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Re: Vel Satis 3.5 Initiale Newbie

Fingers crossed for you.

I loved the design, comfort & space in mine, and tbh would've still had it - but for the fiendish electrics which would see the battery flatten in 24hrs (which couldn't be traced), numerous pressure sensor failures, and rear doors intermittently jamming.

The final kick in the meat & 2 veg was the horrific depreciation which saw it fall from the £10k we paid, to best price trade in (against our current car) of £2.5k in around 26 months of ownership.

Hope you got the one they built well (I'm sure there is one out there).

Happy holidays.


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