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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 46,400
    good luck with it!

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 46,400
    was actually telling my wife that once we move, I want to get an EV. our needs at the new place would fit much better. My big issue was we did a lot of high speed runs up north, usually leaving after dinner, and dealing with range shortage and charging was a non starter. But, once we move, that goes away. the majority of our drives to visit will be in the 20-40 mile window. with most of our day to day stuff in the 10-20 mile round trip range. So I could use one normally and probably only have to charge once a week. on the off time we went to visit the non-local family it is either 150 or 200 miles each way. So either take the 2nd car (Maverick) or just need to recharge once.

    of course it means selling the wife's car so would have to make sure she could deal with driving an EV (for the little bit of driving she does these days) or the Maverick (I'm sure she could handle that).

    if I flip the Maverick for a hybrid and the RDX for an Ioniq5 or some such, I would barely have any idea how much gas cost!

    plan B would be a nice plug in hybrid for her assuming they ever become available again (I assume not until gas prices come back down).

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  • corvettecorvette United StatesMember Posts: 9,349
    The Prius lives, but not without scaring the crap out of me by lighting up every idiot light and refusing to go into gear, throwing yet another hybrid system error code... It appears I did not have the safety disconnect on the hybrid battery properly seated. I drove it long enough to mostly charge the hybrid pack and will worry about putting the interior back together later. I will also check to see whether the hybrid battery goes dead after a couple of days of non-use like it was before the repair. If it passes this hurdle, it's time for an oil change.

    Also did the last tire rotation on the Tundra at Discount Tire this morning and reset the service light. Oddly, they said they would probably recommend replacing the tires at the next rotation. They are about 7.5/32" by my measurement. Won't be my problem. :D
  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAMember Posts: 8,769

    We are down to one car right now. Quite a far cry from the 4 in the driveway and 2 on order about 3 months ago.

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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoModerator Posts: 209,558

    We are down to one car right now. Quite a far cry from the 4 in the driveway and 2 on order about 3 months ago.

    Update the signature line, and again tomorrow?

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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 20,533
    stickguy said:

    was actually telling my wife that once we move, I want to get an EV. our needs at the new place would fit much better. My big issue was we did a lot of high speed runs up north, usually leaving after dinner, and dealing with range shortage and charging was a non starter. But, once we move, that goes away. the majority of our drives to visit will be in the 20-40 mile window. with most of our day to day stuff in the 10-20 mile round trip range. So I could use one normally and probably only have to charge once a week. on the off time we went to visit the non-local family it is either 150 or 200 miles each way. So either take the 2nd car (Maverick) or just need to recharge once.

    of course it means selling the wife's car so would have to make sure she could deal with driving an EV (for the little bit of driving she does these days) or the Maverick (I'm sure she could handle that).

    if I flip the Maverick for a hybrid and the RDX for an Ioniq5 or some such, I would barely have any idea how much gas cost!

    plan B would be a nice plug in hybrid for her assuming they ever become available again (I assume not until gas prices come back down).

    Check the electric rates in this area before you do that.

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  • corvettecorvette United StatesMember Posts: 9,349
    Kind of depends--in my city, if you are good at gaming the system, you can generally score free charging a decent amount of the time.
  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 46,400
    I would shoot for one that came with a good amount of free charging. if that still exists. And most likely still cheaper than gas if charging overnight.

    depending on which way it faces. could also go solar at the same time.

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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 20,533
    stickguy said:

    I would shoot for one that came with a good amount of free charging. if that still exists. And most likely still cheaper than gas if charging overnight.

    depending on which way it faces. could also go solar at the same time.

    Just don’t be like some of the people I see around me who got talked into putting solar panels on the East or West….or (gasp!) North facing roof. On the way to one of our offices there’s even a house with a perfect southern exposure that has the solar panels shaded by two 50’ trees.

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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaMember Posts: 17,308
    I imagine stick's latest scheme might go awry the first time Mrs. stick runs out of juice.

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  • laurasdadalaurasdada Member Posts: 4,109
    Again, in my area, most of the charging stations I've encountered (Chargepoint, Volta come to mind) remain free, subsidized by the local businesses in whose parking lots they reside.
    When not free, .22/kwh + cost (DC chargers ~50% higher from my very limited notice).

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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoModerator Posts: 209,558
    VW used to offer unlimited free charging for 3 years.

    Now, I think the offer is limited to 30 minutes at a charging station, still for 3 years.

    Not that I suspect we'll ever use a charging station outside of the one we will install in our garage.

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 31,338
    This is just too cute to not bid on. (not a pic of the exact one, but similar)


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  • graphicguygraphicguy Edmunds Poster EmeritusMember Posts: 13,549
    qbrozen said:

    This is just too cute to not bid on. (not a pic of the exact one, but similar)


    Do you really need us to enable you? ;)
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  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTMember Posts: 15,509
    tifighter said:

    I’m thinking these EV thingys might just catch on, one day…

    The problem for me is that I like the $508 per month payment on my $60 something thousand dollar Wrangler. Also the fact that it is a 4 door, 4WD, Convertible that gets over 30 mpg is great. A Model 3 would be great for one of us to drive, especially given the range on our gas powered Highlander is barely 300 miles. We still need a 3 row SUV though. So if I get a $60K Model 3 for my wife. The $1000 per month payment would be the same as my $850 per month Highlander payment with what we are paying for gas now.

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 31,338


    Do you really need us to enable you? ;)

    Not asking. Just informing. Lol.

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  • carnaughtcarnaught Desert SWMember Posts: 3,364

    The Model 3 is gone. Sold it to GiveMeTheVIN and dropped it off to manheim Seattle. Cleared $2500 profit after purchase price, taxes, fees, tags etc.

    Model Y scheduled for delivery tomorrow.


    We need to refer to you as BRELD-Lite.

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTMember Posts: 15,509

    The Model 3 is gone. Sold it to GiveMeTheVIN and dropped it off to manheim Seattle. Cleared $2500 profit after purchase price, taxes, fees, tags etc.

    Model Y scheduled for delivery tomorrow.

    How long did you have the Model 3 for? What was the mileage total?

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  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 5,049
    qbrozen said:

    This is just too cute to not bid on. (not a pic of the exact one, but similar)


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    Cute? I guess beauty really is in the eye of the looker. :/

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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaMember Posts: 17,308
    That thing looks like it should be on the crowded streets of Islamabad, decorated with icons and shiny things.

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAMember Posts: 8,769
    nyccarguy said:

    The Model 3 is gone. Sold it to GiveMeTheVIN and dropped it off to manheim Seattle. Cleared $2500 profit after purchase price, taxes, fees, tags etc.

    Model Y scheduled for delivery tomorrow.

    How long did you have the Model 3 for? What was the mileage total?
    8 months, 3500 miles.
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  • dad23dad23 ColoradoMember Posts: 787
    edited June 21
    I spy a nice looking Rivian on carsandbids.com...
  • corvettecorvette United StatesMember Posts: 9,349
    Darn, I should have made that $15,000 opening bid!
  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoModerator Posts: 209,558
    dad23 said:

    I spy a nice looking Rivian on carsandbids.com...

    I was about to post that link - glad you found it first!

    Probably won't be any more action on it until the last hour or two.

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  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 5,049

    @corvette said:
    Darn, I should have made that $15,000 opening bid!

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    I bid 55K, and that didn’t last long so your 15K offer would have been downright insulting. :'(

    jmonroe

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  • explorerx4explorerx4 North Central OHMember Posts: 17,736
    edited June 21
    I checked BaT and there were 3 sold, all launch editions.
    2400 miles, just under 108k, other 2 around 500 miles, just under 120k.
    I hope he gets a good number.
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  • sdasda Indian Land, SCMember Posts: 6,000

    It has arrived!

    Refresh our memory how you optioned it.

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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoModerator Posts: 209,558
    Sharp looking! I don't mind the white with black wheels.

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAMember Posts: 8,769
    Pearl White over Black Interior, Tow Hitch, Performance Package.
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  • explorerx4explorerx4 North Central OHMember Posts: 17,736
    @28firefighter,
    I'll be interested in your comparison of it to the 3.
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  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaMember Posts: 16,027

    It has arrived!

    Quick - call Cars & Bids! :D

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  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaMember Posts: 16,027

    I checked BaT and there were 3 sold, all launch editions.
    2400 miles, just under 108k, other 2 around 500 miles, just under 120k.
    I hope he gets a good number.

    Looks like it is already into profitable territory. Should bode well for a final bid where jpp was hoping to have it.
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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 46,400
    nice looking Tesla. That is the hatchback version. right?

    I am actually very curious what my wife would think about it, and if she liked driving one. I should find one to test drive once we move. She might like it. Or quite possibly hate it.

    actually the tech interface may be a bigger issue than the propulsion system. She might not even notice that. unless she gets caught out with a shortage of electrons!

    one of those would be plenty roomy enough for us, especially since our main times filling a car up with stuff includes Christmas, and now that will be local. And I would take the truck for our annual trip to the shore.

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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoModerator Posts: 209,558
    stickguy said:

    nice looking Tesla. That is the hatchback version. right?

    I am actually very curious what my wife would think about it, and if she liked driving one. I should find one to test drive once we move. She might like it. Or quite possibly hate it.

    actually the tech interface may be a bigger issue than the propulsion system. She might not even notice that. unless she gets caught out with a shortage of electrons!

    one of those would be plenty roomy enough for us, especially since our main times filling a car up with stuff includes Christmas, and now that will be local. And I would take the truck for our annual trip to the shore.

    If you are looking at EVs, you should consider some other brands - specifically, those that still allow you to take the $7500 tax credit.

    Also, how close would you be to a Tesla delivery / service center? I've read stories about the hassles customers have getting service performed.

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  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 5,049

    @Michaell said:
    If you are looking at EVs, you should consider some other brands - specifically, those that still allow you to take the $7500 tax credit.

    Also, how close would you be to a Tesla delivery / service center? I've read stories about the hassles customers have getting service performed.

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    Are you trying to say people buy them then fall out of love with Elon? Gee, whoda thunk that.

    jmonroe

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  • jpp75jpp75 DenverMember Posts: 1,530
    dad23 said:

    I spy a nice looking Rivian on carsandbids.com...

    :smiley:@Michaell and I have been discussing how the pricing on earlier bids don't seem to follow any pattern but regardless I'm happy with the early bids. Like @Michaell said I'm sure it will stay fairly flat until the end and we'll see what it ends up at, but not a bad return on my deposit from 2019!
  • jpp75jpp75 DenverMember Posts: 1,530

    @28firefighter,
    I'll be interested in your comparison of it to the 3.

    Same, I had the 3 for a while but curious to hear how different you find the Y, if at all.
  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 46,400
    Michaell said:

    stickguy said:

    nice looking Tesla. That is the hatchback version. right?

    I am actually very curious what my wife would think about it, and if she liked driving one. I should find one to test drive once we move. She might like it. Or quite possibly hate it.

    actually the tech interface may be a bigger issue than the propulsion system. She might not even notice that. unless she gets caught out with a shortage of electrons!

    one of those would be plenty roomy enough for us, especially since our main times filling a car up with stuff includes Christmas, and now that will be local. And I would take the truck for our annual trip to the shore.

    If you are looking at EVs, you should consider some other brands - specifically, those that still allow you to take the $7500 tax credit.

    Also, how close would you be to a Tesla delivery / service center? I've read stories about the hassles customers have getting service performed.
    I actually would look to get an Ioniq5 if I went looking right now I think. Not that I have looked at any of these in person.

    mostly a thought exercise at this point. maybe by year end we will feel like doing something!

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  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTMember Posts: 15,509

    @jpp75 - congrats & best of luck with selling your Rivian!

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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoModerator Posts: 209,558
    stickguy said:

    Michaell said:

    stickguy said:

    nice looking Tesla. That is the hatchback version. right?

    I am actually very curious what my wife would think about it, and if she liked driving one. I should find one to test drive once we move. She might like it. Or quite possibly hate it.

    actually the tech interface may be a bigger issue than the propulsion system. She might not even notice that. unless she gets caught out with a shortage of electrons!

    one of those would be plenty roomy enough for us, especially since our main times filling a car up with stuff includes Christmas, and now that will be local. And I would take the truck for our annual trip to the shore.

    If you are looking at EVs, you should consider some other brands - specifically, those that still allow you to take the $7500 tax credit.

    Also, how close would you be to a Tesla delivery / service center? I've read stories about the hassles customers have getting service performed.
    I actually would look to get an Ioniq5 if I went looking right now I think. Not that I have looked at any of these in person.

    mostly a thought exercise at this point. maybe by year end we will feel like doing something!
    No real rush. Saw a note today that the VW plant in TN is starting to roll off preproduction ID.4s. Supposed to start real production next month, with ultimately up to 7000 delivered to dealers monthly. Might clear out the NA backlog by the time you think about getting in the market.

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 46,400
    mostly need to see what dealers are close by. a MachE might make sense. There is a Ford dealer about 5 minutes away from the new place! Hyundai, Honda and Nissan (and Chevy) I know are close too.

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  • sdasda Indian Land, SCMember Posts: 6,000
    I saw my first Rivian today on my drive to work. It was behind me with the lights and grille illuminated, very distinctive. Certainly not in the same category but reminds me of the first Mercury Sable with the continuous light bar that linked with the headlights which illuminated the entire front end. I changed lanes and I then saw the tail lights and rear light bar also illuminated. I couldn’t make out the color, it could have been dark green or black, it was still early am. Temp tags on it.

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  • jpp75jpp75 DenverMember Posts: 1,530
    nyccarguy said:

    @jpp75 - congrats & best of luck with selling your Rivian!

    Thanks! I really like the Rivian and certainly have no complaints. They did a great job overall and if the market were different and the charging infrastructure was more robust I'd have no issue keeping it.
  • laurasdadalaurasdada Member Posts: 4,109
    stickguy said:

    mostly need to see what dealers are close by. a MachE might make sense. There is a Ford dealer about 5 minutes away from the new place! Hyundai, Honda and Nissan (and Chevy) I know are close too.

    Not to get you too excited, but there's a Karma dealer in Albany.
    You're welcome.

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