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Re: It's electric! ID3 Pickup.
« Reply #50 on: 22 June 2022, 12:37 »
Nevermind the new job, you've become a car hustler  :cool:
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Re: It's electric! ID3 Pickup.
« Reply #51 on: 22 June 2022, 13:06 »
Martin Lewis has nothing on Monkeyhanger.

Good luck with the pick-up MH and I hope the trains were running ok.

Another bonus of the leccy power trains being no running in, so no taking the backroads home to vary the revs so the piston rings seal etc.

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Re: It's electric! ID3 Pickup.
« Reply #52 on: 22 June 2022, 20:25 »
MH was always this forum's shrewdest wheeler dealer!
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Re: It's electric! ID3 Pickup.
« Reply #53 on: 24 June 2022, 06:01 »
If only I could repeat the feat! How things have changed in a year - back then, you had a £2500 grant, a £1750 deposit contribution and about £2000 from the dealership's margin.

Now you're paying RRP with no negotiation and getting nothing from the dealership - for the white one I didn't even get so much as a dealership's keyring.

Here's the Aurora Blue one:









It looks so blue there, the camera doesn't seem to capture the greeny tinge, or the purple tinges it has in poor light/shadows.

It's in at our local "Chips Away" as it picked up a 5 chip cluster on the bonnet surround on the drive back up! I was driving like a saint in terms of keeping distance and didn't see/hear a thing. You'd think a boulder had hit it from the chips, but in reality new water based paints are soft as chocolate. They seem to take 3 months after delivery to fully cure.

I enquired about PPF at our local specialist to prevent recurrence - £1350 for the front end of each car! I could get 2 full front end resprays for that. Prevention shouldn't be twice the price of the cure. Of course its nothing to a Ferrari owner, but this is a £39k car.
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Whey ya bugger! It's finally arrived after an 8 month wait....
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Re: It's electric! ID3 Pickup.
« Reply #54 on: 24 June 2022, 06:14 »
What crap luck with the stonechips  :sad:

Definitely not a financially enticing time to buy a car even without the 12 month plus wait that some people endure. PCP rates significantly higher now too on top of zero deposit contributions for those without huge cash reserves.
 
I’ve just stuck in my third tankful in under two weeks now at 200.9ppl for Momentum locally, bask in your electric smugness MH! 😁 (about £250)

Which colour do you prefer out of the white and blue Borns now you have both parked together?
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Re: It's electric! ID3 Pickup.
« Reply #55 on: 24 June 2022, 06:48 »
Oooh I like that blue 👍
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Re: It's electric! ID3 Pickup.
« Reply #56 on: 24 June 2022, 07:15 »
What crap luck with the stonechips  :sad:

Definitely not a financially enticing time to buy a car even without the 12 month plus wait that some people endure. PCP rates significantly higher now too on top of zero deposit contributions for those without huge cash reserves.
 
I’ve just stuck in my third tankful in under two weeks now at 200.9ppl for Momentum locally, bask in your electric smugness MH! 😁 (about £250)

Which colour do you prefer out of the white and blue Borns now you have both parked together?

In all conditions, I prefer the white (mine) to the Aurora blue (the wife's). Most of the time, the car looks more of a teal colour, but for whatever reason, that shade doesn't seem to be captured on photos, they look a lot bluer than my eyes are telling me the car actually is.

That's a proper thumping at the pumps - with a heavy right foot and lots of aircon, I can't do any worse than 1.5p per mile in fuelling right now! Perhaps 2p a mile in the Winter when short journey battery heating takes its toll.

I will look to get a picture of the 2 together later, when the blue one returns from chips away.
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Re: It's electric! ID3 Pickup.
« Reply #57 on: 24 June 2022, 08:18 »
Did you go to DDB Matt about the PPF?
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Re: It's electric! ID3 Pickup.
« Reply #58 on: 24 June 2022, 08:45 »
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.
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Re: It's electric! ID3 Pickup.
« Reply #59 on: 24 June 2022, 11:42 »
Did you go to DDB Matt about the PPF?

I didn't try them, I tried "custom coats" behind the Silverlink, and was quoted £1350, i'd have just about gone with £400 - I think I need to adjust my expectations! I can't see DDB getting anywhere close to £400 for the front end.
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