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T110's Northern Migration

Дата: 20.03.2017 18:53:14
View PostRitaGamer, on Mar 20 2017 - 09:19, said: . Also Passat, good car choice is that is your dad's car. 

The_Chieftain:   Random car talk.   I have one as a daily driver. https://youtu.be/--weWY58mR8?t=571  It's... OK. Not exciting at all, but big, and being a diesel, gets good mileage for my 30-mile-each-way commute. Very practical. Very boring. However, being a diesel, I'll be stupid if I don't hand it back next year for the refund, so I'm currently daydreaming on how to replace it. The problem is I like big V8s. I've an S4 in the garage (Well, what's left of one after 11 years of use) https://youtu.be/2QLgbTcMV1k?t=23, and the fiancee has an SL, both are weekend cars. I want to keep this trend going. The catch is that big (I've a family, and cargo to haul) V8 cars these days (Think S6 or CTS-V) tend not to be the cheapest to buy new, and not the most economical to commute in. Getting a used one a year or two old would be far more affordable, but given I've put nearly 40k miles on the Passat over the two years I've had it, I would blow through whatever was left on the warranty in no time at all, making things more expensive again.   I'm giving serious consideration to replacing it with two cars, one of which would be electric. The two lead contenders right now are the e-Golf and Focus Electric. Both are pretty normal cars (unlike, say, leaf or i3), which are cheap to start with, cheap to run, and given the serious advantage that the Bolt has over them (with the Tesla 3 presumably on the road by next year), they'll probably get even cheaper in order to make sales: Face it, Bolt is a far better car than either of those two, and less than $10,000 more. However, for pure commuting, I don't need the extra 100 miles of range, cargo capacity (which sucks in the Ford) can be dealt with by another vehicle.   I'll 'net' about $20k in my pocket on the VW when I turn it in next year. The Ford is about $31k new on the road. The tax rebate will be some $10k between the State and Federal electric bonuses. So for the following few years, commuting will be basically free, especially if I do my charging at work. With that, I can then get a large V8 sedan, maybe with no more than two years left on the warranty, and keep that for the family excursions, long-haul cruises, fun drives and the like with far less wear and tear, less frequent visits for servicing, and so on.   At least, that's the current plan. It has changed several times over the last year.    

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