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Nah not wrong. Whole trip took 2 tanks on the Cmax. I kept thinking, if it were my car we'd be stopping about 5-6 times each time a good $10 more. It just adds up when you're traveling that far.
I’d be triggered by the premium upcharge ....

$3 vs $3.80
45 mpg vs 19
That’s $60 vs $180 if you drove 900 miles.... $120 buys you a nice dinner for two. That’s a pretty significant delta
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Good point. I want to road trip a lot more in my next vehicle.
The :turboyaris: has been pretty epic at that for us. 30+ mpg, comfortable, holds all our stuff, adequate power, handles curves ok, comfy
on 17's, etc.
Just sayin'
I had one. It was a piece of shit.

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Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:17 am

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Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:55 pm
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Nah not wrong. Whole trip took 2 tanks on the Cmax. I kept thinking, if it were my car we'd be stopping about 5-6 times each time a good $10 more. It just adds up when you're traveling that far.
I’d be triggered by the premium upcharge ....

$3 vs $3.80
45 mpg vs 19
That’s $60 vs $180 if you drove 900 miles.... $120 buys you a nice dinner for two. That’s a pretty significant delta
I mean, this car isn't the cheapest in the world to run. Just had to replace a radiator hose due to a pinhole leak. On a 2014. :notsure: about that Fraud quality. But the fuel savings are real, compared to something like my STI.
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:wasteful: where did you stay up in Maine?
Camden. Kind of small town but large-ish for that area. Really nice place to visit.

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Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:23 am

I want to buy a fuelmiser next, I'm doing a shit load of milage, and when I used to do it with the TDI I was legit surpassing my expenses with travel write offs by a large margin. Kind of treading water with my current setup. I could see a Corolla Hybrid or CT200 as a possible second car at some point if they get really cheap. Not sure I can trust Fraud with that kind of tech long term. I do love the :gorf: , and as it depreciates I will likely choose to run it into the ground first. It rolled over 50k miles and I'm into the optional extended warranty now which I'm :popcorn: about mainly because the car has been holding up well to date.

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Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:26 am

Also this last minute flight out of State is pretty weird. Hopefully it pans out to be a good visit and worthwhile opportunity to learn and experience new things. I wouldn't be :doomed: about it just yet.

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I want to buy a fuelmiser next, I'm doing a shit load of milage, and when I used to do it with the TDI I was legit surpassing my expenses with travel write offs by a large margin. Kind of treading water with my current setup. I could see a Corolla Hybrid or CT200 as a possible second car at some point if they get really cheap. Not sure I can trust Fraud with that kind of tech long term. I do love the :gorf: , and as it depreciates I will likely choose to run it into the ground first. It rolled over 50k miles and I'm into the optional extended warranty now which I'm :popcorn: about mainly because the car has been holding up well to date.
Fraud gives you a free 100k warranty on hybrid parts. Entire transmission, inverter, motor, and battery pack. So there's that. Warranty paid for a new transmission in her car. :iono: I will be weary of keeping it past 100k but I can't deny I like the thing. It's a better handling Prius with some balls. The prius is such a slow turd.

Camry hybrid is a good car though. Like, legit good all around. A little odd looking. Or an Accord or Insight.

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Also this last minute flight out of State is pretty weird. Hopefully it pans out to be a good visit and worthwhile opportunity to learn and experience new things. I wouldn't be :doomed: about it just yet.
I don't know what to think. We'll see tomorrow. 6:20 AM take off. What company does that.

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Also this last minute flight out of State is pretty weird. Hopefully it pans out to be a good visit and worthwhile opportunity to learn and experience new things. I wouldn't be :doomed: about it just yet.
I don't know what to think. We'll see tomorrow. 6:20 AM take off. What company does that.
I got a meeting invite for 4am... so yea. Last month I was on a conf call from 12-1:30am. Welcome to the global economy and 2019

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Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:47 am

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Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:17 am
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Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:55 pm

I’d be triggered by the premium upcharge ....

$3 vs $3.80
45 mpg vs 19
That’s $60 vs $180 if you drove 900 miles.... $120 buys you a nice dinner for two. That’s a pretty significant delta
I mean, this car isn't the cheapest in the world to run. Just had to replace a radiator hose due to a pinhole leak. On a 2014. :notsure: about that Fraud quality. But the fuel savings are real, compared to something like my STI.
When driving fun isn’t a priority, these things really add up. I am fully aware that I’m blowing over 1k a month on a toy vs something that I could spend 1/3 on and it would perform a similar function.

That said road trips in cars with stiff suspensions and shitty mpg are really annoying. If you get a fuel mising rental it literally pays for itself.

That $120 delta for a dinner for two is also nothing to sneeze at!

You wanna feel some pot holes and go deaf, or do you want an epic ribeye and a nice vodka soda plus whatever the lady desires ....

That’s the trade off as I see it. But if you’re rich enough where this is a non issue then :whocares:

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max225 wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:43 am
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I don't know what to think. We'll see tomorrow. 6:20 AM take off. What company does that.
I got a meeting invite for 4am... so yea. Last month I was on a conf call from 12-1:30am. Welcome to the global economy and 2019
This is my daily for years now.

I'm on a call right now and it's 3:03am.
I'm on my last bag of peas.

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I got a meeting invite for 4am... so yea. Last month I was on a conf call from 12-1:30am. Welcome to the global economy and 2019
This is my daily for years now.

I'm on a call right now and it's 3:03am.
I took an emergency call last night after posting here. Sucks but the Benjamins keep getting dispensed appropriately, so I'm :dealwithit:

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Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:11 am

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Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:28 am
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I want to buy a fuelmiser next, I'm doing a shit load of milage, and when I used to do it with the TDI I was legit surpassing my expenses with travel write offs by a large margin. Kind of treading water with my current setup. I could see a Corolla Hybrid or CT200 as a possible second car at some point if they get really cheap. Not sure I can trust Fraud with that kind of tech long term. I do love the :gorf: , and as it depreciates I will likely choose to run it into the ground first. It rolled over 50k miles and I'm into the optional extended warranty now which I'm :popcorn: about mainly because the car has been holding up well to date.
Fraud gives you a free 100k warranty on hybrid parts. Entire transmission, inverter, motor, and battery pack. So there's that. Warranty paid for a new transmission in her car. :iono: I will be weary of keeping it past 100k but I can't deny I like the thing. It's a better handling Prius with some balls. The prius is such a slow turd.

Camry hybrid is a good car though. Like, legit good all around. A little odd looking. Or an Accord or Insight.
Turdyoda is a more overall reliable vehicle, but the fraud warranty certainly makes up for it. I have no illusions that a Hybrid Toyota would be boring to drive. I would consider the grounded to the ground new Camry ,when prices drop eventually :doe:

Either whore, I don't see myself buying a brand new anything next car, especially a :wasteful: hot hatch or :truk: with the miles I'm doing for work and the cottage.

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Just to :triggered: people, I think the Volt is the perfect solution car here. 40-45mpg on the highway on 87. EV only mode is :stig 0-40, which makes it fun around town (and can go 60 miles EV only). It's surprisingly fun to drive with low COG and very decent steering. It's quiet and not too harsh but still feels sporty. 100k mile warranty on powertrain so :aintcare: operation. If it had just a bit more headroom and a more usable backseat, it'd be the perfect vehicle.
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Just to :triggered: people, I think the Volt is the perfect solution car here. 40-45mpg on the highway on 87. EV only mode is :stig 0-40, which makes it fun around town (and can go 60 miles EV only). It's surprisingly fun to drive with low COG and very decent steering. It's quiet and not too harsh but still feels sporty. 100k mile warranty on powertrain so :aintcare: operation. If it had just a bit more headroom and a more usable backseat, it'd be the perfect vehicle.
So, if it were a cmax basically.

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Just to :triggered: people, I think the Volt is the perfect solution car here. 40-45mpg on the highway on 87. EV only mode is :stig 0-40, which makes it fun around town (and can go 60 miles EV only). It's surprisingly fun to drive with low COG and very decent steering. It's quiet and not too harsh but still feels sporty. 100k mile warranty on powertrain so :aintcare: operation. If it had just a bit more headroom and a more usable backseat, it'd be the perfect vehicle.
So, if it were a cmax basically.
Ferd quality :doe: CMAX also looks like a minivan IMO...I just couldn't bring myself to drive it. At least the Volt kind of looks sporty.
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Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:43 am
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I don't know what to think. We'll see tomorrow. 6:20 AM take off. What company does that.
I got a meeting invite for 4am... so yea. Last month I was on a conf call from 12-1:30am. Welcome to the global economy and 2019
Gotta sell those joysticks and TV boxes.

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So, if it were a cmax basically.
Ferd quality :doe: CMAX also looks like a minivan IMO...I just couldn't bring myself to drive it. At least the Volt kind of looks sporty.
Volt looks like a compact sedan. Cmax is ugly yes. I call it the jelly bean. Fraud quality yes that’s my concern too. So far it’s been meh on that front. Surprisingly decent to drive overall.

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Ferd quality :doe: CMAX also looks like a minivan IMO...I just couldn't bring myself to drive it. At least the Volt kind of looks sporty.
Volt looks like a compact sedan. Cmax is ugly yes. I call it the jelly bean. Fraud quality yes that’s my concern too. So far it’s been meh on that front. Surprisingly decent to drive overall.
Yea, I'm sure it is rather decent to drive...just like the Volt surprises me. I just don't understand why the CMAX had to be so ugly. That's been the issue with hybrids overall IMO. The Volt is the one exception that looks decent, but there's a lot of functional compromises for the design. And even the design looks somewhat Prius-esque in some angles.
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My guess would be that Chris took some time off because he has read the dialogue on this page 1,345 times and decided to spend some of his free time doing something besides beating a horse to death.

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:wasteful: where did you stay up in Maine?
Camden. Kind of small town but large-ish for that area. Really nice place to visit.
Google maps says about an 8 hour drive. :notbad: will look into this for a long weekend!

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Detroit wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:36 am
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So, if it were a cmax basically.
Ferd quality :doe: CMAX also looks like a minivan IMO...I just couldn't bring myself to drive it. At least the Volt kind of looks sporty.
Pot meet kettle....

Gm quality or fraud quality ....
last gen Honda Civic looks or minivan breadbox ....
Both have about equal performance ....

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Detroit wrote:
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Ferd quality :doe: CMAX also looks like a minivan IMO...I just couldn't bring myself to drive it. At least the Volt kind of looks sporty.
Pot meet kettle....

Gm quality or fraud quality ....
last gen Honda Civic looks or minivan breadbox ....
Both have about equal performance ....
Yea, good points.

Can the CMAX go 60 miles on a charge?
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Just to :triggered: people, I think the Volt is the perfect solution car here. 40-45mpg on the highway on 87. EV only mode is :stig 0-40, which makes it fun around town (and can go 60 miles EV only). It's surprisingly fun to drive with low COG and very decent steering. It's quiet and not too harsh but still feels sporty. 100k mile warranty on powertrain so :aintcare: operation. If it had just a bit more headroom and a more usable backseat, it'd be the perfect vehicle.
You're not alone in this, many journalists LOVE the Volt. I liked the newer Cruze quite well and they're similar but Volt is interesting and more efficient. I'd probably go CT200h, Insight, CRZ, or Volt if I drove an assload of miles, then keep a Corvette or Cayman or something for a fun car.

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Pot meet kettle....

Gm quality or fraud quality ....
last gen Honda Civic looks or minivan breadbox ....
Both have about equal performance ....
Yea, good points.

Can the CMAX go 60 miles on a charge?
I dunno does it matter ? They are both super cheap to drive. I can’t :member: but there are several versions of things like the fusion, some plug in some not. I don’t think Johnny has the plug in.
They are both pretty decent cars for what they are. Personally ... I would civic sport though ... at least it handles ... but you guys prefer even smaller wheels and softer suspensions

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The :turboyaris: has been pretty epic at that for us. 30+ mpg, comfortable, holds all our stuff, adequate power, handles curves ok, comfy
on 17's, etc.
Just sayin'
I had one. It was a piece of shit.
Yes, we're all well aware of your experience. My post was 85% observational and 15% :trollface:
:wap: Where are these mangos?

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