Born v2 58kWh ordered in March...still waiting..changing my mind?

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Post by Born2Ride » Fri Sep 09, 2022 2:16 pm

I test drove and then ordered a Born back in March this year. Finally in early August dealer rang to say it was ready, except it didn't have the tech L pack I'd ordered but that'd be OK and they'd see about getting it installed later. Naturally I said no to that, these things have a way of not happening. Dealer claimed the orders were messed up, not their fault etc but I have my doubts. They said they'd sell the car and order me what I asked for the first time around! Anyway, late August I got an email from Cupra direct to say it's now 'In Motion' and about to be built.

I'm getting nervous now, it's a wedge of cash and with prices of everything rocketing I'm thinking maybe still to the old banger I have (10yr old diesel family wagon). I had a Tesla Model 3 previously as a company car so I am happy with going electric (although wish the Born was a touch more nippy!) Also annoyed by things like rear arm rest not included and no rear door speakers WTAF?

I'm intending to purchase outright, fortunate enough to have the cash available. Lease/PCP I can understand if you haven't the cash but you do pay a ton more, especially with resale values seeming to be strong with EVs at the moment - please do set me straight if I'm missing obvious benefits? I was quoted £450/month plus £3000 deposit, 4yrs, 10k miles with £17k balloon payment.

I have a small deposit down, but contract suggests I might forfeit that and more if I cancel, I haven't talked to them yet.

So welcome anyone's thoughts. Will the dealer give back the deposit given demand? Should I buy it, drive for a few months and see how it goes, what will I sell it for?

I should add I got v2 58kWh, black paint and tech L pack for £35,300, quite a bit less than retail today.

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Post by monkeyhanger » Fri Sep 09, 2022 2:35 pm

If you want the car, you made quite a saving. If you can charge at home on a cheap overnight tariff like Octopus Go, you'll be saving 85% of your current diesel bill.

If you are reliant on rapid chargers, I'd be tempted to keep the diesel at current electricity rates.

I bought outright too, with the anticipation that in normal times of supply and demand, it'll be losing £300 a month. In these times, it may lose next to nothing.

If you decide not to go ahead, there's no way the dealership should keep any deposit. Someone will snap the dealers hand off for full retail, so they'll be making an extra few grand over selling it to you.

It's a strong bet you could run it for a year and get back what you paid if the supply of parts isn't resolved then.
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Post by Born2Ride » Wed Sep 14, 2022 7:59 pm

Thanks for the reply, certainly reassuring. Dealer has gone very quiet. Can't help thinking the car is being driven by someone who paid the higher RRP!

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Post by xynamic » Thu Sep 15, 2022 9:03 am

Feeling you about the rear speakers! Went to adjust the fader and there wasn’t one. Totally crazy

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