JoeS wrote:[Just look at Rick and his Route 66 - that's a long trip!
Yes, it's truly the adventure of a lifetime and I'm sure they're enjoying it immensely and neither of them will ever forget it . . . . or regret it I'm sure. But just because you can find a way to do it doesn't mean it's practical. Their time spent, fuel costs and motel bills would have been a small fraction of what they're spending if they had made the same trip in a Toyota Corolla. You could comfortably do Route 66 in a week with 6 motel stays and spending about $150 for fuel. 'Adventure' is one thing but paying $20 or $25 for $2 worth of electricity is another. I really, really hate it when someone gouges me just because they know I have no other option. That would take much of the fun out of it for me
If Mitsu had been willing to reimburse me for a couple nights in motels in Pensacola, we would have considered driving the cars there and just written off the three days as an 'adventure' . . . . but a 100 mile trip to and from is just completely impractical when looked at solely from a transportation standpoint - This just isn't what these cars were designed for. 2 hours there and two hours back in a regular car, vs 3 days in an around town EV just doesn't make a lick of sense
Fortunately, from the day we bought the first car we knew full well what we were buying and how practical it was. The cars have done at least 95% of all the local miles we've driven over the last 5 years. We never hop in anything else unless we're headed out of state. They're very, very good at what they do, which is transporting up to 4 people and gear around the local area in relative comfort. We wouldn't think of giving up either of our cars and neither would we ever dream of taking a long trip in them. We have another vehicle which is 10X as practical for that job and that's what we use whenever we go out of state