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    01/20/2023 at 09:25

    Anybody in this forum bought/leased VF8 in US so far? Would you like to share your experience?

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  • Maninder Waraich

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    04/05/2024 at 08:24

    Lease it and regretting it. Should have opted for Tesla model y instead. Given high insurance cost and software issues, it is not worth it. The panacea for all problems is to reset the car. really?

    • Jay Santoro

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      04/05/2024 at 17:57

      I never had a Tesla , but have a lot of friends who have. They told me over the years that their cars have had all kinds of issues on first launch and several years afterwards. Your high insurance costs are anecdotal. My insurance decreased by 10%. I did a lot of test driving and research, and for me the VF8 is the best all around EV , their warranty is unmatched.

  • Jay Santoro

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    04/04/2024 at 13:34

    I have leased a VF8 plus trim and currently getting 245 miles on a 90% charge. 75% of the time I drive it on Eco mode, but use the ventilated seats, AC, etc. My commute is about 75 miles per day, and I charge it at home every other day on a level 2 charger. I also noticed that I was given 1 year free of unlimited DC fast Charging through Electrify America! It’s a solid car, my only complaint is that the backup parking camera doesn’t come on all of the time when in reverse ( soft reset fixes this), but hoping that an OTA update will permanently fix it, otherwise very happy with it. Let me tell you it is fast!!

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 1 week ago by  jsantoro.
  • Norman Cruz

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    04/03/2024 at 22:38

    I leased a 2023 VF8 plus back in February 2024. I like it so far.

  • Thanh Huynh

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    05/15/2023 at 15:06

    I test-drove one and have placed an order; impatiently awaiting it to be shipped to Hawaii!

  • Thomas Lee

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    05/12/2023 at 20:32
    • Phong Vo

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      05/12/2023 at 23:15

      This is just one of them. I still don’t quite understand of the timing at all.

      • Thomas Lee

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        05/14/2023 at 07:31
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        05/14/2023 at 15:14

        @Thomas Lee @ Phong Vo

        Hi Thomas Lee and Phong Vo. Thank you very much for your opinions and we do appreciate your concerns. It is understandable for VinFast – as a new comer on EV market, to receive high attention from public with many review articles. Among positive feedback from our clients, there still occurs several negative reviews, where actual experience does not go well and not yet meet their expectations. For these cases, VinFast will try to connect clients timely and provide instant support if needed, to resolve whatever issues they are having with the vehicles. Customer satisfaction is always one of our ultimate concerns; thus, we are working hard to strive for perfection and further improve our vehicles. If test drives are available in your area, we would highly recommend you to go for one and try our VF8s to get your own experience. For other questions (if any), please feel free to contact us any time at 1-833-503-0600, or email [email protected], we will be happy to support.

  • Ramakrishna Gude

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    05/01/2023 at 09:06

    For any car if you can’t drive 150 miles to nearest city and reach back home safely without charging in between, then spending a 50k is a big waste of money. This is my personal opinion.

  • Susan Englesby

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    03/12/2023 at 14:51

    So, I am glad to hear you got your Vf8 Plus. Did you have a reservation?

    • HUNG PHAM

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      03/13/2023 at 02:47

      Thank you. Yes, I had a reservation since 1/22. I was going to wait for the Standard version due here in April/May but decided to go for the lease instead. And even if it’s a lease, I still get all the perks promised to Vinfirsts..

  • HUNG PHAM

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    03/09/2023 at 21:05

    I am leasing a VF8 Plus right now. It was delivered to me last Saturday and so far, I have put in 300 miles on it already. I love the car and I am getting a lot of compliments on it. It’s such a beautiful and quality-built EV!

    • Ramakrishna Gude

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      03/10/2023 at 05:31

      How is the mileage? Does it really giving 190+ miles as they promised or you need to charge only 90% and gives around 150 miles are so? Did you install charger at home?

      • HUNG PHAM

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        03/10/2023 at 17:59

        Oh yes, I would say around 200 for my PLUS. I have been charging mostly at the charge stations since my LVL1 charger is very, very slow at home. I will use a LVL 2 charger soon and that should speed up for overnight session. I just ordered a LVL2 charger from Amazon to be plugged into the dryer outlet in the garage. The charger that comes with the car can be both LVL1 and LVL2 , depending on whether it’s plugged into the 110v or 220v outlet. My outlet is a 3-pronged one so I cannot use the 4-pronged plug the VF charger has.

        If things still don’t work out, I will then install a LVL2 charger which costs more with installation..

      • Chris Gerrick

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        04/27/2023 at 16:19

        @Ramakrishna: We are seeing about 225 miles on a 90% charge. our longest single trip was 100 miles and we used 38% of battery but that was more stop and go. We did 75 miles of highway driving and that resulted in 30% battery usage which would be about 225 miles for that charge. Better than expected. Charging is an issue and it may take 15 hours to recharge the car after a big trip unless they find a fix for that.

    • Chris Gerrick

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      04/27/2023 at 16:04

      I am curious are you getting non stop faults with the car. Battery, motor, regenerative braking? Our car is also having severe charging issues, as in it wont charge for more than 20 minutes then it turns itself off

      • vf-staff20

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        04/27/2023 at 18:41

        Hello Chris Gerrick! Thank you for giving us a feedback and we totally understand the issues that you are facing right now. We are truly sorry for the inconvenience.

        We have been in contact with you for the progression, and we have been working diligently on your issues and will share further updates with you.

        Please feel free to reach out if you still have questions. You can also contact us directly at 1-833-503-0600 24/7.

        Thank You and Best Regards.

  • Natalie Ly

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    03/08/2023 at 22:11

    i’m a bit late in responding. Totally agree that our Vinfirst pricing should be locked. However, it seemed like US Bank (VF’s backing financial institution) was not confident with VF’s battery leasing program hence the elimination of it. I initially only want to purchase VF8 with intention of leasing the battery due to attractive warranty.

    Interest rate are so high for financing cars right now (6 or 7% with my bank), so financing the whole car is tough. We’re leasing for the first 2 years hoping that interest rates would go down by the time we finance the residual value.

    • Phong Vo

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      03/10/2023 at 08:32

      Credit Unions is who I typically would use if I can’t get finance through car manufacturer. I live in Washington and BECU is offering 5-5.25% on new car loan since I am banking with them.

      • Natalie Ly

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        03/26/2023 at 22:46

        I do have a credit union as well, but rates arent as good rn. Hopefully it’ll go down in 2 years 😉

  • Phong Vo

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    02/02/2023 at 12:59

    Has anyone seen any of these 999 City Edition on the roads in California?

    • HUNG PHAM

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      02/02/2023 at 16:38

      Not yet. For some reason, none has been delivered although someone posted on his FB that he already got one (?)

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