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#1 OFFLINE   rbort

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 12:03 PM

Today was the auction day for my old 2013 Cmax.  It sat at this yard after the insurance totaled it due to body damage (no mechanical damage ran and drove perfectly) and finally they got the salvage title for it and it went up for auction, sold to someone in Hungary mind you!!

 

Here is a link of the listing:

 

https://www.copart.com/lot/34330217/

 

It started out as no bids about a week ago, then someone bid $80, then it went to $100, then a couple of days ago it was $1200, then last night $1600, and then $2950 by this morning.  The auction's opening bid was $2950, and people started jumping in left and right bidding it up.  Mind you I watched many auctions before this one, many no-one even bid and cars went to the initial bidders of a couple of hundred bucks, one was $80.  Looks like there was alot of interest in mine (5 new bidders coming in, "this is a a hot lot" the auctioneer saying, even giving bonus time), bidders from Hungary, New York, California, Texas, Maryland, New Jersey and Jordan.  The winning bid was from Hungary at $5200, I'm going to miss her, I guess she's going to Europe!  I was hoping it would stay in the US so I could see her again some day, oh well.

 

I originally thought about buying it back and fixing it to drive around for my wife, but I wouldn't have paid more than $2,900 for it as the insurance offered it to me for $2,900 to buy my own car back.  As it stands now I'm very happy with the 2017 model, got myself a brand new HVB for not much money, and I'm sure the new owners of Maxie will be happy with her once they fix the body parts which should be very easy to do in my opinion.

 

-=>Raja.


Edited by rbort, 20 June 2018 - 06:03 AM.








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#2 OFFLINE   epic

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 06:00 PM

did you surender the factory110vcharger?



#3 OFFLINE   rbort

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 06:02 PM

No, I still have it.  I was always in my garage and when I took the car in to get repaired I never expected the car to be totaled.

 

The car now has been moved to NJ, I expect it will be getting on transport to head to Hungary shortly.

 

-=>Raja.



#4 OFFLINE   rbort

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 07:09 AM

This morning, finally, I got a notification that my Cmax Energi was fully charged!  Really?  So I go look online and its in Hungary as expected.  Fully charged and got about the same gas that was in it from I gave it up.  Looks like they just finished fixing it up and plugged it in to recharge.

 

Glad to see she's alive an well.  Someday if I travel to Hungary I'd love to track her down and take a picture :)

 

-=>Raja.

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 09:13 AM

They somehow got a US charger in Hungary to go with it, since Europe doesn't use J1772, right?

 

It's funny that you can still see it on MFM.

 

I found the spot on Google Streetview, looks like it's at a regular person's house and they're somehow plugging it in. Cool that it's being used as intended. I wonder if the new owner will do more research and set themselves up on MFM eventually, kicking you off.


Edited by ShoulderThingThatGoesUP, 07 December 2017 - 09:21 AM.


#6 OFFLINE   cwstnsko

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 06:33 AM

They somehow got a US charger in Hungary to go with it, since Europe doesn't use J1772, right?

 

It's funny that you can still see it on MFM.

 

I found the spot on Google Streetview, looks like it's at a regular person's house and they're somehow plugging it in. Cool that it's being used as intended. I wonder if the new owner will do more research and set themselves up on MFM eventually, kicking you off.

 

 

I'm not sure about Hungary, but I believe that in most of Europe, the EVSEs have a socket, not a cord with a plug.  You are responsible for bringing your own cord that has whatever plug and capacity matches your vehicle.  I think J1772 is one of the common plugs at the car end, but the standard is the socket on the EVSE, not the socket on the car.

 

What's much more surprising to me is that the 3G modem made a connection in Europe and uploaded it's data.  I would not have expected the data connection to support international roaming outside North America.  This would seem to imply that the new owner in Hungary will be able to make use of the MyFordMobile features, except for the fact that I don't think you can select a European time zone.  Raja, maybe you should release the car from your account so that the new owner can activate it on their own account.


Edited by cwstnsko, 08 December 2017 - 06:38 AM.


#7 OFFLINE   cr08

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 07:15 AM

I'm also surpsied about the connectivity and roaming. My best educated guess is they made a good deal with AT&T for good rates with the assumption of low data/SMS usage for this application and allowed roaming for cases like travelling across the Canadian and Mexico borders. May have just forgot to take intercontinental roaming into account when the deal was penned and didn't expect anyone to toss their C-Max on a boat to another country.



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Posted 10 December 2017 - 10:53 AM

Probably isn't too hard to design a type 2 Mekkenes to type 1 J1772 adapter if the pilot signals are similar. Main thing about the Euro connector is it supports 3-phase input (or 1-phase). They have a Tesla (AC, HPWC, not DC supercharger) to J1772 adapter too.

On the Focus Electric forum, the big surprise is how many lease returns have ended up in Jordan supposedly. Curious how all that business is happening... must be a big market overseas for USA "sloppy seconds" EVs?

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 09:51 AM

My blue baby has been moved.  I got a text April 1st that it was plugged in and charging.  Its been "idle" since December.  Looks like they charged it, drove it 0.2 miles, and now its moved north of Budapest.  I looked on google maps it appears to be at some repair shop.  Perhaps it was sold to a new owner that sent it now to get fixed, cool!

 

The log only shows 0.2 miles driven so I'm guessing it was driven on top of a flat bed truck and taken there.

 

Will see what happens from here on in.  The tires were running flat sitting for months but they re-inflated them back up now.

 

Would be cool to see this go to a new home.  They already changed the MPG setting to liters/100km.

 

-=>Raja.

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#10 OFFLINE   rbort

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 09:48 PM

So some more activity on my 1st Cmax.  Its been dormant for some time but the last couple of days its been on the move on short trips 100% EV.  They use it, charge it, use it again, briefly here and there.

 

Tonight I logged in and its "out and about".  Now its over 100 miles of where it was being kept next to Budapest and the engine is finally running with the gas that I had filled up exactly year ago. (just checked quicken records, I filled it up 6/14/2017).  Since then they have not used the engine one bit but early this morning in Hungary its travelling west south west on the M7 motorway.  Range went from 406 (I had 5/8th tank left in it) to now 271 showing at about 1/2 tank.  They must be driving it fast...

 

Check pictures below.

 

Someday I hope to go to Hungary and see my blue baby once again.  It appears that its been repaired and is in good shape now though those people need to learn how to drive a hybrid, their brake and driving scores are low...!

 

-=>Raja.

 

 

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 10:37 PM

Looks like it arrived somewhere...

 

This person drove a full battery plus 186 miles worth of gas range (used to be 406 before they started the engine now 220), and only moved the car 112.7 miles.  Must have been going fast to get this bad of a gas mileage and very little EV miles on the trip.  MFM should have logged some MPG amount but for some reason it says 0.

 

Anyway time for bed.  I'll check again tomorrow and see if it moves elsewhere.  Might be at a new home now.

 

-=>Raja.

 

 

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 08:29 AM

So this morning I log in and they have been driving the car back for the last 2 hours or so.  Its now just north of Budapest and the gas is almost all gone, low fuel light is on down to 45 miles of range...and the HVB is empty.  If you're going to drive the fuel down real low, good practice with this car is to never finish your HVB first.  Save that until last so its a safety net.  If you run out of gas at least you have let's say 10 miles of HVB range you can go to a gas station nearby to fill up.

 

Will see where it ends up.  All the Boston gas is burned up just about.  I guess they avoided fuel maintenance mode which would have triggered in 6 months...

 

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 06:02 AM

Well its back at the original house by the railroad tracks.  Not sure what the deal is, but I'm guessing its been fixed but maybe not sold yet?  Not sure.  After it arrived to Hungary it appeared at this house in December, then sat dormant until April when it appeared again (they charged it) and sat dormant until June 5th and then some activity started.

 

They drove it 100% ev short trips to here and there but not to the house by the railroad.  It went to another house, stayed overnight, then to a school, the to a shopping area, Aldis or something like that by a bus station, then to another house close by a hospital.  One day they finally started the engine on June 14th which is exactly 1 year to the day when I filled it with gas last time (my gas, engine had not been run since June 2017) and drove it 112 miles to some distant town away from Budapest area where it stayed overnight.  The place was close to a Mercedes dealership and another car repair shop I believe.  Then it came back, bounced around between houses and they used up all the gas down to 12 miles range indicated.  The last trip was hybrid only 0.6 miles even when they didn't charge the battery, I'm thinking it might have run out of gas.  Then they charged it at that location, and drove it back to the original house by the railroad.  Now it sits there apparently dormant once again.  The trip back of 112 miles did not log into MFM but they did drive it back, I saw it in progress at the time.

 

Interesting, I was hoping to see someone using it daily but looks like maybe its not sold yet they just took it and used up the gas because it had gas in it to run errands or something like that.  Now its completely empty and I sure expected someone to fill it with gas but no-one did meaning its probably not sold yet.

 

-=>Raja.

 

 

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Posted 23 June 2018 - 09:24 AM

One year and the car is in burn the old gas mode no? Maybe they took it to a mechanic trying to figure out why the engine is running even though it had electric charge, or they realized they should burn off the old gas and did so.....

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Posted 23 June 2018 - 01:05 PM

Hi Jesse,

 

No its 18 months:  

 

https://owner.ford.c...max-energi.html

 

Hit "close" to watch the video and skip selecting the car model.

 

The car was dormant for a while, then sudden "woke up" and stared being used.  This went on for a few days, and now its dormant again since June 17th.

 

Look at the log above.

 

All the best, next time I come to Cali I'll try to visit you again :)

 

-=>Raja.


Edited by rbort, 23 June 2018 - 01:06 PM.









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