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|XE is the best car, by
far, that I have ever driven. i-PACE will
dominate the EV market. 2018-06.
fantastic car, tarnished by 'Dieselgate' and them buying back TDIs.
Achieved 46mpg on long runs at 75mph. Averaged 43mpg overall. Superior
build quality. Quattro best 4x4 by far.
Top end V6s overpriced by a
mile. e-tron Sportback. 2018-08.
|Adequate design, poor
iDrive ergonomics. 2018 touch screen distracting. Excellent paint
quality. Achieves, on average,
2-3 mpg better than EPA
mileage highway figures.
Achieve 34mpg overall. xDrive only
second to Quattro.
internal finish with rattles. AWD
capability below Quattro and xDrive
systems. Desperately lacking power and mpg. Not up to EPA
Imprezza / Crosstrek now built in USA have software crash issues.
|Chunky interior design,
awful mpg figures. Supreme off-road
capability. Ingenium engines needed
driver's car in the world, but only the Cayman in the right
configuration. Six cylinder TDIs may
come back and bite them. MISSION E (EV) coming.
good design and build quality. Utterly tarnished by fraud involved with
'Dieselgate'. Six cylinder TDIs will come back and
bite them. Awful gasoline
engine design and mileage as a result, especially in V6s.
with age, quality up. Twin-Scroll turbo shared with BMW. Brexit may end
up killing the brand by becoming too expensive. Some models now
made in mainland EU. Cowley, watch out!
|- Others in-between-|
|Astounding improvement in design and reliability. Pricing at remarkable levels.
|Outrageous styling and through the roof pricing. Much better buys around.
|Iconic SX-4 model excellent, except fuel consumption and sluggish because of no turbo. Brand no longer sold in USA.|
|Big improvement in recent new model introductions. Especially by getting away from Ford connections. SkyActiv-D engines will never reach US market.|
|Infiniti - see very few around. Dying breed?|
|A Honda with really no extra 'appeal'. Pricing to suit.|
|Poor leather work and finishing. Hopeless transmission software making for a deplorable driving experience. Main grace is their safety record.|
|A goog run-of-the-mill car for European use. Automatic versions have shifter that goes too easily into manual mode.|
|Poor cluster design. Excellent mpg. AWFUL card-based locking system. Randomly locks you out or can't start engine.|
|Highly overrated and overpriced. Poor interior feel. Turning circle impractical.|
they ever overcome the stigma of their past?
the best in-house rating of the VAG group. Shares many dealership sites
with VW, Audi, etc. in Europe.
|What can one say? Run of the mill, goodish car, except for the bottom of the barrel Prius Prime. Shouldn't be allowed!|
|Pushes Toyota close, only problem is the trend towards their owners - Renault and Captor model derivatives. Ugh!|
|Inexpensive arm of Renault. Gets from A-to-B. Poor trim.|
makes trucks, not cars. Everything terribly out of whack (inc. use of
SYNC s/w). Only good vehicle - F-150 because of aluminum (learnt from
Jag). Include Lincoln in this. Glaringly missing route to EVs.
trying to sell SUVs and trucks. Only saving grace is the Bolt. Include
GMC in this, they are just re-badged, as are Cadillac.
|Inexpensive for a reason.
Made in China.
|Horrible build quality.
Rattles, leaks and windows that fall out. Paint shop needs a rebuild.
'cheap'. Sold 'cheap'. Expensive replacement parts.
construction quality. Leaking light clusters and panel and trim fit.
Not fit for the 'primetime', especially as a 'luxury' car. Owners
frequently appear in loaners!
model-to-model and car-to-car. Roulette wheel.
by Daimler, ruined again by FIAT.
|Wins few approval points
from users. Reliability and quality issues. Called Dodge for a reason.
500? Appalling. Like driving a toy made in Hong-Kong in the 1960s.
sales ceased September 2015
Substantially Diesel-free by 2022
|What happens to electricity generation
and grid capacity when all these EVs plug in overnight?
happens when the tax and other incentive plans run out for Tesla and
then others as they ramp up?
|What happens to world Li supplies and who
owns them or can 'tap' them?
|EVs must make some low speed noise. They are deadly to pedestrians, especially in grey or silver. You can't see at one glance (or right-left-right [UK] / left-right-left [USA]) or hear them. White noise makers as used on buggies at Gatwick (London) airport would do the job.|