Ioniq for 88?
I am in the market for a new plug in car and have researched the Hyundai Ioniq plug in with all the new safety equipment. I find that this car is within my price range. What do you think about this vehicle for an 88-year-old man? My main problem is that this car is really hard to find.
I think this would be a great car for an 88-year-old man! Easy maneuverability and small enough that it feels like you’re controlling it instead of the other way around.
This car, and the all-electric version of it, has attracted a lot of buyer attention and there have been shortages reported. There was a worldwide “battery shortage,” Hyundai said in the spring, and that resulted in what the company said was an inability to supply sufficient all-electric versions (observers said the company just wasn’t producing a sufficient number of the car). In any case, many would-be buyers turned to the plug in. More shortages. A little more patience should get you a 2019 model of the Ioniq you want.
Q: Thinking about winter, unfortunately, and my snow tires, stored in the garage. Last year we got almost no snow so I didn’t even pull them out and put them on. Other years they’ve been used for maybe only three or four months. The treads are great. But my brother says because they’re probably six or seven years old, I’ve got to get new ones for this winter. Wrong, right?
He’s right, if your guess about the age is correct (and most of us think stuff has been stored a year or two less than it really has been, so you’re probably underestimating age).
Even though the tread is still decent, the materials have degraded over the years. Add to that the fact that irregularly used tires tend to get brittle, and six years is definitely your limit.
You’ll want to establish exactly how old these tires are.
There’s a tire ID number on the sidewall. The last four numbers tell what week and year the tire was manufactured. So, if the last four are 0210, that means it was manufactured the second week of 2010.