ansibe
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4 Months in

Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:50 pm

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!
Simon.

2017 FFE / 2017 FiST / 2016 FoRS

carcon27
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Re: 4 Months in

Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:25 pm

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!

spirilis
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Location: Maryland

Re: 4 Months in

Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:50 pm

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.
2017 Ford Focus Electric (Magnetic)
2017 Ford C-Max Energi SE (Kona Blue)

scottt
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Re: 4 Months in

Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:21 am

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.
2015 Magnetic FFE (aka Magneto) - Retired
2017 Kona Blue FFE (aka King Kona) - Current

Pearl
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Location: Northeast Ohio

Re: 4 Months in

Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:39 am

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
2013 Focus Electric
2013 C-Max Energi
2013 Escape

spirilis
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Location: Maryland

Re: 4 Months in

Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:43 am

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...
2017 Ford Focus Electric (Magnetic)
2017 Ford C-Max Energi SE (Kona Blue)

campfamily
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Location: Southern California

Re: 4 Months in

Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:04 am

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.....
GONE - 2015 FFE, Magnetic with leather interior, debadged & tinted
38,500 miles (since May 2015), average 246 Wh/mile

REPLACED WITH - 2018 Tesla Model3, LR RWD, Obsidian Black

Pearl
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Location: Northeast Ohio

Re: 4 Months in

Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:52 am

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.
2013 Focus Electric
2013 C-Max Energi
2013 Escape

FiSh
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Joined: Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:35 am

Re: 4 Months in

Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:55 am

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...
2017 FFE, Oxford White

EVA
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Re: 4 Months in

Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:53 am

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.
2014 Platinum White FFE (Turning in mid Dec. 2016 25,000 miles)
2013 Ingot Silver FFE
2012 Titanium ICE Focus
2014 Tesla Model S 85

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