would you still recommend an E-Tron to a first time buyer?I currently have an E-Tron 50 Technik and while I have only looked inside a Mach E I wasn't impressed with the floating iPad look but I could live with the interior. It was certainly a massive step up from a Tesla interior though.
I am already looking at replacements for the E-Tron as the lease will be up in about a year. I know this sounds early but some of these new EVs have 6-9 months of lead time for delivery and I like to do some proper research into the car I will be driving for the subsequent 3 years. So far I been driven in a colleagues Tesla Model 3, test Driven a VW ID.4, E-Tron 55 Sportback S Line and the Q4 40 Launch Edition.
I intend to look at the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and a closer look at the Mach E.
- Tesla Model 3 had amazing acceleration but the interior (subjectively) just looks like a plank with an iPad and steering wheel attached. It also had a very annoying squeak or buzz coming from the A pillar area on the passenger side (where I sat). I have heard horror stories about Tesla quality and my colleagues response was to laugh and say, "that's better than most Tesla's". He also didn't seem to mind some panel gap issues, but I would not be happy. Though I am more interested in the Model Y but the reported quality issues are a serious turn off.
- The ID.4 was nice but the MMI controls were abysmal to use.
- The E-Tron 55 Sportback was just like being in my existing car with longer range.
- The Q4 40 was very, very nice, a noticable but still minor drop in quality for the interior compared to the big E-Tron but much nicer than the ID.4 and certianly still a genuine feel of Audi quality. The Audi MMI is simple to use and the car looks sufficiently different to the big E-Tron while having a much more nimble, precise and sporty feel to the handling.
No, but not for the reasons you think(or that I think that you think ). The current 2019-2021 E-Tron is being replaced next year with a faclifted and improved model. Ths new upgraded model will be on a dedicated EV platform with much longer range and better economy. I would not enter into any lease that meant I was stuck with an older model for a number of years.would you still recommend an E-Tron to a first time buyer?
I’ve got a deposit on the Ioniq 5 Limited (along with the Q4, Fisker Ocean, Lucid, Lyriq, and Hummer). I much prefer the Ioniq look and cabin atmosphere to the Kia. The Kia’s back end is also hideous to me. I like the fact that both are 800V platforms. I don’t care for the exterior or interior of the Mach E.Mach E will be similar to upgraded Tesla I am curious about take on Ioniq 5