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Old 06-30-2019, 05:28 PM   #1
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Old 07-01-2019, 02:59 AM   #2
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Now that Ford and Chevy beat out both Honda and Toyota, perhaps it's time to ditch the Yaris for a Ford Fiesta.

Or maybe not...

Well, Kia is #2 on the list so I can see no reason not to jump into a nice Kia Rio. Except...



I do like the 2016+ Chevy Spark, I could see myself scooting around town in one.
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Old 07-01-2019, 09:28 AM   #3
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I'd like to test drive a Spark just to see what it's like, and I think it was two years ago that the Chevy Sonic was rated #1 among subcompact cars.
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Old 07-01-2019, 10:46 AM   #4
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I do like the 2016+ Chevy Spark, I could see myself scooting around town in one.
get the spark ev

ridiculously cheap like <$8K

ridiculously cheap to charge

stop buying gas

quick fun reliable

great short range city car which is totally adequate for most americans driving
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Old 07-01-2019, 11:13 AM   #5
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get the spark ev

ridiculously cheap like <$8K

ridiculously cheap to charge

stop buying gas

quick fun reliable

great short range city car which is totally adequate for most americans driving
I just read about the spark EV after your post and for the first time ever I'm interested in an EV. I need to find one and test drive it
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Old 07-01-2019, 07:55 PM   #6
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Like the first 90 days of ownership survey tells you much of anything about a car, except how many idiots couldn't figure out how to properly work the infotainment console features & then whined about it on the J.D. Powers initial quality survey.

I *almost* feel sorry for people who base their car buying decisions on things like J.D. Powers, Consumer Reports, etc., instead of doing their own in-depth, varied research. The lazy sheep like to be led I guess.
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Old 07-02-2019, 10:39 PM   #7
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get the spark ev

ridiculously cheap like <$8K

ridiculously cheap to charge

stop buying gas

quick fun reliable

great short range city car which is totally adequate for most americans driving
We didn't get the Spark EV in Hawaii or else I would definitely consider it! We did get Mitsubishi i-Miev but they didn't sell well and are pretty rare.
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Old 07-02-2019, 10:46 PM   #8
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Ooo, ooo ,ooo an initial quality survey (read: lowest of the low data methods) let's use this to make a decision on how to buy my next reliable car...

In all seriousness this is one of the reasons people end up in Chevy's etc and then 5 years later complain to their mechanic about them being endless money pits even though their mechanic recommended a Toyota or Honda
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Ooo, ooo ,ooo an initial quality survey (read: lowest of the low data methods) let's use this to make a decision on how to buy my next reliable car...

In all seriousness this is one of the reasons people end up in Chevy's etc and then 5 years later complain to their mechanic about them being endless money pits even though their mechanic recommended a Toyota or Honda
Right!? I always end up doing way too much research before making a big purchase and usually change my mind. I think I need to find a balance, lol
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Ooo, ooo ,ooo an initial quality survey (read: lowest of the low data methods) let's use this to make a decision on how to buy my next reliable car...

In all seriousness this is one of the reasons people end up in Chevy's etc and then 5 years later complain to their mechanic about them being endless money pits even though their mechanic recommended a Toyota or Honda
It's also one of the reasons people end up in expensive cars that aren't very good. There's considerable incentive to report one's expensive purchase as satisfying.

FYI, 2-3 year old Chevy's have been my go-to for the last 20 years, and they've been unbelievably reliable at half the price of comparable Japanese cars.

They all make good and bad cars.
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get the spark ev

ridiculously cheap like <$8K

ridiculously cheap to charge

stop buying gas

quick fun reliable

great short range city car which is totally adequate for most americans driving
Ok, you got me interested also. I've seen the regular Spark quite often around here in the Midwest, but the EV was never sold here new. It looks pretty-much the same except for the grill, charging port location, and lack of an exhaust. It's actually not a bad looking car(especially when you consider to recent styling coming from Toyota/Honda.

I did some research also and found there's a DCFC option that was $750 extra and not all Spark EVs have it. Apparently, it's VERY desirable and this allows you to get more miles/day out of your Spark(note I didn't say 'increased range per charge'- it's still the same 80ish miles). What DCFC does is allow you to use a J-1772combo charger to recharge in minutes vs. hours with a standard Level 2. This way you could drive hundreds of miles in a day so long as you can find places to fast-recharge along the way. The author of a blog I'm getting this info from(linked below) claims 20 minute charges to 65% from almost zero. This almost sounds Supercharger-ish, but remember we're talking way less range(still somewhat impressive, however).

It will do 0-60 in 8 seconds. Like you said, no more gas stations either!
https://sparkev.blogspot.com/2015/05...g-from-la.html
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