I know it’s been a long time since my last post. A lot had happened with this little car. We are still loving it. The car has now been wired so we can pull it 4 wheels down behind our motorhome! It is so much easier hooking it up, pulling it and unhooking it. Here it is 3 years since we bought it and it only has 16,000 miles on it.
We are now towing this little car behind our Class A Motorhome. I don’t drive the Motorhome but my husband says he hardy knows it is there. We put it on a tow dolly because of the charge problem the car has. It has to be be in auxiliary mode for it to be towed with all 4 wheels on the ground and you would have to stop and start the car every couple of hours to keep the battery charged. So we opted for a tow dolly and so far it has been ok. We are learning to put the straps on the wheels quicker and getting it off the dolly quicker. It has definitely been a learning experience with this car. We had our first dead battery yesterday. It is going into the dealer tomorrow to have the battery tested to see if this is the problem. I still love this car.
Today we took a 300 mile road trip. I only used a half tank of gas. This car continues to amaze me.
I have had this car since June 26th. I was given a full tank of gas at the time of purchase. I still have that same tank of gas today. I am able to do errands all week in town and not use a drop of gas. I sure wish they had this technology before now. It would have saved us a lot of money!!!
Today we added a TorkLift Hitch to the C-Max. I have always had a hitch on my cars not so much for towing but for holding a bike rack. The install was a little tricky but we got it because you did not have to drill any holes. Here is what my install looks like.
I just love this car! I have been waiting a long time for a car like to come along that has the best of both worlds. I love how I can go to town and not use one drop of gas. So far we have had the car for 17 days and have not used any gas that they gave us at the purchase time.
We purchased our car on June 26, 2013 and soon found that we wanted a charging station instead of the 110 volt that came with the car. I have put up some pictures of the charging station. It was pretty easy for us because where we wanted it was very close to our house electrical box. Our electrician only had to put in a 40 amp circuit, run wire to the included plug and that was it. It now only takes a matter of a couple of hours instead of 7 or 8 to charge the car from empty.