Tesla Model Y vs Kia Niro EV

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  1. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web BMW i3 and Model 3

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    Sometimes engineering specs, tables of numbers, do not translate well into the owner's experience. This YouTube video did a great job of pairing engineering numbers with the human experience. Well worth the time:


    Bob Wilson
     
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    are they similarly priced?
     
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    mikefocke Prius v Three 2012, Avalon 2011

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    A good comparison.

    One thing he and I disagree on is the glass roof. I much prefer a steel roof. Less glare, heat and hassle/expense when a stray rock hits it. I can envision a sun angle that puts glare on the all important infotainment screen too. I've had that happen on other cars. I'd pay extra to not have the glass roof.

    My local dealer is 2 miles away. I disqualified from buying consideration any make whose dealerships were not as readily available. If they don't have a dealership in my little (30k people) town, how readily available will one be when I have a problem away from home? That left me with GM, Ford, Chrysler (or whatever they are called this year), Nissan, Toyota. Not Mazda, Kia, Hyundai, Lexis, Acura, Porsche, Audi, MB, BMW, Subaru, etc. And for an EV, two quick charger stalls in my small town would be another indication that support was readily available. It isn't just the car, it is the ecosystem that supports happy ownership. I've had two many new/rare brand cars and the sad experiences that go with them to want to try it again.
     
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    Just an FYI, with the Tesla roofs, I have not had sun glare on the infotainment once in 10 years. It just isn’t a factor.
     
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    VW ID4 has an all-glass roof, but it also has a power open/closr shield that will let view in, or block the outside view (&heat) which is a nice touch.
     
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    mikefocke Prius v Three 2012, Avalon 2011

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    All of which costs headroom. I have seen complaints even with just such a system.
     
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    To be fair, there are always complaints about ANY system;)
     
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