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Jan 23, 2013 (11:40 am)
Q, exactly why I said it would make plenty of sense for what I use it for, but I did not see it for you.
I would not handle the range anxiety well. I won't let my car go below 1/4 tank (just in case) and leave for the airport 3 hours early (never know when there will be traffic!) So playing battery bar roulette is not for me.
now, driving probably less than 5 miles from my house at most, takes that out of the mix.
#29503 of 32413 Re: 'Lectric [stickguy]
Jan 23, 2013 (1:06 pm)
There is a new Leaf driving around town where I live. Sorta Juke-like from the front, more contemporary hatchback everywhere else.
Except no tail-pipe!
Not sure I could do a Leaf for the pizza delivery. Lots of start and stop, and my shifts run anywhere from 2 to 4 hours (or, put another way, 50 to 80-90 miles). A Volt, OTOH, might work pretty well.
But no way am I dropping $30K or more just to deliver food. I'd like to think I can retire from the 2nd job someday.
2013 punches --- 28? 40? Exactly how many of us are there on this board that post regularly? I admit that 7 in 5 weeks is a lot, but it seems like extraordinary circumstances cropped up.
I'm going to be more conservative with my guess and say 15-17 for the year.
#29505 of 32413 Re: 'Lectric [michaell]
Jan 23, 2013 (1:23 pm)
no way am I dropping $30K or more
FWIW, the new base model lowered the price, and with federal $7500 credit and $2000 more here in MD, the base retail price is just $20,250.
And that's before wheeling and dealing.
Not bad - it's cheaper than a Prius or Civic hybrid now.
#29506 of 32413 Re: 'Lectric [michaell]
Jan 23, 2013 (2:11 pm)
I will take 25. I should be good for 2, assuming I can count whatever my son ends up getting (since we likely will help, and he is part of the fleet now!). and I highly doubt I keep what I have now when that happens.
Jan 23, 2013 (2:36 pm)
just heard from my BIL that his S2000 is going to be available in a couple months. Whatever the first year was (he got one of the very fist in the country). If you want one, this is it. Low miles, babied, never seen rain. Like new, completely stock.
I will pass, for a few reasons ($$ of course, and frankly it is a bit tight for me!). Mostly $$.
Not sure yet what he is getting instead (he has been fixated on Porsche turbos and Cobra kit cars recently). I asked if he bought something at B-J (he was just there for the auction) and he said sort of, not exactly.
turns out, he bought a superformance mkIII cobra. already built, with only 540 miles on it. Can't wait to hustle a drive of that!
#29508 of 32413 Re: family punch? [stickguy]
Jan 23, 2013 (2:40 pm)
Wow, nice fleet...
#29509 of 32413 Re: family punch? [ateixeira]
Jan 23, 2013 (2:58 pm)
You don't want to know the rest of it...
#29510 of 32413 Re: 'Lectric [stickguy]
Jan 23, 2013 (3:24 pm)
I've updated my master tracking document to include the guesses from each of us.
12/17/12 mark156 2013 Honda CR-V EXL w/ nav
12/23/12 anon 2013 Honda Accord
01/08/13 breld 2011 BMW 335xi
01/11/13 steine13 2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT (lease)
01/15/13 breld 2010 BMW 328xi wagon
01/18/13 qbrozen 2013 Nissan Leaf (lease)
01/19/13 anon 2013 Toyota Sienna (lease)
Ateixeira 40 (or so)
Also, had a long talk with the wife today about her new job opportunity. She's not keen on having more cars than drivers (right now we're balanced at 3 of each), so it seems that a low cost lease is out.
But, depending on how much she drives and the costs and reimbursements associated with it, I suppose we could revisit the issue!
#29511 of 32413 Re: 'Lectric [michaell]
Jan 23, 2013 (5:23 pm)
You can take off the or so part, I say 40.
If we are at 38 I could buy the last 2 cars myself. What a great excuse to buy cars!