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So as the title says, I’m seriously considering getting out of the Stinger and into an EV.
I commute about 150 miles per day (almost all Highway) and full up the tank every other day. So between time spent at the gas station and the actual cost of gas, I’m really thinking an EV makes more sense.
My issue is I absolutely love this car! From the looks both interior and exterior to the ride quality. It’s so fun to drive (although I could use a bit more power) and the compliments and stares it gets makes me feel great also lol.
IMO, there is no EV that can match the looks of this car anywhere near the price. But for what im paying in a car note added to the cost of gas every month, I can definitely afford an EV (ie. Tesla, EV6 if it ever is available, Ionic 5, etc).
I’m looking for opinions from fellow Stinger owners because I’m hoping you guys feel the same way about your cars and can understand my plight.
So what would you do? EV or keep your Stinger?
Thanks in advance for the input.
Somewhat ironically, I wound up with a Stinger when I found out both of the EVs I was considering wouldn't be available for another year (at least): the F-150 Lightning and the Cybertruck. I've been on pre-order lists for each since early days so I'm way up in the priority queue... but reps from both marks flat out told me they aren't going to be produced any time soon.
So, I bought a Stinger instead. I figured I'd drive it until the EV of my dreams comes along, then use it as a "Sunday driver" afterward and let the electric vehicle handle whatever commuting remains.
Un-ironically, but perhaps conveniently, I wound up scoring a full-time remote job (I live in Seattle, the job is based in Austin, TX), so I don't technically have to "commute" anywhere in the Stinger. That keeps the gas bill down for me. I still drive it way too much (being a new car that I'm actively learning and experimenting with) to be economical, but a lot less than I would if I had to drive it miles every day just to bring home the bacon...
If I can afford it by then, I'll have both.
Kinda gotta pay of the Stinger first, though, so my EV truck reservations might wind up being re-sold to the highest bidder...