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Newbie from Surrey

Discussion in 'Ice Breakers' started by Paul K, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. Paul K

    Paul K New Member

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    Godalming Surrey
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    Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
    Hello all,

    I am a Newbie to this forum and to PHEV/EV driving.

    I am just ordering a new 2017 Outlander PHEV 4h as a company car. I will be doing about 65% local trips 10-20 miles and the rest a make up of 80 - 200 mile motorway journeys. I am hoping to get an average of 35+ MPG on the long trips as I have been driving a Toyota Auris Sport hybrid which varies between 40 - 58 MPG depending on weather and can dip as low as 24 on short winter trips.

    I am looking for a bit more comfort and better ride quality on the rubbish roads around Surrey. I do realise I will probably not achieve exactly the same economy over all as the Auris but the thought of a Prius Plugin is just not my idea of a car for me.

    I still have to organise a home charger point and I like what I read about Rolec. MW i3 which has been a big disappointment for him as range and reliability has been an issue.

    Any advice will be welcome.

    Looking forward to reading all the posts here on the forum.

    Paul K
     
  2. Nihad jaleel

    Nihad jaleel Active Member

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    Welcome Paul.. was it a salary sacrifice scheme? What deal? Any great offers going? Pls share!
     
  3. Paul K

    Paul K New Member

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    Hi Nihad,
    No just the normal company car deal. I have a certain allowance per month I can go to and I can choose what I want as long at it seats 4 and has 4 doors.

    I do a lot of short trips and quite a few long motorway trips. I look at the Outlander in 2014 but I was skeptical of the new Mitsubishi technology. Concerned about car breakdowns as I had previously had a Audi Q3 which was a disastrous car. Had to be rescued twice in 18 months, had £6k value of repairs and was just unreliable.

    I think the Outlander will be overall more expensive fuel wise but offset against the luxury the car I am willing to pay in a bit.

    Hope this helps.

    Cheers
     
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