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4 Months in

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:50 pm
by ansibe
Well we've had our FFE for about 4 months now, and we're very pleased. It's really quite a nice car and drives pretty well. My better half drives it all over town, but rarely more than 20km away from our home charger. Charging is easier than fueling, I don't have to check gas prices and I'm asleep while charging! We get about 200km on a charge, recharge at about 50 km, which is normally 1/week, maybe 1/5days.

It seems very cheap to run. about 26 kw/charge for 150km = about $1.73/100km. 1.6l/100km!

Re: 4 Months in

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:25 pm
by carcon27
I've have my 2017 FFE since Sept, and I share the same review. We are very pleased with it so far. I've been averaging about 200+ km per charge. I charge my car at work...and rarely ever have to charge at home which is also a bonus. I've got about 3300 kms now on it.....so, based on the gas that I've saved at the fuel prices now...the car has been paying for itself...and then some!

Re: 4 Months in

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:50 pm
by spirilis
Ditto... bought ours late July, getting a little over 28kWh estimated power to empty according to FORScan Lite, and we already have over 10K miles on ours (bought it chiefly for an insane commute where charging is free & readily available at the destination).

Love the heated seats, the smooth motor & regen, the Sync system is decent enough, and I have actually enjoyed the SiriusXM radio eval, to the point that I may pay for it going forward.

Re: 4 Months in

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:21 am
by scottt
FYI - if you pay more than $6 a month (including taxes and fees) for SiriusXM, you're paying too much. Keep bargaining with them and you can get it that low.

Re: 4 Months in

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:39 am
by Pearl
scottt wrote:FYI - if you pay more than $6 a month (including taxes and fees) for SiriusXM, you're paying too much. Keep bargaining with them and you can get it that low.
Agreed.

https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=198331

Re: 4 Months in

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:43 am
by spirilis
Pearl wrote:
scottt wrote:FYI - if you pay more than $6 a month (including taxes and fees) for SiriusXM, you're paying too much. Keep bargaining with them and you can get it that low.
Agreed.

https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=198331
Thanks! Great info to have. Gonna have to call them in January...

Re: 4 Months in

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:04 am
by campfamily
scottt wrote:FYI - if you pay more than $6 a month (including taxes and fees) for SiriusXM, you're paying too much. Keep bargaining with them and you can get it that low.
If you pay anything for SiriusXM, I think you're paying too much. The sound quality is horrible, everything sounds like it is coming through a tunnel. Some of the talk shows are okay, but I've found that using my phone to stream talk shows or use Pandora / Spotify / Amazon Music for music is far superior. I'm already paying for the phone. I already have Amazon Prime, so I have Music. And both Pandora and Spotify are free as I'm willing to put up with periodic commercials, and then I get to pick what songs I want to listen to.

My 2cents worth.....

Re: 4 Months in

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:52 am
by Pearl
campfamily wrote: If you pay anything for SiriusXM, I think you're paying too much.
The integration into the car's head unit is worth something.

Re: 4 Months in

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:55 am
by FiSh
campfamily wrote:
scottt wrote:FYI - if you pay more than $6 a month (including taxes and fees) for SiriusXM, you're paying too much. Keep bargaining with them and you can get it that low.
If you pay anything for SiriusXM, I think you're paying too much. The sound quality is horrible, everything sounds like it is coming through a tunnel. Some of the talk shows are okay, but I've found that using my phone to stream talk shows or use Pandora / Spotify / Amazon Music for music is far superior. I'm already paying for the phone. I already have Amazon Prime, so I have Music. And both Pandora and Spotify are free as I'm willing to put up with periodic commercials, and then I get to pick what songs I want to listen to.

My 2cents worth.....
Not everyone has unlimited data plan...

Re: 4 Months in

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:53 am
by EVA
FiSh wrote:
campfamily wrote:
scottt wrote:FYI - if you pay more than $6 a month (including taxes and fees) for SiriusXM, you're paying too much. Keep bargaining with them and you can get it that low.
If you pay anything for SiriusXM, I think you're paying too much. The sound quality is horrible, everything sounds like it is coming through a tunnel. Some of the talk shows are okay, but I've found that using my phone to stream talk shows or use Pandora / Spotify / Amazon Music for music is far superior. I'm already paying for the phone. I already have Amazon Prime, so I have Music. And both Pandora and Spotify are free as I'm willing to put up with periodic commercials, and then I get to pick what songs I want to listen to.

My 2cents worth.....
Not everyone has unlimited data plan...
You'd be surprised at how little data you use to stream audio like that. Unlimited plans are not necessary.