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 Post subject: Would you still buy it?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:14 am 
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Hey there,

I’ve been following this forum for around a month now. The reason? I’m really impressed about the tech this car throws! :)

I’m also a little disappointed with the bat degradation thing, specially in the 2019 models..

Given your own experience, and knowing the a similar price, Volvo xc40 PHEV is coming out, would you still go for the Mitsu?


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 Post subject: Re: Would you still buy it?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:46 am 
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The Volvo is front-wheel drive only, if that's a consideration. I still don't see much that's comparable at a similar price. As for battery degradation, that's a potential issue with any electric (particularly PHEVs, because the battery is smaller), but I don't see any reason why Mitsubishi would be any worse than other manufacturers in this area.

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 Post subject: Re: Would you still buy it?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:02 am 
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If it is similar to the Engleberg concept car, then YES

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 Post subject: Re: Would you still buy it?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:08 am 
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Most EV's batteries are made by Panasonic anyway.


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 Post subject: Re: Would you still buy it?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:16 pm 
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Yes, I'd still go with the Mitsu. My '18 model has been very reliable, and economical to run for the past 15 months/71,000 km., and my dealer has been very accommodating in scheduling services to meet my needs. The 10 year/160,000 km warranty is also important to me, and I'm not sure if Volvo matches that.


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 Post subject: Re: Would you still buy it?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:46 pm 
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The outlander is much bigger than the xc40 and generally more useful, while the Volvo interior is really nice. I have a soft spot for Volvo (my last car was the v60) but I doubt I’d get the xc40 over the outlander. I’m also thoroughly bored of Volvo announcing the release of things and simply not delivering, the xc40 PHEV was originally supposed to be released last year......
The pricing (probably, going on the current hybrid pricing across other ranges) will be batshit mental and totally out of whack with other manufacturers.
The only plus point for company car drivers is the 34 mile range, but that will be destroyed by the stupid rrp (which nobody has ever come close to paying).


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 Post subject: Re: Would you still buy it?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:51 pm 
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If I needed a car right now, for sure I'd buy it. It's a great car: reliable, safe and fun to drive.

But if I could wait another 2-3 years, I would - it seems like there's a lot more PHEVs and fully electric vehicles poised to come out in the next couple of years and the market's going to get very very interesting.

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 Post subject: Re: Would you still buy it?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:01 am 
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I have had my pre-facelift PHEV for nearly three years now and it hasn't missed a beat and still feels as good as the day I bought it, so yes I would certainly look at Mitsubishi the next time I change, but that probably won't be for a good few years yet as I don't change my car if it is reliable and still suits my needs.

I can't comment on the 2019 model and I don't have the watchdog app and most journeys I use a combination of EV and petrol as I just drive the car like any other that I have had in the past (and it does it brilliantly) but last week I gave a lift to my neighbour and ended up driving a little more gently than normal, the car was charged at home and the guessometer in the car showed that I had 27 miles of EV range, the way I normally drive the car I wouldn't know how far a full charge on its own would get me as I drive with a fairly heavy right foot and use petrol as well, but that journey last week which was a mix of town driving and open A roads up to 60 mph was a distance of 31 miles and the engine didn't start at all so 100% EV :D from a four and a half year old car with 40 thousand miles under its belt.

I will look at other manufacturers offerings when the time comes to change (at the moment I really like the Jag), but Mitsubishi has impressed me and I will certainly look to see what they have on offer at the time.


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 Post subject: Re: Would you still buy it?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:43 pm 
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I've had my car for quite a while now, and I still get the "living in the future" thrill every time I get into it.

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 Post subject: Re: Would you still buy it?
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Thanks to all the people answering!


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