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    1. Member Tommietank's Avatar
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      10-19-2019 05:00 PM #1
      9 months ago I picked up a Honda Clarity for my wife. She was coming out of BMW i3 and never liked the Clarity. It missed the mark on what makes an EV great. It was big, well built but had short comings she didnt like. It lacked strong regen, weak seat heaters, big turning radius, not much pep, and a false range rating . We looked for another 2017 BMW i3 with the 114 mile range set up but we still find them to be pricey. This week I heard about a ridiculous lease deal. $79 a month and $999 down for a Hyundai Ioniq. It also gets 124 miles of range unlike the 28 miles the Clarity would deliver even though it was rated for 47. We're saving close to $300 a month when you factor in the lease savings, fuel savings, and our local utility credit. The Hyundai Ioniq is too cheap not to pick up.

      Pros:
      • It's simple and straight forward. Just a small Hyundai sedan.
      • DC Fast Charging if needed.
      • Varying levels of regen that can be fixed to driving modes.
      • Dashboard charge lights
      • Not enough time with it yet but everyone says it gets more than the rated range.
      • Hatchback opening.
      • Price!



      Cons:
      • It's a basic Hyundai sedan. Not too exciting for me.
      • The charging socket is on the back left like Tesla. I think it should be up front by the hood like other Hyundai/Kia products. Will need a longer cord unless I always back it in for the wife.
      • It's slow.
      • Basic inside. The limited models get a load of features but not for that price.


      Overall she's happy with the car and now we are walking the walk. No ICE in the garage




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      10-19-2019 05:05 PM #2
      Wow, that is a killer lease deal! Congrats!! I’m trying to convince the wife to get an EV as she only drives a few blocks to work when she does drive. It’s the range anxiety that’s getting her though, can’t take it on long trips is a hard pass at the moment.
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      10-19-2019 05:14 PM #3
      Great deal...Is that Ioniq lease nationwide? That might be tempting for me to jump on too, though I would want a Limited model with the bells & whistles.

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      10-19-2019 05:20 PM #4
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      10-19-2019 05:31 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by got-rice View Post
      Great deal...Is that Ioniq lease nationwide? That might be tempting for me to jump on too, though I would want a Limited model with the bells & whistles.
      I think it's at least in the North East.


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      10-19-2019 05:46 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Tommietank View Post
      I think it's at least in the North East.
      I'm in California, so I'm sure they sell all three variants of it. Will need to ask my auto broker friend, or check the local dealer.

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      10-19-2019 05:55 PM #7
      Good.

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      10-19-2019 06:01 PM #8
      Congratulations! I'd love to hear more owner experiences with the Ioniq BEV.

      For those looking for a roadmap to negotiate a lease deal on one of these, here is the thread with all the info:

      https://forum.leasehackr.com/t/ny-hy...h-md-or/183482
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      10-19-2019 06:12 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Tommietank View Post
      I think it's at least in the North East.
      I think they're stacking state and federal rebates in the lease price, so it would vary state to state; best I can tell I would pay $99/month here in NY. Still an amazing deal though!

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      10-19-2019 06:13 PM #10
      Congrats, two very efficient EVs

      Contrary to what one would normally think, this Ioniq is actually better than the larger pack follow-up, which does have better initial range, but charges ridiculously slow.

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      10-19-2019 06:35 PM #11
      How's the braking?
      I seem to remember it being quite long due to the tires.

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      10-19-2019 06:43 PM #12
      Very nice lease deal. At least they didn't ask for thousands up front that would make me walk away from any car and lease deal.

      8.4 seconds to 60 is on the slow side for an electric but at least you still got all that instant torque which might make it feel a little quicker than that.

    14. 10-19-2019 07:22 PM #13
      I'm confused. Are we talking BEV or plug-in hybrid here?

      The Clarity was plug-in, right? I mean, 47 miles of range with a real world 28--that's a tiny battery. Can't be pure BEV, right?

      Is the Ioniq also a plug-in? But 147 miles of range sounds like early Leaf style BEV--that sounds like a huge amount for a plug-in hybrid.

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      10-19-2019 08:10 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by elmo3 View Post
      I'm confused. Are we talking BEV or plug-in hybrid here?

      The Clarity was plug-in, right? I mean, 47 miles of range with a real world 28--that's a tiny battery. Can't be pure BEV, right?

      Is the Ioniq also a plug-in? But 147 miles of range sounds like early Leaf style BEV--that sounds like a huge amount for a plug-in hybrid.
      OP bought a Hyundai PURE EV

      there are 3 version of Ioniq


      Ioniq hybrid = "regular" hybrid
      Ioniq electric = pure EV
      Ioniq electric plus = PHEV = plugin hybrid

      from OP pic, his Ioniq has a completely smooth grill, should be Ioniq electric (pure EV). 200km range
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      10-19-2019 08:48 PM #15
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      10-19-2019 08:53 PM #16
      Where did you find that lease deal?
      I can I find is this one:
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      $109 per month for 36 months with $2,500 due at lease signing

      It made me look... but at 125 miles.. it's still just barely not log enough range for my commute.
      I need probably 150 just to have a buffer/account for battery degradation.

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      10-19-2019 08:54 PM #17
      You didn't buy another Model 3? I thought they were the best value EV money can buy?

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      10-19-2019 09:20 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by spockcat View Post
      You didn't buy another Model 3? I thought they were the best value EV money can buy?
      It's much better than the Hyundai but since they want $4500 down and $399 a month for it, I don't know if it's worth 4 times as much?

    20. 10-19-2019 09:44 PM #19
      Just got one myself, picked it up this afternoon. $332 down, $100/month, taxes and everything included. 36/10K miles. Total of $16,500 in rebates in NY. $7,500 Fed, $7K from Hyundai, and $2K from NYS. At that price I figured it was worth a shot. My wife and I each commute about 20 miles each way. We’ll see how it goes.

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      10-19-2019 10:01 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      I need probably 150 just to have a buffer
      Buffer is a good call on a long commute. I can pretty easily see this happening otherwise...

      Wifey on Bluetooth: "Can you pick up a pizza on the way home?
      Me (looking at battery gauge): "I...cannot."

    22. 10-19-2019 10:04 PM #21
      What's the LEV?

      Electric cars have horrid resale value. YOu may get a surprise down payment at the lease-end.

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      10-19-2019 10:05 PM #22
      Wow, at this price I would consider leasing this for town and finding some cheap old ICE for the highway runs.

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      10-19-2019 10:05 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by ghost03 View Post
      Buffer is a good call on a long commute. I can pretty easily see this happening otherwise...

      Wifey on Bluetooth: "Can you pick up a pizza on the way home?
      Me (looking at battery gauge): "I...cannot."
      Also, winter will knock that 150miles down to 100.

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      10-19-2019 10:30 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Steavis View Post
      What's the LEV?
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      10-19-2019 11:05 PM #25
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