Scooped up a 2019 Clarity Touring
With the supply dwindling in most parts, I was able to able to land a Clarity from a dealer in Long Island. Was required to go to the dealer twice in order to take it home. Spent two long days (drive>ferry>drive) to get it and I'm very happy that I did. Initially, I was considering a BEV and was leaning towards the Hyundai Kona. However, no dealer would provide a good enough deal. I wasn't ready to spend $40k on a vehicle that might be limited to 150 mi/day (here in New England). Then, I considered a PHEV (Prius Plus, Ioniq and the Clarity). In just about every regard, the Clarity appeared better. I test drove the Ioniq and did not like the small size-feel and the sluggish acceleration. I didn't drive the Prius Plus, because quite honestly, I don't find them very appealing to the eye and yes, this would have haunted me. Besides, the electric range on the Prius Plus and Ioniq are almost at the "why bother" level. What I love about the Clarity: the relatively high electric range, the spacious/comfortable interior, the looks(it's beautiful!!), the handling, smooth suspension...could go on. Some things that I would change if I could(but really don't bother me): the climate control/temperature knobs and infotainment volume knobs are backasswards, small, 7 gallon tank and what people have described as "angry bees". All-in-all, I simply love this car. My wife and I both had significant gas guzzlers...all to frequent $70 fill-ups for me. It's a breath of fresh air. When it comes time for my wife to replace her car, a BEV it will be! Thanks for having me!