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Old 08-25-2018, 07:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Wife wants new car think I have her talked into plug in hybrid

I'm thinking I can get her to buy a plug in hybrid.
Not a new one because I'm cheap. Probably a lease turn in. So I probably need to start need to watching them now, for problems, how fast the price crashes if we are going to buy one in 2020 or 2021.
I'm thinking:
Hyundai sonata plug 2018 or 2019.
Honda clarity plug 18 or 19
Maybe a Toyota prius 18 or 19, maybe a 2017 with the option to plug in.

I don't think I could talk her into a volt, she doesn't like GM cars and I can't blame her.
No euro trash, bmw, VW and such.
Any more?

The plan is to pay cash, I don't really do banks.

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The Volts are getting quite reasonably priced if you're looking to buy. The Fusion and C-Max energi are fairly reasonable as well. I almost jumped on a C-Max energi for $8500 a few weeks ago.
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I'm pretty sure that I can't talk her into a volt.
Too many bad experiences with GM and Chevy cars.
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The Toyota Prime is the 2nd highest selling plug-in vehicle currently (Model 3 has it beat). It's been well received and gets 28 miles on a charge. Biggest gripe is it's a 4-seater despite being the same size as the Prius.
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Old 08-26-2018, 08:23 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Seems like the Prius is quite an obvious, easy choice, but maybe the Clarity wouldn't be so bad at all. But anyway, maybe something with a more conservative design such as the Sonata or a Fusion Energi would be interesting options too.
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Old 08-26-2018, 09:48 AM   #7 (permalink)
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One big difference in the way mfg's have done phev's is some will allow full ev and not use gas until the battery is depleted. Others allow ev until you demand enough power then the gas engine comes on regardless of how much battery capacity is remaining.

Just something to be aware of.

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Notice the volt is the only one that does not say "electricity+gas" under the electric range.

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Old 08-26-2018, 10:50 AM   #8 (permalink)
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The only bad thing about the Hyundai is if she gets a 2018 it will be the first year for their plug in.
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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. Very quiet, smooth and powerful enough ride if your wife is ok with a sedan.
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I have driven the Fusion Energi that we have at work. We are a power company so the community relations gal drives it around. It has big green stripes that say plug in hybrid on it. I had only driven an early Escape hybrid back in 2004 at Ford school. This is a very nice ride, it runs on battery for about 20 miles then the engine starts. If you jump on the freeway with a hot plug in pack the engine will start and share with the battery pack. It has a 4KW pack, the car would be great with about 16 KW.

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