When I was 13, Jenny introduced me to Queen, A Night at the Opera. Of course, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Year of '39, and so on...but there was one song I didn't really seem to have time for.
I loved all the songs on that album...but recently it has occurred to me what that song is all about.
I really do love my Outlander. If only the battery life could be improved (I usually get 21-23 miles to the charge, and then I'm on petrol).
My commute from Rugby to Leicester just fits into this range, as I park at the Park-n-Ride, and charge it for free there.
If I need to run my heater, that will knock 3-4 miles off the range. Air conditioning, strangely, only takes 1-2.
There is a trick that really impresses me. In the winter (roughly 8 months of the year here), I can , while safely and warmly in my house, connect my iPad or mobile phone via wifi, and tell the car to warm itself up using mains energy.
By the time I'm ready to go 15 minutes later, the car cabin is warm, the windscreen defrosted, and it's ready to go.
In fact, the only area where I'd say the car lets me down is the software side of things.
There doesn't seem to be a coaching program worth bothering with.
I'd love the ability to set the maximum effort the engines can put out to increase efficiency.
Selecting the addresses is very much a pain. The navigation system needs to be made much friendlier (just look at Tomtom, Google maps, or Apple maps, fer cryin' out loud).
Since my commute to Leicester fits within the battery, the car actually saves me more than the monthly car payment! A car that pays for itself: a no-brainer.