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BeefyJ 06-06-2019 10:57 PM

New old member - UK Mitsi Colt
 
Been on the app over two years recording my car. 63.3mpg UK over 26274 miles in 26 months for my Mitsubishi Colt 1.5d 6spd auto/clutchless manual 3 pot. Best tank full was 71.8mpg, It runs 66-69mpg in the relatively warmer/drier months and high 50s in the colder/wetter months. Mixture of inefficiency engine/cold block and wind/tyre resistance on wet roads in winter months I think. 30 mile each way daily commute mix of stop start traffic 25% and open roads 75%, 1 hour journey each way.
Ran a Citroen C Zero and Nissan Leaf before this so quite aware of techniques to increase mpg (range in EVs).
Cheers.

Draigflag 06-06-2019 11:05 PM

Welcome to the forums. What made you go back to the Dino juice after two EV's? Most people say they'll never go back to ICE after running an EV.

BeefyJ 06-07-2019 02:15 PM

Cheers. Cost. Had two amazing lease / pcp deals but when the last one went back there was nothing to replace it. The C-Zero was 150/month over 3 years, the Leaf Tekna was 200/month (both fully factored for deposits). Can’t see anything less than 300/month now, if not more. Doesn’t make sense to me when I can buy a used diesel for less than 2k with low maintenance costs and diesel at 130/month. Electric would cost me 0.15/kWh at approx 18kwh a day, so 2.70/day or approx 55/month. So I make 75/month on fuel by going EV but at 300/month for a lease that gives me 225/month vehicle costs. Even allowing for the new car / low maintenance premium I’m far away from where I need to be. Give me a 150/month car cost again and then take away the 75/month fuel saving and I’m back on EVs.
For interest my GFV on my Leaf was over 13500 when I gave it back, when used values were 10500 max......that same car now two years later is still worth 10500. Used prices are so much stronger. Think it’ll take another 2 years to level out.
Really enjoyed EV, but can’t afford it to be a luxury or environmental decision, it has to pay its way for me currently.

Draigflag 06-08-2019 12:07 AM

That makes sense, most of your average EV'S are still too expensive to be a contender against petrol/diesel. But there are some good deals out there, plenty of new ICE cars to be had for just 99 a month, although they usually include a big deposit and/or balloon payment at then end.

JockoT 06-08-2019 01:06 AM

Buying any cheap used car makes sense in my book as irrespective of fuel cost it still works out cheaper than a lease.
I had an old car that cost me 150 and my apprentice had a new XR2 (a number of years ago now). He said I should get a new car, I asked "Why?". He said mine could die any day. My answer was, if it did I'd buy another one, and I would still be better off than the 200/month he was paying for his.


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