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This is my new Laguna ES, parked in front of the house (which is still under construction, I just drove it here for the photo).

 

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Congratulations! The car looks awesome. :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

I was a little concerned when I saw the big dumpster in the photo, but your explanation allayed my concerns.

The house looks great also. When do you expect moving in?
 

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Fabulist said:
Congratulations! The car looks awesome. :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

I was a little concerned when I saw the big dumpster in the photo, but your explanation allayed my concerns.

The house looks great also. When do you expect moving in?
I no longer "expect", the way things have been going. Construction started in May and was originally supposed to take "two or three months" (and those who were not actually doing the construction said "expect more"). Soon it was "well, no, it won't actually be done by the end of August" (4 months). They're now saying "move in Nov 1" but no doubt it depends on what else goes wrong between now and then! :D

(The interior is all re-built but there are no cabinets, countertops, sinks, toilets, tile, etc yet. Also the front entry system—door, glass, etc—was only ordered last week. We had many Design Issues. :D)[hr]
LonePalmBJ said:
Congratulations!!! More pics!!!
Planning to head up to Alta (Alta Lodge has a Sunday brunch) in the morning. Might get some good pictures of it up there...
 

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Congrats! Post more pics!
 

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Day 2!

Note: we started with a fully charged car: it went from 8 miles range to 50 overnight with the convenience charger, plugged in to the outlet in the garage in my temporary apartment (the rental unit I'm using until the house remodel/rebuild is done). We did a bit of local driving in Stealth but then headed up to one of the ski resort areas. If you're ever in the Salt Lake area in the summer, on Sundays, Alta Lodge does a very nice brunch. Reservations are "advised" but not required (we got in right away without one, although we had to sit outside, which was fine until the sun went in and then it was pretty chilly :D).

After brunch I drove over to a spot where we could get some photos with the Alta ski area mountains behind the car...







I drove up in Sport most of the way, but was below 26 miles remaining after I switched to Stealth on arriving in the Alta area. In any case, we drove back down the mountain in Stealth, using Hill 1 and 2 to keep the downhill speed reasonable. Note that the elevation at Alta is close to 9000 ft while the elevation at the mouth of the canyon is around 5000, so this is a descent of roughly 4/5ths of a mile. The "battery miles" value climbed from (if I remember right) 23 miles to 36 miles in the process.

Rather than heading home, we then drove out to Spanish Fork Canyon, on the way to my girlfriend's parents and kids places. At the mouth of Spanish Fork Canyon there is a small wind farm. We had to get a photo of the Karma with the wind generators behind it:



We then continued to their places. I have one more photo (all of these were taken by my girlfriend incidentally), which shows the color of the Laguna Karma better, I think, and of course also shows me standing awkwardly in front of it:



In all, including picking the car up at the dealer yesterday and doing a little local driving around, I have put 217.3 miles on the car myself (I reset the trip meters before leaving the dealer lot). They delivered it with the tank full and the battery half full (right at 26 miles, in fact). I refilled the tank back in Spanish Fork, which took 6.113 gallons, and the gas gauge still shows "full" even though the drive back was in Sport from Spanish Fork to about the Utah/SLC county line (and then Stealth the rest of the way, leaving about 5 miles on the battery, so I could have switched into Stealth slightly earlier).

Not counting any fuel burned between Spanish Fork and the county line, I compute that I got 35.5 mpg. The system status page says 31 mpg (which includes whatever testing the techs at the dealer did, in their ~15-25 miles of driving it, the car had about 27 miles on the odometer when I picked it up and I have no idea what the reading would have been right off the boat). I figure that's not bad at all for driving over 200 miles with only one full charge!
 

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EVer1 said:
Does the Laguna color sparkle in the sun like the Deep Ocean?
It does have tiny little sparklies when you get up close. I haven't compared it directly to Deep Ocean though: the dealer has just one Silver Wind EC on the lot plus one Shadow ES. (And of course on Friday, the two Laguna, mine and the other guy's.)
 
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