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100-0PCT
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Post by 100-0PCT » Mon Aug 15, 2022 11:09 am

Bit of a shameless plug, not selling anything, but I know the admins will remove this if they don't think it's appropriate 👍)

I had the opportunity to test drive the Honda E recently for work. I wrote a little opinion piece on my experience, definitely too long for one Reddit post, but wondering if that would interest anyone here? You can find the article here: https://callumfackrell.substack.com/p/h ... view?sd=pf

Overall I found the car to be so lovely and filled to the brim with tech. But the asking price is just too tough to swallow in my opinion, especially with competition being so strong now. What do you think? Please let me know!

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Post by MattHero » Mon Aug 15, 2022 11:17 am

I'd go back and recount the number of doors. The results might surprise you.
Advance Charge Yellow on 16s.

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EEEE
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Post by EEEE » Mon Aug 15, 2022 12:32 pm

It is what it is, horses for courses and all that. I doubt I could easily live with it without:

1) home charging
2) other cars which are larger and go further

It was reasonably expensive (I bought a 4 month old demonstrator over a year ago when the price was much more reasonable).

It's biggest strength is in its quality/ride/comfort/appeal/rarity, and that accounts for a lot when you have the freedom to choose those qualities. If I could only have 1 car, I doubt it'd be on the short list.

It's a little unfair to compare it to polestar money, because have you actually seen what kit you get on the bottom of the range 42k polestar? you need to add on a couple of packs to get the same stuff as the e and then your in the £50k territory. Not to mention there are many e's for sale from stock with lower than new asking price. The same is not true for polestar or other similar electric vehicles.
'21 e Advance - Charge Yellow - E1702RR alloys
'17 Civic Sport CVT
'00 Prelude 2.2VTi

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Post by turntoport » Mon Aug 15, 2022 1:47 pm

100-0PCT; you are maybe 'missing the point' of the e, and to 'get it' (understand) you need to drive it for a good few trips. Then you'll understand: it isn't the 'tech', gizmos' etc - it's the drive:fun ratio, which in my opinion (and that of most other e-ers, i believe), is what makes an e worthwhile. As a well-known auto journo said; " ...when i need to go somewhere in the car, walk out and see the Honda e waiting, I smile.")
Yes, you can get a lot more range/frivolous crap at the same price (or a lot more), or you could even choose a car with an ncap so low it's not rated and pay somewhat less. But i'd wager none of these will provide that same smile...

atb - ttp

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Post by turntoport » Mon Aug 15, 2022 1:54 pm

p.s. a few weeks ago we parked our charge yellow e briefly in a rather tourist-y car park while we scudded into a nearby shop for a few minutes. Two slots way a grey roadster 3.8 e-type (the best version) , top down, pulled in at the same time. Guess which e got the most attention?

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Post by keithr » Tue Aug 16, 2022 2:26 pm

turntoport wrote:
Mon Aug 15, 2022 1:54 pm
Two slots way a grey roadster 3.8 e-type (the best version) , top down, pulled in at the same time. Guess which e got the most attention?
The Jaguar? :lol:

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Post by turntoport » Wed Aug 17, 2022 6:19 pm

Ha! - we don't mind people having a shufti at the car, or asking questions about it - it's when they stick their heads through the windows to gawk at the 'wing mirrors' while yer sat there, that's a bit , er, 'weird'. Happened a few times now!
atb - ttp

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Post by nyx » Wed Aug 17, 2022 10:25 pm

I’m not a massive fan of forward parking as it makes getting out difficult, but your opinion may differ.
It does - I’ve never understood this take :)

Generally, charging spots are a roughly car-sized box next to a bigger open space. It makes sense to me to drive forward into the smaller space and reverse out into the big open space 🤷🏼‍♂️

Though with the e’s 360 cam it doesn’t much matter, really.

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