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  •  Good news. I was impressed with the Leaf (7+ / 0-)

    until we got up close and saw how Big it was.  This looks a little more economically minded.

    When banjos are outlawed, only outlaws will have banjos.

    by Bisbonian on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 12:39:24 PM PST

    •  You might be interested (3+ / 0-)
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      milton333, aitchdee, Mr Robert

      In the C-max hybrid or plug in, or the Fusion Hybrid and plug in models.

      Which are built on larger platforms than most hybrids/EVs the Fusion being a midsize, and the cmax being a larger compact sharing a wheel base with the focus.

      One thing not noted about the fusion is it goes toe to toe with compact hybrids as a midsize.

      •  You might have missed the point (0+ / 0-)

        I believe Bisbonian was saying a Leaf was too big, and he preferred the compact dimensions of the i-MiEV.  The C-Max and Fusion would definitely be steps in the wrong direction.

        Finally Major Grey said, "I think you can see, Bill, that your desire to live without drugs is incompatible with this society." [Wyman Guin, "Beyond Bedlam"]

        by vike on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 07:33:10 PM PST

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    •  i-miev only 10% more efficient than Leaf (3+ / 0-)

      Based on EPA ratings.  Rumors are the 2013 Leaf has some drivetrain improvements which should make it almost identical.  And the Leaf has 80% more cargo room.

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