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Offline stickyfingers

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Taxi or private hire
« on: November 11, 2019, 13:00:52 »
Hi all, I just wondered if anyone on here uses an Ioniq as a Taxi or private hire vehicle and if so how they found it?

Offline Jon

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Re: Taxi or private hire
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2019, 22:55:48 »
I’m a regular traveller to Singapore. Out there the default taxi is usually an i40, and sometimes a Prius. Recently Ioniq hybrid cars have started to appear as taxis. I’ve been in Singaporean i40s with 600000 miles on the clock. 400000 or more is pretty common and they cope really well with the high mileage 24 hour use around the city. I’ll let you know what the driver thinks after I get a ride in an Ioniq.
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Also ride a 2 wheeled Triumph and fly a 22 wheeled Airbus.

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Re: Taxi or private hire
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2020, 16:16:07 »
Purely from a passenger perspective.
Just had my first rode in an Ioniq Hybrid Singaporean taxi.
It looks a smaller car than the default i40, but even though I’m almost 6’3” I had plenty of legroom in the back, and although I was aware of the lower roofline than in the i40 I had plenty of headroom. There was enough width for a third passenger in the back too.
Ride was fairly firm, but still comfy, and it’s a quiet car.
It was pretty new, only 25000km on the clock. The i40s do 20x that before they get retired. Drover said the running costs were lower than the i40 diesel with the hybrid’s better fuel economy in the city.

Will post an update if I go in one with a more typical high mileage.
Hyundai 2016 Santa Fe Premium SE Auto with Convenience pack
Previously drove 2011 Santa Fe Premium 7 seat man.
Also ride a 2 wheeled Triumph and fly a 22 wheeled Airbus.