Technology that works
Added: 12th of October 2016
The car just performs extremely competently. It is not particularly glamorous, but it works. The interior finish and quality is not as good as more expensive makes, but the road holding, comfort and the way it effortlessly copes with almost anything the road can throw at it - mud, ice, snow, potholes, tight parking spaces, hours and hours on a motorway, zero to 9000 feet mountain passes - is superb. The fancy electrics of the plug in hybrid are not going to save the planet, but, whilst there is only 5% vat on electricity ( not 20% plus fuel tax) plus the possibility to use half price off peak, it is financially attractive. No-one seems to mention that a whole section of society can't so easily use these cars as it is difficult to charge them at home if you live in a flat or road of terraced houses.