So, took the large Honda hybrid vehicle back and then went to the Volvo dealer and ordered a new large Volvo. This time, my reasons for buying are survivability in a crash so a big heavy car. i have given up on low emission after watching all my neighbours lighting wood burners and garden fire pits polluting the whole area so ordered a 200 bhp petrol car which is not a hybrid.
i did try the hybrids and interesting technology where it pulls away in silence up to 10 mph then the engine takes over. I noted it gives 2 mpg more than a plain petrol engine but cost an extra 6k to have a small lithium battery and some interesting schematics showing electricity flowing in and out.
Its a pretty car and being built in Sweden perhaps. This one should have a satnav that works and body panels that fit properly.
The Nissan has been a comfortable car in general with just a few faults. satnav that is no use,front suspension which unbolted itself just once and battery failure. Gave about 50 mpg on a diesel auto over a 30 month period. Pity i had little use recently during the lockdown.. I feel that hybrids are still novelty value with Toyota models having a token of a battery at 6.5 amphour for the 2 litre and a top speed of just 110 mph from a motor producing 180 bhp. The 1.8 litre uses a 3.5 amphour battery of normal car size. Only 120 bhp.
I anticipate around 40 mpg from a 2 litre petrol auto and anyone colliding with it should not be killing me.
Accidents around here i see every day i go out now. Too much rushing around and phone use.
Have to wait until November for delivery. Nice discounts out there now of around 7k on some models. Used the money i would have spent on holiday this year.