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Old 10-25-2019, 12:33 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I think the C-max has even less interior volume than the Prius, but it's still very usable. My friend that I bought one for just packed up (almost) everything she owns and moved to Montana.

I'm a big fan of the utility of both the Prius and C-max. I advocate for the Fusion hybrid/Energi, but it would certainly have much less utility than either the Prius or C-max.

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Old 10-25-2019, 02:19 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I found another one. It's pricier but in better shape and a higher trim.

https://madison.craigslist.org/ctd/d...987189790.html

I plan on looking at it tomorrow.

There is one more I would consider seeing in my area if this one doesn't work out.
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That's the top level you can get on the C-Max, and that looks like a fair price. There's few colors I would prefer less than that one, but then I don't care much how a vehicle looks.
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Here is the other possibility. I like them both. Will see what they are willing to do price wise. The other one has been on Craigslist for 29 days now. Not sure about this one.

https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/d...9978/overview/
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I called on both of these since they're both over an hour away from me. Neither place was really to budge on the price much at all. Taking on ~$800 in fees and taxes puts me higher than I'd like to be for the C-max. I'll wait for now.
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We went hiking in the area that the first C-max was in, so we stopped there on the way. My wife and I both drove it. I loved it. It does have a nice amount more pep than the Prius in EV and hybrid mode. I would so much like to be in an EV. The instant torque, smoothness and quietness is so nice. However, my wife did not like it. She is very used to and comfortable with the Prius. She really didn't like how far down the gauges were from the road. The Prius has the speedometer way up at the bottom of the windshield which I do agree is nice. However, the deal breaker for us was definitely the cargo area. It really just isn't big enough for us right now. Usually two times a week we pack our Prius entirely full of boxes to ship product out for our business. The C-max simply will not fit some of our larger boxes because the vertical opening isn't big enough. I find this quite odd considering its so much taller. But, the Prius hatch hinges open much farther forward which gives it a much larger opening. The battery pack in the Energi simply is too tall and takes up too much space. So, for now at least, I am going to have to take the C-max off my list of possible new vehicles.
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C-Max Energi

AeroStealth has really enjoyed his.It's allowed him to get his carbon footprint down 80%.
He wants to go lower,so he's now considering the new Escape plug-in,RAV-4 plug-in,both with expected higher range,or used Tesla Model-3 long range.So far,no hard range numbers for either the Ford or Toyota.Maybe after the Los Angeles Auto Show.
He makes his own solar electricity.And actually,the economic difference between a higher range PHEV and the Tesla are almost a wash.And it's long-distance,3,000-miles
/year, holiday travel which makes the difference.Once he leaves home he can't control the source of electricity (carbon dioxide).
The PHEVs have essentially unlimited range on the open road.For 12,000 miles a year they'd be 'solar-powered'.He could do virtually all his daily driving on sunlight.On a daily basis,the Tesla would have no significant advantage.
Anyway,you could do a lot worse than a C-Max Energi.

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