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Re: Who are you?

Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:54 am

1. Owner, for a few months
2. Model: 2020 Outlander
3. Facelift / non facelift: facelift I suppose :-)
4. What attracted you to the car initially: SUV size, AWD, back-up ICE for the long drives (though would happily trade the weight for batteries now)
5. Location: Melbourne, Australia
6. Occupation: IT
7. Experience of EV/REV/PHEV: none first-hand, though have been thoroughly interested in them since a young age
Outlander 2020 ES ADAS

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Joined: Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:05 am

Re: Who are you?

Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:09 pm

New to the forum, although, I read for quite a while. My profile will be updated by time.

Originally, I wanted to fully jump on the EV train and skip the hybrid step as I had the thoughts that two engines in one vehicle is one to many. However, the Dieselgate in Germany led to make a decision earlier than planned. A little accident of a broken glass on the back door at my 2014 DI-D had me to discuss the overall situation with the shop owner one day. It ended up with literaly a car swap to the new 2020 PHEV model in March 2020. Since then I'm a happy driver of the Top model, mostly conquering the Rhine-Main area south of Frankfurt, Germany.

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Joined: Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:30 am
Location: London UK

Re: Who are you?

Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:26 am

Just joined this forum.

1. Bought a used 2016 Outlander GX 4H PHEV in September 2019
2. Ditto
3. Facelift model (I think)
4. Lower resident on-street parking cost, no congestion and emission zone charges made me look around
5. Live in Hackney, London
6. Work as freelance editor, proof reader and print quality controller
7. No previous experience of EVs

Previously owned from new, but pre-registered diesel 1998 2001cc Peugeot 406 estate. Had done 120,000 miles and was good for many more. But aggravation of living in an inner London borough, and the extra charges of ownership the Green lobby was forcing thorough, made me look at alternatives.

In normal times, do a once-a-quarter trip to Paris and/or Antwerp and local trips usually within 30-mile radius of London. The European trips seemed to put a full EV capable of safely doing 300+miles out of my price range. Did online researches of hybrids. Still remained unsure, but Mitsubishi appeared to get the best reviews and fewer negative comments. Thought I'd try used, and tracked one down at a dealer in Epsom.

I like the car during the little I've used it (barely 1200 miles since purchase), but I admit I would have probably gone for a Peugeot had there been enough of its used its hybrids been around in September 2019. Nevertheless, I'm enjoying the Outlander and will probably stick with it for a couple more years.

Two niggles — lack of spare wheel, and I don't think the robustness matches Peugeot.

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Joined: Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:21 pm
Location: Western Washington State, USA
Contact: Twitter

Re: Who are you?

Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:50 pm

1. Owner - April Fools' Day, 2021 (I hope I'm proven not to be a fool) ;)

2. US/NA 2020 GT

3. Facelift (after 2016 exterior change - like, four years after)

4. Wife & I drove a 2018 model and liked it, until I found out that the US was not getting
the planned upgrade that the rest of the world was getting (bigger motor, bigger battery),
so we waited until the MY2021 version

5. Western Washington State (North of Seattle), USA

6. Senior Software Architect [I design embedded systems and what are now called
"Internet of Things" devices and endpoint AI]

7. First drove an electrified Ford Pinto at Western Washington University in 1978;
I was impressed by the fact that I could reliably burn rubber and/or completely humiliate
muscle cars from a standing start (most of them would eventually pass me after 1/4 mile, though).

“If the dream is won, though everything is lost
We will pay the price, but we will not count the cost.”

-Neil Peart, "Bravado"
(Power Windows, 1985)

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Joined: Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:41 am

Re: Who are you?

Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:43 am

1. Owner - 8/04/21

2. 2018 Outlander Phev 4H (White)

3. Facelift

4. Moving away from petrol only but wanting security of petrol engine having a young family for longer journeys. Good value for money compared to other hybrid’s/SUV’s (a lot of car for your money imo).

5. Mansfield UK

6. Lithographic Printer (metal decorating aerosol cans)

7. Complete and utter newbie.

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Joined: Fri May 07, 2021 2:29 am

Re: Who are you?

Fri May 07, 2021 4:34 am

1. Owner: as of yesterday :-)
2. Model: 2020 Outlander PHEV Dynamic
3. Facelift / non facelift: facelift :-)
4. What attracted you to the car initially: will be my wife’s main car for daily driving, she is a doctor and has to go between three London hospitals so usually does 20-30 miles a day; the goal is for this to all be on EV, but still have a big comfortable family car for long trips away and a 4x4 for skiing in the Alps and drives to wilder parts of the world.
5. Location: London, England
6. Occupation: Computers
7. Experience of EV/REV/PHEV: first ever electric vehicle. Really impressed so far :-)

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Joined: Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:32 pm

Re: Who are you?

Sat May 08, 2021 2:53 am

Welcome syzmon - just to comment on #4

Like you I live in London and commute in to the centre regularly. Note that you can park in Westminster Council's on-street bays for 4 hours at a time by just paying the minimum 10 minute charge e.g. 87p around Aldwych. Also you can get exemption from the Congestion Charge by paying a £10 registration fee - although Sadiq has promised to scrap this for hybrids from October, so only 6 months benefit unless he lost the election.

I've only been skiing with it once and it performed faultlessly when there was a blizzard on the autoroute outside Grenoble which left the locals struggling without their chains - cruised effortlessly up a long gradient weaving between the stranded vehicles - but admittedly on winter tyres.

However, I have also used it a number of times for high speed (80+mph) trips to South of France and yes, very comfortable, although consumption down to 27 mpg at that speed :oops:

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