It's cool to drive an Ioniq - Page 3 - Hyundai Ioniq Forum
 23Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #21 of 27 (permalink) Old 21-04-19, 08:57 AM
Senior Member
 
Betamax_man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: UK
Posts: 156
@PDilly I remember them well. I was too young to own one but my eldest brother had two. One actually had a reverse and electric start. The reverse wasn't really reverse. You had to stop the engine, switch to reverse and start the engine again. This was because reverse was selected by starting the engine backwards. Seats, wow they were uncomfortable and very basic.

The attached picture is not a picture of his as he sold it many many years ago but it may help others picture one.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20190421_135500_1555851315877.jpg
Views:	21
Size:	178.2 KB
ID:	29342  

2018 PHEV Premium SE in Marina Blue
Betamax_man is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #22 of 27 (permalink) Old 21-04-19, 09:25 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Banbury, Oxon, UK
Posts: 86
Quote:
Originally Posted by PDilly View Post
Oh, and no reverse gear
All you needed to do was pick up the front and turn it around.

2019 Phantom Black PHEV Premium SE
hillcf is online now  
post #23 of 27 (permalink) Old 21-04-19, 10:10 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: New Jersey, USA
Posts: 276
Was it understeering on tight curves?

2018 Ioniq Hybrid SEL with tech pkg
Bermah is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #24 of 27 (permalink) Old 21-04-19, 01:28 PM
Senior Member
 
PDilly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Norfolk, UK
Posts: 325
Quote:
Originally Posted by Betamax_man View Post
@PDilly I remember them well. I was too young to own one but my eldest brother had two. One actually had a reverse and electric start. The reverse wasn't really reverse. You had to stop the engine, switch to reverse and start the engine again. This was because reverse was selected by starting the engine backwards. Seats, wow they were uncomfortable and very basic.

The attached picture is not a picture of his as he sold it many many years ago but it may help others picture one.
I had a second one too. It was similar to your pic but an earlier model. I think they were models C & E. It broke down outside our house and my dad gave the exasperated owner ten pounds for it which he gladly took. It was electric start though. No reverse. It had small tube heater down in the footwell too. Pity the battery couldn’t handle it 🤣🤣🤣

2018 Ionic Electric Premium SE.
Petrol is dear, electric is cheap, solar power is really cheap!
PDilly is online now  
post #25 of 27 (permalink) Old 21-04-19, 01:28 PM
Senior Member
 
PDilly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Norfolk, UK
Posts: 325
Quote:
Originally Posted by hillcf View Post
All you needed to do was pick up the front and turn it around.
Yep. Had to do that once or twice 🤣🤣

2018 Ionic Electric Premium SE.
Petrol is dear, electric is cheap, solar power is really cheap!
PDilly is online now  
post #26 of 27 (permalink) Old 21-04-19, 02:04 PM
Senior Member
 
PDilly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Norfolk, UK
Posts: 325
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bermah View Post
Was it understeering on tight curves?
No, but it was underpowered downhill 🤣🤣

2018 Ionic Electric Premium SE.
Petrol is dear, electric is cheap, solar power is really cheap!
PDilly is online now  
post #27 of 27 (permalink) Old 22-04-19, 10:29 AM
Member
 
Andy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: US Mid-Atlantic
Posts: 45
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by PDilly View Post
My first six cars all had manual choke but the very first was a three wheel Bond MiniCar.
Almost all my cars in the UK had manual choke, and there were always tales of women pulling out the choke knobs so they would have some place to hang their handbags.

I also remember the Bond minicar, though I never had one myself. Eventually replaced by the Bond Bug, which had the creature comforts of a reverse gear and heaters, but no radio, and a rather unique entry/exit arrangement involving lifting the body off. Rather ironically, given how (almost) universally they were reviled back then, they are collector cars now!

What I like about my Ioniq is that it cost me about $6000 less than a similarly equipped Prius, gives me CarPlay, dual-zone heat and air, and where the Prius was barely managing 55mpg (US, 69, UK) for my regular commutes, the Ioniq is at 62 (US, 78 UK) - with barely any effort to achieve it.

I also like how quiet the Ioniq is on the road, even under acceleration. The Prius used to rev like crazy just to overtake, and road and wind noise was quite high.

The Ioniq doesn't broadcast its HEV credentials in the same way a Prius does, so I find other drivers less combative, and because it is actually more comfortable, and driving it doesn't require any special attention to technique to get good economy, I get where I'm going with a lot less stress.

2019 Ioniq SEL
Black
Andy is online now  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Hyundai Ioniq Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
7 Things Owners & Journalists Reported About The 2017 Ioniq IONIQ Admin 2017+ IONIQ News 3 11-12-17 02:11 PM
what car - New Hyundai Ioniq vs Toyota Prius bluecar1 2017+ Hyundai IONIQ Versus The Competition 1 24-02-17 08:52 PM
Ioniq hybrid and electric models soon to be available to u.s. Consumers bluecar1 Hyundai IONIQ General Discussion 0 14-02-17 01:38 PM
some real user feedback on full EV Ioniq from germany bluecar1 Hyundai IONIQ General Discussion 2 19-09-16 03:07 AM
Goodbye Prius Hyundai IONIQ News 2017+ IONIQ News 14 16-03-16 03:04 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome