real world EVs review

jmodge

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Took my 355k plus ALH Jetta to Detroit for last weekend's party. First trip like that I've taken it on in 2 plus years. It still runs smooth and quiet
 

Dannyboy

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"I put my baby in a new Volvo because I want her "safe" "... yet she keeps crashing into things. I think the rest of the people sharing the road are less safe with her behind the wheel of this two-ton turbocharged Swedish juggernaut.
I 100% agree and seems to be a growing problem.

My work colleagues daughter passed her driving test in March and she has crashed 5 times since she got her license (yes, 5 times!). That's not even a two full months. And it's stupid things like going into a ditch when there's no ice or snow that gets me.
 

IndigoBlueWagon

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I maintain my daughter (now age 38) has totaled every car she's owned. She totaled one of them twice. She's had the same Honda Civic now since 2018 and hasn't totaled it yet, so maybe the pattern has changed.
 

oilhammer

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There are just too many to list....

IndigoBlueWagon

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Tons at the "dealer" near me. The store is in a small industrial park and it looks like they've taken over all the avalable parking.
 

oilhammer

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There are just too many to list....
Both the dealers here are so filled up with cars they are triple deep in the lots, you really cannot barely even drive on to the lots now they are so full. They should probably start asking the Toyota dealers if they can use their lots, that are still half or more empty.
 

IndigoBlueWagon

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Toyota just doesn't seem to have a lot of cars at dealers these days. I stopped at our local dealer to look at a BRZ they had on the front of the lot, and walking around I saw that every car had ADM of $2-5K. I bet some people are paying that, too.
 

turbobrick240

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Cox Automotive thinks the US is about to enter a new phase of EV adoption.

 

IndigoBlueWagon

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Actually, that article says that a higher percentage of vehicle buyers will consider EVs in the second half of the 2020s. It implies that considering will translate to buying, but the study didn't quantify that.

It makes sense that people will consider EVs as they become more common and more models are available. Heck, I'd consider an EV if I were shopping for a new car right now. That doesn't mean I'd buy one.
 

oilhammer

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Yeah, I consider them. I consider them too expensive and too far away from meeting my requirements with their current technology. And I don't think I'll live long enough to see any that will. Of course, the new vehicle market in general is to me pretty abysmal right now anyway, so I'm certainly not their target demographic anyway.

But if they work for you, that's great!
 

IndigoBlueWagon

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Not surprising. I've rented enough cars to know that buying a used rental is a gamble at best, regardless of fuel type.
 

El Dobro

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Looks like the Chevy Equinox EVs are slowly trickling out to the dealers.
 

gulfcoastguy

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I believe that it was 2.9 miles per kWh.

edit: 3.2 miles per kWh. I might have had it confused with the Prologue.
 
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gulfcoastguy

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Depends, I get 3.2 to 3.6 depending in my ID4 . Teslas can do better though not as good as advertised. Any of the EV trucks get somewhere in the 2s.
 
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