want to max the brake wear so their dealers get money for brake replacements. The Tesla still has 8mm on the brake pads after 72k miles so effectively never needs new pads.

Overall though a very good Renault - especially as mine was 11k under the new price with only 1000 miles on the clock and 3 mths old. A bargain.
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