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    1. I really don't understand why he picked the...

      I really don't understand why he picked the pre-heating hill to die on...
    2. Jesus, you people need to move closer to work or...

      Jesus, you people need to move closer to work or start telecommuting. I did a 180 km round trip work commute for one year and worked out that I was spending close to a 1/4 of my waking hours in a...
    3. It absolutely is an efficiency and pollution...

      It absolutely is an efficiency and pollution advantage. I can remotely cool and heat our G90, but to do so requires spinning up 5 litres of dinosaur devouring aluminum and letting it idle. An EV just...
    4. Poll: Nope, but it's probably tuned to handle more...

      Nope, but it's probably tuned to handle more sharply and be more enjoyable than just about any EV out there outside of the Tesla Model 3 Performance.
    5. I keep hearing this weekly fill-up thing for...

      I keep hearing this weekly fill-up thing for commuting with gas cars. Are you all driving Evos with tiny tanks? We fill the tank once every two weeks on the Golf R and even less frequently with the...
    6. Poll: All fair points. I think (at least for me), part...

      All fair points. I think (at least for me), part of the challenge is most of these cars are built on small, FWD econo vehicle roots. I will take your advice and have a look at 1st gen Volts, but I...
    7. Poll: I feel like 1 - 4 might be a bit contrived....

      I feel like 1 - 4 might be a bit contrived. Unless you are commuting massive amounts of kilometres or driving something grossly fuel inefficient, you are not filling up every week. My G90 has an 800...
    8. Each of those stops are 30 minutes (assuming open...

      Each of those stops are 30 minutes (assuming open charging stalls). With a gas car it was ten minutes for the pee break and to grab a sandwich. The other stop was probably less than 5 for gas. It's...
    9. Yep. We did Niagara Falls to Manhattan in two...

      Yep. We did Niagara Falls to Manhattan in two stops. One to buy food/use the rest room and another for gas. Unless there are scenic stops along the way, we try to stop as little as possible.
    10. Poll: Cool! Unfortunately the 500e is a no-go for me...

      Cool! Unfortunately the 500e is a no-go for me due to seating position and size. Well, that and I found the 500 in Abarth form always felt a bit too sloppy. It didn't have the same sharpness and...
    11. Poll: 1. The Golf R is the definition of a car that you...

      1. The Golf R is the definition of a car that you never finance. It's residual value is stupidly high so you always lease it.

      2. Québec has the highest EV incentives in Canada. In Ontario it's...
    12. ...or their preference set is such that the...

      ...or their preference set is such that the disutility of having to plan a stop at a specific location/time and range anxiety the few times they take a road trip is far higher than the utility of...
    13. A reasoned, rationale post on TCL. The hell are...

      A reasoned, rationale post on TCL. The hell are you doing here? Your part about paying a premium to be inconvenienced is a very interesting point. In the other EV thread, we had posters castigating...
    14. Poll: Counter point: the Honda J35 and Toyota 2GR sound...

      Counter point: the Honda J35 and Toyota 2GR sound surprisingly good when you rev them out, but I take your point that the vast majority of people are putting around with uninspiring engines. I think...
    15. Poll: I mean no disrespect to you, but the Focus (for...

      I mean no disrespect to you, but the Focus (for me) is tolerable much in the same way a base Golf is tolerable. My baseline for acceptable would be something with the character of a FiST or Civic Si....
    16. Poll: I think this cannot be stated enough. Outside of...

      I think this cannot be stated enough. Outside of Teslas, most EVs (and some hybrids) look ridiculous and are soul crushing to drive. I could probably get away with a plug-in hybrid given our short...
    17. Poll: How long is your commute? If I do no weekend...

      How long is your commute? If I do no weekend driving, I can go nearly a month on a single tank.
    18. Poll: An EV would probably be the perfect vehicle for...

      An EV would probably be the perfect vehicle for us: we commute max 30 km each way. Reasons why we don't have one (yet).

      1. EV range in winter takes a huge hit.

      2. Subsidies were drastically...
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      See my edit to my post. The US is an outlier. The...

      See my edit to my post. The US is an outlier. The V6 hybrid is the flagship engine. So yup, I was wrong about the US pricing. Now kindly hold his feet to the coals about being wrong on what's the...
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      Sigh. LS500 $102,700 LS500h $134,050 Toyota...

      Sigh.

      LS500 $102,700
      LS500h $134,050
      Toyota Century ¥19,600,000

      https://www.lexus.ca/lexus/en/build-price/ls

      I will re-iterate: Lexus does not consider the twin-turbo V6 to be their...
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