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Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by joe kuhn, Aug 1, 2020 at 7:48 AM.

  1. eyosh

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    I had a fiat 500e on a 3 yr lease. Couldn't pass up the $50 mo. Lease payment. It averaged about 100 miles per charge. Turn on the air conditioning and the range goes to 80 miles per charge. When the heater is on mileage went to 60. Great around town car but don't go to far. As far as safety didn't seem to bad when my wife hit a car that pulled out in front of her at 45 mph. She said it bounced off like a rubber ball. Now that I don't have the car anymore my home power bill is back to zero. With the car my true up was about a thousand a month. Your mileage may very.
     
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    Exactly. I suspect that their mileage figures are just as optimistic as the mileage figures for gasoline powered cars. I have no problem whatsoever with the concept but it has to be practical. Currently, they are not.
     
  4. Soot Them All

    Soot Them All Well-Known Member

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    wait till the batteries need changing, you got screwed
     
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  5. BryanF

    BryanF Well-Known Member

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    Here in So Cal, electric cars are very common. A fella at work has a small chevy and it gets him from home to work and back without any issues. It costs him about a two dollar a day.
    I like the Toyota Mirai hydrogen car. Used price is about $14,000 and Toyota gives you $15,000 in fuel.
     
  6. eyosh

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    Correction. My true up was $1000 a yr. Not a month.
     
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    When they can go 350 miles with the A/C running I'll think about it. Until then, they are just not worth it.
     
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    agrooms Well-Known Member Verified Youth Coach/Director

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    No opinion on the car but I do approve of the Abarth commercial.
     
  9. dgh

    dgh Well-Known Member

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    Enjoy it Joe,

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  10. stokinpls

    stokinpls Well-Known Member

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    Do the charging stations have strip joints in back for something to do while you're waitimg?

    Bob Falfa
     
  11. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    We all knew you'd tire of your MEC obsession
     
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  12. Leo

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    As much as Joe loves to tinker with mechanical things, I am happy for him. It is a whole new experience and a fresh set of challenges to learn about. That is exactly what keeps Joe ticking.

    I am glad that he dumped that rusty old Chevy. Once rust takes away the structural integrity of a vehicle, it can be a short trip to a big, maybe catastrophic problem. We like having him around too much for that.
     
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  13. Sikiguya

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    When I retire...I will probably have one electric car and one gasser for road trip. I had a plug in hybrid before...it’s great when it is all electric. The new RAV4 prime looks awesome.


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    docbombay Well known trouble maker

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    Six months from now...............................................







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    No electric cars for me..Im 70 yr old & still love the sound of my 99 mustang with the 4.6 V8 breathing through a pair or flowmasters
     
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    Joe: With the constant repair costs and a depreciation curve that drops to almost nothing in a very short time, your total cost of ownership per mile will be a lot more than numerous other vehicles with more safety, size and comfort than the Fiat. Although Fiat has tried numerous times to enter the US market, it has always failed miserably leaving the owners SOL.
     
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    Thank GOD Bi-Star was smart enough to not advertise on that POS .
     
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  20. Jim Meverden

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    Joe,

    Enjoy your car. It will probably be be the most reliable car you have ever owned. Hardly anything to go wrong.

    Jim
     
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