2012 Mitsubishi I Miev
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Most Affordable Electric Car on the Market

by from Morristown on July 28, 2017

The I-Miev allows you to get into the pure electric car market at the most affordable price in electric cars. The acceleration on the I-Miev is like nothing you have experienced in gas cars. Since the...
The I-Miev allows you to get into the pure electric car market at the most affordable price in electric cars. The acceleration on the I-Miev is like nothing you have experienced in gas cars. Since there is only one gear there is no pausing during acceleration, it is pure. The rear seats fold down which gives you a tremendous amount of cargo capacity. Electric cars have many less moving parts than gas cars so maintenance is much cheaper. Drive one and you will be a believer.
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Best value EV

by from Louisville ky on May 29, 2017

Does everything a car should with no pollution. I will never buy a petro burner again. Got my 2012 new at dealer for 12.5k
Does everything a car should with no pollution. I will never buy a petro burner again. Got my 2012 new at dealer for 12.5k
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So Far So Good

by from Tucson, AZ on May 3, 2017

What is old is new again: the electric car from the dawn of the auto age is back reinvented, modernized, improved and advanced. No the i-MiEV is not perfect but for in-town urban running about, it ha...
What is old is new again: the electric car from the dawn of the auto age is back reinvented, modernized, improved and advanced. No the i-MiEV is not perfect but for in-town urban running about, it has no equal.
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No worries

by from Allen Park, MI on March 21, 2017

Best thing about this car is NO WORRIES! no gas, no oil, just drive. Fun to drive, has all the bells and wissels like Navigation, Bluetooth, power doors and windows, remote start.
Best thing about this car is NO WORRIES! no gas, no oil, just drive. Fun to drive, has all the bells and wissels like Navigation, Bluetooth, power doors and windows, remote start.
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Cool, practical, inexpensive, green.

by from Morristown, NJ on March 21, 2017

The i-Miev gets the equivalent of 112 mpg (it runs solely on electricity). You just plug it into any household outlet and the next day you have a full charge. Never go to the gas station again. It has...
The i-Miev gets the equivalent of 112 mpg (it runs solely on electricity). You just plug it into any household outlet and the next day you have a full charge. Never go to the gas station again. It has very good torque which feels really nice as you accelerate. The storage space is amazing for a small car when you put the back seats down. Electric cars have about 1/3 the number of moving parts as gas cars so maintenance is much less.
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Love it so much I had to get 2!

by from Memphis, Tennessee on July 17, 2015

My first electric car was the Chevrolet Volt, which runs the first 40 miles on electric then switches over to gasoline. The Mitsubishi i-Miev was our second EV. Real world is 65-70 miles range, or 55-...
My first electric car was the Chevrolet Volt, which runs the first 40 miles on electric then switches over to gasoline. The Mitsubishi i-Miev was our second EV. Real world is 65-70 miles range, or 55-60 with A/C running. This car is fantastic! but unfortunately, most Americans can't wrap their head around this car, which makes it a poor seller. This car excels at what you do most with your car. Take you to work and back! Or run errands, go to the store, or haul stuff! Interior is well designed with a lot more room than you'd think from looking at the outside of the car.Easiest car to park on the planet! Everything you need, nothing you don't need. It's strange design, Electric fuel and tiny size keep it off most people's radar which is a shame! We bought ours used with low miles at a fantastic price (Which is the only way to buy this car that makes sense IMHO). Our car payment is less that we used to spend for gas for our old car. Budget wise that makes the i-Miev a "FREE" car. We love it so much we just bought another one (gently used) for our daughter, so now we have three electric cars! A Volt and two i-Mievs. Life is good and we don't like to waste time at the gas station. Beware what it's not good for: If you're looking for a road car...Forget it! It doesn't do that!
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This car is fun to drive

by from Buffalo NY on July 9, 2015

Fun to drive and only costs less then 2 cents per mile to drive. Love this car zero to 30 time is very respectable. love to drive in stop and go traffic. Not as lice on the highway. 85 city 55 highway...
Fun to drive and only costs less then 2 cents per mile to drive. Love this car zero to 30 time is very respectable. love to drive in stop and go traffic. Not as lice on the highway. 85 city 55 highway is what I estimate. can be charged in about 4.5 hours using a 30 amp 220 volt j1772 charger. I installed a blink hq charger works great. Easy to park and turns on a dime. I think I am the only person to own one of these in buffalo NY. This car has one of the best battery maintenance I have seen. It should translate into a longer lasting battery. Worth the buy.
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An excellent electric car

by from Saint Petersburg, FL on July 15, 2014

The Mitsubishi i-Miev is an excellent electric car! I purchased my i-Miev approximately 6 weeks ago and I am extremely happy with the car. By purchasing the car very lightly used I was able to maintai...
The Mitsubishi i-Miev is an excellent electric car! I purchased my i-Miev approximately 6 weeks ago and I am extremely happy with the car. By purchasing the car very lightly used I was able to maintain the same car payment as my previous gas car while enjoying far lower operating costs. No gas, very little maintenance! And if you do need maintenance Mitsubishi 100% stands behind its products. If you routinely drive 50 miles or less per day you should have an electric car, and the i-Miev is the best electric car for the price.
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I'm amazed

by from Idaho Falls, ID on July 2, 2013

The chairs are more comfortable than my [other vehicles] I had. I was surprised how light the back bench was when I was checking out the stashed tire repair kit. The performance is extremely peppy ar...
The chairs are more comfortable than my [other vehicles] I had. I was surprised how light the back bench was when I was checking out the stashed tire repair kit. The performance is extremely peppy around town and still does 80mph on the freeway (um? for passing reasons?). This is a great duty and around town car. If you want to go cross country, it?s not made for that. In the summer I?ve been getting close to 80miles/charge. People sure notice the styling. It sort of says ?I?m all electric?. The interior is basic; which is no problem for me. With the big sale plus the fed tax credit, this becomes cheaper than the cheapest gas cars. And then there?s no more gas fillups! Electricity is cheaper than gas. No more oil changes. The only maintenance is check your tires, brakes, washer fluid, brake fluid, and motor coolant fluid. No more timing belts! No more spark plugs, spark plug wires, tuneups. No more catalytic converters! I like the 100,000 mile battery warranty. And these vehicles have been out in the world since 2009 with hardly any problems. Each battery cell gets charge to 3.9V. That?s probably why they last longer than the [other competitor] who charge to 4.1V and now have to lease their batteries. I don?t miss the gas stations.
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Love this car.

by from San Diego on April 6, 2013

I loved this car for short trip around the city. You can zip in and zip out very easily. We have 2 kids so it work out perfectly. The back seats are big even with the 2 car seats. The car is tall for ...
I loved this car for short trip around the city. You can zip in and zip out very easily. We have 2 kids so it work out perfectly. The back seats are big even with the 2 car seats. The car is tall for more head room. Great visibility. You fell like you drive a SUV MiEV advantage for Leaf as I see it: More cargo, fun looking shape, better battery, cheaper (with all promos for US market). Leaf compete well and won this round, but here is your chance to own an EV for very good price. Many used one I saw sell for 15K-18K. Suppose you buy MiEV for $21500. Take $9500 tax credit in CA. So your cost in only 12K. You can drive for 2 years and sell back about 15K. That is a deal.
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