BYD Atto 3 Long Range 2023

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Kilometres travelled

0-10,000 km

Did you buy this car new or used?


How much did you pay? (including all on-road costs)


What were your needs when you bought this car? Has it fulfilled those needs?

We were looking for a car for 2 empty nesters. Needed to be able to carry 2-4 people in comfort - and a dog! Wanted something modern, cheap to run and not too big - 90% of our driving is around town. It has been brilliant. Charging is so easy - and we can trickle charge overnight. We have changed to an EV plan with our power supplier - we can get 400km for less than $7.20 now. Car itself is modern and easy to drive. Instant lowdown torque is great for round town. And on smooth roads it is eerily quiet. We did an early trip to Wellington and it showed itself to be fantastic on long trips too, with plenty of range and power to overtake if required. Absolutely no hassle charging on the long trip either.

What were your initial thoughts about the car? Tell us why it appealed to you.

I'd done a lot of research before buying. I was pleasantly surprised by the build quality, and the range and efficiency quickly dispelled any range anxiety.

What have you discovered since owning the car?

It will trickle charge a lot more overnight than I thought. And I've very quickly become used to the on-board screen and electronic controls - very simple. I've also been surprised at how useful the voice controls are for simple things like operating windows and the air conditioning.

What do you like/dislike about the car?

The only dislike - the boot is a little small for golf clubs! First world problem.... :-) We just put a seat down. Only 2 issues! It transpires that the windscreen wipers don't fold up - so difficult to clean the bottom of the windscreen. Again- first world problem. Secondly- the physical key has a very narrow channel for threading into a key ring. Almost impossible in fact - so I'll be using the new app.

Any other comments on the car?

Fantastic- would definitely buy again. And huge raps to the sales and support team at BYD - it has been a fun experience.







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