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  • #25897

    inactive
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    my Zoe list (and growing);

    problems;
    – speaker(s) drivers side possible tweeter problem
    – squeaking noises from the back (weld?)
    – squeaking noises from the passenger door
    – squeaking brakes when come to a still stand
    – squeaking suspension when going over speed bumps
    – tram lining; steering / tracking error? (might need to put it on a Hunter)
    – corrosion on rear wheel hubs
    – screen wash bottle cap (got new one)

    annoying issues;
    – switching to rearview camera is too slow; i have already parked the Zoe while the system still busy in changing over from main screen to rearview camera view
    – while at low charge the satnav isn’t using the best (and possible) route to go the next charge point. did a test while at 12% to find and route to a known rapid charger not to far away. according the satnav i couldn’t reach the charge point. sure the satnav wanted me to drive via the M23! while when i just ignored it and drove straight through Crawley town i could easily reach it (still had 6% left). this shows that there isn’t a great interaction between the Zoe and the TomTom hence useless
    – driver seat non adjustable (one seat fits all)
    – non adjustable head rests on front seats
    – car handbook doesn’t fit in glove compartment, where do you store it? (i now have it behind the passenger seat pocket)
    – non driver adjustable regeneration
    – all bulbs are non LEDs
    – primitive boot configuration and no protection for the boot, easy paint damage while loading / unloading
    – stupid place of the Start/Stop button as in drivers seat position you can’t see this. being told by a friend who wanted to (test)drive my Zoe and agree
    – P, R, N & D lever? why oh why Renault does this EV needs a gear lever? would like to have a simple switch as i3 has, thank you
    – poor performance, a heavy Tesla Model S uses less energy to drive then this sardine tin on wheels
    – bad sight from drivers seat position to the front right due A pillar in the way creating a large blind spot while most if the times traffic from the right has the right of way… (roundabouts)
    – bouncing suspension (too heavy vehicle with all cheapo components?)

    ta,

    #25898

    BarryG
    Participant

    As you have so many faults with your Zoe, perhaps you would consider a quick cheap sale?

    #25899

    kentish
    Participant

    I presume you didn’t test drive the Zoe ?

    #25901

    Nora6672
    Participant

    Wow, really hope you don’t own a Zoe with that list! Lol

    Although I have to say I’d disagree with most of them!

    #25902

    Indi
    Participant

    Why on earth would you buy one Bitman as most/almost all the ‘annoying issues’ you would have known from the outset. Not sure why you are sharing this with us or if there is in a question in there or perhaps just a general rant!

    My experience is all good I have to say and so fit for purpose.

    #25903

    sandy
    Participant

    Yawn!

    Squeezing mouse at back have you tried the trim fix?

    Squeekfrom passenger door, have you checked the window runner? Mine creaked, squiccksquirt and grease on runner… Fixed.

    Squeaky brakes, all cars have them. Zoe is electric and quiet at low speed, so your hear it. Also it uses regen to slow so uses brakes less and as with all disc brakes the rust flare quick.

    All your other gripes you should have done some research.

    Not all EVs have adaptive regen. A gear stick is sensible, most folk know how to use an auto shifter. Most folk don’t know how to use a bobble mouse switch setup.

    Better efficiency in a Tesla… So your 10k car isn’t as good as a £55+k car. Wow go figure.

    All bulbs are non leds, show me a car where all bulbs are Led for the price of a Zoe.

    No seat adjustment… Well thats just wrong. Sure no height adjustment, where do you expect the pack to go? Leaf doesn’t have as much steering adjustment as Zoe. Zoe seat adjusts all all other necessary ways.

    All cars have a pillars, so they all have a blind spot. Adjust the seat to suit you and if you can’t then the car doesn’t suit you. Why did you buy it?

    When your finished whining we’rw here to help with any legitimate requests you might have.

    #25911

    Trevor Larkum
    Keymaster

    – while at low charge the satnav isn’t using the best (and possible) route to go the next charge point. did a test while at 12% to find and route to a known rapid charger not to far away. according the satnav i couldn’t reach the charge point. sure the satnav wanted me to drive via the M23! while when i just ignored it and drove straight through Crawley town i could easily reach it (still had 6% left). this shows that there isn’t a great interaction between the Zoe and the TomTom hence useless

    In Settings you have a choice of route types: Fastest, Shortest and Eco. The default is Fastest. I think there’s also the option for it to ask you each time which you’d prefer.

    #25933

    takerhandy
    Participant

    Sandy has covered most of the gripes I think. It looks to me that the car you want doesn’t exist yet, at least if you aren’t going to buy a Tesla. You do remember that Zoe is even cheaper than a Leaf?
    The whole design philosophy of the Zoe seems to be different to that of the Leaf and the i3 – they are both designed to be different – Zoe is the opposite – to be as much like a petrol car as possible. This makes it familiar to drivers who can’t or won’t learn a new vehicle – hence the familiar automatic stick, and automatic style ‘creep’, not being able to adjust regen and good old fashioned handbrake. It also has const implications – it’s cheaper to make the more components you can share.
    Glovebox – cost, switch to RHD. There’s a pocket in the front of the passenger seat.
    Many other penny pinching schemes by Renault have been spotted by Bitman.
    Rear camera – legitimate. Plenty of R-Link problems and this is annoying, but not sure if it’s unique to Zoe, could affect other Renault models.
    Satnav – talk to TomTom I guess.
    A-Pilllar – again, blame the curtain airbags. Thin A-pillars are a thing of the past.
    Seats not adjustable – yes they are, just can’t go down. There are batteries in the way, and you’re already sitting high. The only way is up!
    What is a primitive boot configuration? Or rather, what is a complex one? It’s a hole at the back of the car, and indeed, a deep and useful one, especially for an EV. Do you want shelves or something? See: cost.
    Stupid place for Stop/Start – I can see it from where I sit. In slight defence, lots of other manufacturers put the button here.
    Suspension – I’m used to sports cars so I find it comfortable, but there’s no denying it’s heavier than a supermini.
    Did you test drive a Leaf? Prefer the ‘mouse’ gearstick and foot park brake?
    An i3
    A Tesla?

    #26251

    inactive
    Participant

    if any one want’s to take over (if possible with RCI) then email me;
    white Dynamique Nav on 2 year PCP (15 Dec 2015) on 7500 miles a year of £106.75 (26.75+80) / month, DVLA reg on 30/11/2015, first payment was made on 20 Jan 2016

    #26260

    Trevor Larkum
    Keymaster

    That’s a good deal – I’m paying £250 per month, after a £5000 deposit, but I guess that’s to be expected as an early adopter. Still loving the car though.

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