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Just buying a 530e, my first BMW.

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Before getting the 530e I'd had an extended test drive in a Jaguar iPace which was hugely impressive and convinced me of the merits of electric vehicles. However, a combination of £70K to get the car I wanted and questions about the current charging infrastructure encouraged me to look at other options including hybrids and that's how I came to the BMW. I guess you can always see something better just round the corner and that certainly applies to electric vehicle technology where capability is developing so quickly. A well spec'd one year old 530e with under 5000 miles on the clock for £31K seemed to me like a heck of a lot of car for the money.

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7 hours ago, AndyI said:

Before getting the 530e I'd had an extended test drive in a Jaguar iPace

You may have had a lucky escape - a colleague in work bought a new £ 80k iPace and is in deep discussions with Jaguar to return the car and get a refund. He’s had a pile of problems culminating in a total brake failure when trying to stop at a red light. He had to swerve up onto and along the pavement to avoid the traffic and luckily nobody was hurt. The ‘technician’ collecting the car said they had had a few of these ‘issues with the regenerative brakes failing’. My mate says he has no confidence in the car nor the model - Jaguar have given him a Discovery diesel which isn’t very ‘green’ !

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4 hours ago, Wivenhoe said:

You may have had a lucky escape - a colleague in work bought a new £ 80k iPace and is in deep discussions with Jaguar to return the car and get a refund. He’s had a pile of problems culminating in a total brake failure when trying to stop at a red light. He had to swerve up onto and along the pavement to avoid the traffic and luckily nobody was hurt. The ‘technician’ collecting the car said they had had a few of these ‘issues with the regenerative brakes failing’. My mate says he has no confidence in the car nor the model - Jaguar have given him a Discovery diesel which isn’t very ‘green’ !


whoever buys a jag/LR product really hasn’t looked into their reliability 

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12 hours ago, Wivenhoe said:

Hopefully you are right but every article I have read says it will be getting the same as the 745e. However, they don’t specifically say the battery will be the same capacity. The articles I have read about the X545e say the boot capacity is quite a bit reduced but because of the size to begin with it isn’t an issue, but that may not be the case in a 5 saloon. There is a BMW article saying - 
A new model will be added to the G30 lineup at LCI: 545e xDrive. It will have the same drivetrain as the new 745e, slightly detuned to 375hp."

 

Yeah who knows. The incentive for BIK drivers is a bigger battery as the higher the fully electric range, the lower the tax - so that may mean BMW increase the battery size, who knows?

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25 minutes ago, bmwf113.0d said:

More reliable than BMW...

 

to be fair the German marques are all pretty shocking...

 

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I don't believe that i'm sorry. I worked at a law firm which dealt with JLR and many "issues" that they had. I remember two shocking figures:

 

1) An average Range Rover owner (from new) on 3 year cycle (so all within warranty) of owning the car would have it spend 8 months at a Service center for repairs 

2) The above was caused by a huge issue with parts supply. As an example, for 2018 model year cars, JLR would having 41 different steering racks despite only have 13 different models between the two brands. 

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I can't understand how Peugeot manage to come out top. I don't see how they could be any different from Citroen. I'm surprised that Nissan are so high up too. My son had a brand new Nissan Navara and it was appalling. The dealer seemed unable to sort it. He got rid of it after a year and got an Isuzu, which has been fine for over a year now.

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