"New" 2018 Clarity Owner
As an introduction, I am driving my new (leftover) 2018 Clarity 120 miles daily. I got it a week ago and have 1100 miles on it. I bought the car specifically for this commute to reduce my gas costs (was $350/month) and the ACC. I really checked out the Insight and the Model 3. I really liked the Tesla but I'm worried a bit about their longevity and missed the Tesla $7500 window. The InSight CVT didn't impress me very much and the Clarity seemed like a much more refined car. I got the new 2018 Touring for just over 30K before tax.
My commute is aggressive, heavy, fast traffic (I-95 and the Blue Route near Philadelphia). I determined my gas mileage yesterday at 259MPG with charging at home and work. I almost make it to both destinations when the motor comes on with about 10 miles to go. At home I just added a Mustart 40A charger, like folks in this forum said the connection is very tight however it *is* starting to loosen up a bit. I was ready to return it but I'm going to hang in a bit longer. It charges well and finishes at right around 2+ hours. At work we have free Level 2 Chargepoint. Not many lanes of charging at work but I've been successful getting on a charger sometime during the day for a full charge so far.
I love the car, I like not worrying about range vs full-electric. For the few negatives, I also have the wiper "catch" at the left side of the windscreen at almost full travel. I wish the ACC accelerated back up to speed when the car in front of me accelerates again. I also wish the LKA was stronger.
It doesn't look like there is a way for me to figure out if my SB's are up to date, right? Mine is "new" but it's not really "new".
2018 White Touring