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 Post subject: Re: Who are you?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:25 pm 
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Hi,
My name is Dave and I have an electric problem.
I have realized after many years of electric bikes and an electric tractor and the desire to buy a car, that I needed to fix this problem.
Today I bought a 2018 Outlander PHEV with 29 Miles on it and grinned all the way home. If the dealer had been bright enough to charge it fully I would have been able to run on electric all the way home, unfortunately not so. The car made it 22 miles before the charge cycle kicked in.
Not Sure what a facelift is but I am not vain enough and too frugal to get one.
I needed a new family 4x4 and this was the best deal with the best gas mileage I could get even if I do not use the ev mode, with it it just becomes that much better.
I live in the Minneapolis Area of Minnesota, USA (I know, I am not responsible for Trump, but we should be able to get rid of him soon - Go Mueller!) but spend a lot of time up on Lake Superior, near Two Harbors, MN.
I am somewhat retired, actually I have retired twice. I was a Paramedic for 35 years, and then ran a Remote Telemetry call center for 11 years. Currently I work 1/2 time because it is good to stay busy, and now that I bought a brand new PHEV I can quit doing so much vehicle maintenance.

That's me Uffdave (uffda with a "ve)

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 Post subject: Re: Who are you?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:07 pm 
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Best first post, ever.

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 Post subject: Re: Who are you?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:21 am 
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After lurking on here for a few weeks whilst reading hundreds of posts to decide if it's the right vehicle to replace my 2004 Subaru Outback I have finally bought an Outlander PHEV :) On Monday I will be taking ownership of a blue 2015 GX4H with 56,000 miles on the clock. That means it's still got 6000 miles/2 years left of its warranty.

I'm a little sad to say goodbye to my 3.0 litre flat six Outback, but I changed jobs a couple of years ago and now only commute 6 miles a day rather than 60. I had the Outback converted to LPG 60,000 miles ago but it now barely gets warm enough to switch over from petrol to LPG before I'm parking at the railway station, so I'm not getting the benefit - and because it's cold and stop/start traffic it's only averaging 14mpg (on 60mph+ runs it can attain 35mpg).

My budget was originally £13,000 but after searching Autotrader and other places I realised I wasn't going to get a 4WD high groundclearance (I live in rural North Yorkshire, UK, down a rough access road) hybrid for that. So we increased the budget to £16,000 and that just brings GX4Hs into range, though there aren't that many here in Yorkshire at that price compared to the southeast! I ruled out GX3Hs because the electric heater sounds just too useful not to have, and also despite some people's dislike of the MMCS it's a lot better than the radio in the 3H. I ruled out other contenders (Volvo V60, BMW 225xe, various 2WD VW/Audi/Mercedes etc) as just not being as practical or being more compromised by having an EV system crammed on. And because I do longer journeys every few weeks I'm not interested in pure EVs.

Today I took one for a test drive and put down a deposit. Bearing in mind I've got years of driving 280bhp+ Subarus, I was instantly impressed by how easy the Outlander was to drive and the instant torque meant the power difference didn't have anywhere near as much of an impact on the acceleration as I expected.

I do already own a Mitsubishi SUV, but it's very, very different to the Outlander. It's a 1991 Pajero LWB 2.5 diesel - not quick, not massively powerful, but with proper 4WD system (centre and rear diff locks) and all-terrain tyres, it's taken us through deep snow, thick mud, rivers, and over rocks that you'd struggle to walk on. And if the Outlander's anything like as reliable as the 28 year old Pajero, I'll be very happy...

I'm not someone who intends to drive in pure EV mode all the time and strives to get the most range possible. I'm totally happy to use petrol when I need to. However I am looking forward to massively reduced running costs and all the luxuries of a car that's 10 years newer than my current one.

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 Post subject: Re: Who are you?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:15 am 
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Hi,

Surprised to see how UK dominant the forum is, so I thought it important to get a few more PHEV's abroad!

1. Sept '14 for my first one - just waiting delivery next month on a new one (can't wait!)
2. I think the old one is a Navigator, and the new one a Diamond S-Edition (top end model, both)
3. No idea what a facelift is (for a car anyway)
4. Environment, and novelty
5. Switzerland
6. Teacher
7. None before

Cheers

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 Post subject: Re: Who are you?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:50 pm 
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Hello All

Just bought my 4H PHEV few days ago.

2015 with 22200 miles.

Would like to ask all those question about the various buttons (Charge, Save , Eco mode, Regen B1-B6) and when is the best time use each but I would think that has been asked a thosuand times. So some links to good explaination threads would be good. Also would like info on whether that battery range/ battery and petrol range scale are correct. Charged battery fully a few times and max I have seen is 22miles range.

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Topcat


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 Post subject: Re: Who are you?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:01 am 
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Sounds about right - mine is 2014 model and has done 33,000 miles and that is what I am getting here in London. You'll get a few more miles once the weather warms up 8-)


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 Post subject: Re: Who are you?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:27 am 
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You can download the owner's manual from Mitsubishi's website if you don't have one. It's not the best English or best laid out, but it does contain a vast amount of information without which you might be missing out on some functionality that you'd find useful.

There are some sticky threads in the forums on here with some frequently asked questions which can add a little to what the manual says based on what people have found from experience.

But yes, the range figure sounds about right - it's based on the historical economy figures, so will vary depending on things like the type of roads you drive on, your driving style, whether you use the heater and the air temperature etc.

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 Post subject: Re: Who are you?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:20 am 
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Hello. First post, so thought I had better introduce myself.

1. John.
2. Granite 4H with optional parking sensors, front & rear and protection pack
3. Facelift (I think :) )
4. Mrs. Barrovian and I have been fortunate to retire a little earlier than expected. We wanted something to replace our matching Renault Kadjars that had enough room to transport our three dogs comfortably. Our mileage is fairly low, and most trips are of the 5-10 mile per day variety so an EV seemed to be ideal and size wise, the Outlander seems to fit the bill.
5. Cambridgeshire, England.
6. Retired.
7. This is our first.

Took delivery last Tuesday. 300 miles so far. The frustrating thing is that the supplied home charging lead doesn't reach my nearest socket :roll: and as the manual says I can't use an extention cable, so having to wait until I get a charge point installed. Mpg on petrol seems similar to my Kadjars, so I can live with that until the charging point is in. Overall, very happy thus far.


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 Post subject: Re: Who are you?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:37 am 
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Barrovian wrote:
The frustrating thing is that the supplied home charging lead doesn't reach my nearest socket :roll: and as the manual says I can't use an extention cable, so having to wait until I get a charge point installed. Mpg on petrol seems similar to my Kadjars, so I can live with that until the charging point is in. Overall, very happy thus far.


Many of us have used heavy duty weather proof extension cables without problems. Always a useful item anyway. :idea:


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 Post subject: Re: Who are you?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:56 am 
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greendwarf wrote:
Barrovian wrote:
The frustrating thing is that the supplied home charging lead doesn't reach my nearest socket :roll: and as the manual says I can't use an extention cable, so having to wait until I get a charge point installed. Mpg on petrol seems similar to my Kadjars, so I can live with that until the charging point is in. Overall, very happy thus far.


Many of us have used heavy duty weather proof extension cables without problems. Always a useful item anyway. :idea:


Thank you, greendwarf. If I could use an extension lead, I've got a double socket I could use from the garage. We use it for the tumble drier without any problems. Assuming I don't use the tumble drier at the same same as charging the PHEV can you (or anyone) see a problem with this idea? I've seen some charging extension sockets with an inline RCD here:https://www.toughleads.co.uk/collections/ev-electric-vehicle-extension-leads/products/13a-weatherproof-extension-lead-2-25m-rcd-options?variant=12469749743704 Would this be suitable?


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