But yeah, I see what you're sayin
But yeah, I see what you're sayin
Not sure how to say this, but we needed a "reliable" 2nd car that could do my commute in a pinch, all the while not paying through the nose for it.
Sooo, this is what turned up ... again!
18 months old with hardly any miles on it, 5500 of them to be reasonably exact. It simply is the best price/range/capacity option out there.
Tomorrow be road trip time as it is a couple of hundred miles from here.
Road trip pics from yesterday.
Traveled from Sarpsborg to Moss by i3 (almost free), Moss to Horten by ferry (free), and Horten to Krisitansand by Opel Vectra (holy **** gas is expensive!)
Good start, the sun is breaking through!
Only interrupted by a short stint of foggy mcfog face
On the other side, the sun had completely broken through though. Let's see if you can name the white car in the very lower left corner.
It was a good day from here on. I like vivid colors.
FWD 4hours in an Opel Vectra
And here she is! Bought sight unseen, so I was very pleasantly surprised to meet an owner, that not only was a car dealer, but was very particular about his cars (although it was really hers this one). Was even undercoated, my biggest gripe about the one we had earlier, that it wasn't.
91% SOC, and 111km to the first planned quick charge. Should work, but I had hoped it would have 100% when I picked it up. No matter, it will make it.
First stop, dropped from 91% to 22% SOC over 111km. Pretty much as expected.
Cranking it up to 82% for the following 96km leg. Noticed a mint W113 and Datsun Lauren in the background. Driven by youngsters up to noo good I'm sure.
Getting there, 23min. later it had reached it's 82% goal.
A bit messy.
Reached the next destination wit 21% SOC, resulting in almost exactly the same average consumption as the leg before, 16.8kWh/100km.
Third leg was a mere 35km to the ferry, then another 35km on the other side.
(shared) First place!!!
Anyways, here she is on home turf. Long distance in an EV is no sweat if quick chargers are at hand, and you can spare the odd 25minutes.
Didn't even know this was on here. I'm in.
2012 Volt Premium - bought with 80k on the clock @ $10k OTD. Didn't even know these were such a bargain on the used market.
After the 35% tint was installed.
So far my best full charge drive to work:
I can usually charge to full at the 110v at the office if I don't go anywhere during the day. It has been ridiculous fun. Been tweaking the driving for the best MPG(e?) possible, and using Sport mode on days where I just don't care about those numbers.
Pulling away from anything at the light hasn't gotten boring yet at all.
Miles Per Tank of Gas 824.45 Miles 0.00 3/22/2017 - 4/3/2017 (I like these numbers when I hear about range anxiety)
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Crap, I didn't see this thread for some reason. I leased a 2017 Audi A3 E-tron for my wife at the end of December last year. She has a 14 mile round-trip commute to her school and back, and they have a charging station there that allows her to plug in and start the car remotely and cool it off when she leaves. She really likes it and if you keep your foot out of it and use the dynamic mode, it can go for about 35 miles on a charge. We have two 220v outlets in my garage so it works out perfectly for her.
No pictures of it hosted anywhere, but it looks like this.
Yep. She comes home at night and plugs the car in. We have it set up on the app to start charging at 1:00 AM-5:00 AM every day to charge it while we sleep and during the cheapest hours. She has about 4,200 miles on the car right now and has spent about $80 in gas the entire time.
Just found this thread
Leased a 2014 Fiat 500e back in April 2014 and returned that a month early to take advantage of a $49/month deal for another 500e. Free changing at work and some weekend charging at home using 110V for the last 3+ years not a problem at all. Only items need to pay for the 3 years of ownership is tires and not a single problem for that car as well. It's the most reliable car I had ever.
Been getting 90miles of range constantly with mostly stop and go traffic in SoCal and some 75mph freeway speed with AC on. If it has another 30/40 miles extra range it will be a perfect car.