If I could test drive one to confirm the ingress/egress/driving position comfort and ride comfort, I'd reserve one today.
That many apartment complexes don't have garages is a long stretch from most. Back in a former life I lived in apartments with garages where adding chargers would have been possible.60 Million people in the USA live in APts... (since APT dwellers have no place to charge at home). Most apt complexes dont have Garages so the residents vehicles are always parked outside
Probably never; he started too far behind and/or had bad luck. My grandfathers and my father packed a lunch and my grandmothers and mother cooked dinner. Even after I educated/worked my way into white collar jobs, I pack a lunch and cook dinner when I get home. The idea of DoorDash/GrubHub/Dominos, et al, would have seemed so ridiculous they/we wouldn't have believed anyone would choose to spend their food dollars in that manner; that it's become a thing is an excuse. That people today are too busy to shop and cook is simply untrue. Read the journals of women and men from past centuries to understand what busy really looks like.You drive for ride-shares, right? These people are already spending more money for you to drive them places than it would cost them to own an auto themselves. That was the most depressing thing to me while I did it was seeing these people pay more for me to drive them for 20 minutes then they make in an hour at the grocery store or Walmart. What these people need, because many of them can't drive, is automated driving. I had a fare who used me to pick up his dinner because it was cheaper than the Grubhub fees and he had his license revoked. Had to make his 5 year old come with him. How the heck is that guy supposed to ever get ahead?
When air bags first became a thing, a contrarian friend maintained it was exactly the wrong solution to vehicle safety. Don't make it safer to be careless behind the wheel. His design would install a 12-gauge shotgun shell loaded with buckshot in the center of each steering wheel; a crash would fire the shells and blow away the drivers. Then defensive driving would become a very real imperative.If an owner knows it doesn't pass all the safety testing required of a typical 4 wheel car, and, they are fine with that, "auto regulation reform" would be great to allow this highly efficient vehicle on the road!
I like being surrounded by air bags. But also like ultra efficiency!
Just asking, how much did you pay for the custom Wiburs setup installed? Last quote I got was almost two grand.I had a custom setup on a set of premium Wilburs shocks on a BMW R1200R that transformed the ride: the suspension made the bike corner on rails AND absorb potholes like they weren't there. So there's hope!
The guy with the sport bike avatar is certainly an expert on poor ride quality, cramped positions and the futility of taking one on road trips. BTDT(many years ago)NA.The ride quality is going to be so poor that nobody is going to travel 1000 miles except for a stunt to prove it can be done.
This is THE Catch-22! As long as mass wins, all vehicles will just get bigger and less efficient. There are smarter ways to make vehicles safe, but that will never happen..
Yes, the common misconception is bigger is better. A friend who is facility manager at an elite private school directs pick-up-and-drop-off traffic sometimes. He chats with the parents and grandparents who are nearly all driving Suburban/Denali/Escalade/Range Rover/Bentayga/Cayenne/QuadCabTrucks. During the casual discussion about, "How do you like your new Xxxxx?" almost always it comes up, "We bought it because when there's an accident, we want our child to be belted into the biggest one."The trouble is that once you have decent safety systems mass doesn’t actually make things safer, the opposite in fact. Why weight makes things safer is only in a situation where one object is heavier than the other hitting head on. In glancing collisions many times the lighter vehicle is more survivable.