What to love or hate about the 2018+ Honda Clarity? - Page 3 - 2018 Honda Clarity Forum
Thread Tools
post #21 of 25 (permalink) Old 05-07-2019, 02:47 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2019
Location: LA
Posts: 5
New to the world of EVs, I am very pleased overall with my Clarity.
My "Loves":
1- Not having to wake up at 6 AM every Sunday to get to the Costco pump and fill the tank before the endless lines form.

2- Also saving almost $40 every time I don't have to do that. (only 3 gas station visits since January 20!).

3- The COMFORT, not having to bend my sore back to get into the car.
4-The futuristic look (even my millenial son compares it to a spaceship).
5- The handling and response is seamless.
6- The backup camera (the wide angle is amazing).

My "Hates" (well, not really, rather missing stuff I was used to)
1- No backup sensors and real blind spot monitoring.
2- No real left side blind spot view (I had to add a little auxiliary mirror).
3- No sunroof.
4- No lumbar support (I have back issues).
5- No volume knob.
6-Sloppy infotaintment (but better than the one I had before).
7- No spare tire.
Clarito is offline  
post #22 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-19-2019, 10:12 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 14

Decent car around town, took it on an extended highway drive for the first time, really horrible sounds as I climbed hills on my way south. Not at all a "premium" experience in contrast to the smooth in-town performance.

I have regular seasonal needs to go over the road and comforted by the fact that I leased this vehicle and will be able to turn it in at the end of the lease (for which I got a great deal).
HondaFan is offline  
post #23 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-19-2019, 05:39 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 2
Does not apply to offset self employment taxes (i.e. 12.4% for social security and 2.9% for Medicare), but will offset income taxes owed on earnings (i.e. income) from your own business, correct?
iBondsmith is offline  
post #24 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-20-2019, 08:45 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 11
Borrowed from above!

LIKES[*]18" upgraded alloy wheels on a base trim.[*]LED headlights on a base trim[*]Amber turn signals[*]Auto brake hold[*]Quick off the line[*]Responsive steering without a center dead zone[*]Lack of torque steering for a FWD [*]Super quiet cabin and drive due to EV[*]Regen paddles & coasting regen[*]Free Honda link app without having to pay (like Onstar)[*]120V L1 charging = super easy for any household[*]Longer EV range than advertised due to lack of climate control use

7 gallon tank but since its only used on long trips is OK.
Lack of compact / inflatable spare tire
no rear window wiper
no CD round plug in for my portable device.
no radio knobs.
Glass screen distraction to do anything while driving.
Snowbird is offline  
post #25 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-21-2019, 07:32 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 22
The silky smooth hybrid drive train and 47 mile electric driving range are the highlights and the reasons I bought the car. The driver assist features generally work poorly and there are some serious omissions, particularly lack of backup and cross traffic / blind spot sensors.
60Hertz is offline  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Related Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Honda Clarity Plug In - Pricing mike7311 Honda Clarity Pricing, Dealers, Purchasing and Orders 57 01-24-2020 01:42 PM
On a market for a new Honda Clarity plug-in hybrid 2018 atokmin New Member Introductions 5 03-07-2019 04:11 PM
2018 Honda Clarity Overview Administrator 2018+ Honda Clarity News 0 05-30-2018 07:20 PM
2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid: 5 Things I Learned After a Brief Test Drive Administrator 2018+ Honda Clarity News 0 04-17-2018 01:06 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome