Showing posts from August, 2021

The case for cheaper short range EV's and controlling our "what if?" tendencies

  When we bought my wife her first car, the 2020 Kia Soul S, I expected we would keep it for many years, probably 10 as that is how long the Kia drivetrain warranty lasts. Of course if the rest of the car started to fall apart maybe we'd get rid of it after the 5 year bumper to bumper expired. But here we are just a little over 2 years in and we're going to sell it. Why would we do such a thing? Well, we live in unprecedented times and just like our Land Rover Discovery, that I previously blogged about, her car is worth a lot more than it should be. In short we have been offered just shy of $20,000 which is amazing considered we only paid $21,500 for it over 2 years ago. So this, combined with the fact you can get a brand new electric Mini for $30k, and the fact that we should be eligible for a $7,500 federal rebate on it means that we can hand her Kia over and walk away with a nicely built EV from a more premium brand for about $3,000. With the currently proposed changes to th