Bought a left over 2018

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  1. cossie1600

    cossie1600 Active Member

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    In the east coast where there is a $5K incentives to move the 2018 Prime, I was able to scoop one up today. It's been 10 years since I bought my last Prius, hopefully they will give me another 7 strong years. I tried to go back to a gas car, but I just found it extremely difficult to buy another full gas car. The RAV4 Hybrid was great, but it was getting too expensive for me to lease again.
     
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    Good for you !

    Which model did you buy ?


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    Congratulations! I'm with Rob; which one did you get? And don't forget to update your profile.
     
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    Congrats!

    Enjoy the smooth EV ride, but be prepared to encounter lack of space from time. Yeah, I was thinking of all new 2019 RAV4 Hybrid with greater than 40 mpg. But in the end it is too expensive and too small for our need. Just picked up a used Pathfinder Hybrid to fill our need to haul stuff.
     
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    Just got a Prius premium. Installed a dash cam in 30 minutes. The car doesn’t come with awd, but I looked at the Prius le awd. It is really ugly compare to the prime imo. The prime is not fast, but I like the vibration free driving unlike some of the gas cars I had looked At. The car likely won’t get charged much, but at least there is an opportunity and I figure more spots will pop up the next several years.

    Where do you guys store the brick btw?
     
  7. Rob43

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    Curiously, why won't you be able to charge it up on a regular basis ?


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    YAY!! Congratulations. (y)

    I was wondering the same thing. I'm getting somewhere around 500 MPG. It could be even better if I wasn't still experimenting.
     
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    She lives in a condo, parking lot is across the house
     
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    What a shame. No plugs at work either, I guess. But you'll still be better off than almost all the other cars on the road and the charging situation may change. Ya never know!
     
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    That’s the prime to pick a prime over the Prius awd. It looks better and have the option to plug at some point in the future
     
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    Wow, that's really good, what's your secret ? ;)


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    What's your best guess on the distance from "Her" 120v wall plug to the car ? Is it More or Less than 150 feet ?


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    It’s no the distance. A driveway for everyone cuts between it.....
     
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    Congrats.

    I was in same situation--$5,000 northeast incentive was hard to pass up. Plus, New York State and the Feds didn't hurt the proposition either.

    I also live in a condo, but I'm trying to get the charging situation addressed. I have a garage, but the circuit is too small to do the job right.
     
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    Even too small if the charge current is set down to 8 Amps? (Page 123 of the manual)
     
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    ^ I saw that, problem is that the row of 8 garages is served by a single 20A breaker. Even at 8A, another vehicle charging or significant load might push the limits on a circuit I can't get to easily to reset.
     
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    And this is the problem Tesla and other EV’s will face. Many people can’t charge at home. The Tesla fans just don’t get what a big issue this is!
     
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    i would go for it, set your car to max and charge for departure time for your morning commute. nobody using any power tools at 2-7 am
    only other possibility is another car charging. which probably nobody is doing. if there are any other EV's (out of 8 thats doubtful) if you blow the fuse , i would put polite notes on their doors asking if they would be interested in coordinating charging times...
    you could also get another breaker installed and run exclusively to your garage...
     
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