Picked the car up from the dealership this morning (surprisingly quick, with little fuss as it was mostly done online) and was happy to hear my Suzuki Vitara had retained its value over the last 6 months, so that reduced my deposit a fair bit.
After doing the paperwork, Cameron walked me through the driver’s display and infotainment screen (R16 I think I saw. Is that the most recent update for an SE LR?) settings and controls. I noticed later in Tesco’s car park that intelligent battery heating was on, so switched that off. That should improve range.
The drive back was loads of fun! I even gave a brand new Tesla M3 a good run for its money on the motorway, though I noticed above about 65mph it starts to eat range. Which regen setting do you guys recommend for motorway driving? Anyway, very smooth, quiet and fast!
I was able to connect my phone via Bluetooth no problem and LKA was helpful rather than a hindrance/annoyance/danger.
My wife commented on the loud grandfather clock ticking of the indicators, but that was easy to lower the volume of.
The only thing that will take a bit of getting used to is turning a dial for the handbrake. I was always a bit OCD about pulling it up to the max on my Suzuki Vitara as our driveway is on a slight incline, which is opposite our estate drainage system (big hole in other words).
Now my OCD has switched over to checking the parking dial and the red P and large grayish P on the driver’s display. My wife just rolls her eyes and gets out without a care in the world.
I checked the glove box and found the build date - 9th January, 2023.
Hope everyone still waiting gets their car soon!