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Post by hootintootin » Sun May 01, 2022 11:14 am

Whether the Ariya is 10,12, 12, 13, 14 , 15, 16 or 20 k more expensive than the equivalent QQ doesn't really alter the key point that it doesn't make financial sense to buy over the petrol QQ. And the Ariya is not assembled in the UK either.
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Post by gloucester » Sun May 01, 2022 11:38 am

You can say the same regarding finances for EVERY electric car though.

Honda are still selling the Honda e despite it costing nearly as much as a Tesla (EDIT - see below) or an Ariya!

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... albeit I've just found out that the Tesla 3 has gone up about £4k since I last looked - now from £45,990. Used to be "from £40,490".

New car prices are RIDICULOUS !!!
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Post by gloucester » Wed May 11, 2022 5:22 pm

Yanko Design: 2022 Nissan Ariya EV Review.

https://www.yankodesign.com/2022/05/09/ ... -ev-review
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Post by QaiFan » Wed May 11, 2022 5:56 pm

Looks great.
I would certainly buy the new Nissan Ariya, even for that price, if ... it were an "e-power" car, not a 'true/full' EV.

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Post by gloucester » Wed May 18, 2022 5:29 pm

I went to the local Ariya unveiling today

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Post by MikeGC » Wed May 18, 2022 6:11 pm

The colour is a bit naff but might pop up to my dealer for a peak
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Post by QaiFan » Wed May 18, 2022 9:09 pm

What were your personal Impressions about the Ariya gloucester?
Did the Nissan dealership show more than the car itself, like the digital dashboard and infotainment screen functionality?

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Post by gloucester » Thu May 19, 2022 7:05 am

MikeGC wrote:
Wed May 18, 2022 6:11 pm

The colour is a bit naff but might pop up to my dealer for a peak

Remember this was a launch event - dealers don't have cars yet. I don't think it was particularly well attended - there were only 10-12 there - this was the first of two yesterday and when I left at 3 minutes before the start of the second one there didn't appear to be any "new" people there and they hadn't bothered to cover the car up again so perhaps they'd cancelled the second one?

In fact it was notable how little salesmanship was in evidence. I wasn't quizzed by any of the dealer staff present about my intentions or even my current car. There was a show of hands as to who had had/driven a Nissan before but that was it.

We were told a lot about the car and its features including the three trim levels and the two battery sizes, but nothing at all about prices or colours. And, importantly nothing at all about delivery times!

Someone queried insurance groups on electric cars being high and I looked them up - all Ariyas are group 33 which is a lot higher than my Qashqai was (15?).

QaiFan wrote:
Wed May 18, 2022 9:09 pm

What were your personal Impressions about the Ariya gloucester?
Did the Nissan dealership show more than the car itself, like the digital dashboard and infotainment screen functionality?

I'll post the rest of the pictures I took, which were concentrated on aspects that I largely hadn't gleaned from the internet.

The car on display was the single-motor Evolve version starting at £52,090 - so considerably more than a Qashqai - and to be honest not that much different! I'm sure he said three trim levels but Nissan's only listing Advance and Evolve.

The dashboard appeared to be fully functional and we were allowed to play with the infotainment. I don't have any J12 experience so can't compare with that though.
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Post by gloucester » Thu May 19, 2022 7:12 am

Just largely in the order I took them:

I can't say I care for the wheels. The grey part is plastic so could easily get kerb damaged.

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The motor really fills the very high "engine" bay - and it is very high when standing next to it.

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No room for a frunk and the bonnet prop was manual - but then access is really only needed to top up the washer fluid.

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... and the really crude bits of foam I had on the Qashqai are replicated here too - this one was particularly flimsy:

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Post by gloucester » Thu May 19, 2022 7:27 am

The infotainment display looked "normal" in terms of camera views (both front doors open here) - the driver's display looked very similar to a J12 (bearing in mind I haven't been in a J12):

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Nice navigation view - he made a lot of the fact that you can "integrate" your journeys with the charging network.

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The central glovebox is somewhat odd. You open it electronically via buttons on the central armrest. However this example had been damaged by a previous tester - I was told they'd tried to manually close it - and wasn't operating properly. He were under the dash and fiddled with something and it was working again - no a good sign!. And the internal sliding cover was also very flimsy and partly detached from its runner:

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The parking brake button was well hidden under the dashboard!

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Lots of controls on the steering wheel!:

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The passenger glovebox is a complete waste to effort! Far too small to be of use apart from the manual, and as you can see in the first picture invisible when sitting in the seat!

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I had to drop the camera to seat level to be able to see in!

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