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by mluisbrown
Sat Apr 13, 2024 6:51 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Charging speed? Why is it so slow?
Replies: 9
Views: 687

Re: Charging speed? Why is it so slow?

If you’re on a super fast charger yes, but on a 50kW charger you usually get 50kW all the way to 80%, and then the last 20% take for ever.
by mluisbrown
Sat Apr 13, 2024 6:47 pm
Forum: Main CUPRA Born chat
Topic: Anyone able to help with vin?
Replies: 2
Views: 369

Re: Anyone able to help with vin?

Won’t the dealer give you the VIN? If not it sounds suspect to me.
by mluisbrown
Sat Apr 13, 2024 5:17 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Battery recalibration?
Replies: 1
Views: 234

Battery recalibration?

Yesterday I drove from Lisbon to the Algarve, about 260km, starting at 100% and ending at 7%. I dropped my family off at a restaurant and went to the local Lidl to charge (in Portugal most Lidl supermarkets have a CCS2 50kW charger). I charged to 25% just to not be on the limit and returned to the r...
by mluisbrown
Thu Apr 11, 2024 8:16 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Parking sensor issues after speaker install
Replies: 1
Views: 203

Re: Parking sensor issues after speaker install

When I was installing rear speakers (using the kit from Kufatec) I also lost parking sensors whilst I was in the middle of the install. I had the wiring loom of one of the rear doors disconnected. I was doing the work outside and was just driving the car into the garage when I had this issue. Howeve...
by mluisbrown
Tue Apr 09, 2024 9:15 am
Forum: Main CUPRA Born chat
Topic: Who’s happy with their Born ?
Replies: 26
Views: 1467

Re: Who’s happy with their Born ?

One thing I would add to my comments above is that even though I think the infotainment is actually not that bad, the navigation software, both map quality and route planning, is pretty poor. If you compare it to Apple Maps or Google Maps it's no contest. I only navigate using CarPlay apps (mostly A...
by mluisbrown
Mon Apr 08, 2024 10:54 am
Forum: Main CUPRA Born chat
Topic: Who’s happy with their Born ?
Replies: 26
Views: 1467

Re: Who’s happy with their Born ?

My one main gripe is the atrocious physical controls in the car. The heating/volume section under the main screen is extremely poorly designed, the steering wheel "buttons" are annoying, and the door controls for windows/mirrors should never have left the design stage. Again, as with the ...
by mluisbrown
Sun Apr 07, 2024 2:56 pm
Forum: Main CUPRA Born chat
Topic: Who’s happy with their Born ?
Replies: 26
Views: 1467

Re: Who’s happy with their Born ?

Super happy with my Born. As others have said I love it for the handling and that It's so smooth, silent and comfortable, and also huge inside. I'm 6ft (183cm) tall and can very comfortably sit behind the driver's seat set to my driving position. It also costs me about 25% of what my diesel Audi A3 ...
by mluisbrown
Fri Apr 05, 2024 10:14 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Charging speed? Why is it so slow?
Replies: 9
Views: 687

Re: Charging speed? Why is it so slow?

I usually get around 50-60kW from public chargers. The maximum I have ever got was 90kW briefly at the start of a charge with an Ionity fast charger. You need ideal conditions (battery temp, state of charge etc) to get anywhere near the maximum quoted rate which I think is 135kW. In this video (time...
by mluisbrown
Fri Apr 05, 2024 9:54 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Puddle / mirror down lights extra marks in Cupra logo
Replies: 30
Views: 7948

Re: Puddle / mirror down lights extra marks in Cupra logo

Like I say they perform no function They're called "puddle" lights for a reason: so you can see if there's a puddle of water or something else you don't want to step in just before getting into the car. No reason not to get them fixed for free under warranty, esp. common flaws like this o...
by mluisbrown
Mon Mar 18, 2024 9:57 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Rattle from the overhead console
Replies: 1
Views: 312

Rattle from the overhead console

I've recently started hearing a really annoying rattle in the overhead console (where the cabin lights, SOS call button etc are). It's most noticeable when driving on cobbled streets (of which there are a lot in Lisbon). Has anyone else had this? If I press against the console from the side the ratt...