Locked in Glacier White. Never considered canceling.For first edition US reservation holders....Anyone contemplating cancelling their reservation or changing car color/gift? I'm locking in my urban yellow with no regrets. Here is to hoping for no delays in delivery as we are currently a one car household.
I agree it is hard to lock in without a test drive...what draws you to the etron?I decided on white with home charger after originally alternating between white and matte gray. Not sure if I will be keeping this reservation because I am looking at a few other EVs and also placed an order for an etron. As long I don’t run into any issues with the etron order, that’s the direction I plan to go since it will probably arrive this year. I test drove the etron and I loved it. Can’t test the ev6 yet so it’s hard to compare. But the ev6 first edition is my backup plan in case the etron doesn’t work out.
EVs in general have less maintenance to be concerned with compared to an ICE vehicle and I fell they all will go through some growing pains. Tesla is getting better over time but I believe the others that have been making cars longer should have good reliability as well. The Koreans are striving the beat the Japanese and have a couple of models coming to market. Germans have their share of issues on the vehicles with more tech, I am somewhat concerned about them long term. I have 5 months in my e tron and it had to have a coolant valve and an AC sensor replaced. For overall comfort, it is a really nice highway cruiser. I've taken road trips from Phoenix to San Diego and Flagstaff and she has done well on both. Been down to Tucson a couple of times and it just eats up the miles. I know I gave up some speed with the trade of the Stinger, lost the heads up display and those nice bucket seats with the leg (driver side) extension however, the ride comfort, quiet cabin and extra space inside and in the cargo area makes up for that.I am worried about ev reliability and long term repair costs for any of these cars, but particularly with the etron.
Wow, really? Where in the DMV are you that you can find more Audi dealers than KIA?I live in the DMV area and have 3 Audi dealerships closer than the closest Kia dealer. But Kia is still not far and I do like the warranty. I’m very torn. Having options is a huge concern for me because I have been looking at availability for several months and there just isn’t much available right now.
If all of these options fall through for whatever reason and I got another ICE, I would try to get a gv70 for the warranty.
Remember EVs aren’t like ICE vehicles, the servicing, at least on the e tron consists of mainly checks, every 10K miles. The brake fluid is due for change every 2 years, pads, well that will be a much longer time due to the regen operating before the service brakes. I guess a good way to get an idea on KIA’s EV service schedule, is to look up the info on the Niro EV. That would give you some idea.Montgomery County has 3 Audi dealers and 1 KIA dealer (Hersons). There are other Audi and KIA dealers in the area, of course, but not as convenient for me.
If I end up with the EV6, I hope I don’t need to have it serviced often but I always prefer to get a car serviced where I bought it.
I appreciate the road trip info. With any ev, I would like to be comfortable using it that way at times. The charging network seems to be fairly good on the east coast, though I’ve watched the videos showing it’s not yet as seamless as filling a gas tank.