"(The sole remaining vehicle in my stable if our rapidly eroding rights are further restricted and a missive of "1 vehicle per family" limit is handed down and survives the subsequent revolution) "I'm a married, middle-aged bloke nearing retirement, with 5 kids, mostly grown. Last spring's college graduate moved back in a few week's ago to start his "residency" (inside joke) whilst job-hunting and his baby sister is due to graduate next spring and plans to enter her "1 year residency" for completion of a master's degree, assuming it will be offered as an online program as it currently is now. The older 3 are off the payroll and on their own!
I obtained a 2019 Clarity (White ext/Beige int) with 96.6K miles from Carvana on 7 July, 2022. On 8 July, the wife, as well as Tucker, the Golden Retriever, and Blondie, the Black Labrador (This can be confusing to some on first meeting) and I set off to visit my parents in Lexington, KY. We arrived 16.5 hours and 951 miles later after 4 stops, 3 of which were for fuel. My lovely wife grumbled that despite the $ savings in fuel, she wasn't sure it was adequate compensation for for adding 1.5-2 hours to the trip? You see? As late as the morning of 4 July, this trip had been planned for the MY2000 Excursion 7.3L turbodiesel. I patiently pointed out that while several such prior trips had been completed in the Exc with only one fuel stop in 15 hours or less, we had still made 4 (or sometimes 5) total stops. The difference? The dogs! They weren't along on the previous trips and had to be leashed-up, walked about and coaxed to take care of business, encouraged to drink water, then loaded back into the rear seat and de-leashed at each stop, whether for fuel or human bio breaks.
In addition to the 2000 Excursion (The sole remaining vehicle in my stable if our rapidly eroding rights are further restricted and a missive of "1 vehicle per family" limit is handed down and survives the subsequent revolution) I maintain a fleet of Jaguars; 2 X202's and 3 X300's with one each parts-car, an X202 and an X300. Daughters first and last, are in Toyota Hybrids, RAV4 and Avalon, respectively, while middle son purchased a 2018 Clarity (also white over beige) about 2 weeks before I did.
I bought the Clarity to alleviate the escalating cost of my 102 mile round trip commute to work. And also because keeping the 2 X300's I've been using for the daily commute in fine nick has become increasingly time and cost-consuming with 280K and 215K miles on the clock. I like the car, I enjoy the modern attributes and advances made in the nearly 25 years between my respective commuters' births. But of course, it shall never be as fun, nor as aesthetically pleasing as either J'aaag! But it IS saving me money, even so if I'd done proper research and been forward looking back in 2018/19, counting the tax credit, I could've obtained the same car, but new, for nearly the same $$!
Anyway, glad to have found the forum and hope to gain much knowledge of the product and maybe eventually contribute a bit...between Jag maintenance activities.
What's Abbott doing now?