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post #1 of 10 Old 08-15-2012, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
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Hi everyone. I joined this forum in hope that I'll be getting my own 2012 Spark soon. Is this car not available in Canada yet? I've been looking for a compact car and I narrowed my choices down to just the Spark. On the website it doesn't seem like they sell it.
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post #2 of 10 Old 08-15-2012, 03:32 PM
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Welcome.

2012 Sparks were never sold in Canada. The 2013 Spark coming out this fall (i believe) will be the first for Canada and the USA. What were you other compact car choices?

What about the Spark do you like over your other choices?
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post #3 of 10 Old 08-15-2012, 03:38 PM
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Welcome aboard! What other choices were you looking at before you came across the Spark? What made you settle on the dart?
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post #4 of 10 Old 09-28-2012, 11:28 PM
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Hi Everyone, I'm a new SPARK owner in Minnesota, I just bought one today a Denim Blue one and I love it so far. It's cute, cheap, well equiped, and uses less fuel than all the other cars/suv's I've owned, looking forward to not giving a small fortune to the oil companies anymore, can't wait till they sell the electric ones in a year or so.
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post #5 of 10 Old 10-01-2012, 06:38 PM
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Hi Everyone, I'm a new SPARK owner in Minnesota, I just bought one today a Denim Blue one and I love it so far. It's cute, cheap, well equiped, and uses less fuel than all the other cars/suv's I've owned, looking forward to not giving a small fortune to the oil companies anymore, can't wait till they sell the electric ones in a year or so.
would you ever consider buying the electric Spark?
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post #6 of 10 Old 10-01-2012, 08:05 PM
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Yes I would, already thinking about it.
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post #7 of 10 Old 10-02-2012, 02:43 PM
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Yes I would, already thinking about it.
I want it, but looking at the infrastructure for an electric vehicle, it isn't that great. and it's one of the draw backs. But having the household plug-in charger helps! Just the problem with that is using it on the go.

How is your State with electric vehicle infrastructure?
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post #8 of 10 Old 10-02-2012, 06:50 PM
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Probably not good with winter, but I want one anyway. I'll plug it in the garage. Not having to go to the gas station anymore would be the coolest thing. I filled my spark today for the first time, it was empty and it took 8 gallons of gas, felt like I was filling a lawn mower, i had driven 340 miles on the 1st tank. That was a neat feeling, I'm used to watching the numbers scroll around on the gas pump for 10 minutes and feeling like I need to get a second job just to pay for fuel. It's been long enough running on oil, it's time to switch to electric, will help environment, and maybe world problems too.
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post #9 of 10 Old 10-11-2012, 06:05 PM
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Probably not good with winter, but I want one anyway. I'll plug it in the garage. Not having to go to the gas station anymore would be the coolest thing. I filled my spark today for the first time, it was empty and it took 8 gallons of gas, felt like I was filling a lawn mower, i had driven 340 miles on the 1st tank. That was a neat feeling, I'm used to watching the numbers scroll around on the gas pump for 10 minutes and feeling like I need to get a second job just to pay for fuel. It's been long enough running on oil, it's time to switch to electric, will help environment, and maybe world problems too.
I don't see why it wouldn't be just as good in winter. Charging shouldn't be an issue. Nor will driving it in winter.
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post #10 of 10 Old 10-12-2012, 02:21 PM
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If we do get a Spark EV it's still going to need a gas generator just relying on charging it wont get you far. It will be a while before infrastructure is stable enough that we can do without a generator.
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