For myself -Phximiev wrote:...We unfortunately still need the van for longer trips, trips with friends, and for hauling stuff. Otherwise, we would dump the damn thing....
My Gen1 Honda Insight is our long-distance vehicle, used about once every six weeks for my wife's 800-mile round trip drive to Oregon. Now that I have an i-MiEV with CHAdeMO, I just realized that we haven't driven this car locally at all.
My 1988 Isuzu Trooper was purchased new for hauling the trimaran, and that is still its primary mission in life. Also hauls a trailer with one of my Sparrows to distant EVents... hmm, now that I put a hitch on the CHAdeMO i-MiEV, maybe... Otherwise, it just sits there and is used for the rare dirty Home Depot hauling job or is sometimes borrowed by friends.
My wife's 1983 Toyota station wagon used to be our 'loaner' car when friends visited, but now one of the i-MiEVs performs that function. She still uses it occasionally to haul her bicycle or things from the nursery because she doesn't want to dirty the i-MiEV, or if she's attending a distant bike ride.
My classic 1967Saab (which I bought brand-new) still runs but, as a gross polluter, has been mothballed. There are three more old Saabs scattered around the property (one of which is a crude EV conversion I picked up), all being saved as parts cars for a possible future good EV conversion...
The Ram/Mitsu EV conversion pickup has a range of 11 miles and was regularly used for short trips into town, but has now been relegated to simply hauling large stuff around the property. Time to part with it.
The three single-seat Corbin Sparrows all run wonderfully and were a nice hobby, but I really should sell at least two of them (as well as the EV pickup). Great hit at EVents and Green Earth days and I'm surprised I haven't been approached by solar sellers for publicity stunts.
My ultra-rare 1976 MBZ L206D front-wheel drive British (RHD) RV Conversion ('Ultra-Autobahn') is presently up on blocks at my son's for a brakejob (he wants it as it reminds him of his childhood camping trips). Hasn't been used in 15 years, but amazingly starts instantly and runs just fine (I have special super filtration and water-separators on both fuel and oil lines).
'Nuff about my toys - like I keep telling people, our i-MiEVs satisfy over 99% of our trip needs.