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Been lurking on this site since ordering (August '22), got the 87kWh FWD Evolve early February, thought I'd add my experiences of the last month. Also want to figure out if I should have waited even longer for the AWD...
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Been lurking on this site since ordering (August '22), got the 87kWh FWD Evolve early February, thought I'd add my experiences of the last month. Also want to figure out if I should have waited even longer for the AWD...
Welcome to the Ariya Family. Sorry, I don鈥檛 recognize your flag. Is that France flag? Parlez vous franchais? 馃榿

Please share your experience on this thread when you get the chance.馃檹

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Been lurking on this site since ordering (August '22), got the 87kWh FWD Evolve early February, thought I'd add my experiences of the last month. Also want to figure out if I should have waited even longer for the AWD...
Hey @lowlander welcome to the forum and congratulations with getting your Ariya! What have you noticed about the FWD that has you considering the AWD? Have there been situations where you've needed it?
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Been lurking on this site since ordering (August '22), got the 87kWh FWD Evolve early February, thought I'd add my experiences of the last month. Also want to figure out if I should have waited even longer for the AWD...
Welcome to the forum! I'm waiting for a Premiere FWD, but also wondering if I should have reserved Platinum AWD.
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Welcome to the Ariya Family. Sorry, I don鈥檛 recognize your flag. Is that France flag? Parlez vous franchais? 馃榿

Please share your experience on this thread when you get the chance.馃檹

Hi Hank
Flag is the Netherlands, mon francais - c'est vachement perdu & my dutch isn't much better. I put a summary on the "do you still love your ariya" thread
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Hey @lowlander welcome to the forum and congratulations with getting your Ariya! What have you noticed about the FWD that has you considering the AWD? Have there been situations where you've needed it?
Hi Chris,
Not really noticed a need for AWD yet, but had it on the previous Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. I did like the AWD when I had to gingerly drive round a jack-knived articulated lorry on the wrong, valley side of a snow covered mountain road in Germany, a couple weeks after picking up the Outlander. Still gives me the shakes thinking about it - need a stiff drink! Can't be too careful, but not a typical event.
Welcome to the forum! I'm waiting for a Premiere FWD, but also wondering if I should have reserved Platinum AWD.
Hi PNWariya,
Yeah, on the whole I figured you don't really need AWD (not here in NL anyway) & it just costs you cash, space and range. On the other hand, the extra driven wheels, the extra tech, bit more safety esp. for vacations in snowy mountain regions - then the range impact not as bad as first feared - still tempted.
Congratulations, and welcome to the forum! It's been a few years now, but I used to travel regularly to Amsterdam for work. For fun, we rented bikes once and rode from Central to Sloterdijk. I'd love to go back someday with my wife!
I was also tempted by the AWD version, but have been quite happy with the FWD so far. EVs being very heavy, and with low center of gravity, they stick to the roads pretty well.
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Congratulations, and welcome to the forum! It's been a few years now, but I used to travel regularly to Amsterdam for work. For fun, we rented bikes once and rode from Central to Sloterdijk. I'd love to go back someday with my wife!
I was also tempted by the AWD version, but have been quite happy with the FWD so far. EVs being very heavy, and with low center of gravity, they stick to the roads pretty well.
Hah - these days you could rent an e-bike from centraal & many of the bike parking places have charging stations too. We have one - they are a big improvement on just pedalling. You can be eco-conscious and lazy.
Welcome to the forum @lowlander. Thoughts on build quality?
What do you like/dislike about your Ariya so far?
Hah - these days you could rent an e-bike from centraal & many of the bike parking places have charging stations too. We have one - they are a big improvement on just pedalling. You can be eco-conscious and lazy.
Naa.... Ebikes are cheating! I still just pedal here at home. My wife and I ride a lot on the local bike path, but for fun and exercise not transportation. I'd probably view it differently if I had to do it every day.
Welcome to the forum @lowlander. Thoughts on build quality?
What do you like/dislike about your Ariya so far?
Hi Kalvin,

I put my experiences (& some extra opinions) here Do you still love your Ariya? if the link works.

The only thing I dislike is ride quality in some cases, on some roads. To make the summary of opinions more difficult, as with many others, I also really enjoy the ride quality on other, "normal" roads.

I didn't comment on build quality. I am impressed by it, feels very solid, but difficult to accurately, scientifically judge & will be borne out by e.g. reliability data in the years to come. I did try out a colleague's Audi e-tron (AWD) while waiting for delivery. Audi build quality seemed very good as expected & interior & info screen & gauges a lot better than in the ~related Skoda & VW. I returned the favour a couple of weeks ago & he said the quality & materials in the Ariya were at least as good as the Audi & thought it a realistic competitor (the Audi is much more expensive). He was, I guess, being polite, but he was genuinely impressed. Also a bit more tech & more range on the Evolve, but his has 4WD. He thought the ride was good too. We did not go over the troublesome uneven roads in either vehicle.
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Naa.... Ebikes are cheating! I still just pedal here at home. My wife and I ride a lot on the local bike path, but for fun and exercise not transportation. I'd probably view it differently if I had to do it every day.
My exact sentiment on discovering a friend had bought one. He responded to my disapproval by pointing out he lives in mountains & I live in flatland/the sea floor. Once my wife got one & I discovered the immediate torque & frightening acceleration (sound familiar?) on two wheels(!), I changed my mind a bit.
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