I've been following the Outlander PHEV progress since 2013... Was supposed to be here in 2014, 2015, 2016, then summer 2017, then December - finally January! Picked my GT up last Friday. I drive too many dirt roads, so held out for the Quartz Brown since it matches the local dirt. #:^) The dealer had to fly to the next state to pick it up from another dealer so it had 700 miles on it when I got it.
So far I love it! Exactly as I expected with a few technical difference that make it better.
I do not like the dash displays - too little info on too many different screens. I have to flip back and forth frequently to monitor miles left, power flow, engine status, history, regen... And I can't believe it does not display individual tire pressure. Are we stuck in 2002?
But otherwise it's great. My weekday commute is only 12 miles round trip so all electric.
So far no luck with any of 5 different OBD2 apps with either android or apple devices, bluetooth or wifi adapters. Starting to think my OBD port is dead. May have the dealer take a look at that.
I'm finding I need to keep acceleration under 60kw if I don't want the engine starting. And was surprised this morning that the B3-B5 regen modes didn't act any different than B2 due to having a full charge. (I didn't pre-heat this morning so it was showing 24 mile range)
Working on the paperwork for the Maryland $1200 refund of sales tax. But the $5800 federal tax credit has to wait until next year.
Given the PHEV version is about $5000 more than the equivalent gas model - the real savings won't be in gas, they will be in taxes.
Fun to have a car that runs on West Virginia coal! OK technically solar since my panels generate about 10KWH per day.