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haf
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Post by haf »

Hi,
Am looking at buying a Honda e as a small second city vehicle. It seems perfect for occasional use with no trips longer than 40-50 miles in a day. My other car is a Polestar 2 so am very familiar with electric luxury vehicles and the spec of the e is impressive. The prices have been heading south for a while now so there seems to be plenty of bargains.
The obvious downside being its an end-of-life model and being able to maintain and run it for a decade is the plan so that could be an issue

My choice is between virtually brand new at around 24k (seems to be lots of yellow/white showroom type models available so 15k discount) or 2-3 years old at 18k ish. Given that I would like it in blue, I am thinking of the latter but not sure - yellow is a non starter but white can be manageable
I am just looking for general advice from people who have had this car for a few years to see if there are some/many issues that may crop up and hence having 3 years warranty would be a good idea. Or, do Honda do any kind of extended warranty for 2-3 year old cars?

Thanks

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Post by 555djx »

My Civic was being sold by a Honda dealer as ‘Manufacturer Approved’ used and, even though it was 5 years old when I purchased it, it came with a 12 months Honda warranty, so I would think you should be able to do similar with an e.

Prices are certainly keen at the moment, good luck with your search. 👍
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haf
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Post by haf »

I have found a 2 year old one in my preferred blue colour with 1 owner and 10k miles for 17k so am making moves to secure it. Fingers crossed
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Well - did the deed today and am the owner of a 2022 blue Honda e advanced 10kmiles. Got a bit lucky as it was being sold by a Volvo dealer who had a customer part-ex it due to limited battery. The Volvo guys seemed to want shot of it so agreed to reduce the price further if I did the deal then and there and took the car. Inside was paperwork stating previous owner had purchased 5 year warranty, service and breakdown package so that was a nice bonus - just need to figure out how to use it all. Cost 16.5k in the end so very happy.
It was 100% charged and I drove it home 124 miles with 6% battery remaining - though had to eek it out towards the end based on my extensive experience of driving ex's..
Thanks for the advice guys and I will get down to trying to understand all the displays etc
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Verone
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Post by Verone »

haf wrote: Tue Apr 02, 2024 7:14 pm Well - did the deed today and am the owner of a 2022 blue Honda e advanced 10kmiles. Got a bit lucky as it was being sold by a Volvo dealer who had a customer part-ex it due to limited battery. The Volvo guys seemed to want shot of it so agreed to reduce the price further if I did the deal then and there and took the car. Inside was paperwork stating previous owner had purchased 5 year warranty, service and breakdown package so that was a nice bonus - just need to figure out how to use it all. Cost 16.5k in the end so very happy.
It was 100% charged and I drove it home 124 miles with 6% battery remaining - though had to eek it out towards the end based on my extensive experience of driving ex's..
Thanks for the advice guys and I will get down to trying to understand all the displays etc
Awesome to hear, and it sounds like you're doing well on range already - what was the ambient temperature on the drive home, and what techniques did you use to grab that range out of it?

I'm around the same in the summer myself, but in the winter here in Iceland, it drops to about 100 miles or so :D

If you have any questions about the car and it's features, there are quite a few of us willing to help! :)
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haf
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Post by haf »

Thanks for the offer of help Verone and I am going to spend some time with the car in the next few days so will compile a list of questions for sure - mainly around all the functions around the tech. I had an i3 before and now a Polestar 2 so have figured out the range stuff - fundamentally its about speed and slower speed are so much more efficient as well as coasting whenever possible. I did end up doing 55 mph on the motorway as 60-70 was not so good on range. First impression is the car exceeds my expectations and the tech+features are on a par with my fully loaded polestar.
The bad news is that the car is for my partner who refuses to use any tech while driving and does about 100 miles per month. I can see my polestar getting extra time on the driveway while I use the Honda more regularly
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Post by haf »

A couple of questions now that I have used teh car for a few days (fantastic car for sure)
1. What is the best sequence for starting and stopping the car. As far as I can work out, teh doors open automatically with keyless so its simply a case of get in the car, press D and release the parking break. When stopping then press P and put on parking break, get out and press the handle to lock. I just read about out parking break which seems to suggest that the parking break can come on automatically when in D and then apply itself when the car is left so doesn't really need to be manually used. Not tested this yet but whats th general view on best sequence for getting in and driving and then stopping and getting out?
2. What is the power socket used for ie maximum watts as I assume you don't want to stick a kettle or some large wattage device. I guess a toolbox will be fine but not sure about the limitations

Will ad a few more questions as I get familiar - Thanks
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Post by MaXPainT »

Since my landscape is mostly flat, I don't use the handbrake that much and my sequence is the same as you have described. I didn't notice the car doing anything automatically with it.

As for the socket, mine has the limit stated on its cover. It is 230V 1500W for the European version.
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Post by 5thcivic »

The parking brake can be automatic or manual.
Shift tp P
Do not press the brake
Switch parking brake on
Pull switch up again till beeping starts
Important - release switch while still beeping
Within 3 secs pull switch up again and hold
Wait for the sound then release switch
Sound 2 beeps = auto brake on
Sound 1 beep = auto brake off again
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Post by mrdo »

Sorry to hijack the thread but iis there any advantage of purchasing a Honda Approved car direct from a Honda dealer? Honda dealer is £1500 more for an ex-demo model that has done an extra 3k miles but has some servicing thrown in.
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