20 and 21 model years - is it a thing??

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milligoon
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Post by milligoon » Sun Oct 10, 2021 12:18 am

Who gives a rat's ass what anyone else buys?

If a car suits your wants/needs then sobeit
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Post by Parker87 » Sun Oct 10, 2021 7:48 am

Indeed. 👍

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Post by ZoeDave » Sun Oct 10, 2021 8:02 pm

milligoon wrote:
Sun Oct 10, 2021 12:18 am
Who gives a rat's ass what anyone else buys?

If a car suits your wants/needs then sobeit
Totally agree from a buying perspective, and having an unusual car definitely has its benefits, and it was one of the reasons I persuaded myself to buy the e.

But, my concern is that if the e sells really poorly, the availability of third-party goodies might be very poor, and after a while Honda might conveniently forget to make important components available. Also the e is such a brilliant car who wouldn't want more to enjoy it?

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Post by Parker87 » Mon Oct 11, 2021 8:24 am

I'm curious to know what 3rd party goodies you have in mind ZD? It's such a highly specc'd car I wonder what else you might fancy (apart from a range extender Wankel engine as proposed but apparently dropped for the MX30!). As for the spare components, Honda must carry stock to cover at least the next 5 years as they're committed to 5 year warranties so that's some comfort I suppose.

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Post by milligoon » Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:51 am

I wouldn't mind a denser pack being offered at some point even if it would be heckspensive
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Post by Parker87 » Tue Oct 12, 2021 11:27 am

Ah, now you're asking! Do any current EV manufacturers offer a swap-in battery pack upgrade? I haven't heard of such a thing myself.

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Post by Wee Peem » Tue Oct 12, 2021 12:41 pm

Who knows what may come along in the next 5 years in the way of better or more compact battery technology though.

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Post by Parker87 » Tue Oct 12, 2021 1:56 pm

Wee Peem wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 12:41 pm
Who knows what may come along in the next 5 years in the way of better or more compact battery technology though.
Agreed, but unfortunately, I think that it's unlikely that we'd be able to upgrade our existing cars with a new battery pack, but who knows. Some people argue that a prospective buyer should wait 2-3 years before buying so as to be able to take advantage of an improved technology, but then, in 2-3 years time, you could make the same argument again! We have to be prepared to commit at some point.

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