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Re: No more skulking :-)

Postby Scally » Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:35 am

Good to revive this thread, and I know for a fact you are one of very many people hanging on in there and trying to make sense of the complex costs and benefits. I'm at 58,000 miles now in five and a half years in my two Leafs, and trying to make sense of where to go next: I'd love the extra range of the Kona, Tesla or Ioniq, and lust mostly after an I-Pace Jaguar, but I can still get to where I want to go in comfort in my 30 kWh Leaf, including a recent 950 mile round trip round the south of England and back, it simply takes me a bit longer, that's all. I don't do many long trips, usually I take the train. It's a piece of metal that gets you from a>b, and not some kind of dream machine, an investment that depreciates rapidly, so I'll keep my head screwed firmly on, and consider my options wisely.
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Re: No more skulking :-)

Postby moonoo » Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:53 pm

Thanks Buzby, the 30kWh version will be a stretch and the most expensive car I will have ever bought but I'm hoping it will pay me back after a few years of ownership.

Hi Scally, I'm actually rather jaded when it comes to cars. It has been a means to an end for me to get to work. Any joy there may have been has been killed with stress and worry about mechanical reliability over the many years. Electric car technology has though piqued my interest. Investing in a car that will primarily be a commuter car for me while saving fuel costs and the environment does seem like the way forward. I'm sure I can make it work for my situation. I'm just a little worried about the long term capacity after 4 years with a lot of mileage and perhaps the risk of specialist EV repair bills.

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Re: No more skulking :-)

Postby Buzby » Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:46 am

There’s an independent EV repairer (in Dundee) so the days of having to go to a franchised dealership are over, fortunately. As a result, there will be cost reductions as prices fall.
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Re: No more skulking :-)

Postby moonoo » Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:48 pm

Thanks Buzby, That is good to know about the EV specialist in Dundee. I hope as time goes on that we may see an increase in this type of specialist. Do any of the other membership know about any other specialist EV repair centres?

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Re: No more skulking :-)

Postby noahs-dad » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:27 pm

Didn't know about this Dundee place, great news. It did have to be Dundee, which already has so much electric driving wise. Dundee is not central or local for most of us, but it should encourage other specialists, maybe Edinburgh might get one next.

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