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      Clash of the not at all similar EVs, help me decide

      I have cancelled my Polestar 2 order, and am going to dive into the shady flippers market. P2 delivery was pushed back to Jan. 2021, and that is too long of a wait.

      I have summarised the pros and cons of the two candidates, but I am struggling to land here. These are the two actual candidates.


      Polestar 2





      +++
      Can tow
      Can use roof rack
      Has a frunk
      Faster (400hp)
      AWD
      Nicer looking inside and outside

      ---
      Thirsty
      Higher Quick Charge cost
      Higher price
      More "cramped" up front
      Cannot get rust proofing
      Seeing lots of teething problems reported


      VW ID. 3.





      +++
      Feels roomier
      Very quiet
      Very low quick charge cost with the Ionity network
      Lower price
      Can get rust proofing
      So far not a single problem reported, though P2 has a three week lead
      Very efficient, Tesla Model 3 level of efficiency

      ---
      Slower (200Hp)
      Only RWD
      Not as nice inside
      Cannot tow
      Cannot use roof rack
      No frunk for you!

      Both can carry 19 banana boxes according to Bjørn Nyland, so practicality chould be a wash not considering the towing and roof rack options the P2 has.

      P2 is about 20% more than the ID. 3.

      EDIT: Range is similar in ideal conditions, but the lack of heat pump on the P2 will lead to shorter range on that in winter relative to the ID. 3. which has one.
      Last edited by Dawg Dee-Lux; 09-16-2020 at 02:53 PM.

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      What was the deal with your Tesla? I'm hearing now that Europe will be getting Chinese made Teslas, which apparently are better built than what Fremont can produce at the moment, until that plant gets overhauled.

      Objectively, I like the ID3 for the reasons you'be posted. Beyond that, not so sure.

      Would the upcoming iX3 be a consideration?

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      Has VW ironed out all of the issues with various components in the I.D. 3 not playing nice with one another? I thought I’d read they shipped cars that didn’t offer all of the advertised features because that was such a mess.

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      I go Polestar, it’s issues can’t be worse than the inevitable VW gremlins.

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      Landed on an ID. 3. Max 1st. edition. Getting it in about 3 weeks time.

      Will look like this minus the copper details


      Heat pump
      11/100 kW charging
      AR Head-up display activated sometime in 2021
      Electrically adjustable Ergo Active seats w/massage
      Panoramic sunroof
      LED Matrix head lights
      Extra sound insulated windscreen
      Dual layer floor in the boot
      20" wheels
      19" winter wheels
      3 year service

      TeslaBjørn is currently doing the 1000 km challenge.



      Here I am btw

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      Congrats! I think these will be awesome, but much like Tesla I think they’ll need a few years to iron out some kinks in both hardware and software to be something you could plan on confidently owning for a long time. Please report back to us.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Yuppie Scum View Post
      Congrats! I think these will be awesome, but much like Tesla I think they’ll need a few years to iron out some kinks in both hardware and software to be something you could plan on confidently owning for a long time. Please report back to us.
      The 1000 km test running now points to a very solid effort. Charging curve seems predictable and stable, no rapid gating or other shenanigans. Consumption is very low, looks like VW has built a car for the Autobahn after all.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Dawg Dee-Lux View Post
      Landed on an ID. 3. Max 1st. edition. Getting it in about 3 weeks time.
      Nice! Super jealous. If the ID.3 or Peugeot 208e were available in the US I would be throwing money at a dealer already. (I know they’re not comparable in range, but I like both.)

      The polestar is very attractive, but for the higher price and China build+shipping, I think you made the right choice.

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      We're holding out for the ID Buzz so it's nice to hear the ID.3 is turning out to be a solid effort since the Buzz is the same thing in different clothing.
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