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  1. Renault ZOE
    Hi folks. I've had my ZE50 for a year now (after a few years of hassle-free motoring with a ZE40) and have had a few issues from the get-go, so I got it booked in for a service and to ask them to look at the issues I have been having with the car. Apart from a distracting metallic/glass noise...
  2. Renault ZOE
    I noticed this morning that the paintwork is starting to bobble on the passenger side door (see pics). I have the anti-corrosion warranty still active, how does one go about claiming for this? Presumably I have to take it to my local (useless) Renault dealer and use the exact correct language...
  3. Volkswagen Golf GTE
    Hi all, based in UK. possibly purchasing a 67 play GTE today with 29Kmls. Just wondering what are the things I should look out for?? Will there be any recalls? Common issues? also the warranty expires in 3 months. Can I and should I get a pre-expiration check done on the car before this...
  4. General EV Discussion
    So I've been looking at getting a EV soon and think I've narrowed it down to either a Zoe 22kwh or the Leaf 30kwh. I've arranged a 30 minute test drive in a 15 plate Zoe Intens (So I assume it's the Q Motor?) on Monday at a Renault dealer in Derby, I was just wondering if there's anything in...
  5. Renault ZOE
    Hi, So I've been looking at getting a EV soon and think I've narrowed it down to either a Zoe 22kwh or the Leaf 30kwh. I've arranged a 30 minute test drive in a 15 plate Zoe Intens (So I assume it's the Q Motor?) on Monday at a Renault dealer in Derby, I was just wondering if there's anything...
  6. General EV Discussion
    I've previously loved my various BMWs having owned quite a few different models, so when I decided to think about going electric I thought I'd go with a trusted make, BMW, but initially go for a hybrid so I bought a BMW 535 ActiveHybrid5 M-Tech Sport. It was second hand but had full BMW service...
  7. Volkswagen Golf GTE
    If I remember correctly there is a 6 year warranty on the battery in Golf GTE. This is what I probably heard or believed when I bought mine 3,5 years ago. Does anybody know what is covered in this warranty? What degree of degradation does one expect in this time? Or, what is still ok and what is...
  8. First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Does anyone have any experience/recommendations on an aftermarket extended warranty for the Ampera? I had contact with Vehicle Warranty 4U online and received a follow-up phone call where I was told that the Ampera would be covered but looking at their document under 'Excluded Vehicles' it has...
  9. Renault ZOE
    Hi peeps, My recently purchased Zoe-i model has run out of its Renault extended warranty as it expired on 29th March 2019. I am looking into purchasing a third-party warranty (better than none for a peace of mind). Do you guys have any suggestions on which one works best and why? Or is the Zoe...
  10. Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
    I'm in the market for a 2016 Outlander PHEV and read a comment under a YouTube video stating that the warranty (Inc the battery warranty) is not transferable to a new owner. Surely this is not correct? Is someone able to put my mind at rest please? Thanks.
  11. BMW i3
    Hello all, I have a Dec 2013 i3 REx, well maintained and out of warranty 1 year ago. To cut to the chase, how many people have had "electric machine" failures, ie where the generator attached to the REx has failed? I wonder if BMW are trying to keep this quiet because there seem to be lots of...
  12. First Gen Nissan LEAF (LEAF24 & LEAF30)
    Hello Can’t believe my ev dedicated components warranty (5yrs, 60k) is about to expire, I am at 59k now. I have extended warranty quotes £257 for 12 month and £567 for 2yrs and £1100 for 3yrs, very odd. Anyway, is it worth taking? Has anyone got ev components failures at all? Thanks
  13. First Gen Nissan LEAF (LEAF24 & LEAF30)
    Hello Can’t believe my ev dedicated components warranty (5yrs, 60k) is about to expire, I am at 59k now. I have extended warranty quotes £257 for 12 month and £567 for 2yrs and £1100 for 3yrs, very odd. Anyway, is it worth taking? Has anyone got ev components failures at all? Thanks
  14. Volkswagen Golf GTE
    Hello good people, I've had my '16 GTE for 9 months now and really enjoying the driving experience, and charging, compared to my old Porsche Cayman! I cycle all over London and can't stand breathing in muck so decided to move on up and do my best for an electric that I can drive as normal if I...
  15. Renault ZOE
    Just outside of warranty and with just 30k miles on the clock, out Zoe has lost all it’s air con gas due to a seal failure and after a re-gas the Renault main dealer tells us that the compressor has failed. £899 to fix it. Renault customer service admit that it is a manufacturing defect that...
  16. BMW i3
    As there are many REX owner reviews I thought I would post my BEV 22Kw owner review for readers. I bought the Car last year after my work installed EV charge points (they now charge for their use which I did not expect but that is another story) I commute between 34 - 45 miles per day depending...
  17. Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
    Just want to know what to look out for. Especially servicing intervals (how many), and is the warranty dependant on correct servicing intervals. Thanks Phil
  18. BMW i3
    Hi I'm looking at bidding on an i3 REX tomorrow, 1st registered 27/10/2016, has just over 16k miles on the clock - but has no service history. BMW confirm the fuel tank vent recall has not been done either. I'd be happy to get it serviced as soon as I get it - but would not buy if lack of...
  19. Tesla Model S
    My car is currently 2 years and at 30k miles but on the basis of our experience so far I can't see any real advantage to buying a new one next year apart from the fact that we will have no warranty. We would be basically buying the same car but for a lot more money and with the drive-train...
  20. First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Can anyone advise me on how serious an issue the seemingly universal wheel corrosion is? Is it just an aesthetic problem that I can try to make peace with or could it become a safety issue further down the line? I know the wheels have been discussed a lot, but I can't find a definitive answer on...
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