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Bradders
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I was at the Paul Rigby showroom yesterday too. I'm fairly happy with what I saw. Size of the vehicle will suit me just fine. I thought at first some of the interior dash and door areas are a bit hard to the touch, but other than restinig your arm on the door and arm rest which is comfy enough, how often are you actually touching the other areas?
Rear seat access is a bit restrictive for some and if you were regularly carry three adults for long journeys in the back this wouldn't be the car for you.
I'm looking forward to taking one for a test drive. From what I was told this will most likely be in March.

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Bradders wrote: Mon Sep 11, 2023 8:03 am I was at the Paul Rigby showroom yesterday too. I'm fairly happy with what I saw. Size of the vehicle will suit me just fine. I thought at first some of the interior dash and door areas are a bit hard to the touch, but other than restinig your arm on the door and arm rest which is comfy enough, how often are you actually touching the other areas?
Rear seat access is a bit restrictive for some and if you were regularly carry three adults for long journeys in the back this wouldn't be the car for you.
I'm looking forward to taking one for a test drive. From what I was told this will most likely be in March.
Great to know, thanks! My situation would be mostly just the wife and I in the car and it would be extremely rare to have anyone in the back seat. With my wife being 5'4", I'm sure we could have someone in the back seat behind her with plenty of space for both passengers. For me at 6'3", I'm sure no one could sit behind me. I can't wait to see driving impressions and real world range for this car!
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I was there on Saturday too. Took loads of pictures. Had detailed discussions with Brian Holt with whom I'd spoken previously on the phone. I then went away for the weekend so am yet to sort out all the photos.

In the meantime I'll just say this: I THOUGHT IT WAS FABULOUS !!!!!
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ScottyEX30
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Post by ScottyEX30 »

Visited the preview event at Newcastle today. Plenty of interest being shown. Looks like a little pocket rocket - very nice top of the range dual motor model.

Some notable observations.
Comfortable driving position
All round visibility- good
Price- very competitive even for the model on show given its performance rating.
Boot - on the small side
rear leg room / challenging- a 6 foot guy struggled to get in
Delivery- you could be waiting a while for anything out of the usual spec otherwise if you opt for a stock vehicle then 8 weeks which is not bad (better than some manufacturers).
Test drives not available till February
Finance- expensive. At almost 10% APR for buying new on PCP. This must be one of the most expensive rates I’ve seen. The competitive price tag is eaten up by this high APR eg SM extended range model, 10k mileage per year, 48 months, £6k down, circa £525/month??? Leasing cost about £30/month more expensive.

Would I buy it - yes only if the APR finance was better
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gloucester
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Post by gloucester »

Welcome to this forum.

I'm not sure about the visibility rearwards - the C pillar is very wide.

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The access to the rear is unfortunately exacerbated by the shape of the opening with the C pillar being rather intrusive. I have to say this is my main reservation about the car - it's smaller in the back than my present car, which is over 500mm shorter! I have short legs so someone ought to be able to sit comfortably behind me as driver - just!

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I wouldn't be surprised to find all the initial vehicles have been reserved. I ordered a Plus in June and I'm still hoping for an April delivery.

At the lower end of the specification scale I reckon it's a "bargain" - relatively speaking of course. It's so much nicer than its competitors, mainly thinking here about the MG4 (with its deathly cheap interior) and the Ora Cat 03 (with its ridiculously small boot and plasticky interior). Finance isn't relevant for me since I'm paying cash.
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ScottyEX30
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Post by ScottyEX30 »

On reflection I would agree that visibility out of the rear is restricted. I went again to have a look. This seems to be a common trait now Eg Toyota Chr, Nissan Juke, certain Renault models. Cannot help think that this car is more suited to being classified as a town car rather than a long distance tourer. No good for a long trip with 4 up passengers and their luggage.
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Post by gloucester »

Well it's a pretty small car. I wouldn't expect to carry four people plus luggage but three people plus luggage should be doable.

Most of my mileage is around town anyway - I only occasionally do long trips.
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