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Old 08-28-2018, 10:21 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Vman455 View Post
Could you live with this car with only occasional charging at public stations (that's the boat I'm in--I live in an apartment with no provision for charging, and I don't plan to buy a house anytime soon since I have to pay for school. Otherwise, I'm the perfect use case for a PHEV)?
I'd say if your typical driving distance/routine would let you use EV mode for local driving without having to visit chargers inconveniently often, why not? Big "it depends" answer.

I'd probably go for a Volt in that case, though.

Do you feel like cargo volume is limited by the larger battery?
I definitely noticed the missing cargo volume. The rear load floor is quite high. So much so that when you fold the rear seats down, check out the transition "ramps" Toyota added down to the seatback area:

Would that be a deal-breaker for me? No. Plus if it's possible to put a hitch on it, I would. (For a bike rack! Not for a warranty-voiding light utility trailer!)

How's the wind and road noise?
Much better than my interior-gutted 2000 Metro and the 1990 MPGiata!

Any visibility distortion from the wavy rear window?
Haven't noticed anything odd there yet. It is weird though. Toyota says it's an aero-enhancing feature.

How well does it autocross?
Much better than my interior-gutted 2000 Metro! Maybe not as well as the 1990 MPGiata, though.
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