CUPRA Leon E Hybrid first thoughts...

Firaxis

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You've sidestepped the part where I made a point of saying "depending on what figures you believe". I checked a few sources and the mean difference between weights specified was 80 KGs. Having owned a plethora of cars I know it's a bit naive to take one source at face value when it comes to car weights (dry, wet, with/without driver etc). I prefer to go with a consensus approach.


It wasn't my intention to arouse annoyance, which I suspect I did, merely to counter your experience with my own. If any prospective owners want real-world examples of fuel economy I'm more than happy to discuss that with them and I'll continue to update this thread with more data as my ownership continues.

No annoyance here just countering your counter :).. Usually an extended test drive should be enough to gather information before committing to a purchase and becoming potentially locked into it.

Most of us have owned a plethora of cars, I change mine every year or so and have a project car that I built up from a mere shell and chassis. Can't say I've ever weighed one though so I go with whatever the manufacturer states irrelevant of how "naive" that is. The figures quoted are from the Cupra Official website.

Back to the E-hybrid though. @Sarah, sounds like the e-hybrid is a perfect match for your driving scenario's..
 
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Thanks. I hope so too. I'm going to look more into the percentage use of the battery and what settings to set it at so that it uses more petrol and keeps the battery for the extra zip when it's needed. The above post explaining it was very interesting to me. I don't keep my cars long for one reason or another, I'm hoping to with this one. I do think the mk 4 Cupra looks really really special.

Out of the cars I've been looking at, A4 avant 40 tfsi and merc c class (would be my 5th), the Cupra at the moment seems the best deal.
When I'm looking to buy a car, I always put the asking price into an online valuation site to see how far away the asking price is from the trade in price. The Audi and merc are coming up at £4k less than the asking price but the Cupra is actually showing a higher trade in value than the £28k that 2 dealers are asking for.
I hope we haven't hijacked Ollie's original thread :)
 
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Thanks. I hope so too. I'm going to look more into the percentage use of the battery and what settings to set it at so that it uses more petrol and keeps the battery for the extra zip when it's needed. The above post explaining it was very interesting to me. I don't keep my cars long for one reason or another, I'm hoping to with this one. I do think the mk 4 Cupra looks really really special.

Out of the cars I've been looking at, A4 avant 40 tfsi and merc c class (would be my 4th), the Cupra at the moment seems the best deal.
When I'm looking to buy a car, I always put the asking price into an online valuation site to see how far away the asking price is from the trade in price. The Audi and merc are coming up at £4k less than the asking price but the Cupra is actually showing a higher trade in value than the £28k that 2 dealers are asking for.
I hope we haven't hijacked Ollie's original thread :)

Here you go, page 219 onwards: https://www.cupraofficial.co.uk/con...ownload-documents/2020/manuals/cupra-leon.pdf
 

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Here's another poser: The manual covers 'running in' the engine for 1000 miles. Since I can get to the shops and back on electric power alone, its gonna take forever to reach 1000 miles on the engine itself!
Things are improving though, 50 miles journey this morning left me with 20% battery at 148mpg - mix of A and B roads between here and Ludlow. The Ateca would have done that on a gallon of fuel if I drove with an egg under my foot, encountered no tractors, traffic lights at red or caravans: just. Definately not run in yet either.
 
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Does anyone know if there is a record on the car on how often is has been launched? The manual just tells you how to do it and not if it keeps a record.
 

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Got my eHybrid on Friday, only done 62 miles, so early days yet. Corners way better than my Ionic PHEV and is a lot more comfortable ride.
The only thing that is bugging me is the annoying 'speedcam' alerts, can't seem to find anywhere to adjust the volume or mute them altogether.
So far really like the car.
 
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I’m test driving one tomorrow and looking forward to seeing what it’s like. My situation sounds similar to yours Ollie. I’ve had 2 GTI’s and this will be my 1st venture into electric. Hoping it’s got similar grunt to what I have but the efficiency as we really dont do any miles since the pandemic as WFH. I also don’t drive as enthusiasticly like I used to, more about having some grunt to overtake but rarely go looking for B road nirvana. Anyway, I’ll know tomorroW, fingers crossed.
 
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Hope you get on well!
My car ticked over 1000 miles today. Still got just over a quarter of a tank left in it (filled it once when it arrived on 40 delivery miles) and averages 150mpg, but of course my daily commute is within electric only range.
I am over the moon with it. Okay, it feels a bit heavier in corners - but straight line performance I think you'll find no difference between your GTis.

Realistically... How often do we push cars to their limits in terms of cornering potential!!

Definitely feel I made the right choice. But out and out petrol heads... Won't be for them I think!
 
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Hope you get on well!
My car ticked over 1000 miles today. Still got just over a quarter of a tank left in it (filled it once when it arrived on 40 delivery miles) and averages 150mpg, but of course my daily commute is within electric only range.
I am over the moon with it. Okay, it feels a bit heavier in corners - but straight line performance I think you'll find no difference between your GTis.

Realistically... How often do we push cars to their limits in terms of cornering potential!!

Definitely feel I made the right choice. But out and out petrol heads... Won't be for them I think!
Well we signed all the paperwork today! We drove the estate but even that was a load of fun. In Cupra mode it’s certainly not far off the GTI and even after recharging the battery and a really mixed 30 miles it returned 75mpg. It’s like you say, how often can you push a car these days, I certainly don’t anymore as I’m either stuck in traffic or watching average speed cameras. I liked it, laughed at the sound actor noise. The DCC is useful, car was comfortable and quiet when needed and then a bit more spirited when required. Hoping to run mostly electric too.
 

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Good for you. How long do you have to wait or is there one in stock and what colour?

I'm enjoying mine and for a grey estate it gets a lot of attention. I was driving around an estate slowly looking for an address on Friday and I heard too little boys saying oo that's a nice car. I've had much better cars than this and never heard that before.
It suits me as I didn't really use the power of previous cars (C43, cla45) and I like the new interior and exterior and I haven't seen another one yet. The infotainment isn't as tricky as I expected it to be without buttons and most of the problems I read about seemed to be with the ACC which I never use anyway.
The voice control triggered the other day while I was singing though asking me what I wanted :LOL:
 

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Good for you. How long do you have to wait or is there one in stock and what colour?

I'm enjoying mine and for a grey estate it gets a lot of attention. I was driving around an estate slowly looking for an address on Friday and I heard too little boys saying oo that's a nice car. I've had much better cars than this and never heard that before.
It suits me as I didn't really use the power of previous cars (C43, cla45) and I like the new interior and exterior and I haven't seen another one yet. The infotainment isn't as tricky as I expected it to be without buttons and most of the problems I read about seemed to be with the ACC which I never use anyway.
The voice control triggered the other day while I was singing though asking me what I wanted :LOL:
The graphene grey is definitely different! Glad you're enjoying it!
 

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Hi Ollie, yes I'm enjoying it thanks. You helped me to decide with your advice
 

Weeman32

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Good for you. How long do you have to wait or is there one in stock and what colour?

I'm enjoying mine and for a grey estate it gets a lot of attention. I was driving around an estate slowly looking for an address on Friday and I heard too little boys saying oo that's a nice car. I've had much better cars than this and never heard that before.
It suits me as I didn't really use the power of previous cars (C43, cla45) and I like the new interior and exterior and I haven't seen another one yet. The infotainment isn't as tricky as I expected it to be without buttons and most of the problems I read about seemed to be with the ACC which I never use anyway.
The voice control triggered the other day while I was singing though asking me what I wanted :LOL:
It’s a Graphene grey which they have in stock, hopefully pick it up next weekend. They have a black 1st addition with spec coming but the grey is what my better half liked. Can I ask, has anyone taken out a service plan? Think it’s gonna be around £700 as we aren’t taking a pcp, think this covers 3 services. That’s quite a lot compared to VW. There’s my tightness coming out again 🤣
 
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It’s a Graphene grey which they have in stock, hopefully pick it up next weekend. They have a black 1st addition with spec coming but the grey is what my better half liked. Can I ask, has anyone taken out a service plan? Think it’s gonna be around £700 as we aren’t taking a pcp, think this covers 3 services. That’s quite a lot compared to VW. There’s my tightness coming out again 🤣
I don't like being in debt either so have always paid cash plus whatever part exchange I have. I bought a First edition ST ex demo in graphene grey last Sunday with 6k miles on.
I asked them to perform it's 1st service (it showed on the dash that it was due in 40 days) so that takes me to Sept ish 2022.
Even though I don't like debt, they said if I took just £3k out on hp, I would get 2 free services so I did that (they said they would cost £500 as hybrid servicing is dearer) so they take me to Sept ish 2024. I've got the cash to pay it off so going to pay it off as soon as I can when I'm sure that I won't lose the 2 services.
I haven't kept a car longer than a year for a very long time so hoping to keep this one
 
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