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Makanik
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Post by Makanik » Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:00 pm

I’m considering changing my Macan for a plug-hybrid. I think The Macan is great, but have had them for nearly 6 years and feel like a change. And it seems like a good time to sell, with used prices on the Macan being so high.

I’m not yet comfortable to move to full electric (I’ll look at the Macan EV in a few years). I’m thinking a plug-in hybrid would be a good stepping stone into the world of electric, especially with many of my journeys being under 20 miles return.

I like the Cayenne hybrid, but it’s just too big for me.

Do members have any other suggestions as to suitable plug-in hybrid alternatives to the Macan?

One contender is the BMW X3 30e.
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Post by OmniCognateSnr » Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:31 pm

Obvious ones for me are the Disco Sport hybrid and the Volvo. Volvo will probably be a better option. The issue I found with PHEV’s is that they are typically £10-15k more expensive than their pure petrol counterparts.

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Post by mistercesq » Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:50 pm

Makanik wrote:
Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:00 pm
I’m considering changing my Macan for a plug-hybrid. I think The Macan is great, but have had them for nearly 6 years and feel like a change. And it seems like a good time to sell, with used prices on the Macan being so high.

I’m not yet comfortable to move to full electric (I’ll look at the Macan EV in a few years). I’m thinking a plug-in hybrid would be a good stepping stone into the world of electric, especially with many of my journeys being under 20 miles return.

I like the Cayenne hybrid, but it’s just too big for me.

Do members have any other suggestions as to suitable plug-in hybrid alternatives to the Macan?

One contender is the BMW X3 30e.
I wouldn’t bother. The additional cost vs the potential fuel savings isn’t worth it! Also in the real world you won’t even get 20 miles out of the battery (especially in cold weather). I’ve got a Honda E as a shopping car and it’s great for that purpose but the range reduces by about a 1/3 when the weather gets cold.

I’d go the whole hog and go full EV or just get a MHEV/normal ICE car.

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Post by OmniCognateSnr » Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:15 pm

mistercesq wrote:
Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:50 pm
Makanik wrote:
Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:00 pm
I’m considering changing my Macan for a plug-hybrid. I think The Macan is great, but have had them for nearly 6 years and feel like a change. And it seems like a good time to sell, with used prices on the Macan being so high.

I’m not yet comfortable to move to full electric (I’ll look at the Macan EV in a few years). I’m thinking a plug-in hybrid would be a good stepping stone into the world of electric, especially with many of my journeys being under 20 miles return.

I like the Cayenne hybrid, but it’s just too big for me.

Do members have any other suggestions as to suitable plug-in hybrid alternatives to the Macan?

One contender is the BMW X3 30e.
I wouldn’t bother. The additional cost vs the potential fuel savings isn’t worth it! Also in the real world you won’t even get 20 miles out of the battery (especially in cold weather). I’ve got a Honda E as a shopping car and it’s great for that purpose but the range reduces by about a 1/3 when the weather gets cold.

I’d go the whole hog and go full EV or just get a MHEV/normal ICE car.
I’d agree with that. If they were no more expensive than a regular ICE car they’d be worth considering but you’ll never make your money back because of the extra cost over an ICE equivalent to buy, and they don’t do a whole heap for the environment. I think its ICE or EV and there’s loads written on why the UK isn’t really ready for EV’s yet ( although the cars are a lot closer now ) unless its a second car.

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Post by ScotMac » Thu Oct 14, 2021 4:40 pm

Have you had a look at Lexus ??

I have never looked at them myself but they appear to be well finished with good warranty etc..

(might be rubbish to drive :? )

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Post by Cheshire Cat » Thu Oct 14, 2021 4:53 pm

Lexus vehicles have that horrible CVT gearbox unless they have changed recently. BMW's look comical these days. I hear good reports about the Skoda range of SUV's if you can put up with the badge. JLR products are a pain to own. Can't recommend anything other than a Porsche.
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Post by Neil1911 » Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:37 pm

My brother has a Lexus, the gearbox wasn't very irritating but the cabin just isn't as nice a place to be as my Macan, which beyond the 14 way seats, is pretty basic. The Lexus does have a HUD though. Nothing will be better than the Macan IMHO.
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Post by MH82 » Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:39 pm

Maserati Grecale

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