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Hi all,
In the process of researching and building up the courage to make the switch form our 14 plate ICE Audi. Moving to EV seems the best choice for us at the moment as we have had terrible luck with our Audi the most recent being breaking down and a repair cost of £1.9k!
I know can’t bear to look at it so switching to a car on PCP or lease seems the best option for us and consequently going EV seems a no brainer considering the small journey and little miles we actually do.
Currently leaning towards the Ionic due to its affordability and good rep. Always exploring all the other options though and looking forward to learning more!
 

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Welcome to the forum.

Interested as to what the fault was with the Audi? I'm a lifelong Audi driver, and repair them too. This will be my last diesel though, as Euro 6 emissions, electronic wizardry and AdBlue is a bad combination. Current car is A4 Allroad and pulls like an Amtrak locomotive.
 

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Welcome. VAG's "customer service" cured me of any interest in them, despite the nostalgia I had for my old Audi GT5E Coupe.

I've chosen the contract hire route for my Ioniq - can't quite get my head around the PCP maths and risks.
 

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Welcome to the forum.

Interested as to what the fault was with the Audi? I'm a lifelong Audi driver, and repair them too. This will be my last diesel though, as Euro 6 emissions, electronic wizardry and AdBlue is a bad combination. Current car is A4 Allroad and pulls like an Amtrak locomotive.
something to do with the valves burning out a cylinder or something like that. Then lead to the head gasket being removed etc.
Can’t wait to see the back of it!
 

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something to do with the valves burning out a cylinder or something like that. Then lead to the head gasket being removed etc.
Can’t wait to see the back of it!
2.0TFSI?

Good luck with the search for a new car. EV have their fair share of quirks and faults. They might be the future, but the manufacturers need to invest in mechanical and technical knowhow with their dealerships. Just an observation.
 

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1.4 tfsi.

Thanks. Going to go down the lease route so we don’t get stung for these types of costs again! Was a bit of a kick in the teeth!
 

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Ioniq 38's a great car. Only major downside is the slow charging at Rapids; 46 kW to 50%, then drops sharply to 33 kW, drops again further on. But if your trips are <200 miles, it's fine. I've done a 160 mile trip in winter, wet & rainy, arrived with 40 miles remaining, but I was using the radar-controlled ACC to follow HGVs much of the way! Lots of info at ioniqforum.com .
 
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