I've never owned a hybrid or plug in hybrid, but have been interested in them for a couple of years and now, after learning about the C-Max, my wife and I are curious about possibly trading in my 4 cylinder Fusion for a C-Max.
The question I would have is how does a person decide whether the Hybrid or the Energi is right for their needs? To help, I live in southern Minnesota and live in a small, rural community. Most of the drivign with this car would be for myself and my work as a Lutheran minister. I drive across town to and from my office each day, and much of my driving is in the city. Some of my driving takes me to other surrounding communites within 25 miles of me. Occasionally I have to do hospital calls in a larger city about 80 miles away.
Which car would I be better for me to own long-term, the Hybrid or the Energi? If so, I tend to drive my cars well over 200,000 miles before I get rid of them, thus which one is holding up better for long term use?
Finally, I am looking to buy used, so are there things that I should be looking out for with either the hybrid or the Energi models when buying used? At what point would high mileage come into play? (Some of the models we are looking at are 60,000-65,000 miles?)
Thank you in advance for your thoughts.