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Discussion in 'Clarity' started by KentuckyKen, Sep 26, 2019.
I predict model year 2036...
I read that for the Insight they had to use that instead of the lever shifter on the Civic because they needed the room under the buttons for the regular car battery, so I'm guessing they need to save some room here for it too?
Either way I personally don't mind the button shifter. It actually makes sense to me since you only use it when the car is stopped anyway...
Well, for whatever it was I decided on, they'd sell at least one!
I'm fine with it until I need to parallel park. It's getting better, but I still don't always go in the direction I want to...
Can't believe they're going to use that infotainment system again. At least there's a volume knob in the CRV
Again? It's not as anything has changed on the Clarity. How many more Clarity PHEVs would a knob sell? More importantly, would selling more Clarity PHEVs make Honda happy? Their latest distribution scheme doesn't make it seem so.
Abomination? I don’t personally mind it at all.
I do find the parking brake operation a bit non-intuitive. I just try to think of the button as a tiny parking brake lever that you would pull up to set. But logically my first instinct was “push to set”.
We still haven't seen anything about the 2020 Clarity yet.
Seem like there is probably a fairly simple explanation for that. However some folks tend to get riled up when it’s mentioned so I’ll refrain.
I think the clarity was a strategic technology adventure in order to have traction in case strict emmision standards got out of hand. These cars are very advanced and therfore expensive to make. Since the poltical land scape is more conservative (for now) the demand could be less. Another big factor is public response as the majority still favour traditional ice power. Its hard to change public perception about the negatives of phev's/ev's and they tend to stick with the familiar. Simce the Clarity is not a big money maker. Honda will do as any business does and go with the flow of public will when it is more profitable to do so. It is a shame that the public is not more educated about the reliabliity and feasablity of phev's/ev's. You pay more at the beginning but save in the long term because of lower operational costs and contribute to a cleaner environment.
Exactly. I agree with your entire post...and of course, for the many who quality for the federal tax credit and other incentives, paying more at the beginning and then recouping costs later is really more of a short term equation. I consider myself to be much more of "practical/economical person" than a "car person" or an "environmental person," but the Clarity allows consumers to be all of the above. Like many on this forum, I am somewhat baffled by the apparent lack of demand for this car. In terms of price, performance, and overall value, it appears to be unparalleled.
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I know this is a diversion- but I like the shifter. I do not prefer it over a more conventional design- but it does help to free up some space.
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