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Got the Mustang parked in the driveway for the past 6 months.  Started it every now and then to make sure she still starts.  But been driving the electric car around everywhere, and I love not having to pay for gas.  :) 2015 Nissan Leaf.   

 

I get about 46 miles to 60% battery charge.  Top up the battery at Nissan to 80% then drive home  ~47 mile drive to work then same back to work. 

 

Mustang roughly got 13-18 mpg in the city and 23 on highway.

 

When wife got below 10 when she drove it.  :P

 

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I'm not making the jump to electric for the foreseeable future. When the convenience equals that of ICE sure. Until then, nah. Not worth it. Especially when the environmental impacts of electric vs ice are still relatively unknown. Most electricity is still derived from fossil fuels and will be for the foreseeable future. And electric cars are just soulless appliances.

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Oh i don't care what the impacts are, just my wallet at the moment :)  Costs me about 5$ to drive that car a month vice the $300+ to drive the Mustang.

 

 

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57 minutes ago, jasonw said:

Oh i don't care what the impacts are, just my wallet at the moment :)  Costs me about 5$ to drive that car a month vice the $300+ to drive the Mustang.

Not a viable option for me until they come up with something that actually has some RANGE and that can be recharged for another four hundred miles in the same couple of minutes it takes to fill a gas tank. 

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Gas does have its convenience which is why a hybrid is typically best for those not wanting to fully commit to an electric.   My main concern for the electrics..  They are Hideous!  :P  Make a sexy looking car, I mean the only good looking ones out atm are the Porsche and the Tesla.   

 

Two Main reasons you dont see the 400 mil range is $$$ and weight.

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44 minutes ago, centex said:

Not a viable option for me until they come up with something that actually has some RANGE and that can be recharged for another four hundred miles in the same couple of minutes it takes to fill a gas tank. 

We have Hybrid and LEV parking at work with charging ports. They're some of the first spots in the row along with the handicap spots. But the Tesla cult parks together, in the spots furthest away from everyone else. Meanwhile, I park my big thirsty Flat6 in the hybrid parking because no one else uses it and I'm lazy 🤣

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I might get a Rivian once they are out. I have thought about selling my daily driver and just relying on my two classics (one of which gets 6.5 MPG and one gets 11) and Uber. That would save about $1000 in insurance a year and given how little I drive, the lower MPG of the classics is moot.

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27 minutes ago, hegemony said:

I might get a Rivian once they are out. I have thought about selling my daily driver and just relying on my two classics (one of which gets 6.5 MPG and one gets 11) and Uber. That would save about $1000 in insurance a year and given how little I drive, the lower MPG of the classics is moot.

The Rivian R1T looks Awesome.    https://rivian.com/r1t/

 

It has your 400 Mile range Bad Doctor Frost  I just don't think the charge back up to 100% is for you.  You would charge at home for most part, as  Electrics are not really meant for cross country.  

 

My 67 Dart is collecting dust and rot as it just sits on my father-n-laws property.  We are starting some body work on it though.  Original slant 6 in it.  Can't kill that thing!

 

 

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1 hour ago, Bad Doctor Frost said:

According to CreditCardInsider, 6% of American Express Centurion cardholders claim to own a Hyundai.

less than the 48% of First Premier cardholders that own a Dodge.

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1 hour ago, Bad Doctor Frost said:

Fixed that for you.

Their credit card rate is lower than their auto loan rate :lol:

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36 minutes ago, hegemony said:

Their credit card rate is lower than their auto loan rate :lol:

You presume they have not hit the penalty rate yet...

 

On edit...I misspoke...looked at the terms and conditions.  They actually show a regular APR of 36%

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33 minutes ago, hegemony said:

Their credit card rate is lower than their auto loan rate :lol:

Honestly, this happened to an ex wife of a buddy of mine. She graduated with her nursing degree and had TERRIBAD credit. She got one of those mailers from the local GM/Nissan/Hyundai dealer that said "You can be approved for a new car!" and , naturally, she fell for it. She was a nurse now. She deserved a new car. So, he gets a call from her, saying to pick her up at the dealer. He said not to sign ANYTHING until he got down there. When we got down there, the damage was done. Eight year old Saturn Outlook with 80K miles, 24.99% interest rate, 60 months. Her payments were around $400/month....on a $13K car....for 5 years. I wonder what ever happened to her.

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