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Old 08-27-2018, 04:02 PM   #11 (permalink)
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It's sad you can't talk her into a volt. My roommate has a 2013(?) and I have no problem getting 35-40 miles to a charge with the AC on. Furthermore, other than replacing coil packs, and general maintenance, he hasn't had to do anything to the car, and it's at... 150k now? Something like that.

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The resale of these things goes off a cliff like a lemmings, mainly looking at the prius prime since it is anot Asian plug in import.
The volt appears to not lose value as fast, so that's a negative for the volt.

I would say out of the lot my wife is most likely to get the Hyundai sonata plug in hybrid.
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Oh yeah, how can I forget the Fusion Energi? I've not driven one, but the hybrid is phenomenal. I believe this is the last year it will be produced, considering Ford is eliminating all their cars.
I wouldn't really hold my breath for that, but maybe the Fusion could remain available. Ford has even released a police-package for it, so I believe they see some perspectives to keep it even if it ends up catering mostly to the fleet market.
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I may not have 2 or 3 years.
Her 2008 Hyundai sonata is at the hyundai shop for the transmission acting up and TPMS sensors, I may have wasted around $280 replacing them all this summer with after market ones.
Then I still have an undiagnosed serious engine misfire in the cold on this car and winter is right around the corner.

I would be willing to consider pip since I could get a 3yr old lease turn in today. Only disadvantage is I wouldn't be able to pay cash for it all right at this moment.
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She says the prius is too small.
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Would have loved to gotten my wife a Outlander PHEV 2 years ago when I had to get her something else before I really wanted to. Cheapest on cars is $28,000, maybe the next one.
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She says the prius is too small.
Too small as in too low to the ground? The Prius has huge interior volume.

My wager on the misfire is electrical. Spray the plug wires and coil(s) with water and see if you can force it to miss. Often you can see where a spark is escaping and grounding to the engine.

I'd personally never spend more than about $50 on TPMS since I can tell when a car handles poorly due to underinflation, and I check pressures whenever I rotate the tires.
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The 2017 hyundai sonata plug in hybrids are already going for $17,000 give or take. I did find a sweet dealer demo car with 500 miles on it for $20k.

Now, the the plug in 2017s are going for no more than $3,000 over the non hybrids.
That's pretty good (for me) considering the plug in hybrid when new was about $10,000 more than the non hybrid.

Catastrophic depreciation is on track or better than my projections.

By 2020 I should be able to cut check for a cherry 2017 plug in hybrid sonata.
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I'm still working on this. I told her when the federal credit thing goes away April 1 the price on them will go up pretty much over night.
I told my wife let's get one drive if for a year or 2 and if you still don't like it by then gas should be over $3 gallon and everyone will be losing their minds then resell it.
We get top dollar for the plug in and then some one will pay us to take a newish V6 car like a kia optima or hyundai genesis.
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She says the prius is too small.
The Prius is huge....but I drive an Insight.

The Prius is large enough to fit the needs of most people. Most people don't need the excessive room of a larger SUV.

How about a Honda Clarity? C-max Energi?

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