This is the thing - the only way for each individual to find out for themselves what their priorities are, or whether they even notice subjective things like the ‘feel’ of a car, is to try different sorts of cars… and that’s (one of) the great thing(s) about Onto, and the short-term subscription model generally.
There’re probably people who can’t imagine or understand why the i3, for example, is pretty much universally liked by those who’ve driven one, but if they tried one they may also start to appreciate those more subjective aspects about different cars. Conversely, there’re probably people who think they need to drive a car with a certain reputation for being good to drive, or having a certain feel, but if they tried something like the Ioniq, for example, they may start to appreciate the more objective aspects like better equipment and better efficiency. I think it’s also the case that for a lot of people the priorities can change with age/at different stages of life/if they move to a different location etc.
I tried the Kona, have given it a chance to win me over with range, efficiency and equipment, but, for me, those aspects aren’t enough to counteract the fact that I don’t actually enjoy driving it, and for me that is an important aspect. But maybe after trying the e208 for a while we’ll come to the realisation that it is too compromised on the efficiency front. Only way to really find out is to try I guess.
The new GT batch is what I’ve booked in for May 7th - I’m hoping / anticipating I’ll be the first keeper again.
I think the Hyundai’s are absolutely great if the primary objective is to have a car as a tool for simply getting from A-B efficiently, and as a means of allowing you to then do other stuff. If you like driving for the sake of driving though, they are probably going to be lacking for most.