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Let's see some pictures of what your driving now while waiting out the EV-6. It might provide some insight into your comments about your new EV if we knew what you had before you got it.
Here is my current ride and I sold on my 2006 S2K last year to prepare garage space for a new EV, but my Edge will go too.
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Had a rocky start the first couple of months had her in and out of the shop along with a 29 day stay to get a coolant valve for the battery replaced. This had me looking into other vehicles. The ride in this vehicle is fantastic! The road noise is so low, you can hit extra legal speeds before you realize it, if you stomp on the go pedal.

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While fast, it wasn't as fast as my former KIA which was also comfortble and relatively quiet for a non luxury car.

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Hoping the EV6 will be closer to the e tron on noise and just as comfortable to ride in.
 

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My husband and I typically have one larger vehicle and one smaller vehicle.
We have a 2013 Prius and are retiring a 2010 Honda Odyssey with problems (Battery, doors, engine). It still works if I need the space to move something in town, but not reliable for any kind of road trip..

I am looking at the 2022 Sorento PHEV to replace the Odyssey as our "people mover"/"road trip with 2 dogs" vehicle. Honestly we probably "need" this one more than I need EV6.
 

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On hire from on.to. We call him "Bruce Kona" because of the colour ;)

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Had a MK1 Ford Focus for 15 years, it would of been 22 years old this December, went to the great scrap yard in the sky :cry:
 

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I sold my 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe limited AWD (used car prices made it worth it, ended up with several K in my pocket) and picked up the cheapest Kia they had on the lot for daily driving until the EV6 FE hits. 2021 Kia Forte. Saving about $400 a month all in. Bought it from the dealer that my FE is being delivered to in hopes the gesture is remembered when the EV6 arrives. I鈥檒l probably sell it outright prior to delivery of the EV6 as I鈥檒l get more than dealer trade. But my weekend fun car, that won鈥檛 be sold ever, is a sleeper 2014 BMW Z4 35is.

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It's been a wild ride with this car, but it sits in my garage most days because family. I have never had, and maybe never will have, a car that so completely exceeded expectations. It's astounding to drive; has more cargo space than you can imagine; has insanely good highway fuel efficiency; and does EVERYTHING you ever ask of it, no questions. Want to go faster? "I'm on it." Want to go around this corner without slowing down? "No problem." Want to take two sets of golf clubs, a full-size suitcase, pick up a few boxes of wine, and still put the roof in the back for a trip from Canada down the California coast and get amazing mileage while doing so? "All over that."

When driving this car, the world slows down and makes more sense. People get out of the way. Corners straighten. No passing lane is too short. Somehow, the best parking spot is always available. And I drove slower, because what's the point of pushing things? The limits of this car simply cannot be pushed on public roads without severely breaking laws / risking lives, so might as well just sit back and enjoy the ride.

When I started looking to trade it in a while back, I actually, literally joked, "you can't trade a car like this in on a Kia." I even turned up my nose at a Stinger, although I fell in love with the tech. But turns out Kia was setting out to prove me wrong. You absolutely can trade a car like this for the right Kia. My only regret is the EV6 doesn't come in this exact paint job - it's a tri-tone blue that looks completely different under different light & time of day & weather.

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It's been a wild ride with this car, but it sits in my garage most days because family. I have never had, and maybe never will have, a car that so completely exceeded expectations. It's astounding to drive; has more cargo space than you can imagine; has insanely good highway fuel efficiency; and does EVERYTHING you ever ask of it, no questions. Want to go faster? "I'm on it." Want to go around this corner without slowing down? "No problem." Want to take two sets of golf clubs, a full-size suitcase, pick up a few boxes of wine, and still put the roof in the back for a trip from Canada down the California coast and get amazing mileage while doing so? "All over that."

When driving this car, the world slows down and makes more sense. People get out of the way. Corners straighten. No passing lane is too short. Somehow, the best parking spot is always available. And I drove slower, because what's the point of pushing things? The limits of this car simply cannot be pushed on public roads without severely breaking laws / risking lives, so might as well just sit back and enjoy the ride.

When I started looking to trade it in a while back, I actually, literally joked, "you can't trade a car like this in on a Kia." I even turned up my nose at a Stinger, although I fell in love with the tech. But turns out Kia was setting out to prove me wrong. You absolutely can trade a car like this for the right Kia. My only regret is the EV6 doesn't come in this exact paint job - it's a tri-tone blue that looks completely different under different light & time of day & weather.
Yeah I get this way of thinking. I bought a 1971 C-3 LT-1 new back in that day and remember feeling those same feelings. The big difference was / is that back then the Corvette had some serious quality issues, so I did not keep it long, but man she was a real looker...My S2000 was much easier to own, and I suspect had much better handling, but certainly not straight line speed!
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Yeah I get this way of thinking. I bought a 1971 C-3 LT-1 new back in that day and remember feeling those same feelings. The big difference was / is that back then the Corvette had some serious quality issues, so I did not keep it long, but man she was a real looker...My S2000 was much easier to own, and I suspect had much better handling, but certainly not straight line speed! View attachment 966
Absolutely gorgeous. The C3 is one of my favourite cars of all time
 

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I traded the glitchy VW ID.4 for a Model Y (other than panel gaps was flawless in operation from driving to charging)鈥 to a Mach-E.

Mach-E is just a fantastic driving car. Light and nimble like a Model 3. It鈥檚 a first year model and has some quirks (Model Y is very refined) but would definitely recommend.

Hoping the EV6 is closer to a Mach-E than Model Y but maybe with less firm suspension and less tire noise but I鈥檝e heard similar complaints so they might be a wash.

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Some nice wheels here!
My fiancee and I both work remotely, so we currently have "1 and 2/3 cars", with1 being a 2017 Cherokee and the 2/3 represented by a 2001 VW Cabrio with 60k miles and one clean sheet:

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I traded the glitchy VW ID.4 for a Model Y (other than panel gaps was flawless in operation from driving to charging)鈥 to a Mach-E.

Mach-E is just a fantastic driving car. Light and nimble like a Model 3. It鈥檚 a first year model and has some quirks (Model Y is very refined) but would definitely recommend.

Hoping the EV6 is closer to a Mach-E than Model Y but maybe with less firm suspension and less tire noise but I鈥檝e heard similar complaints so they might be a wash.

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I will be interested in your review of the EV6 given that you've spent time in the ID4, T, & MME. I drove the Mach E on a short demo ride and it drove / rode more like my S2000 than my Edge. Not necessarily a bad thing, but might get old after a while.
 

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I will be interested in your review of the EV6 given that you've spent time in the ID4, T, & MME. I drove the Mach E on a short demo ride and it drove / rode more like my S2000 than my Edge...
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