Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV GX4hs – Economy

It has been a few months since I took delivery of my new car and, aside from noting the cost of refuelling, I have deliberately avoided recording the actual economy. Until now all I have known is that my weekly refill has cost, on average, about £10 a week less than with my old ‘07 Honda Civic 2.2 Diesel. Not…

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Are PHEV Owners Not Charging Their Cars?

The Office for Low-Emission Vehicles is concerned that a large number of PHEV buyers are taking their grants and subsequent Benefit In Kind savings and simply not plugging their cars in, driving all their miles using the internal combustion engine. What a ridiculous idea. Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure there are plenty of people that don’t ever plug their…

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV – Regenerative Brakes

The beauty of Mitsubishi’s regenerative brakes is that you can continuously control the level of regeneration that they provide, providing the dedicated motorist with much better economy. Once mastered its use becomes second nature, with the bonus of developing a much more attentive driving style. With the Mitsubishi, there are six levels of manual regeneration. Level 0 is no regeneration,…

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV GX4hs – Purchase

Purchase Method It took quite a bit of investigation to decide how to purchase my new car. Personally I feel it is important to keep a brand new car for at least five years in order to spread the initial ‘new car’ depreciation over a sensible period. I also feel that it is cost effective over owning a two year…

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Audi A3 E-Tron – Test Drive

I had tested, and very much liked, the A3 Sportback Diesel a year ago. My situation changed slightly, making a car purchase less important, but this was one of my favourites. Now I am back in the market I thought I would visit the E-Tron. This is a very nice car. It is comfortable, rides well and is nippy enough….

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