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Offline monkeyhanger

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Re: It's electric! ID3 Pickup.
« Reply #60 on: 24 June 2022, 11:45 »
IMHO Aurora Blue is a lovely colour and suits the Cupra Born really well :cool: - works well with the copper coloured accents. I think the Born in Cupra’s TV advertising is also Aurora Blue.

On quite a few ICE Cupra models, the diamond cut sections of the alloys have a copper tinted clear coat so they match the other copper accents such as badging. Interesting that Cupra didn’t do the same with the Born.

The Born has those copper wheel variants as a £185 option, but given I jumped on a few in stock cars intended for demos, I had to go with what was available, and there were none coming through with those copper wheels. I prefer the silver/black ones anyway, so doubt i'd have ticked that option box.
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Re: It's electric! ID3 Pickup.
« Reply #61 on: 24 June 2022, 12:41 »
IMHO Aurora Blue is a lovely colour and suits the Cupra Born really well :cool: - works well with the copper coloured accents. I think the Born in Cupra’s TV advertising is also Aurora Blue.

On quite a few ICE Cupra models, the diamond cut sections of the alloys have a copper tinted clear coat so they match the other copper accents such as badging. Interesting that Cupra didn’t do the same with the Born.

The Born has those copper wheel variants as a £185 option, but given I jumped on a few in stock cars intended for demos, I had to go with what was available, and there were none coming through with those copper wheels. I prefer the silver/black ones anyway, so doubt i'd have ticked that option box.

I wouldn’t pay for copper wheel accents either as I’d probably swap the wheels anyway for something that isn’t diamond cut.

I’ve had my first sighting of a Cupra Born in the metal in my village - an Aurora Blue one :cool:. I must say it confirms my view on the Born being a nicer looking car than the ID.3. That’s just my opinion though.
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Re: It's electric! ID3 Pickup.
« Reply #62 on: 24 June 2022, 15:05 »
Our ID3s are getting a lot of looks, like when I had one of teh first Sciroccos out. Someone stopped me the other day in the works car park to ask what the hell it was (I had reversed into the space and you couldn't see the rear badge), not recognising the badge (which to me looks like the "Hex" symbols dotted throughout the Resident Evil 4 video game). It seems that not many people know that "Cupra" is apparently a separate brand now, even though they share the same dealership sites as Seat.

Apart from the Seat/Cupra dealer at Twickenham, where I picked our white orn up from, the other 2 i've been to lately (Woking and Sunderland) were pretty crappy looking places compared to most VW, Skoda and Audi dealerships. I've seen better looking petrol stations. If they want to big up the Cupra brand as premium, they need to spend a bit of money on those dealerships.

Just got the Aurora blue Born back from chips away - the chip cluster is now gone and the paint match looks perfect. The guy there did say it took 20 mins to figure out how to engage drive as it had no obvious gearstick and they weren't aware of the twisty switch next to the right hand stalks. He preferred his old School MK2 Escort!
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Re: It's electric! ID3 Pickup.
« Reply #63 on: 24 June 2022, 15:43 »
@MH, You'd be surprised. Try them 👍
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Re: It's electric! ID3 Pickup.
« Reply #64 on: 24 June 2022, 15:57 »
@MH, You'd be surprised. Try them 👍

Did you get your TCR wrapped by them? I was just aghast at the £1350 price quoted by the other place, i thought that must be close to the current "normal" rate post Covid, as everything else seems to have doubled in price.
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Re: It's electric! ID3 Pickup.
« Reply #65 on: 24 June 2022, 20:55 »
I’m not surprised the Born is getting a lot of looks!
The space age styling and lack of instant identity to an obvious brand will turn a few heads.
There’s an EV6 in my work car park that similarly gets lots of attention.

I’m certainly agreed on the state of SEAT dealerships which often look decidedly low rent and scruffy not just by VW group standards but also compared to Korean brands who would have previously taken bottom place honours. Or Fiat group come to think about it. 
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