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Re: The New IHOmobile
« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2016, 10:05:46 AM »

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Re: The New IHOmobile
« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2016, 11:08:49 AM »
Neh.

Part of the appeal of a minivan (and a SUV) is the space and the higher viewpoint.

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Re: The New IHOmobile
« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2016, 12:48:46 PM »
When you buy a car to keep your  man card, you pretty much forfeit it for a douche card, IMHO.

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Re: The New IHOmobile
« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2016, 04:09:12 PM »
http://www.hybridcars.com/americans-watch-as-honda-launches-high-mpg-odyssey-hybrid-minivan-in-japan/
I like this part:
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As America is enjoying sub $2 gas...
Not in Cali!!

It's nice but it's only a hybrid. If the Chrysler Pacifica were just a hybrid I wouldn't be as enthusiastic, it's the "plug-in" part that has me drooling.
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Re: The New IHOmobile
« Reply #20 on: June 06, 2016, 07:45:36 AM »

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Re: The New IHOmobile
« Reply #21 on: June 06, 2016, 08:26:39 AM »
I've seen a few Pacificas around Irvine... looks nice.

I really wasn't too impressed checking it out at the Irvine Auto Center, I think the Sienna and Odyssey have more storage areas but as I said previously, it's the plug-in hybrid aspect that will have me getting one this fall.

Honda is supposed to be updating the 2017 Odyssey also this fall but the new Sienna won't hit until next year and I can't wait that long.

I know ps9 doesn't recommend Chrysler but I've been wanting to get a EV for a while now and I think this checks all the boxes for EV for short commutes, hybrid for longer drives and IHO-sized minivan.
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Re: The New IHOmobile
« Reply #22 on: June 08, 2016, 04:55:00 PM »
Chrysler Hopes New Pacifica Can Make Minivan Cool

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/03/automobiles/wheels/chrysler-pacifica-minivan.html
The first rule of cool is if you try to be cool, you are not cool.

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Re: The New IHOmobile
« Reply #23 on: November 28, 2017, 06:54:51 AM »
Chrysler Pacifica Owners Say Minivans Suddenly Shut Off

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/20/business/chrysler-pacifica.html

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Re: The New IHOmobile
« Reply #24 on: November 28, 2017, 07:38:51 AM »
There were issues with the 2017 PHEV so I waited until the 2018s came out, which just happened a few weeks ago.

I test drove it and the difference between the electric/hybrid and gas engine is remarkable. Very quiet, great pick-up and best of all, less gas usage.

As for the sudden shutoff, it seems to be an electrical issue with the gas versions... although the hybrid also had its own issues.
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Re: The New IHOmobile
« Reply #25 on: December 04, 2017, 05:48:35 PM »
Anyone looking at the Honda Clarity PHEV? Basically an Accord plug-in hybrid.

Don't know why there isn't plug-in hybrid SUV with electric miles over 25.
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Re: The New IHOmobile
« Reply #26 on: December 06, 2017, 01:02:34 PM »
Very quiet, great pick-up

Very important for sneaking up on people to run them over. A solid weapon of choice.

I'm thinking of The Office episode where Dwight and Andy duel over Angela. Andy's defense is driving his silent Prius under 5 mph, sneaking up on Dwight and pinning him to the fence.

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Re: The New IHOmobile
« Reply #27 on: March 01, 2018, 10:55:47 AM »
Latest Candidates:

Chrysler Pacifica PHEV
Mistubishi Outlander PHEV (but only 25 mile electric)
Volvo XC90 (only 14 mile electric)

The Pacifica is still the leader because of the 33 mile range... but I hear good things about the Outlander.

Honda has the Clarity PHEV with 47 mile range but it's a 4-door sedan.

Still waiting for Toyota to up their bigger PHEV game.
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Re: The New IHOmobile
« Reply #28 on: March 01, 2018, 06:13:52 PM »
Latest Candidates:

Chrysler Pacifica PHEV
Mistubishi Outlander PHEV (but only 25 mile electric)
Volvo XC90 (only 14 mile electric)

The Pacifica is still the leader because of the 33 mile range... but I hear good things about the Outlander.

Honda has the Clarity PHEV with 47 mile range but it's a 4-door sedan.

Still waiting for Toyota to up their bigger PHEV game.

Pacifica will definitely be the most functional. I also like how it looks for a minivan .

I rode in one recently (w fellow parents in kids school ) — the fit and finish seemed way above what I thought it would be . I was really impressed . The only complain was that seats don’t fold flat compared to the regular Pacifica ? I dot know how useful that part is .

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Re: The New IHOmobile
« Reply #29 on: March 02, 2018, 08:34:37 AM »
In five years, I've removed my seats in my Honda, once. 

I remember looking when I was buying and thinking the fold flat would really nice, then sat on them and realized they felt like a park bench.  In five years basically a non-issue.


 

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