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Picked up today, all a bit odd with the no walk through like I remember from over a decade ago, so sat on forecourt in car getting things sorted.

Higher seating than old A3 sportback, adjustment is good on steering wheel and with instruments moving good. Moans about light switch from other reviews, no idea as very visible in my driving position anyway. Seat is comfortable and feels like will be a good friend on long drives.

Delicate drive out of dealership as seemed to be a busy with comings/goings of cars.

First 50 miles of motorway without the assists and driving at old car speeds of 70. Hit some 60 roadworks popped the cruise on and the distance keeping was very relaxing.

On motorway the lane centre warning is fine, after 140 mile of motorway, on side roads the centre warning did seem to be a bit fussier, joy of narrow UK roads. The lane correction steering is less intrusive than a kia I had as a rental a couple of years ago.

On bumpy roads ride is good, better than A3 in terms of composure. Need to watch the right foot in 30 and 40 areas as seems keen to go.

Started with full saying 210 mile range and did 160 miles, charge warning came on at 55 miles left. A bit of wandering for a CCS that was busy so back home on 40 miles - awaiting delivery of a granny charger.

Phone is full of charging apps now.

Going to take time to work through the various options, so odd view of person sat in car on drive for next couple of days.

3.2 miles/kwh which seems good for not bothering to try and eek out charge on motorway, plus only 7 degrees out.

If showing off new toy to friends, recommend dark/dusk as the light show car puts on is good.
 

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What model did you get ? All still fine ? Did they update the car's software to 0783 before you picked it up ?
 

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All still good, but not gone anywhere since getting home from pickup. Been charging with granny cable rather than running around to try out local 50kw CCS chargers.

232 miles indicated with 100% charge, though once temperatures improve expect this to pick up a bit more.

Did have one charge that car was confused on - but unplugged charger lead and mains to charger and reconnected it all and was happy. Feels odd having a charger out in the rain, but IP54 rating means should be safe. Pattern now using is plug charger into mains check its happy then plug into the car.

1st edition. Software is still the old 5 something something version. Could have pestered but knew time window for a collection was likely to close.

Cables are now sat in bags in boot, the underfloor space utilised for the smaller bits that usually rattle around the boot.
 

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Have you got yourself on the cheapo overnight charging tariff yet ? Cut your home charging costs by 2/3rds, we use it for both of our cars, works for us where most of our miles are done at the weekend.
 
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