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Has anyone had a good look around a Life or even a test drive?
If so any view on the quality of the interior and seats?
(I’ve test driven a 1st Edition just wondering if the Life interior will be a significant step down or not!) thanks.
 

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Yes I have. Ambient lighting extends from the dashboard to the doors, which is nice. But the interior does look cheap and this is what ultimately changed my decision after putting down a deposit for one last weekend.

The car also does not have a rear armrest (ski hatch) that I use frequently but the real kicker for me was the led reflector headlights. If the car had decent headlights I would be driving round in one right now. I ultimately decided to stick with my car for now and save more for a Business model. I knew that driving round in a Life would be fine for a couple of months but I would slowly start to regret my decision. Have a look on autotrader there is a black Life on there with 50 pictures.

That and the fact that for the last six months I have averaged 16 miles a week and do I really want to pay more for a car that is essentially sat outside my house for five days a week.
 

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Have you seen this from Marcus? his car is the base model 1st not available in the UK but it has similar spec to the Life.

 
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Has anyone had a good look around a Life or even a test drive?
If so any view on the quality of the interior and seats?
(I’ve test driven a 1st Edition just wondering if the Life interior will be a significant step down or not!) thanks.
Seat look similar from the brochure, fabric clearly different. adjustment of head support seams to be missing on standard seats.


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I’m in the same dilemma on the life model I think if I’m wavering on the bassi ness of it now it’s gonna grate quite quickly.
What are led reflector headlights exactly?! The trim pattern on the seats also looks a bit naff in the pics to me not sure how it looks in real life? Annoyingly in terms of tech kit etc it’s fine for me it’s the scrimping on trim etc that puts me off
 

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I’m in the same dilemma on the life model I think if I’m wavering on the bassi ness of it now it’s gonna grate quite quickly.
What are led reflector headlights exactly?! The trim pattern on the seats also looks a bit naff in the pics to me not sure how it looks in real life? Annoyingly in terms of tech kit etc it’s fine for me it’s the scrimping on trim etc that puts me off
To be honest it’s mainly the Life seat coverings that put me off. Like a American golfer’s shorts from 1972.
This Life is now very reasonably priced but as you say will it grate? Sadly the next trim up Style seems up to 3k dearer.
Maybe best to look at 1st edition deals. Now 124 1st editions on Autotrader!
 

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To be honest it’s mainly the Life seat coverings that put me off. Like a American golfer’s shorts from 1972.
This Life is now very reasonably priced but as you say will it grate? Sadly the next trim up Style seems up to 3k dearer.
Maybe best to look at 1st edition deals. Now 124 1st editions on Autotrader!
Yep exactly this I’m trying to see if my local dealer will bite on a 9k discount (inc grant) on a first edition as a few on here have been offered/ managed this!
 

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we were looking at the life but the interior put us off the seats reminding me of our old 53plate polo's. We bagged a deal on a 1st edition for pretty much the same price total of £9.5k off after some haggling with servicing, full rubber mats and charger included. seemed like a no brainer even with the knowledge they were the first of the production line.
 

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we were looking at the life but the interior put us off the seats reminding me of our old 53plate polo's. We bagged a deal on a 1st edition for pretty much the same price total of £9.5k off after some haggling with servicing, full rubber mats and charger included. seemed like a no brainer even with the knowledge they were the first of the production line.
Great deal and I see the logic, does the 1st come with both chargers and matts as standard? I was hoping they did? (Further Man maths to justify over the life!)
 

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Great deal and I see the logic, does the 1st come with both chargers and matts as standard? I was hoping they did? (Further Man maths to justify over the life!)
No granny charger as standard with any ID.3, just the 32A type 2 cable.

From empty to full, you’re looking at nearly 30 hours on a 10A charger, which is both slow and asking a lot of your 3 pin socket!

I do have one, but more as a backup in case my Ohme ever gives up the ghost.
 

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Great deal and I see the logic, does the 1st come with both chargers and matts as standard? I was hoping they did? (Further Man maths to justify over the life!)
It comes with carpet mats as standard but we’re a muddy family and always have rubber mats so asked them to include in the deal.

As stated elsewhere you only get the charge cable not the granny charger. Whilst I have a tethered supply on the drive a like to have a backup.


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Well I did buy a Life in the belief that I can do without things like ski hatches.
Had it three weeks and still happy until this morning when I discovered no pockets on the back of the front seats for my atlas.

SHOCK HORROR!!!!!!

Since it's taken three weeks to notice, perhaps it's not so crucial. Atlas is a safety net for the satnav. More of a security blanket really.
 

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Has anyone had a good look around a Life or even a test drive?
If so any view on the quality of the interior and seats?
(I’ve test driven a 1st Edition just wondering if the Life interior will be a significant step down or not!) thanks.
I bought a life, got a great price and the spec has nothing missing from the higher models that i wanted(ACC, heated seats, 100kw charging, big battery). Seats and interior all good, although after the zoe, that's not difficult!
 

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I'd prefer them in 2 tone, but the fit of them looks great. Do they interfere with any airbag deployment (does ID3 have seat airbags?)?.
 

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I bought the life as apart from a few things, like tinted glass, it had everything I wanted. The truth is that it looks the same as the family except the seats, which we think are cute.
There are also some advantages, eg there is no ski hatch. This makes the middle seat at the back much more comfortable as the padding is thicker.
 

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Just had a nosey around individual's site. Plenty of options for multiple panel colours. If I was doing this, I'd probably go grey (outer panels and backs) & dark blue or black or dark grey on the centre panels - in Alcantara.

Did you fit yours or have them fitted? Do they remove the original cloth (presume they do for such a good fit), or go over the top of the old one?

Can't see an option specifically for ID3. Presume you pick your combo and then they tailor for an ID3 afterwards on the fixed price as stated on the website?

I must admit that I'd have to hate the Life trim to pay out to replace it (and I don't), but as retrims go, assuming no hidden costs, the £722.quoted for the whole car seems pretty reasonable.
 

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I'd prefer them in 2 tone, but the fit of them looks great. Do they interfere with any airbag deployment (does ID3 have seat airbags?)?.
I'd prefer them in 2 tone, but the fit of them looks great. Do they interfere with any airbag deployment (does ID3 have seat airbags?)?.
The seats are airbag safe.. but I'd rather not find out 🙂
 

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Just had a nosey around individual's site. Plenty of options for multiple panel colours. If I was doing this, I'd probably go grey (outer panels and backs) & dark blue or black or dark grey on the centre panels - in Alcantara.

Did you fit yours or have them fitted? Do they remove the original cloth (presume they do for such a good fit), or go over the top of the old one?

Can't see an option specifically for ID3. Presume you pick your combo and then they tailor for an ID3 afterwards on the fixed price as stated on the website?

I must admit that I'd have to hate the Life trim to pay out to replace it (and I don't), but as retrims go, assuming no hidden costs, the £722.quoted for the whole car seems pretty reasonable.
The seat covers just go over the top of your original seats as for fitting them yourself then yes you can and i was tempted to do it myself however I'm glad I didn't as these guys fit them every day and it took them a few hours but I'm pretty sure it's a doable job for most people.
You are correct about choosing your own colours and material combinations to what ever style that suits you, they have a digital pattern for the id3 seats on there software so the end result fit and finish is really tight.
 
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